10 Fabulous Easter Egg Dye Projects for Kids

Easter is approaching and it is one time of the year kids can count on kitchen table creativity. To make those imaginations sing, Mudpie Mamas has found ten of the best, brightest and fun Easter Egg dyeing projects on the web. Have fun! Drizzly Colored Eggs This one uses rubber cement, I recommend adults helping […]

Cinnamon Dough Ornaments

This dough dries to a hard clay-like finish, and holds the delicious fragrance of cinnamon.  You can also tie the ornaments onto wrapped gifts with ribbon.  Save this recipe!  Sculpting with it makes a great rainy day activity for kids of all ages. What you will need: 1-cup ground cinnamon 2 cups flour 2 cups […]

10 Simple Ways to a Peaceful Holiday Season

By Nancy Blakey A wise mother once told me in order to make the holidays more meaningful for her family, she was going to limit her multi-tasking, beginning with making eye contact with her family. “What does that mean?” I asked her. “That means I stop doing dishes when Emmi tells me about her day […]

The Best of Mudpie Mama Posts 2013

  You are a free-ranging group with wide interests!  You enjoy making homemade Valentines  over store-bought cards.  You are looking for ways to get your kids outdoors even in the heart of winter, and you are asking the right questions when it comes to parenting.  When reviewing Mudpie Mamas for the most popular posts, we […]

Dip Dyed Tablecloth: A Holiday Present to Make Today!

This project is one of the best gifts you can give during the holidays! It is beautiful, handmade, and lots of fun to create. Do this one outdoors on a fine day for full creative freedom, and get a leg up on the holidays! What you will need: • Paper towels (plain white, 2 ply […]

10 things to do with kids this holiday season

Although these ideas are local to the Seattle-area, many metropolitan areas have similar such events. Check your local listings pages or parent websites to find events near you! 1. Visit Woodland Park Zoo’s Wildlights. It is amazing for any age. 2. Take an evening ride on the Seattle Great Wheel. Not only can you see […]

Non-Toys Are the Best Gifts for Kids

Toys can charm, seduce and placate a child. They can also accumulate in closets like breeding gerbils. Kids are greedy for them. They will plead and demand and beg for them, but over the years I have found after the first flush of acquisition fades, all that remained was a largely ignored, multiplying inventory. When […]

Cranberry Wreath Ornaments

  Preschoolers love to string these cranberry wreaths.  They make colorful tree ornaments, a charming base for a pillar candle, or add a special touch to your gifts when tied onto the bow. What you will need: thin gauge wire ( heavy enough gauge to make stringing easy.  Available at hardware stores) scissors cranberries Cut […]

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