Category Archives: Dad Crafts

Guest Post: Syringe Crafts

I, Raptor Dad, recently had a surprise surgery that left me laying about for a couple of weeks. One of the side effects is that I still can’t lift Raptor or do strenuous activity. That means that a lot of … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Resisting No

Raptor Dad here, with a post that is a little more philosophical and a little less how to. Little Raptor loves to paint and be creative which makes me smile. I have a degree in art after all, it was … Continue reading

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Her name is Hood, Red Riding Hood

Guest post today from Raptor Dad. This year Kate is going to be Little Red Riding Hood for Halloween, but neither Raptor Mama nor I wanted her playing to stereotypes. She’s getting a beautiful cape courtesy of her Mom, but … Continue reading

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Spin Art

Michael had the day off from work today so we headed up to Hobby Lobby to look around for a fun project to work on.  We ended up buying a spin art machine.  How fun is that?!?  I totally remember … Continue reading

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Clay

Kate and Michael bought some “real” clay this weekend.  Michael set up his iPhone to make a time lapse video of us playing with it as a family.  Kate particularly liked adding the water to it so she could make … Continue reading

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Preschool Cubby

Kate’s starting at a Montessori preschool tomorrow ::cue panicking:: and we had to decorate a cubby for her.  I’ll be honest, it was a little hard for me to step back and let her do it herself because I wanted … Continue reading

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Daddy Craft: Glam Batman

What’s a dad to do when faced with a daughter that wants him to craft with tissue paper and glitter glue? Glam Batman, that’s what.

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Puppet Theatre

We’ve had a busy couple of weeks around here!  We did find some time to turn an old box into a puppet theatre though. Michael cut out holes for the window and for a little door in the back.  I … Continue reading

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Shanty Town

Michael and Kate turned the packaging from our new mattress (which is totally awesome by the way) into a shack awesome playhouse.  Michael says the secret to cardboard construction is this tape.  I must say, I was a bit skeptical when … Continue reading

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