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  1. Toddler & Child
    Savor the end of summer by finding delightful opportunities to spend time outdoors with your child. If you happen upon a cluster of daisies, or another other abundant flower, you can make this simple nature craft. Creating a chain of flower blossoms is a simple and fun activity for all ages...
  2. Family Life
    It's February 1st, which means Valentine's Day is fast approaching. Valentine's Day is an extra special day in my world, not only because I am an early childhood educator and mother of four, but also because it is the day I became a mother! I love celebrating this day on many different levels...
  3. Family Life
    I don't know about you, but we love crafting in our house. The only problem is that with three kids under 5, finding time to plan and execute elaborate craft projects is usually beyond me. Luckily, we have found some simple ways to craft with usually just the items we have on hand. Here are...
  4. Family Life
    My goal with crafts is usually to stay out of craft stores. Have you ever ended up spending more money to make hand-crafted gifts than you would have spent otherwise? I'm not just talking about my former roommate who wound up in the emergency room with severe burns from her Christmas...
  5. Toddler & Child
    Get Creative! You'll adore these creative craft kits and art supplies--constructed using the safest and highest quality materials on the market. Don't miss the other categories in this year's guide or our big toy giveaway! Find them both here. Pied Piper Pirate Map Craft Kit What child...
  6. Family Life
    This special section was created by natural product expert Amy Serotkin of The Mindful Home as part of Mothering's Ultimate Green Guide to Back to School Supplies. Check it out for many more eco-friendly, made in the USA picks for back to school. The second most popular question posted on my...
  7. Family Life
    I used to be a very different person than I am now. I used to purchase everything. I never used to make my own meals. Homemade seemed like a waste of time. And if you would have told me that I would ever put cloth diapers on any child of mine, I would have promptly laughed in your face...
  8. Family Life
    brought to us by Mothering sponsor Oak Meadow Becoming attuned to Earth's cycles can enhance our lives while contributing to a healthier lifestyle, community, and world. From the time our children are very little, we can share with them our appreciation and delight of the great outdoors, and...
  9. Family Life
    Artterro, "art of the earth," is a company that makes beautiful, eco-friendly arts and crafts kits for kids (and they're very alluring to grownups, too). Artterro is made up of 4 women who LOVE Mothering. I puffy heart them back and I think you will, too. They're giving away&#8230...
  10. Family Life
    If you want to keep a six-year-old boy busy for a long time have him sort through old crayons, pick out all the broken ones, peel off the paper, and then put them in piles by color. After he's done that (which, if your state of crayons are in the disarray of ours, may be the work of hours or...
  11. Family Life
    So I was wandering around the arts and crafts store yesterday, trying to come up with a valentine craft for Honoree, my second grader. Last year, I thought we were pretty darn fancy with our valentines made out of paper doilies. Each kid got a wee heart-shaped eraser, too. But H. came home with...
  12. Family Life
    Back in October, I mentioned a new feature that we were going to be including in our November-December issue, but I neglected to follow up on it. So here's the scoop: paper dolls. Originally created by our very own Melyssa Holik as a Christmas present for Mothering publisher-editor Peggy...
  13. Family Life
    We made this, and it was fun. Notes: I used solid card stock instead of patterned scrapbooking paper. Now I want to make more. It's a rather wholesome addiction, this crafting. Family Craft - Waldorf-inspired Winter Birds Posted using ShareThis Subscribe to the Mothering.com...
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