Crafts

Party Idea: Sleepover Camp

Photos: Karen DB Photography Décor Set up brightly colored tents and a picnic table full of outdoor snacks, and ask happy campers to pack their own sleeping bags and favorite stuffed animals. Our keiki had a great time at a local…

Make It: Foaming Soap Dispenser

Photo: Karen DB Photography We love foaming soap. The suds stay on little ones hands instead of slipping into the sink and our kids like playing with bubbles every time they wash up. Hereʻs a simple way to have some…

Make It: Keiki Decorated Dishes

Photo: Karen DB PhotographySharpies, ceramic dishes and a little baking time create an adorable, handdrawn keepsake for your cupboards. Here's a way to keep your little one's drawings forever. Let them deck out ceramic plates, mugs or bowls and bake…

Make It: Valentine’s Day Play Dough

Ingredients: 2 cups water 2 cups flour 1 cup salt 4 teaspoon cream of tartar 2 tablespoons cooking oil such as canola Red food coloring Mint or peppermint extract Glitter Cupcake liners Directions: Mix the flour, salt and cream of…

Minion Valentine

Who doesn't love the cute little Minions from Despicable Me? Here's a Valentine idea suitable for girls and boys of all ages. Materials: Milano-brand cookiesPowdered sugarMilkBlue food coloringChocolate chipsCandy eyesZiploc bag Toothpicks Directions: 1. Prepare the blue icing (see below).…

15 Holiday Stocking Stuffers Under $15

  1. The Original Toy Company wood shape shifter, $5.95, Thinker Toys, Kahala Mall, 735-5442.2. Felt headband, $12, Petit at the Royal, The Royal Hawaiian: A Luxury Collection Resort, 921-2125.3. Animal Crayons, $7.50 for a six-piece set, Up and Riding,…

Party Time: Mission Space

    Invitation: Mission control sets the launch date, then count down until the celebration begins.   Web Exclusive: Download space-themed templates of invitations, food labels, favor tags and game signs.   Décor: Gaze into the night sky and spot…

Party Time: Ship Ahoy

  Photos: Karen DB Photography   Invitation: The adventure begins as your guests are invited to find their way to the fun. Décor: Imagine a band of pirates have staked their claim on your territory. Red, black and white stripes,…

Party Time: Hungry Caterpillar

    Décor: A tribute to Eric Carle’s iconic illustrations frame your plush environment, so all your little caterpillar friends are comfy, cozy and right at home. Red, blue, yellow, green and purple watercolor dots, and a few dangling accents…