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I didn’t know what to do with the pine cones when we collected them, but my kids and I really enjoyed finding handsome pine cones. I put some crafting materials on the table and let the kids decide what to make with them. We ended up making a lot of cute creatures and they are […]

December 3, 2020

Hi, It feels so much like winter and Thanksgiving is very close. It’s the best time to think about all the things to be thankful for. We found some dry bare branches and pine cones to create our gratitude tree. It was a very easy project, but I’m happy with how it turned out. I […]

November 11, 2020

Hi, It was the quietest Halloween ever. Without my friend’s annual big pumpkin carving party this year, we did it ourselves at home. My son didn’t like to touch the pumpkin inside, but he patiently worked hard on his pumpkin. I’m so proud of how it turned out. ๐Ÿ˜Š My daughter was so brave to […]

November 2, 2020

Hi, The colorful fall is here and the leaves are everywhere. It’s hard to pass the beautiful leaves without picking them up. I collected a lot of colorful leaves in various shapes with my kids on our everyday walk. We put the leaves inside the big fat books for a few hours before we paint […]

October 19, 2020

Hi, It’s already getting close to the end of the year. I wanted to make the last 3 months more meaningful by decorating the calendar with my kids. It was a really fun activity and I feel that my kids have unlocked more of inner creativity. You don’t need to use the template, but it’ll […]

October 10, 2020

Hi, I thought about creating this paper art with color papers first, but watercolor made it so much fun and charming. I haven’t used watercolor much with my kids before, so it was a great opportunity for the kids to learn about some watercolor techniques too. We used a foam mounting tape to create depth […]

October 1, 2020

I’ve been thinking about doing the quilling art with my kids and finally had chance to work on it. I thought it could be hard for the kids looking at other people’s work. However, it can be pretty easy or complex as we want it to be. We worked on the project for a few […]

September 23, 2020

Like many other people at this time, it’s been so long that I couldn’t go to my office and meet coworkers. I worked on deep cleaning and organizing every room whenever I had extra time. My daughter had been complaining about her pink wall for some time, and I finally had time to change it. […]

September 16, 2020

I love shopping at the craft stores and can’t ignore things on big sales. The wooden clothespin was one of the big sales items that I didn’t know what to do with them yet. ๐Ÿ˜… I gave the wooden clothespins to my kids with some craft stuffs to decorate them. (color pens, glitter glue, beads, […]

September 9, 2020

My kids surprised me with a cute storybook they created together while I was cleaning my old magazines. They like to write me a love โค letter or draw storybooks to show me, which makes my day! This cute and witty storybook had the objects that they cut out from the magazines, so I cut […]

August 26, 2020

Cactus Night Light and Pencil Holder My daughter always teases me, but I collect a lot of things like glass jars, toilet paper rolls, cardboard boxes, and milk cartons. I feel so good when I get to use them somehow. This was a simple and easy craft to do with my kids, and we had […]

August 19, 2020

Big H: Our current schedules have been ruined by the virus since we have to stay at home from school๐Ÿ˜ข. So my brother and I have been very very bored and are starting to become lazy couch potatoes๐Ÿ˜‘. I especially stay up late then wake up late๐Ÿ˜ด. I don’t mind very much because I already […]

April 7, 2020

Download and print the below template to make your animal bookmarks! Color the animals and have fun! Big H: If you want more, comment and we will make them for you๐ŸŽ. Me like printers *Insert printer sounds here ๐Ÿ–จ). Okay, me go record new vid with little i. bye-bye๐Ÿ˜œ. ps Me also like emoji๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ™„

November 25, 2019

  You can download the template here: Big H: When me and my mom where choosing the color and pattern my mom said it was VERY VERY important that I choose a color that was not too light and a pattern that you could see without squinting, or else it wouldn’t show in the video. […]

October 20, 2019

Big H: What if someone has multiple identities?…๐Ÿคจ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿค”hmmm… interesting…

October 15, 2019

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October 4, 2019

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October 3, 2019
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