Marshmallow Paint

Marshmallow Paint Do you ever end up making something and thinking to yourself, “Self, this is really COOL!”? Well, that happened to me just the other day. This marshmallow paint started out of desperation and ended up being an amazingly fun, colorful, educational, and EDIBLE paint that we will use for years to come. Can […]

Christmas Trees Ma..

Christmas Trees Made with Pretzels Raise your hand if you love whipping up festive treats during the holidays! We do too! Today I’m sharing a fast and fun Christmas treat that can also be used as a tasty gift. These colorful Christmas trees are made with pretzels and have a delicious vanilla in flavor. Salt […]

Snowman Place Sett..

Snowman Place Setting Now that December is here, we can’t wait to share this idea with you! If you love to set your table in a special way for the holidays, you will love this DIY Snowman place setting. If you have a special “kids table” at your house for get togethers, then the kids […]

Christmas Book Cou..

Christmas Book Countdown It’s already December and Christmas is in the air! We’ve got our Christmas tree up, our lights are shining outside, and our stockings are hung waiting for St. Nick to visit us in a few weeks. Today I’m going to share a new tradition we started with the kids here at Smart […]

Elf on the Shelf i..

Elf on the Shelf in a Jar of Marshmallows Has your Elf on the Shelf arrived yet? Ours has! His name is Gilverd (named by the kids, of course!). Today I’m sharing one of my new Elf on the Shelf ideas that I’m going to do tomorrow. Our elf has been naughty and got into […]

Elf on the Shelf w..

Elf on the Shelf with a Magnifying Glass Has your Elf on the Shelf arrived yet? Ours has! His name is Gilverd (snazzy, right?). Today I’m sharing one of my new Elf on the Shelf ideas that I’m going to do tonight. This Elf on the Shelf with a Magnifying glass is always watching! This […]

Candy Train

Candy Train Happy holidays! The other day we made a candy sleigh and we had SO much fun that we decided to make a candy train to go with it! Just like the candy sleigh, you can mix and match candy choices, get creative, or make it exactly like I have in the pictures. You […]

Santa Footprints

Santa Footprints It’s aaalllllmost Christmas, which means that the final details for the big fun day (and evening before) are getting taken care of. Have you ever made Santa Footprints before? If you haven’t, you still have time! You probably already have everything you need for the last minute Christmas idea and it is SO worth doing because […]

A Day of Play

This is a sponsored post by IKEA. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Smart School House. Our Day of Play What a few weeks we have had! The start of the school year was a great success, but we quickly became wrapped up in our busy schedule and found ourselves bumping into […]

Washcloth Reindeer

Washcloth Reindeer You will love this adorable DIY washcloth reindeer Christmas craft and it makes the perfect homemade Christmas gift idea. I love that it’s easy enough for kids to make and cute enough to give anybody on your Christmas list! Plus, it smells so good… When this time of year comes around, I love getting […]

Lantern Snow Globe

How to Make a Lantern Snow Globe Sponsored by The Star In Theaters November 17, 2017 Today I’m going to show you how we made a snowy, glowing, and beautiful Christmas decoration inside of a lantern showcasing a beautiful nativity inspired scene!  The holiday season is officially here and it’s our most favorite time of […]

Ornament filled wi..

Ornament filled with Hot Chocolate Mix hot cocoa in a large plastic ornament then add mini marshmallows on top for a quick and easy DIY Christmas gift. This ornament filled with hot chocolate is fun to make, but even more fun to receive! Isn’t it so festive and pretty? I can’t wait to show you […]

Chocolate Candy Ca..

Chocolate Candy Cane Reindeer Happy almost Christmas! With peppermint in the air, jingle bells all around, and gingerbread houses being built on every corner, we’re excited to celebrate the holiday season! Today we are sharing a fun treat with you. These Chocolate Candy Cane Reindeer are adorable and easy to assemble. Made with dark chocolate, candy eyes, and […]

Snow Globe Gum Bal..

Snow Globe Gum Ball Machine Make a wonderful glittery candy scene built with terra cotta clay pots and small candy ornaments! This snow globe gum ball machine is fun to make with kids and decorate your home for the holidays. Making fun and unique DIY snow globes during the winter is something we love to […]

Strawberry Santas

Strawberry Santas Christmas is quickly approaching and we’ve been spending a lot of time prepping food, decorations, and crafts for the holiday! Today we made Strawberry Santas with just 3 ingredeints. Well, more like 3 items:) You only need 3 very easy to find “ingredients” to assemble these Strawberry Santas. No cooking, baking, or strenuous […]

Mason Jar Lid Snow..

Mason Jar Lid Snow Globe Happy Holidays! We have something so adorable to share with you today! Who loves snow globes? (Raises hand). Who loves mason jars? (Raises other hand). This easy DIY Christmas craft idea is just for people like us! Today I’ll show you how to make a cute mason jar lid snow globe using […]

Giant Christmas Or..

Giant Christmas Ornaments Bring in the Holidays with these Giant Christmas Ornaments for your home! I can’t wait to show you how to make your own huge outdoor (or indoor) Christmas ornaments with my easy video tutorial. Best of all, they will only cost a few dollars and they look incredible! Last updated: October 31, […]

Big Plastic Ball O..

Big Plastic Ball Ornaments You know when an great idea pops in your head and you just HAVE to try it out? That’s what happened to us this week. I was mentally preparing for Christmas (secretly so excited about putting our tree up) and then this DIY craft idea got stuck in my head. Would […]