Category archives: Everyday Living


Clay Leaf Decoration0

  I saw some Model Magic leaves over on the Crayola website (which can be a great source for craft ideas!). The leaves are falling outside, and we wanted to make one that would stay beautiful all year!  We made a variation using white model magic, instead colored model magic.  To get the "Fa ..


Recycled (Upcycled) Crayons0

  I'm not sure what it is about giving my preschool daughter a box of new crayons, but she immediately takes off the paper and breaks them into tiny (unusable) chunks. Perhaps I'm one of the few people who has never thought to combine all those small pieces of crayons to make one larger, mul ..


Yummy Roasted Pumpkin Seeds0

    Here's a tasty fall treat that you can easily make with your preschooler (or have them make independently....well, almost): sweet pumpkin spice roasted pumpkin seeds! Whether you are getting ready for Halloween by carving pumpkins or getting rid of those no-carve pumpkins that have been si ..



Homemade Pumpkin Spice Butter0 When I first started as a contributing writer for Mom Trusted, I asked my son if there were any projects he specifically wanted to do with me. Of all the things to make, create, and do, his mind firmly planted on making homem ..


Fall Leaf Collage Sun Catcher0

I've been doing numerous fall activities lately with my preschooler, but not many involve getting outside and actually enjoying the seasonal changes that are taking place right now. So I decided to hand my daughter a bag and take her for a nice outing in search of colorful leaves to make a collage ..


Tissue Paper Ghosts0

Get in the Halloween spirit by whipping up some classic tissue paper ghosts!  These are a snap to make - you might find your child wants to make a whole colony of them! You’ll need scissors tissue paper (ours had this cute scalloped edge - yours might not, but it’s okay!) light colored thre ..


Neon-Berry Muffins0

What’s better than fresh-baked blueberry muffins?  CRAZY colored muffins!  This activity lets kids play with some wild colors and practice their stirring skills.  When you’re done, you and your little chefs will have some beautiful and delicious treats to share!   You’ll need a muffin mi ..