I am ADDICTED to Pinterest… that’s right as in I can’t stop pinning and oddly enough I was late to the party as well. I thought- really do I honestly have even more more free moment to devote to yet another social media outlet.
But oh some of these images are so seductive, sweet and make me want to live a better life (or at least lust after a better version of my life) that I felt I had to incorporate them into my life off line– my real life. So here are some of the pins I’ve stumbled upon that I will not only be pinning and pining after but I may just use them to enhance the quality of my family life. that’s right– here are some of Our favorite family, kids and parenting pins–Pinterest can actually improve your life OFFLINE!
For example for my kidlets, who don’t relish going to school I’ll be giving each of them one of these cards!
Check out some of Our favorite family, kids and parenting pins–Pinterest can actually improve your life OFFLINE!
Pins that Make Science Fun
Try this easy science activity for kids: make lemon volcanoes and watch the chemical reaction between citric acid and baking soda.
Pins that will encourage kids to recycle
Create some mini lid banjos from a few simple materials
Leftover Holiday Candy scavenger hunt-Save your candy and turn it into something sweet for your loved one!
Pins that encourage healthy eating
How to make Spaghetti cupcakes (otherwise known as I’ll do anything to get food down my 13 year old’s gullet)
I have a thing for fairies (so even if my kids don’t want to do this with me I DON’T Care!)
Pins that will encourage kids to use their critical skills
I really just want to ensure that my kids won’t just completely abandon their creative writing skills in favor of being on their scooters permanently.
I’m hoping this quart-sized canning jar filled with folded strips of paper each of which contains a single thought provoking journal prompt paired with a pretty blank book will keep them writing.
Pins that will encourage kids to use their imaginations
It’s true what what they say, your kids WILL play with a cardboard box (and here’s a wonderful way to do so!)
These DIY Gummy LEGOs Are GENIUS
YouTuber Grant Thompson — a.k.a. ‘The King Of Random” — created a highly customizable gummy base using corn syrup, gelatin, and Jell-O packs. Simply inject the concoction into Lego ice molds (like these), and voilà — you’ve got yourself a chewy, translucent version of the construction toy. The best part? These treats retain the stackability of the real thing, which opens up a world of opportunities for mini architectural wonders you can also snack on.
So please share — what are some of your favorite family pins– ones that you may ACTUALLY attempt off line?