Leprechaun Tricks

'Lil mischief, family fun, and "Parties We Have Held"

Shrunken Apple Heads

Looking for unique Halloween decorations? All you’ll need is a few apples, salt, lemon juice and some pumpkin carving tools. With Halloween just around the corner, the kids might be … Continue reading

October 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Halloween Countdown

Are the kids excited for Halloween? Have them make a countdown tree to mark the days until they go trick-or-treating. We keep track starting October 1st  but you can make … Continue reading

October 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Post Halloween Sugar Shock Remedies

Now that Halloween’s over and you’re left staring at a bowlful of candy, what do you do with it? Have your children choose a few favorite pieces, then invite them … Continue reading

October 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Ghost Necklaces

Your child can create a cute ghost necklace using yarn and glue. Make an extra one a teacher and bring it to school on Halloween! Materials: White glue Wax paper … Continue reading

October 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Simple, Kid-Friendly Halloween Crafts

Grab your toilet paper tubes and get ready to make some festive decorations with the kids. Are your kids asking to decorate the house for Halloween already? Mine are. We made … Continue reading

October 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Double Chocolate Muffins as a Healthy Halloween Treat

Since the kids are sure to get a hearty dose of sugar this Halloween, how about whipping up a healthy sweet the kids will go crazy for? My family loves … Continue reading

October 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Chasing Rainbows

Everyone knows Leprechauns love rainbows. That’s where they hide their gold. Hide some golden coins in Rainbow Rocks for your child to discover on St. Patrick’s Day.  All you need … Continue reading

March 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

Pint-Sized Piñatas

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo! Create festive, individual piñatas that can be used as decorations, or colorful treat holders for partygoers big and small. Materials: Colorful tissue paper Curling ribbon Toilet … Continue reading

April 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Sock Bunnies

We’ve got the perfect Easter décor solution using orphaned socks; so don’t throw those mate-less toe warmers away! Have the kids dig through their sock drawer, so you can whip … Continue reading

April 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

DIY Cinco de Mayo Maracas

Wondering what to do with all of those left over plastic Easter eggs? With a few simple materials, your child can transform them into festive maracas. Perfect for a Cinco … Continue reading

April 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Despicably Adorable Minion Easter Egg Treats

The Aucellos have not had enough of these adorable guys. We saw some Minion Easter eggs on Pinterest and had to give them a try. We also found some cute … Continue reading

March 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Make Your Own Snowmen

This activity is perfect for  vacation days in December. Spread a blanket outside and give the kids their own bank of “snow.” Materials: One 16 oz. box of cornstarch 1 … Continue reading

December 29, 2013 · 1 Comment

Christmas Wish List Ornament

Here’s a cute way to capture a moment in time. Your child’s Christmas Wish List in his own handwriting is a priceless keepsake. Make one this year, and next year, … Continue reading

December 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Wrapped Signature Ornament

Capture your child’s signature and make it into an ornament to hang for years to come.     Here’s a craft for the older kids. Have them use their very … Continue reading

December 9, 2013 · 1 Comment

Handprint Snowmen

Make fun memories with this simple, festive craft project you and the kids will enjoy. Take a little paint, a blue ornament, some markers and ta-dah! You’ve made a handprint-snowmen ornament. … Continue reading

December 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Advent Calendar Ideas

As the kids eagerly anticipate Christmas, make counting down the days a fun event for whole family. Hang an Ornament Each Day We have a little wooden advent calendar with … Continue reading

November 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Christmas Countdown

Here’s a simple way to help the kids count down the days until Christmas. It took us just moments to make, using materials we had on hand at home.   … Continue reading

November 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Invite a Turkey to Dinner

Encourage the kids to play with their food this Thanksgiving. Using pumpkins, gourds and some simple craft materials you can make your own turkeys to hold your table’s name cards. … Continue reading

November 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Father’s Day Back Rub T-shirt

A Father’s Day gift involving back rubs, toy cars and his kids? What’s not to love? Here’s a practical, homemade gift for Dad that involves back rubs and toys cars. … Continue reading

May 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sweet Graduation Treats, Two Ways

Two Sweet Graduation Treats It’s that time of year – and here’s a sweet way to say “congratulations” to the graduate! Brownie-Pop Graduation Caps  Materials: 1 box of brownie mix … Continue reading

May 16, 2013 · Leave a comment