Trying to do it all from home? We can help!

Welcome to HomeRoom, our sanity station for Work-From-Home parents who need to keep their kids busy during the workday.

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Ashley Bitner, our A+D Representative for our Richmond, Virginia Beach and Charlottesville offices, has mastered the creative art of being a Work From Home Mom and a Designer. Check back for weekly inspiration for things you can do with your kids at home to keep them entertained (and to hopefully give you at least 30 minutes of free time).

May The Force Be With You

A long time ago in a galaxy far away… kids went to summer camp. Now they are camped out in your living room. Here are a few ideas to keep them entertained.

Grab some supplies for this furry Chewbaca:

  • Paper Bag
  • String or yarn
  • Googly Eyes
  • Fur or Wool
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Markers

Draw on that hairy beast or glue some fur on

Add the eyes and trim a jagged mouth on the flap, finish it off with a shoulder strap accent.

Open it up for a Chewy puppet!

Decorate your paper plates and staple them together for this 3D space ship

Pool Noodles make for safer light saber battles. Cut one in half and wrap some black electrical tape around the ends for a handle.

Can’t forget the wardrobe changes. Craft some Princess buns or Yoda Ears to really play the part.

Get the whole family involved for a group photo op

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May the Force be with you!

Let the Outside In!

You might not be able to visit your favorite campgrounds, but you can create the experience in your living room. Start with a tent, a blanket, a lantern and a cute kid!

You'll obviously need a fire.

Followed by S'mores.

And lastly, some snacks because all this camping will make you hungry.

Out of this world!

This week, we explored our solar system. First we researched moon rocks with the appropriate PPE. Take a old box, some plastic wrap and cut holes in the sides. Find some cool rocks and place in the box. Give your kids some gloves and let them explore!

Next, a good old fashioned magna-doodle. Just like the astronauts, right?

Then, we carefully made a replica of the solar system with paint, foam balls, string, and a little help from a space man.

Take your Kids to Disney Land. Kind of.

Start with a cute kid (Or several. Whatever you have at home works). Bonus if they have Disney-themed clothing.

Be sure to invite some friends.

Make Mickey Mouse shaped pancakes!

Create some Disney themed crafts from your favorite movie (Ashley and Miss Lelia Rae were inspired by the movie, Up).

Cut out a pair of mouse ears, turn off the lights, and use a flashlight to create fireworks (again, kind of).

Gee! It's like you're at the happiest place on earth!