Homeschool Crafting

Make Wind Toys and Soap Bubble Makers April 4, 2020-Livonia

Celebrate spring by learning to make fun wind toys such as pinwheels, paper airplanes, paper darts, helicopter spinners, and kites. Material and instructional handouts will be provided. Registration required beginning March 21, 2020 in-person at the Children’s Reference Desk or by phone at 734-466-2493. When: April 4, 2020 Time: 1:00-2:30 pm Location: Livonia Public Library […]

Peter Cottontail Workshop March 28, 2020-Wayne

“A free family-friendly event for kids of all ages. Make Spring/Easter Crafts to take home and enjoy. Kids can make Easter baskets and fill them with candy, or create that one of a kind masterpiece for your Spring/Easter decorating..” When: March 28, 2020 Time: 10:00 am- 5:00 pm Location: Knights of Columbus #3021, Notre Dame […]

Valentine’s Open Studio February 8, 2020-Plymouth

“The goal of Open Studio is to encourage kids to get inspired using a variety of materials and to have fun while creating. Kids can choose to work on the provided project idea or take off creating one of their very own! We’ll turn up the music, meet new friends and get those creative wheels […]

Kids Lunar New Year Celebration January 26, 2020-Canton

Calling all families! Celebrate the Lunar New Year!  There will be crafts for kids, Imperial Milk Tea, and sweet treat samples for the whole family! When: January 26, 2020 Time: 10:00 am- 1:00 pm Location: Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea Canton 302 N Canton Center Rd., Canton, Michigan 48187      

Japanese Fish Painting March 7, 2020-Auburn Hills

Gyotaku is a Japanese method of printmaking that traditionally utilizes fish, sea creatures, or similar subjects as “printing plates” in its process. The program will utilize rubber fish replicas to practice this art and learn about fish anatomy. This is designed for ages 5 and up. When: March 7, 2020 Time: 10:00 am- 11:00 am […]

Polar Party January 25, 2020-West Bloomfield Township

Who is ready to join the Polar Party with live animals, snowshoeing, winter games, and more? The event includes: Live Animal Show: Meet Elsa the Lynx from Siberia, Sven the Arctic Fox and more! S’more roasting Snowman building contest Craft station Ice sculptures Winter Games Snowshoeing Monkey Business Food Truck will be on hand to […]

Frozen Winter Festival January 19, 2020-Westland

“Join in the magic and excitement! A royal good time will be had by all! The Frozen princesses are traveling all the way from Arendelle to Westland! The children will love meeting the princesses! This magical event will include photos and hugs, singing, dancing, and crafts! Don’t forget to bring your camera! ” When: January […]

Reindeer Days at Heritage Park Petting Farm December 7 & 8, 2019-Taylor

Are you looking for something fun to do with the family this weekend? Check out Reindeer Days! Families get to meet live reindeer and Santa Claus, visit with farm animals, do crafts, and more! When: December 7 & 8, 2019 Time: 11:00 am- 4:00 pm Location: Heritage Park Petting Farm 12803 Pardee Rd, Taylor, Michigan […]

A Very Harry Potter Holiday November 22, 2019-Northville Barnes & Noble

Who is ready for a fun holiday shopping preview event Harry Potter style? Get early access to select Black Friday deals and visit Barnes & Noble’s Harry Potter shop! Activities include: -Yule dance party -Make your own wizard ornament -Wizard coloring station -Temporary tattoos station -Photo booth and selfie stations -Magical wizard and drinks and […]

Wooden Tree Make and Take Workshop December 20, 2019-Milford

Join the 5th Annual DIY Wooden Christmas Tree Make & Take Event! This popular night out is great way to kick off the Holiday Season with friends and/or family. They are now Booking Thursday & Friday evenings in November & December. Private events welcomed of parties of 10 or more participants. Additional days available for […]

Talkin’ Turkey November 23, 2019-Clarkston

Turkeys are traditionally a staple during Thanksgiving dinner, but how did that tradition start? Learn about the folklore and historical facts associated with the wild turkey, create a themed craft and go on a hike to look for our resident turkeys. This program is appropriate for all ages. $5/person. Pre-registration with payment required. Call 248-858-0916 […]

Pottery Workshop – Spooky Lanterns October 20, 2019-Madison Heights

Get your hands on some clay and create your own character lantern in this fun, easy class. You’ll get to talk about some spooky Halloween folklore, too. Step-by-step instructions and all materials provided, including an LED tealight candle. All skill levels welcome. (Young children may need some help.) Suitable for adults and children ages 5 […]

Hometown Harvest October 6, 2019-Madison Heights

In partnership with the City of Madison Heights, this fall extravaganza features live music, cider and donuts, animal presentations and a festive craft. Kids, try your skills on a climbing tower or jump away in a bouncer. Enjoy the start of fall colors at Suarez Friendship Woods. This free event is open to all ages. […]

“Arts and Scraps” Space and Aliens June 25, 2019-New Baltimore

Summer is just around the corner so let’s kick it off with summer reading and a visit from Arts and Scraps! The event will include crafts that are space themed and students will be able to pick out materials from the Scrapmobile. Registration is required and begins June 1, 2019! When: June 25, 2019 Time: […]

X Marks the Spot @ Red Oaks Nature Center 3/16

  Where have those sneaky leprechauns gone? Why, right at Red Oaks Nature Center. Join families for an afternoon of trickery and embark on a scavenger hunt to find hidden treasure. Plan for a snack, craft and outdoor excursion. Feel free to sport your St. Patrick’s Day green. Irish or not, luck is on your […]

Adopt a Clay Pet 3/9/19-Madison Heights

Our pets are a unique part of the animal kingdom. They are a bridge from us to the more wild side of life. Make your very own pet out of clay. Don’t forget to make some cool accessories like a bed, food and toys. Your pet will be finished and taken home, complete with adoption […]

Sensational Sharks @ Red Oaks Nature Center 1/26/2019-Madison

Learn all about the world’s oldest fish during a fun-filled morning with activities centering on these amazing creatures. A shark presentation and snack will start the day, followed by a shark dissection demonstration and experiment. Craft a shark tooth necklace to take home. $12/person. Pre-registration with payment required. Call 248-858-0916 weekdays or Red Oaks Nature […]

Pop in & Play 1/25/19-White Lake

Looking for a twist on family game night? Pop in to White Lake Oaks banquet center for an exciting evening of games and crafts. This free family-friendly game night will surely be a blast from the past as our favorite classic games become larger than life. Jumbo games include Checkers, Connect Four, Scrabble and more. […]

Christmas Break Arts and Crafts Classes-Trenton

Are you looking for some fun activities to do with the kiddies over Christmas break? Check out “The Studio” in Trenton. Here is a list of classes being offered: Paint Wood Toys Stain Glass Painting Make Slime Rope Bracelet String Art Pom Pom and Tassle Jewelry Prices do vary. For more details and to sign […]

Belle Isle Holiday Stroll 12/14/18

Are you looking for a fun family-friendly event this holiday season? Check out the events going on in Belle Isle Friday, December 14th, 5-8 PM! Each location such as the aquarium, museum, nature center, and boat house are offering fun activities like marshmallow roasting, crafts, food trucks, and more!

Kids Workshop Elf Party 12/15 & 12/16-Ferndale

This local event is for kids of all ages. The kids workshop Elf Party is a place to make holiday gifts for loved ones this season. When: Saturday, December 15 and Sunday, December 16 Times: Saturday 6:00 PM and Sunday 11:00 am Location: 1011 Livernois (Between 8 & 9 mile), Ferndale, Michigan 48220 For more […]

Day Off Outdoors: Thankful for Nature Camp 11/21/18-Ann Arbor

Explore all of the incredible ways the natural world provides us with food, shelter, energy, and more! Show your gratitude for nature by learning how to reduce waste, conserve pollinator habitats, and show respect for the amazing planet we call home. Every LSNC camp includes opportunities to play silly games, make art, spend time outside, […]

Fair Haven Craft Fest 11/10-Dearborn Heights

Are you looking for a fun family-friendly holiday event to attend? The Fair Haven Craft Fest not only includes handmade items from all ages, there is a raffle and a snack shop! If your homeschool student handmakes items of their own, this might be a great place to network and find out how to become […]

Morning Munchkins @ Red Oaks Nature Center 8/3/18-Madison Heights

Does your little munchkin love stories and hands-on activities? The Red Oaks Nature Center offers nature-based activities. This particular series will be available the first Friday of every month. When: Friday, August 3, 2018 Time: 10:30 am – 11:15 am Location: Red Oaks Nature Center 30300 Hales Street, Madison Hts, MI 48071 Cost: $1 per […]

Princess Ballet Camp Aug. 6-9-Wixom

Summer is going fast! Sign your little princess up for one last fun day camp before summer ends! Maddie, local homeschool ballerina is running this camp. August 6-9 from 9-12, your little one can have fun playing games, hearing stories, learning ballet, making an awesome craft; all about their favorite princesses! Each day will be a […]

Firefly Frenzy 6/30-Clarkston

What do humans and fireflies have in common? They both blink. Join in for glow-in-the-dark fun and learn about fireflies. Take a night hike to look for these glowing creatures and play glow games. Help create a painted masterpiece to be displayed in our nature centers. Bring your own dark T-shirt for printing. Park in […]

Make Something Saturdays: Henry Ford Museum Now through May 19, 2018

“Inspired by the stories of past and present day change makers, this weekly program in Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation will motivate your kids to be the next great innovator or entrepreneur.” ~Henry Ford Museum Make Something Saturdays runs every Saturday until May 19, 2018 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, near Mathematica. These […]

A Pirate’s Life For Me 3/10/18-Clarkston

Ahoy there, Matey, did you know that pirates once sailed the Great Lakes? It be true – learn about the piracy that took place on our Great Lakes, then head out onto the trail and put your pirate skills to the test. Follow the clues for a pirate scavenger hunt. Back inside, enjoy a snack […]

Snowshoes, Tracks, and Tees @ Wint Nature Center 2/10/18-Clarkston

Bring the family for an afternoon of winter nature fun! Indoors, learn the basics of snowshoeing, how to identify animal tracks, and decorate a T-shirt with animal tracks. Outdoors, don snowshoes for a wintry walk to discover which animals have been active this winter. Snowshoes are provided. Participants must wear boots. A winter walk will […]

Snow Snakes Drop-in Workshop-Detroit Institute of Arts 1/12/18-1/14/18

Have the winter blues? Combat them by learning a traditional Inuit game and making a snake out of a stick, also known as Snow Snakes!  This is a drop-in workshop at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA). When: January 12-14, 2018 Time: Fridays 6-9 pm and Saturday and Sunday noon to 4 pm. Admission: Free […]

Animals of The Mitten 2/4/18-Clarkston

Snuggle up at the nature center while they read the book, The Mitten, by Jan Brett. During the story, help fill a giant mitten with the animal characters, just like in the book. Then, through fun hands-on experiments, find out how animals really get through winter. Make your own mitten craft to take home, complete […]

Metro Parent Kids Comic Con 1/13/18-Orchard Mall West Bloomfield

Kids from all over Metro Detroit get a comic con just for them! Dress up like your favorite superhero, play games, meet and greet favorite characters, crafts, and much more! Registration is required for this event. When: Saturday, January 13, 2018 Time: 12:00 pm- 4:00 pm Location: Orchard Mall, 6337 Orchard Lake Road Cost: Free For […]

A Zoo in the Stars @ Wint Nature Center 2/3/18-Clarkston

We know that the night sky is filled with stars and constellations, but did you know that there is a “zoo” in the stars? Join Wint Nature Center as they learn about animals in the sky and the legends that surround them. Then enter StarLab, a portable and inflatable planetarium and discover the animals that […]

All Aboard “The Polar Express” 12/16-Madison Heights

Join in on an enchanting adventure of winter magic as you take a trip on The Polar Express – no round trip ticket needed. Make a decorative holiday craft and then watch the family-fun movie while enjoying a cup of hot cocoa and some cookies. Wear your pajamas if you like. $5/person. Pre-registration with payment […]

Kids’ Holiday Fun Mini-Camp 12/9-Clarkston

Back by popular demand – Kids can come to the nature center for a morning of holiday fun. This is a kids-only event, so leave your parents at the door. The program includes a nature talk, snack and more. In addition, make an all-new holiday craft to take home and give to someone special. This […]

Nature Sprouts @ Red Oaks Nature Center 11/18-Madison Heights

Foster your child’s love of nature at this program designed for children 3-6 years old accompanied by an adult. Indoor and outdoor hands-on nature discovery will include a hike, craft, story, snack and more. This fall session will focus on “Animals of Day and Night.” Other arrangements should be made for siblings. When: Nov. 18th […]

Autumn Magic @ Independence Oaks County Park 10/14-Clarkston

Bring the family to enjoy sweet, colorful autumn magic. Press apples into cider, enjoy a fall snack, and craft a leaf-print T-shirt. Experience the magic of nature in the fall with naturalist-led activities in beautiful Independence Oaks County Park. Bring a light-colored T-shirt for printing. Cost: $5/person. Pre-registration with payment required. Call 248-858-0916 weekdays or […]

Mad Hatter TREE Party @ Wint Nature Center-Clarkston

Put on your most eccentric hat and come to the nature center to celebrate Mad Hatter Day with a Mad Hatter TREE party! Take a walk through the forest and learn about some of the weird, wonderful, and wackiest things about trees. Afterwards, there will be a craft, snack, and of course, “Tea Time.” Pre-registration […]

Oakland Yard Athletics Summer Camps 2017-Waterford

Oakland Yard Athletics is offering their annual summer camps. They have a large variety of camps from pilot camp, drone camp, to cooking camp.  See their website for a list of camps for older kids as well as younger kids ages 3 to 13+. For full details, click here for brochure. It includes dates, fees, and […]

The Colors of Spring @ Red Oaks Nature Center 6/3-Madison Heights

Spring in Michigan is such a beautiful time. Learn about the local pollinators and common colorful, fragrant flowers we see everywhere. A ‘bee-utiful’ craft, snack, and hike will round out the vibrant festivities. When: June 3, 2017 Time: 10:30 am-noon Cost: $4 per person (Pre-registration with payment required. Please call 248-858-0916 Location: 30300 Hales St Madison […]

Children’s Craft at Oakland County Farmers Market MSU Extension 5/6-Waterford

Make fruit prints on reusable grocery bags with Michigan State University Extension-Health & Nutrition Sponsored by: Genisys Credit Union. What: Children’s Craft at the Oakland County Farmers Market When: Saturday, May 6 Time: 8:00 am to Noon Location: Oakland County Farmers Market: 2350 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328    

Feather Fest at Wint Nature Center 5/6-Clarkston

Meet live birds of prey provided by Howell Nature Center. Feather fun includes a bird hike to see how many birds you can find, as well as bird-related games and crafts. Call 248-858-0916 weekdays or Wint Nature Center on Saturdays. When: Saturday, May 6th Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm Cost: Free (Park entry fee of $5 applies) Location: […]

Mother’s Day Breakfast @ the Detroit Zoo 5/14/17

Calling all moms! You and your family are invited to celebrate Mother’s Day at the Detroit Zoo! Enjoy breakfast in the Wildlife Interpretive Gallery. Families will also get to enjoy the beautiful butterflies in the butterfly garden. Events include a wonderful buffet breakfast, a gift, and a chance for children to make a special gift […]

Bunnyville at the Detroit Zoo 4/14-4/15

Are you ready for Bunnyville at the Detroit Zoo? When: April 14-15 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. The event is free with admission! Families will get to participate in crafts, enjoy live entertainment, and much more! There will also be a golden egg hunt. Over 100 eggs will be hidden throughout the day along […]

Little House Literature Class Returns for Fall 2016-Waterford

This fall, girls will continue on their journey with Laura Ingalls as her family faces health challenges and financial struggles that result in another move west chronicled in By the Shores of Silver Lake. The one hour class will begin September 13th at 2pm, meeting for nine total weeks.  Please try to locate the book prior […]

The Academy Homeschool Co-op 5th Annual Homeschool Used Book Sale 7/21-Sterling Heights

The Academy Homeschool Co-op of Sterling Heights is having their 5th Annual Homeschool Used Book Sale on July 21, 2016. If you have new/used educational books, games, or materials to sell feel free to drop the items off.  All you need to do is make sure all items are priced and labeled.  A 10% fee […]

Crazy Clean Up Storytime and Crafts with Cowboy Alex 4/23-Royal Oak

Listen to Cowboy Alex read fun stories about cleaning-up, joke around with his puppet pals and do silly magic tricks. Plus, kids and parents will make an awesome craft using recycled material! Free Parking! Good for kids ages 3 – 7 years old. Saturday, April 23rd @ 11:00 am – Noon. $5.00 per child. Held […]

4-H Discovery Day 5/7-Davisburg

Date: May 7, 2016 – May 7, 2016Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.Location: Springfield Oaks County Park, 12451 Andersonville Rd, Davisburg, MI 48350Contact: Jason Scot,, 248-858-08924-H Discovery is a free family event open to the public providing educational hands-on experiences in a friendly atmosphere. 4-H Discovery day is a partnership between Michigan State University Extension 4-H […]

Splendid Spiders 6/14-New Boston

Learn about spider anatomy and how to identify some of the common species.  Students will get a chance to see (preserved) brown recluse and black widow spiders up close.  Each student will create a fun spider craft to take home. Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 Time: 10:00AM – Noon Location: Crosswinds Marsh, 27600 Haggery Road, […]

Make it to the Mill – Kites! 7/9-Westland

Make your own kites, and then – “Let’s go fly a kite, up to the highest height!!” Hines Park will provide the open space and hopefully enough wind for lift off! A local kite club will be on hand to demonstrate some unusual kites. Indoors and outdoors, Ages 6 and up, with parental assistance. Additional […]

I Scream For Ice Cream Storytime and Crafts with Cowboy Alex 3/19-Royal Oak

Listen to Cowboy Alex read fun stories about ice cream, joke around with his puppet pals and do silly magic tricks. Plus, kids and parents will make an awesome Ice Cream craft using recycled material! Good for kids ages 3 – 7 years old. When: Saturday, March 19th @ 11:00 am – Noon. Cost: $5.00 […]

Bunnyville at the Detroit Zoo March 25-26 {Free with Admission}

Have you been to Bunnyville at the Detroit Zoo? This March 25-26, families will get to participate in games, crafts, live entertainment, and much more!  This event even includes a “gold egg hunt!”  Families are also encouraged to bring “non-perishable food donations” to Gleaners Community Food Bank. For full details of this event, click here.   […]

Learn About Slithering Snakes at Nankin Mills Interpretive Center 2/27

  Are you teaching your student about  snakes?  The Nankin Mills Interpretive Center is offering a learning session where children will learn about 17 different kinds of snakes.  Children will be making a craft to take home.  This is an indoor program recommended for ages 6 and up. When: Saturday, February 27th Time: 10:00 AM-11:30 […]

Beary Beary Fun Storytime and Crafts with Cowboy ALEX 2/27-Royal Oak

Listen to Cowboy Alex read fun stories about bears, joke around with his puppet pals, and do silly magic tricks. Plus, kids and parents will make an awesome Bear craft using recycled material! Good for kids ages 3 – 7 years old. Saturday,February 27th @ 11:00 am – Noon. $5.00 per child. Free parking! Held […]

Free and Low Cost Events at Michaels in January 2016

  During the month of January, Michaels will offer a variety of free and low-cost in-store crafting events including an instructor Open House, a Warm Up America knitting and crochet party, paper crafting Valentine’s Day cards, jewelry making, drawing, painting classes and more! Kids Club events in January include snowflake banner decorations, a snowman mobile, […]

Excellent Eggs and Bacon Storytime and Crafts with Cowboy ALEX 1/23/2016

  Listen to Cowboy Alex read fun stories about bacon and eggs, joke with his puppet pals, and do silly magic tricks. Plus, kids and parents will make an awesome Bacon Mobile using recycled material! Free parking! Good for kids ages 3 – 7 years old. When: Saturday, January 23rd @ 11:00 am – Noon. […]

Between Friends Craft Show 12/4-12/5-Canton

The Between Friends Craft show is an experience you don’t want to miss.  This is a quaint, in-home craft show.  You won’t find another like it in the area.  Many of the crafts you will see for example are: card sets, jewelry, aprons, baked goods, homemade soap, sewn items, recycled items, repurposed jewelry, accessories, pallet signs, crocheted, […]

Free and Low Cost Events at Michaels for the Family This December

During the month of December, Michaels will offer a variety of free and low-cost in-store crafting events including a Gingerbread House building Workshop and Kids Club events where kids can make clothespin character ornaments and Perler Santa Belt coasters for the whole family to enjoy. Crafters of all skill levels and their families are invited […]

Frigid Frozen Storytime & Crafts with Cowboy ALEX 12/19-Royal Oak

  Listen to Cowboy Alex read cool winter stories, joke with his puppet pals, and do silly magic tricks. Plus, kids and parents will make an awesome frigid frozen craft! FREE PARKING! Good for kids ages 3 – 7 years old.Saturday, December 19th @ 11:00 am – Noon. $5.00 per child. Held at: The Royal Oak […]

Gobble Gobble Storytime and Crafts with Cowboy ALEX 11/21-Royal Oak

Listen to Cowboy Alex read turkey stories, joke with his puppet pals, and do silly magic tricks. Plus, kids and parents will make an awesome turkey sculpture craft! FREE PARKING! Good for kids ages 3 – 7 years old. Saturday, November 21st @ 11:00 am – Noon. Cost: $5.00 per child. Held at: The Royal […]

Troy Historic Village Field Trip Opportunity 8/6

On August 6th, Troy Historic Village will be having a “Summer Enchanted Evening” event. Summer Enchanted Evening will run from 4:00 pm-8:00 pm and is a drop-in open house. The event features a sing along, music performances, snacks, and crafts. The cost is $3 for children 6-12, $5 for adults and free for children under 6-years-old. No […]

Knick Homeschool Events for December

For those who are interested in joining  Knick homeschool events for December, details are below and sign up is on their website: 2014 Final Events! Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm Date: December 3rd. Wednesday sign up now open! (Closes Nov. 28th, or when full.) Location: Salem-South Lyon District Library 9800 Pontiac Trail, South Lyon  Chemistry of Cookies […]

Free Thanksgiving Printables and Unit Studies

Wow! Can you believe Thanksgiving is already next week?  So much to plan and do and so little time. This time of year I love trying to do as many Thanksgiving crafts, unit studies, etc., with my homeschool, but time slips by and we end up not doing what was planned previously.  Who can relate with me […]

Big Fall Sale at Craftsy: All Classes up to 50% Off

I am so excited about this  as two out of my three girls love baking and sewing.  Craftsy is such a fun learning tool for our homeschool and I love that they are inexpensive. What kinds of classes are offered at Craftsy? Sewing Cake Decorating Food & Cooking Painting Photography Jewelry Knitting Crocheting Embroidery Quilting […]

Enter to Win a Decorating Set PLUS the Perfect Cupcake Ends 8/26

Craftsy is having a fun giveaway where you can win a decorating set and the perfect cupcake.  When it comes to kids and baking, this is the perfect combo! It’s very easy to enter.  I just entered for my 8 year old who absolutely adores baking.  All you have to do is enter your email […]

STEM Science Kit

Have you heard of Green Kid Crafts?  They are having an awesome back to school sale that you don’t want to miss out on. If you are looking to spice up your science curriculum, they have STEM Science Kits allowing children to learn through hands-on approaches, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) experiments. The science kit […]

Free and Low-Cost Crafting Events at Michaels This August

Michaels, North America’s largest arts and crafts retailer, will offer free and low-cost in-store crafting events for adults and children throughout the month of August, including Free Family Craft Time where kids can make a Duck Tape® picture frame for free. The complete list of events is below and will be offered at all Michaels […]

Eco Friendly Craft Kits

I was recently introduced to crafts that are eco-friendly.  Gotta love that, right?  Green Kid Crafts offers earth friendly creativity through a variety of options such as: Month-to-Month Subscription Gift Subscriptions Discovery Boxes Creativity Kits STEM Science Kits and more! These kits also make great gifts!  I am looking into ordering some kits for our homeschool this fall. […]

Summer Farm Camp Ages 8-12-New Boston

Are you looking for a unique yet educational summer camp for your 8-12 year old? This week-long day camp will give kids a first-hand experience living, working, playing, and producing on a small family farm.  Sounds exciting so far, doesn’t it? The children will experience how to care for a horse, cow, pigs, and poultry, and then will learn […]

Free and Low Cost Craft Events at Michaels

Michaels, North America’s number one arts and crafts retailer, will offer in-store crafting events for adults and children throughout the month of June, including free family craft time for Father’s Day where kids can make a card for dad for free.  Awesome, right? Here is the list and dates for the upcoming craft events at […]

Creative Ideas for Recycling

Have you ever been to the Scrap Box in Ann Arbor?  It is an amazing facility filled with hundreds of objects such as: buttons, paper, beads, etc. What makes this so special?  They are all recycled items hence their slogan: “Creative Ideas for Recycling.” They offer a variety of workshops and even birthday party options […]

10 Fun Turkey and Thanksgiving Themed Desserts

We love these ideas from Crafty Mama of 4 and think you will too! Looking to add a fun cupcake or dessert to your Thanksgiving table? Try one of these festive turkey and Thanksgiving themed dessert ideas! Nutter Butter Turkey Cupcake Recipe at Spoonful Oreo Turkey Pops Recipe at Hoosier Homemade Thanksgiving Apple Tarts Recipe […]

Recycled Crafts To Keep Kids Warm

Learn to make scarves, mittens, and slippers from discarded or thrifted jeans and sweaters! These easy crafts keep kids warm through the winter! Leslie Science & Nature Center’s (Ann Arbor) young visitors sometimes arrive not-quite prepared for the weather, so they’ll waive the registration fee if you make and donate one item for their use – or […]

Crochet Storage Basket Pattern: Free and Easy

If you’re teaching crochet in your homeschool, be sure to save this cute pattern.  This would make a nice hand-made gift for someone.  This pattern was originally found at–please be sure to click the link and say “thank you.” This round Fold-over Crochet Storage Basket or cache pot is great for storing items in […]

Paint with Spiders

Check out this fun homeschool art idea from Fantastic Fun & Learning! If you follow this blog, you know we love to explore painting with many different kinds of materials. Paintbrushes are great, but sometimes we just like to try something new. Some of our favorites have been painting with rocks, pine needles, pom poms, tea bags, vegetables, and corn kernels, […]

20 Halloween Cupcakes Kids Will Love

We think these cupcakes, originally spotted at are just adorable.  Have fun! Halloween is almost here and if your life is anything like mine, you will be looking for a fun, easy Halloween cupcake idea for your kid’s classroom party.  I searched the web here are 20 awesome ideas to help inspire you. Jack […]

Homemade & Hands-On Lessons!

Homemade & Hands-On Lessons! By Lisa Barthuly What preschooler doesn’t love to get “hands-on”? Enjoy these fun and frugal recipes together for some old-fashioned learning! Homemade Play Doh 1/2 cup flour 1/4 cup salt 1/2 cup water 1/2 tablespoon oil 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar A few drops of food coloring to get the colors/shades […]

25 Halloween Party Crafts For Kids

We love these fun ideas from Crafty Mamma of 4 and think you will too! There are a little over 2 weeks to go until those classroom parties and everyone knows kids love to do Halloween crafts at their party.  Here are 25 easy party crafts for kids to get your creative juices flowing! There […]

Frankenstein Gingerbread Men Sugar Cookies

These Frankenstein Gingerbread Men are just adorable. These were created by Brie of Brie Brie Blooms. Please be sure to visit the original post and leave her a comment! With Halloween on its way, we are starting to have some fun with festive baking in the kitchen.  This week we made green Frankenstein cookies using […]

Easy DIY Halloween Crafts for Kids

We love these ideas from Connie at MiscFinds4u and think you will too! I love Halloween! Every year I get so excited to pull out my decorations, and now that my son is old enough to understand what’s going on things have gotten even more exciting. This week we put out my collection of pumpkins, skeletons […]

20 DIY Halloween Project Ideas

My kids love crafts and they love Halloween. They are always begging me to buy more supplies and do more things every year. Here are a couple of ideas of fun things that you can with kids of all ages: 1. Hanging Fall Wreath Chandelier from Practically Functional 2. Fall Owl Wreath from Glued to […]

October Online Classes with Craftsy

Craftsy just recently launched some new online classes for the month of October.  They look pretty interesting and fun.  Here are the latest classes available: •Simply Stunning: Hand-Stamped Cakes with Erin Gardner  •Underneath It All with Linda Lee •Water Views: Acrylic Landscapes with Bennett Vadnais •Blocking Handknits with Kate Atherly All the classes range from […]

600+ Halloween Pumpkin Stencils You Don’t Want to Miss

Every year we love carving pumpkins. Everyone in the family spends time picking out the perfect pumpkin and then we get to decide what we are going to do with it. We have this insane kit from Japan that can do virtually anything to a pumpkin and my husband is really good at carving. Check […]

Homeschool Pottery Classes Start Oct 8-Register Now

Register now for homeschool pottery classes! Would your child enjoy learning how to use a pottery wheel? Make their own hot cocoa mug, a plate or bowl? Design, build and sculpt a new project each week? Even paint their OWN art? Then finally, decorate their home with their own one of a kind art?Small, personal classes in private […]

Fall Sign-Up Open for Knickerbocker Events

The whole schedule for Knickerbocker is posted through December!  Feel free to join for any of their events 🙂  Spots are still available for; Soap Box Derby, Money Makers, Bone Bash, Deconstruction Day, Ghoulish Decorating 101, Home Arts, Catapults and Trebuchets, AND Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day! Visit the website for more details for Fall Knick Events! Contact Details […]

Exploring Creativity with Model Rocket Kits

Does your child love anything related to science including aerospace, specifically rockets?  There is a pretty cool site that you and your child may enjoy exploring, especially if you like building and creating together. sells model rocket kits, parts, and accessories to get your creative juices flowing.  They are currently having a model rocket sale […]

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Kiwi Crate’s award-winning, monthly subscription service makes a wonderful gift for kids ages 3-7.  For less than $20 per month, your little one will receive multiple arts, crafts, and science activities-delivered right to your door.  Sounds like fun, doesn’t it?  Especially for summer homeschooling or enrichment activities. Hurry! From now until July 1st, Kiwi Crate […]

Disney’s PLANES/Father’s Day Activity

Looking for some Father’s Day activities for the kids?  Here are some fun PLANES activities to help you celebrate this special day.  It’s coming up fast so take advantage of this fun and free resource. Disney’s PLANES releases in theatres everywhere on August 9th! Just click banner below to get your free activity!     […]

Free Online Cooking & Craft Classes

Have you heard of yet?  I just discovered this really neat site that offers online classes in quilting, sewing, knitting, cake decorating, cooking and more.  There are so many great classes you can take yourself or incorporate into your homeschool curriculum. Classes vary in cost from $20 – $50, but there is a really […]

Free Lesson Plans: The Missing Mitten Mystery

Title: The Missing Mitten Mystery Author: Steven Kellogg Illustrator: Steven Kellogg Ages: 3 & up Description (from Amazon): Annie and her dog, Oscar, have had a busy day playing in the snow. Somehow Annie’s red mitten has disappeared in all the fun. They look high and low. . . . It’s not on the sledding […]

Easy Sew Valentine's Garland
Easy Valentine’s Love Garland

This easy Valentine’s Love Garland is project is quick and easy; perfect for the beginning sewer!  

Free Lesson Plans: Snowmen at Night

Title:Snowmen at Night Author: Caralyn Beuhner Illustrator: Mark Buehner Ages: 5 & up Description (from Amazon): Have you ever built a snowman and discovered the next day that his grin has gotten a little crooked, or his tree-branch arms have moved? And you’ve wondered . . . what do snowmen do at night? This delightful […]

Free Lesson Plans: The Attic Christmas

Title: The Attic Christmas Author: B.G. Hennessy Illustrator: Dan Andreasen Ages: 4 – 8 Description (from Amazon): When Angel, Mr. Macaroni, Silver Bell, Skier, Special Delivery, Santa, and Camel find themselves stuck in the attic one year, they realize something is wrong. Lily always hangs them on the tree for her grandchildren, but now her […]

Free Lesson Plans: Mrs. Greenberg’s Messy Hanukkah

Title: Mrs. Greenberg’s Messy Hanukkah Author: Linda Glaser Illustrator: Nancy Cole Ages: 4 – 8 Description (from Amazon): Although it’s the first night of Hanukkah, Rachel’s parents tell her there won’t be any latkes until the relatives come to visit next week. Undeterred, the child goes over to the exceedingly tidy house of her neighbor, […]

Free Thanksgiving Lesson Plans: I Know an Old Lady that Swallowed a Pie

Title: I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed A Pie Author: Allison Jackson Illustrator: Judith Byron Schachner Ages: 4 – 8 Description (from Amazon): In the awfully silly I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie, children’s librarian and author Alison Jackson bypasses pilgrims completely and cuts straight to the stomach of Thanksgiving in […]

FISH Homeschooling Support Group in Belleville

FISH, Families in Support of Homeschooling, is a support group that meets weekly for an hour of gym time with an instructor and an hour of classroom time which can include snack, creative projects, crafts and games. When: Tuesdays from 10 am to Noon. Where: Belleville For more information, please visit the FISH website.

DIY Personal Rubber Stamps for LetterBoxing

  Summer Scouts, Week Three: LetterBoxing and rubber stamping go hand in hand, and I had never done a DIY of either until now.  Letterboxing was a concept that I had heard small whisperings of for a while but for some reason had never explored further.  I think perhaps I was intimidated by geocaching, and so […]

Homeschool Crafts: How To Create a Binder for Scouts

If you remember from our first week of Scouting, I had the kids making seed bombs for a naturalist/restoration badge.  I brought them to Belle Isle Park, in Detroit, where there is an entire island in need of attention.  If you locals have never visited, I hope you do soon as there is a Conservatory, Nature […]

Crandom Rafting – Summer Crafts for Kids

As you read this we are heading home from sight-seeing and visiting friends and family throughout Tennessee, South Carolina and Virgina!  Because of that I was not able to put together the next post in the Scout Series, but I thought I would give you a few Crandom Rafts to try.  Yes, I’m tired from […]

How To Make Your Own Screen Print T-Shirts

Making Summer Scouts T-Shirts In my previous post I mentioned that if you follow along with me, I’ll give you instructions for each of the projects my scouts and I are doing this summer. Week One:  Making Group T-Shirts I wanted the scouts to make their own shirts to wear on our field trips, instead […]

DIY Summer Scouts

For some time now, I’ve been looking into having my girls join something such as Girl, Fireside, Spiral Scouts, etc, but for one reason or another none of those seemed to quite fit our needs.  The concept in general attract me but certain things were not as appealing (selling cookies, for instance).  Okay I suppose if […]

Homeschool Art: Summer Rhythm Rainbow

Homeschool Art: Summer Rhythm Rainbow Okay fellow homeschoolers, now is about the time of year when the world around us is teeming with the anticipation of doing all the amazing things we tend to take for granted all year.   What makes me say this, you wonder?  Before I answer that I first need to officially […]

Homeschool Pottery Class in Northville

Reese Pottery announces the last session for this school year — space is limited to 6 students per class. Would your child love to learn how to use a pottery wheel? Make their own mug, plate or bowl they can actually use & Mom can put in a dishwasher? Design, build and sculpt a new […]

Make a Labrynith
Kids Create: How to Make a Bedroom Labrynith

My oldest is going to be eleven this year, and for as long as I can remember she’s learned best through movement.  She’s not a hyper-active kid with intense bursts of energy (like her sister, for instance) but she’s been one to bounce around happily for hours on end, just thinking.  For this reason and […]

Kids in the Kitchen: Dog Biscuits

These doggies biscuits were the perfect craft for AV and her daddy.  Cooking/Crafting in the name of our furry friends often is the best way to connect with a younger child.  She enjoyed rolling the dough and cutting it into bone shapes, and was also excited to use Photoshop to design her label. Daddy was […]

Easy Valentine’s Cards

I don’t know about you, but we always encounter the same problem regarding cards for the Red Holiday.  While you would think a homeschooled child would have fewer cards to hand out, as they are not in a class of 25ish other kids, they in fact have many more people to possibly make cards for!  […]

How to Make a Game Spinner

We just came home from a wonderful vacation.  Thank goodness for a long weekend directly following it, though!  We attended the Unschooler’s Waterpark Gathering at the Kalahari Resort in Ohio, and I must say that attending a conference for vacation is actually a bit of work.  The work is beyond worth it though.  I also […]

Homeschool Crafting: Rhythm Rainbow

Glossing over an awkward introduction, my name is Sara Evans and I will be bringing you a semi-weekly article about Crafting in the Homeschool.  This is a new addition to Homeschooling inDetroitand I am thrilled to be here!  It’s my hope that I can offer crafting ideas specifically tailored to homeschoolers, and ones that are […]


Sara Evans (along with husband Brian) is raising two girls, born ’01 & ’06. They’ve been eclecticly-homeschooled their entire lives, pursuing passions rather than grades. Sara’s passions – in addition to homeschooling her girls! – include hoopdancing, natural living, and of course creating meaningful, functional crafts. She is founder of a secular Macomb County homeschool meetup group and owner of Etsy shop SunRaye Designs. Sara is currently teaching a class called Hogwarts America to tween homeschoolers at a local cooperative. When time allows she also volunteers for the Macomb chapter of the non-profit organization BirthNetwork National.

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