DIY yarn pumpkins.

Bought a bunch of Fall grab bags from a day of thrifting. Purchased 24 Styrofoam pumpkins for less then what it cost new in the stores, total cost for me was $5.In the large chain stores you pay $13 for 7 pumpkins in small bags. I’m not having fun with this inflation. But we all…

Mother’s Day gifts from the garden.

“ To be a Mother is the most beautiful blessing. Happy Mother’s Day to all the amazing mothers.” Here in America we celebrate Mother’s Day this Sunday. I thought I share with you all some inexpensive ways to gift those special ladies in your lives in celebration of their nurturing and mothering of others. It…

DIY cornstarch birds.

Mother’s Day will be here in America before you know it and I thought I share with you all a fun DIY I did the other week when I made pretty little birds using play doughs that I mixed up in my kitchen. I made salt dough hearts and cornstarch birds. They are perfect as…

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…

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…

Pinterest inspired confetti from nature

My daughter told me about natural confetti one day when we were walking into our home and walked across a pile of leaves that needed to be raked up (we are not known for keeping up very well with that part of our chores). I thought what a cool idea and collected a pile of…

ASD Table time crafts- DIY memory games.

This months craft for children with Autism spectrum disorders is a fun memory game that is simple to make. I just happen to come across a wooden 3-D tree one day on sale for .50 cents and thought it would make a nice project to show you guys how easy it is to make your…

Dollar day do over- Cornucopia and fabric fruit.

    My dollar day challenge this month is this….a basket cornucopia. I picked it up at one of our local thrift stores in our area on Thursday’s dollar day. This unfortunately was not included in their special sale days because it is holiday themed but the price was .99 cents so I still kept…

DIY clay leaf bowls

This is so simple everyone and fun too. Get everyone in the family involved with this DIY I am about to share with you all. The more the merrier. Supplies needed: Self hardening clay Watercolor paints and paintbrushes Instant drying lacquer (comes in a spray can at most hardware stores) Rolling pin xacto knife or…

ASD table time crafts-prepositions

  Way, way, back in the day when my children were little I was trained in a program called the Jumpstart program here in Arizona that basically teaches families how to do ABA therapy with their ASD (Autism spectrum disorder) children. It was and is a great program that I would encourage all families to…