No Non-cents Nanna

Practical tips and advice for a family friendly lifestyle


Snowman that Doesn’t Melt: It’s Felt

Who wants to build a snowman inside where it’s warm?

I’m curious about how many little kids are singing, “Do you Want to Build a Snowman” from Disney’s movie Fozen. I know, our family sings that song over and over whether or not  I wear the snowman suit made of felt that won’t melt.

With temperatures dropping and snow on the mountain tops its time to start thinking about gathering fake snow for crafts big and small; singing some songs about snow and playing some bone chilling games with out even goin gout side in the freezing cold and snow. READ MORE


Sensory Overload of Kid Activities to be Unveiled at Local Colorado Springs Events

Sneak peak at affordable felt busy bag activities...stay tune for sneak peak at Sensory Play Catalog (made lovingly the No Non-cents Nanna way) coming soon.

Sneak peak at affordable felt busy bag activities…stay in touch for sneak peak at Sensory Play Catalog (made lovingly the No Non-cents Nanna way) coming soon.

No Non-cents Nanna has an announcement,or 2, for her Colorado Springs parent and pres-school teacher neighbors about up coming events and family fun craft items!

First: This post will direct families in the Colorado Springs area to the best of the best  Holiday Vendor Crafts shows from Halloween to Christmas..

… and of course No Non-cents Nanna will be a vendor displaying what she does best- Fun Sensory Stuff for Kids! READ MORE


Making Breakfast Sensory Play from Felt: Tracing Shapes

Felt breakfast

Felt breakfast. Image copyright Malika Bourne

There is some very nice sensory play items on the commercial market. But, I prefer to make my own felt shapes versus purchasing manufactured products.

This multi-part post will show you how to get started making economical  felt shapes for pre-school children and younger grade school children.

Making felt items for kids to experience texture and shapes is requires minimal artistic skills and few tools. READ MORE