30 Great Ways to Re-Use Empty Toilet Paper Tubes

30 Ways To Re-Use Empty Toilet Paper Rolls at www.happyhourprojects.com

I’ve created a little recycler.  Ever since my daughter and I made our bird feeders from empty toilet paper rolls a week or so ago, she won’t throw any tubes away!  I’ve been on the hunt for some more fun uses, and I’m sharing some of my favorite finds with you in today’s round-up.  Because… Continue Reading…

Easy Magic Ribbon Wand for Kids

"Magic" Ribbon Wand Tutorial at www.happyhourprojects.com

It’s not really magic.  I mean, I hope you wouldn’t need that disclaimer, but hey, I just want to be clear that I’m no purveyor of magic wands.  But try telling my daughter that – the girl who thinks I can make anything.  “I want a magic wand, Mama,” she says to me.  “Please make… Continue Reading…

Rio 2 Movie Night & Recycled Bird Feeder Craft for Kids

Rio 2 Movie Night & Earth-Friendly Recylcled Toilet Paper Tube Bird Feeders at www.happyhourprojects.com

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® Pop Secret and Fox Entertainment, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia  #PopForRio2 http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV If you’re a parent, you know this universal truth: your kids love animated movies.  It’s the same in pretty much every American household, right?  When… Continue Reading…

DIY Busy Jar – Search and Find Kids’ Activity from Recycled Household Items

DIY Busy Jar - Search and Find Kids' Activity at www.happyhourprojects.com

I have a fast and fun way to re-use an empty peanut butter jar for you today.  With just a few household items, you can turn it into a “busy jar” – a search-and-find activity for the kids.  You can put this together in under 10 minutes, with about $1 worth of uncooked rice, and… Continue Reading…

Raya’s Kiwi Crate Farm Adventure

Kids' Projects Made Easy With Kiwi Crate

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kiwi Crate. If you take nothing else from this story I’m about to share, consider this: I gave my 3-year old kid a Kiwi Crate adventure box, and we played for TWO. HOURS. with it.  Parents everywhere know this is record-setting on the attention… Continue Reading…

5 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day With Your Kids

5 Great Ways to Celebrate Earth Day With Your Kids at www.happyhourprojects.com

I have a soft spot for Earth Day, not only because I love the planet, but my husband and I started dating on Earth Day.  So every time 4/22 rolls around, it’s fun to celebrate… it’s become a tradition to treat the day as one that’s extra special. I don’t know that our kids will… Continue Reading…

10-Minute Paper Bag Nest

Spring Crafts: 10-Minute Paper Bag Nest at www.happyhourprojects.com

I love quick and easy crafts.  Today’s project only takes scissors, glue, and a paper grocery bag to make up a simple spring nest.  It’s a great kids’ craft!  My daughter loved helping me with this one, and she’s been watching her nest all week checking to see if her chocolate eggs have hatched.  I… Continue Reading…

DIY Fairy Garden Guest House and a Springtime Collection from #MyFavoriteBloggers

DIY Fairy Guest House

We are trying really hard to think spring over here in western Michigan.  It doesn’t seem to be working, though.  I mentioned in my post yesterday when I showed off my daughter’s fairy-themed room that we made this little fairy guest house by repurposing a decorative lantern over the weekend.  Fairy gardens are really popular right… Continue Reading…