Leprechaun Tricks

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

Lucky Leprechaun Gardens

With a quick stop at Home Depot and the craft store, you can make your own leprechaun garden. Add a chairs for the lucky fellow to sit in, and you … Continue reading

March 16, 2015 · Leave a 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

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

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

Shaving Cream Easter Eggs

Do your kids love mess? If so, they are sure to love this unconventional way to color Easter eggs using shaving cream and food coloring. Materials: Shaving cream Gel food … Continue reading

March 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Washi Tape Eggs

Try something new this spring. Use colorful Washi tape to cover your Easter eggs. Most of our chicken lay brown eggs so we are always looking for fun ways to … Continue reading

March 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Grow Your Own Easter Grass

Try growing your own grass for the Easter baskets this year. It’s easy for kids to do, and won’t leave those strands of plastic grass all over your house on … Continue reading

March 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Reindeer Food

Need a cute gift for classmate gifts? Something to put in a goodie bag? Or just looking for a fun activity to do with your kids? How about making Reindeer … Continue reading

January 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Decoupage a “Wish Box”

Earlier I wrote about our family traditions, one of which was the wooden “wish box” my brother made for me. He included little post-it note sized slips of paper and … Continue reading

January 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Homemade Candy Valentine

When Isabella was 3 her preschool teachers asked the children to make homemade Valentines for their class members. I knew Isabella would enjoy creating the first few but would not … Continue reading

January 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Thankful Turkeys

When it comes to holidays, we Aucellos hit the ground running. As soon as Halloween is over, we start thinking about Thanksgiving. The “Thankful Tree” is a good way to … Continue reading

November 18, 2012 · Leave a comment