MAD (Mindie, Adam, Alex, David) Family Fun is the result of friends and family asking "How do you find so much fun stuff to do?" So, I decided to share with everyone! There are no BIG secrets involved, I promise. I just have a knack for finding fun and now I want to share it with you!

MAD Family Fun is a place to find activities, events and ideas to have more fun with your family. Enjoy!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Mice Guys

Heart shaped mouse puppets!?!?! These are too stinkin cute!!!! Instead of bead eyes though, go for wiggly ones!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Kawasaki Disease Awareness Day

Here at MAD we love to have fun, but some days it is also important to keep in mind the things that can effect our children and their health. Today is Kawasaki Disease Awareness Day. Most of you have never heard of it but 80% of patients are UNDER 5 years of age! I would hope everyone takes a minute to make themselves aware of this disease and know the signs. And for those of you who have a child living with Kawasaki Disease, know that we here at MAD love you and hope you have some fun today. (((HUGS)))

We "love" this shirt idea

Disney's Family Fun site has come up with this easy and great looking idea to turn a tee shirt into a valentines. I picked up a pack of dollies at Dollar Tree for just a buck. It doesn't get much easier and your child will be so proud to wear something they made!

The Grumpy Old Troll's Wedding Day Maze

Here comes the....troll?!?!? LOL Can your child help him find his bride in this Dora the explorer maze?

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Play-doh lid bracelets

Every year at Christmas, our son always gets play-doh. But what happens when the play-doh dries out and your left with all those cans  and lids? Well for those of you with little girls, why not make bracelets out of the lids for them! Parents should do the cutting but the kids will love the end result.

Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension Activity Book

My son LOVES Phineas and Ferb. And I must admit, it is the one cartoon even I can sit through and have a laugh from time to time. He loved this movie so I am sure he will like this activity book!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Paper Fortune Cookies

Check out these super cute and oh so simple fortune "cookies" you can make with your little ones! Perfect for celebrating Chinese New Year!

Chinese New Year maze, word search, and more!

Looking for some fun ways to spend Chinese New Year???? Just click on the images ....


Word Search

Coloring card


Sunday, January 22, 2012

1 yr Anniversary give-a-way winner!!!!!! Is it YOU!?!?!

Congratulations to (drum roll please) ..............................

Missy Adema Hutchins

Send your address to and we will send you out your prize which includes a gift card to my favorite store!!!!!!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Celebrate Squirrel Appreciation Day, Jan. 21

What? You didn't know it was squirrel appreciation day?!?!?! Why, yes, yes it is! And here are some websites to help you celebrate this furry neighborhood friend. Lots of fun ideas await, so get clicking!

It has been 1 year of MAD Family FUN!!!

Can you believe it??? Today marker our 1 year "anniversary!" That's right folks, MAD Family Fun first posted one year ago today.

Were you here for our very first post??? If you were, THANK YOU so much for sticking with us. If not, THANK YOU for finding us!! We love our Fun Friends (you are NOT fans, you are our friends) very much. Here is to another year of having fun!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Chinese New Year's Cake

Feeling adventurous? Why not make a Nian Gao or Chinese New Year's Cake!

Make your own dragon

It is the year of the Dragon, so why not make a few! This craft is super simple. Just print off the head pattern and let your kids decorate them with crayons, markers, paint, glitter, whatever! Next attach crepe paper or ribbon and you will have your own dragon!

January 23 is Chinese New year

We here at MAD Family Fun love to celebrate holidays from all over the world and Chinese New Year is almost here! It is the year of the Dragon. Over the next few days we will share with you some fun ways to celebrate this holiday with your family.

What is Chinese New Year? Well, Chinese New Year is the most important of the Chinese holidays, and is a time of feasting with the family, celebration, fireworks and gift-giving. It is a 15-day holiday, beginning on the first day of a new moon and ending with the full moon on the day of the Lantern Festival.

Each year is marked by a different animal. Wonder what you are? Check here!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

What does that say!?!??!

I recently got a note home from school saying our son needs to work on his hand writing. Yes, I guess it could stand some improvement. What to do? I found this fun and useful Dora's Writing Practice Paper. It has the lines like they use is school. Now I can print off as much as he needs!

Disney Printable - UP Adventure Book

Based on the movie UP, this printable Adventure Book is awesome! It is filled with activities that will keep your children busy for a while. And I don't mean coloring and dot to dot.... I mean real activities they can do and have fun with. And when they complete each activity there are badges they get to glue in. This is VERY cute. Check it out!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Bear cam ... Jewel is in labor

We love this group. We have watched year after year as new cubs join the forest family. This year they have a cam in Jewel's den and it appears she is going into labor!!!! So stop by and check it out. You never know, you might get to see the miricale of birth and have the chance to watch her cub(s) grow. The really neat part is this cam has sound so you get to hear the cubs too!!!

FREE subscription to Baby Talk magazine

Get a FREE subscription to Baby Talk magazine!! I guess I have baby on the mind since ours is coming in just 3 weeks!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Cool Candy Craft

Every once in a while my son and I like to wander around Micheal's craft store. We can usually find a few discount craft kits for a buck to keep us busy on snowy days. Well this cheap mama found something she paid FULL price for! LOL Yes folks, a whole $3.99!!!

What did we buy? The Wilton Candy Necklace Kit. It comes with enough individually wrapped kits to make 8 necklaces (which is 50 cents a piece.) My son had a blast making and eating his. And the nice thing is we have enough to do it again and again! Like maybe again today when Nana and Papa stop by for a visit.

Winter fun

When it is 20 degrees out, the last thing we as parents want to do is stand outside and freeze our bums off. Am I right?!?! But I had a reminder yesterday, as I stood there freezing at the sledding hill, three weeks before my c-section date ..... this was a childhood memory my son will have always.

The joy on his frozen pink checked face as he raced passed me brought a smile to my heart. Why am I telling you all this? Because some times we need to suck it up and do things that may not appeal to us, but will bring our children great joy.

So put on those gloves, extra sock, and long undies and get out there. Forget your age and make a snow angel. Build a snowman. Bruise your butt on a sledding hill. Just remember, they are only small once and you don't want to miss out.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Free, fit and fun!

If you register over at Project Pet Slim Down, you’ll get $20 in Purina Veterinary Diet coupons and a FREE leash!! Awesome!! Think of all the fun you and your furry friend can have gettng in shape this summer on those long walks.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Max and Ruby...... Ruby and her little brother Max

Do your little ones like watching or reading about Max and Ruby? Why not let their imagination go wild with these Max and Ruby Play Set crafts!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Edible Origami!!!!

That's right! Edible Origami!!!!

Not only will these be fun to make, but also fun to eat!!! The filling is kid friendly so don't worry about them turning up their nose. You can also experiment with fillings and make new creations.

You can also make your own paper cups for you origami meal. So get folding and have fun!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Don't miss out!

Lowe's FREE Build and Grow Clinics are back for 2012 with some very neat projects. You don't want to miss out on this chance to spend time with your children making a wonderful project together!

January 14 Castle

January 28 Dino