Whether you have already started school or are planning to start soon, it’s always good to be prepared. I was thinking about the posts that we have done in the past and I realized that several of the crafts we have done could be used in school. I assembled a list of them here.
1. 3 Ways to Make Bookmarks
Everybody needs bookmarks...... especially cute ones! They come in handy for marking assignments, calling out the attention of a notebook page, or giving yourself a reminder to look at something.
2. Make An Adorable Pencil Holder
This pencil holder is so cute, so practical, and so easy to make! It is perfect for storing all your pens, pencils, scissors, highlighters, and anything else!
3. Hanging Pencil Holder
I love this craft. My co-blogger, A, really outdid herself on this on this one! You can use this great portable pencil holder anywhere. That means you could even do school in a tree! Note: I don’t actually recommend doing school in a tree. There are way too many complications and hazards with that.
4. DIY Dotted Canvas Bag
When carrying your school books, holding them in your arms isn’t ideal and you can’t get to them as easily when then are in a back pack. Canvas bags are the perfect choice. They are easy to carry and you can slide your books out when you need them.
5. 5 Ways To Store Books
Everybody has books, and you can’t find your books if they are here, there, and everywhere. Use these simple techniques to have your books organized in no time!
I hope these 5 school crafts and tips are helpful. Thanks for reading!
Businesses are fun. Yes, they can be a lot of work, but there is great satisfaction in having complete control of your own business, selling/providing things that you and your customers love, and making money. In this post, I’m going to give you all the basics of becoming a young businesswoman! It's a bit long, but I hope it will be a valuable resource for you. :)
1. Decide what kind of a business you want to start. To come up with ideas, try thinking about what you’re good at, what you enjoy doing, or what problems in your neighborhood need solved. You can also check a kids’ business book, look online, or ask friends and adults for ideas. Make sure that there is actually a market for what your business is offering (i.e., that people are willing to buy your product or service).
2. Then, try to price your goods appropriately. You can look at competitors and see what they’re charging to help you decide. How is our service different than your competitor’s? Do you have more or less experience than they do? These things can help you pick the appropriate price.
3. After that, it’s time to design your marketing! Print up flyers, create a website, or ask your parents for permission to set up social media accounts for your business if you are over 13. B and I both love the design software Canva for making advertisements and social media posts.
Taking it Further
Take your business knowledge a step further by reading some business and money books! They offer tons of great advice on being a business person that I just can’t cram into this post. Here are three of my favorites:
The Everything Kids Money Book
Image courtesy of Barnesandnoble.com
Image courtesy of myubam.com
Image courtesy of friends.kanemiller.com
Words of Advice
I think that running a successful business a tween or teen is entirely possible! One thing that I recommend to help you get customers is to be professional. Go the extra mile and be so prompt and knowledgeable that you will surprise your customers with how young you are! You've got this, tween-preneur!
What other questions do you have about being a young businessowner? Please share them in the comments!
I don’t often do my nails, but it is fun! There is so much you can do with them. Whether you want a casual look, or something flashy for an occasion, you can make your nails match. Let’s get started!
Supplies you need:
* Nail polish (several colors)
* Make up sponges
* Tooth picks
* Nail polish remover
* Paper towel
1. Set up your workspace by laying out your paper towel.
2. Check out our Pinterest board “Our Favorite Crafts” to find some ideas, then try them!
3. Follow us on Pinterest to get updates when we add any pins to our awesome boards.
It’s as simple as that! I hope you found some good ideas. Thanks for reading.
Let’s start a pandemic together, girls! Not the kind of dangerous pandemic we are in the middle of - I’m talking about an incurable global pandemic of kindness! Would you like to start spreading acts of kindness around the globe? Here are 20 simple ideas to get you started! Note: Make sure to get permission from your parents before visiting any other websites.
I am so excited to get started with my acts of kindness! Which act are you going to try first?
During these crazy times, I’ve noticed that a new group of people have been born: chalk artists. Many creative people have started using their skills by creating beautiful artwork out of chalk. They have been covering sidewalks for the world to see. I am not a chalk master, so I cannot show you how to create masterpieces, but I can show you some fun ideas. Let’s get started!
Supplies you need:
* Sidewalk chalk
* A sidewalk
Hopscotch is a simple game, but so much fun! Something about throwing rocks and jumping is so entertaining. I even caught my mom having a little fun with on this hopscotch board. Make your hopscotch on the sidewalk in front of your house (if you have one) and you might catch you neighbor hopping down the path as he or she crosses your board.
2. Walk the line
This is another fun chalk game that you and anyone walking by can play. Make a loopy, crazy, zigzag, and confusing line that has a start and a finish. Try to walk from the start to the finish without getting confused. You could even make a couple “levels” with each one getting harder and harder.
3. Use what you have
Want to draw something, but you don’t know what to draw? You needn’t look any farther than the sidewalk for inspiration. Turn a crack into a river or street, make a weed into some hair or a forest, transform a hole into a lake or canyon. Get creative!
I hope that I helped you get creative. Have fun and stay safe!
Show your mom that you care about her by making time for you both to spend together! Here are some of my favorite mom & daughter activities.
1. Go for a walk
Combine exercise and chatting time by going on a walk together.
2. Make a Craft
Get creative and make a unique creation that you will both enjoy! Find great ideas on our Pinterest board.
3. Make Smoothies
B has some delicious and healthy recipes over here.
4. Go Somewhere!
Grab lunch, catch a movie, explore a new park, get manicures, or go shopping!
Enjoy our 10-day video devotion series, called Encourage, that's designed for moms and daughters to watch together! Each video is 2-3 minutes and includes a short lesson, BIble verse, and fun activities and questions.
6. Conversation Questions
Finally, pull out a page of unique conversation questions to learn more about each other and yourself. I'm including a free printable sheet of conversation questions here for you to enjoy! Just click on the icon below, and it will open the questions in a new tab, where you may print them.
If you have been following our blog for any amount of time, you probably know that we love lists. Nothing is more satisfying than completing a list. While today’s list isn’t exactly a list of productive things to get done, I am hoping that it will help you keep cool this summer. Try these ideas, then comment on this post to tell us what helped you.
1. Water balloons
Grab the water balloons, get some water, find a sibling, and have at it! The more balloons the better. Four girls can whip through 300 water balloons in 20 minutes (I know from experience).
2. Add frozen fruit
Frozen fruit helps everything. Make smoothies, mix fresh and frozen fruit to make a fruit salad, or even add a few pieces to your water instead of ice! It tastes good and feels good.
3. Make ice-cream in a bag
It is a thing!!! Look on Pinterest (of course) for some delicious ice-cream in a bag recipes, and get ice-creaming. When it’s done, try adding some chocolate sauce, chocolate chips, caramel, gummy bears, or even scoop the ice-cream on top of a brownie. Making ice-cream in a bag will cool your fingers and your tongue.
4. Make a water obstacle course
Break out the sprinklers, unroll the hose, and get creative. Make an obstacle course for your family that is sure to get them wet. Have fun!
5. Play water tag
The rules are simple. It is basically like normal tag, but the “it” person has a water gun, and if you get shot, you become “it”. To get even more wet, give everyone else a water gun for “self defense”.
6. Avoid high activity
If it’s a hot day, try to avoid high activity while outside (unless you are getting wet while doing it). Stay calm, read a book (we've got lots of suggestions over here), and chill.
7. Seek air conditioning
I hope that you found these tips helpful. Have a cool and happy summer!
Ahhhh.....vacation. The waves lapping on the shore, your thrilled scream rising in the air as the roller coaster rounds a bend, the coldness of an early-morning smoothie, the awed silence of an art gallery. Then, with a bang, reality dawns. You're sitting in the living room on your phone, and your family is not planning on taking a vacation anytime soon. What's a disappointed girl to do? Sit back, relax, and enjoy our list (because we heart lists!) of ideas for a memorable, exquisite virtual trip to your favorite locale.
1. Listen to Music
Does the place you are "vacationing" to have any music specific to it? If so, crank up some destination-inspired tunes as you vacation.
Who doesn't love a good, themed meal/snack/dessert? Find out if your destination has any unique treats. If so, try your hand at making it for an authentic taste of...wherever it is that you're going. :)
3. Take a Tour
Explore the notable sights of your destination by taking a tour from Google Arts & Culture!
4. Go for a Walk
Speaking of Google, Google Maps is a great way to explore the territory of your locale! Many streets even have 360, walk-through tours you can take.
5. Read a Book
Or five books, or ten! Look for travel guides, nonfiction books, and fiction books set within your destination for tons of fun reading!
6. Go Shopping
Virtually, of course! Search for the most popular stores (look for both large chains and smaller boutiques) and see which of them sell products online. Select some of the best and browse through their merchandise for a fun experience!
7. Bring a Friend
Grab a friend, get on a video call together, and go on virtual tours/take walks at the same time. B and I did this last week one a virtual trip to London!
8. Go All Out
Decorate your bedroom, make crafts, and wear clothing that reminds you of your destination. Pinterest is a handy resource if you are seeking this kind of elaborate scenery!
I hope you had fun looking at these ideas with me! Where will you be vacationing to?
I love the 4th of July! It’s so much fun. Most years, we get together with family, watch spectacular fireworks, and eat delicious food. Although we may not be able to get together with family, or watch fireworks, we can still have fun at home. Give these easy ideas a try, I think you’ll enjoy them!
There is something so fun about playing with snappers. Personally, I don’t like to snap them. I like to throw them as hard as I can at the ground (because they make an awesome popping sound). My mom and I found an open box of them from last year and we had so much fun throwing them. Make a game out of it by drawing a few circles on the ground and trying to throw the snappers into them. Make it challenging by making the circles small, or by taking a step back every time you land one in your target. Note: I recommend throwing snappers on a driveway. It makes it much easier to see them and pick them up.
Who doesn’t love yummy 4th of July food? Ask an adult to break out a grill and cook up some hamburgers. Mix together some cooked pasta, cherry tomatoes, cheese, cucumbers, and salad dressing to make a pasta salad. For dessert, try making something red, white and blue. Make red cupcakes with white frosting and blue sprinkles on top. Mix blueberries, strawberries or raspberries, and white chocolate together, or get creative with something totally new!
Along with your snapper game, turn your yard into a family game night. Set up bean bag toss, croquet, and yard darts. When it starts getting dark try playing flashlight tag, hide and go seek, and even flashlight capture the flag! Get creative.
I hope you enjoy these ideas for 4th of July. From me and A, happy 4th!
I recently learned how beneficial drawing is. Did you know that drawing/doodling can decrease stress and help you express yourself? Plus, if you doodle during a conversation, it can help you retain important information you discussed. Despite my lack of artistic talent, with benefits like these, I’m all for it!
Today’s craft/activity is very simple. I’m going to give you some drawing inspiration and then a printable calendar with a spot for some doodles each day. I’m challenging you to fill in each day with at least one (if not many) doodles. We’re looking to have fun here, not to be perfect, so please refrain from judging yourself. :)
If you need some inspiration of what to draw, take a look at the image below or Google/Pinterest search "simple doodles" for basic designs, or "simple drawings" for slightly more artistic ideas.
And now that we have been suitably inspired, here is your printable calendar! Click the icon below to have the printable open in a new tab on your computer or device, where you may print or download it. Keep in mind that you can jump into the challenge at any time - you don't have to start on a Monday if you don't want to, as long as you get to each day. :)
Go forth and draw! You can do this.