ASD table time crafts…sensory dough.

“ Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by it’s ability to climb a tree, it will live it’s whole life believing that it is stupid.”                                Albert Einstein   Happy World Autism awareness month. I missed the official day of course because honestly it is hard keeping up with all these days. This…

DIY tiny nest baskets from nature’s art supplies.

“ Great art picks up where nature ends.”                       Marc Chagall   One of my favorite things to do when we are up north during the Spring is to collect little twigs, flowers , and leaves from the forest. I love to use natural items when decorating my homes for Spring. All the colors, beautiful flowers, leaves,…

A chocolate house for Valentine’s Day.

A different take on the traditional gingerbread houses. Got the idea from a boxed Oreo house kit from the holidays. They were sold out at the store at the time so we made one ourselves after looking up the recipe for Oreo cookies. The cookies did not come out like the store bought Oreos but…

A whole lot of DIY for Valentine’s Day.

We have been getting a lot of rain here in Arizona. A lot to me that is. Even those tiny sprinkles with shady clouds are treats to me. Just something to break up having the same weather every day. Here in the desert we love rain storms. You all know what happens when it rains,…

Blogmas day 4…Swedish coffee cake

This is a recipe I had in my file for years. I can’t remember where I got it but it is yummy I will say that. Okay, first let me explain about recipes and me. I don’t normally cook in my house because everyone else loves to cook whereas I love to craft and do…

DIY-mini felted acorns.

I never was able to find anything that resembled an acorn during my last hunt for nature’s art supplies while up north. I had a lot of fun searching though. Even though I didn’t find anything that looked like acorns I knew I had a stash of some I found a year ago on one…

ASD Table time crafts…playing cards.

Cards are great visual tools in teaching and playing with ASD children. I tend to be careful with how I word teaching methods when it comes to ASD because of the fact it is a spectrum disorder, everyone learns differently. What may work for some children may not be the case for others.   I…

ASD table time crafts- Food fun

“ The most important thing people did for me was to expose me to new things.” Temple Grandin   Sometimes when I was working with my children when they were little, I would try to work in activities that covered two things at once. I would use snack time as an opportunity to work in…

Time for some TP crafts…DIY garden carrots.

Okay, I know there are some of you out there that have a whole closet full of toilet paper. I watched the clips along with the rest of the world as people not only loaded up their carts with toilet paper but I also saw women smacking each other over these precious rolls of tissue…

DIY pom pom Chicks.

Some more fun to add to your Easter baskets. A few days ago I did bunnies and now it’s time to make some chicks. Supplies needed-   Yellow yarn, wiggle eyes or plastic doll eyes, pipe cleaners, yellow or orange felt, cardboard, scissors, glue, ribbon and lace to decorate (optional)   First you will need…