Welcome to the Family Fun Blog

Look here for daily ideas for fun for your family, whether its crafts, games, outdoor activities or party ideas, you’re sure to find it here. There are three bloggers who will be sharing great ideas with you.

I am Laura Torres, and my primary focus will be crafts, activities and parties. I have so much to share with you. Here’s how I justify my existence as a blogger on this site: I am the author of two dozen or so craft and activity books for kids and teens from Klutz Press, American Girl, Disney and Workman, and I write craft articles regularly for FamilyFun magazine and other publications. I used to be the lifestyle editor at American Girl magazine, which was my favorite job ever. If your daughter has a boa-framed corkboard or princess drape over her bed, I might be to blame! I’ve also worked as an editor of activity, craft and non-fiction books for kids, most recently at Klutz Press. You can read more and see my books at lauratorres.com.

Also, I create craft-based birthday party kits, based on tried-and-true activities I’ve done with groups of kids at different events around the country, so I can probably help you plan a successful party for your kids or family. The fact that I have six children (two of my own and four step-kids) has also given me plenty of hands-on party-throwing.

I will be posting fresh ideas daily. I love what I do and I love to share it all. I’d also love for you to share your ideas and ask questions. Do you need to know a great holiday craft for a preschooler? Something that is inexpensive and easy to do for your third-grader’s entire class? A fun craft for your fourteen-year-old daughter’s slumber party? Bring it on! That’s what I’m here for.