Whether you plan on gathering folks for a party or just hanging out with the family, don your lawn with this festive DIY 4th of July craft that will have people cheering for the red, white and blue!
Cute Bunny Message Holders
Spread springtime happiness with these adorable milk-carton bunny envelopes that hold sweet Easter messages. Your kids can give them to family, friends and teachers to say “Happy Easter” in their own special way.
I (heart) this banner! It’s simple to make using repurposed Hiland Dairy Organic Milk cartons. The fun conversation heart design will add lovely charm to your mantel or doorway for Valentine’s Day.
A Fun Craft for a Snowy Day
You may not have the warmest thoughts when you think of penguins: the South Pole, freezing temps, snow and ice might come to mind. But when my kids and I transformed Hiland Dairy Yogurt containers into these cute little penguins, they stirred up lots of warm, fuzzy thoughts and big smiles.
Sending Holiday Cheer
It’s the time of year when your mailbox fills with holiday cards that spread good cheer and well wishes from near and far. Instead of buying greeting cards this year, enhance upcoming festivities with homemade cards using repurposed Hiland Dairy paper cartons. Each one will be unique and made with love.
The holidays always seem to throw off my kiddos’ after-school routines. This clock craft is an easy way for them to keep track of their after-school activities like watching TV, doing homework and reading. If you have the same struggle in your household, grab an empty Hiland Dairy Milk jug and start crafting. After all, there’s no time like the present!
A Perfectly Fun and Delicious Summer Activity for the Whole Family
Coming up with the summer fun ice cream pops was pretty easy. I wanted something the kids could just play around making, without much instruction.
Happy May Day!
The first day of May reminds us of fresh blooms, warmer weather and cupcakes. You read that correctly … cupcakes! Top these little cakes with scrumptious buttercream frosting and you’ve got a hit on your hands.
It’s a Hoot!
With spring around the corner, birds will be chirping around before we know it, and this owl bird feeder craft will look amazing in your yard. Plus, you’ll get to watch all the birds enjoying a snack. Let’s get crafting!
And All Through The Town …
Creating a village out of repurposed Hiland Dairy Milk cartons is a great hands-on project for you and your kids this holiday season. Start saving your cartons now so when holiday break starts, your kids can start crafting away! Follow these step-by-step directions and you’ll have a festive village in no time.
What do a cow, Elvis and Tiger Woods have in common? They’ve all made appearances at state fairs. Well, the butter sculpture versions of them anyway. I love state fairs because of the people, fun and food. And being the Dairy Diva that I am, I wanted to find out how regional state fairs incorporate dairy into their lineups. What I found out is amazing.
It’s Relaxing. It’s Fun. It’s Summer Vacation!
We got some unexpected, but really chillin’ guests this year – the Coneys! Scoop, Cookie, Chip and Cherry popped up in some of our vacation fun. Check them out!
Six new ice cream flavors join the Hiland Dairy family…and we put them to the test!
Peanut butter and jelly, milk and cookies, cell phones and chargers…one thing just doesn’t go without the other. That’s why when I think of summer, I think of ice cream! And Hiland Dairy has six new flavors that my kids wanted to put to the test. I mean really, who wouldn’t?
Get to it!
With summer right around the corner, there’s no better time to write a list of must-do activities to keep the kiddos busy. Try to think outside the norm. Your kids might think some are hits and others are misses, but at least you’re exposing them to new things. Here are some wacky ideas to toss on your list…
Tomorrow is National Picnic Day.
With the weather warming up and the birds chirping, there’s no better time to pack your picnic basket and spend the day at the park. Our family loves to go on picnics. Over the course of the years, I’ve turned an ordinary lunch into a creative outing with the family. Here are some of my tricks…
Plant a seed and watch it grow with this easy DIY seed starter!
Now is the time to create your seed starter garden so you can enjoy fresh veggies and herbs all summer long. This DIY project is the perfect way to reuse my empty Hiland Dairy Yogurt containers and is easy enough for the kids to get involved. I put mine together in a jiffy and so can you!
It doesn’t take long for my kids to become “bored stiff” just a few hours into their winter vacation from school. I’m expecting them to ask me for creative solutions to their boredom woes, so I’ve loaded up on ideas to keep them content. Here a just a few…
Why spend a fortune on Holiday decorations when you already have what you need to brighten up your home? Check out this crafty way to create Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and their reindeer from repurposed milk jugs. This idea is super easy and fun for the kids!
Here at The Hiland Home, we know the importance of recycling. However, teaching your child the importance of being environmentally friendly is easier said than done. That’s why we’ve come up with these ideas on how you can repurpose your Hiland Dairy milk jugs into something fun and sustainable for the kids to use!
My daughter’s birthday was coming up and I needed to find an activity that would be interesting to a group of six to twelve year old girls. Here’s the challenge: I wanted to do something out of the ordinary and inexpensive … or ‘cheap’ if you prefer!
On the plus side, my daughter loves to be crafty and I encourage her to use her imagination. So, together we came up with the idea of a ‘Milk Jug Jam Party.’
School is out…now what? Once kids get over the initial excitement of not having to head to class on weekday mornings, there’s a very real danger of boredom setting in – especially when it comes to teenagers. The temptation will be to sleep until noon and then spend the rest of the day playing video games or chatting with friends on their mobile devices.
This summer, instead of letting your kids lie around the house doing virtually nothing, why not use summer as an opportunity to engage in family activities that not only bring everyone closer together, but also let them learn a thing or two!