superhero cuffs

By Nicole. I think it’s been mentioned a time or two before on Small Fry, but my Dash truly believes he is a super hero. (Find a couple different ways I organize all his personas here and here.) It is evident always in his talk and play. I wanted to come up with a way for him to bring a little Superhero with him wherever he goes, especially now that costumes have been all we talk about lately with Halloween. If he needs to feel brave, or take care of a friend in need, even if he can’t wear the … Read more

Trick-or-Treat Tote

As much as we love those classic orange plastic pumpkins, or a good old fashioned pillow case eventually our kids’ arms get tired and we get put on candy-caddy duty. Have you ever tried carrying the plastic pumpkins of your kids + their friends? Candy goes a-flying. Slinging pillowcases isn’t great either. Here’s our solution and here’s how you’ll do it:   Grab a black canvas tote, usually at craft stores or of course Prime-d here. White felt and fabric or hot glue! Simply cut your ghost shape out and then cut holes for eyes, so the black canvas tote … Read more

How Monsters Can Save Your Car Ride

This content was created in partnership with Ford to help make creativity a part of every drive.     We live only a handful of minutes from the most beautiful waterfall called Bridal Veil. Even if you’re just driving on the highway past it on your way up the canyon, you can almost feel the mist touch your face, it’s incredible! We took a whole car full of our boys up the canyon to see the changing leaves and as usual commented on Bridal Veil as we drove past. When we looked to the back row, we saw three glazed … Read more

boo banner

This time next week it is officially Halloween season! Here is one easy decor piece that you can use on outdoors or inside, the Boo Banner! Here’s how you’ll do it: Start by cutting out your piece of black felt. The easiest way to create this shape is to mark the center of the felt, choose the angle you like and mark both sides so you know how steep to cut. Then take a wooden dowel and hot glue it to the very top of the back of your black felt. Do a little extra glue on both sides and … Read more

monster puppets

You parents of school-kids, do you participate in their classrooms? We hear the PTA is no joke! We love being able to observe or join our boys anytime their being creative, so volunteering for their art time at school is right up our alley. This craft is a perfect project to bring for a big classroom. The supplies are super inexpensive and the kids love it! Here’s how you can recreate it at your own schools! You can purchase these Craft Foam Sheets at any craft store, then grab a bag of tongue depressors (popsicle sticks are a little too thin … Read more