Category Archives: Crafts

Kool-Aid Lip Gloss

Kool-Aid Lip Gloss

Peek Inside Nanny Gina’s Nanny Bag

My nanny kit is my go-to introduction toolkit. Most kids love new things, and especially new toys. What is in my nanny kit you ask? Well, let me tell you. I have magnetic blocks, a lego duplo set, some minimobiles, puzzles, books, games, and cars. Everything that I have is washable (yay nursing), and nothing has small pieces, just in case a little one gets in there. I have to say the biggest hits are usually the legos and the mini mobiles. I like to ask kids questions like “Which one is the yellow one?” and “where is the puppy?” as they like to show off their skills. Parents also really like it when I bring in a nanny kit, because new toys are so much cooler than old toys. 🙂

Forest Tails – Montessori & Waldorf Inspired Creations

I am the founder and owner of Forest Tails a small business making and selling all natural handmade Montessori and Waldorf inspired Creations. (www.foresttails.com)

Exquisite Corpse: Simple, creative fun!

“Exquisite Corpse” is a fun and simple game that has been around since at least 1925. Invented by the surrealists, the game requires nothing but two artists, a piece of paper, and a drawing implement. The paper is folded in half “hamburger style,” or horizontally. With the paper folded, the first artist does the upper […]

‘Tis the Season!

The holiday season is now upon us, and holiday-themed baking, crafts, and activities are the perfect excuse to get creative and have fun with your little ones! We have been updating our Pinterest recently, and have compiled a fantastic stash of holiday-themed ideas for nannies and families to try with the kids. Check it out by […]

Chocolate Reindeer Cookies

Here is fun, great tasting cookie recipe to make with the little ones during the holidays.

Halloween: The Fall Season to Trick or Treat

We are on the verge of the fall season with the leaves changing color, a crisp chill in the air, the sun starting to set earlier….and of course the bulk candy and treats we see being set up in your local grocery store! Here are some fun and different crafts and recipes to celebrate the fall season and Halloween!

Toddler crafts that require no setup!

My little guy is such a typical toddler – oodles and oodles of energy and a cute little attention span that lasts no more than a few minutes per activity!

Kid Friendly Science Project

Science projects are a great way for kids to learn through having fun; this lava lamp project is both educational and fun to try! Lava Lamp project What you’ll need: Clear bottle(s) Water Oil Food color Alka Seltzer Funnel   Using the funnel, pour oil into the clear bottle, about 2/3 full. Pour water into […]

Making Yummy Fruit Leather

Remember Fruit Roll Ups? Did you ever think of making them at home?
If it’s summer or fall, you might enjoy beginning this activity a day or so early by getting the kids to help pick berries or other fruit. In the off season, have some fruits ready to go in the freezer.
As yet another activity, you can first make a healthy, delicious juice before making fruit leather! Using a fruit press or common kitchen tools such as a sieve and a wooden spatula, kids can have some messy fun squishing fruit to make juice. This works well with blackberries, grapes, and many more. Be sure to refrigerate unused juice and consume within a few days to avoid fermentation.