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Make DIY Shrink Plastic From Packaging

October 29, 2014

Do you remember using Shrinky Dinks as a kid? I do. I specifically remember our super awesome babysitter bringing over a shrink plastic kit one Summer day. I was about five years old I think. I also remember feeling SO unbelievably excited! We decorated the plastic sheets, cut them out, and Miss Maya baked them […]

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DIY Nature Resist Fabric

May 27, 2014

This is a fun one for kids and adults alike! Use things you find in nature to make a pattern on some pre-washed cotton fabric. Next use a fabric spray paint (I used one from Tulip) and spray over your pattern from directly above. I kept the spray paint about a foot above my leaves […]

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Sidewalk Chalk Paint Recipes

March 19, 2014

This has been a long and icy Winter. Spring is finally peeking it’s happy, green head around the corner and I am SO ready to get the kids playing outside again…yes! What better way to encourage creativity in the sunshine than making an endless supply of sidewalk chalks and paints. Here are three excellent DIY […]

15 Easter Arts and Crafts For Kids

15 Cute and Easy Easter Arts and Crafts For Kids

March 12, 2014

My kids just LOVE to do Holiday-themed crafts. I buy a lot of those little felt kits, but sometimes I just want to be able to use stuff we have around the house. I found a bunch of crafts that are easy to do for small and bigger kids, and most of them use materials […]

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Easy ‘Cat In The Hat’ Pencil Holder

February 20, 2014

What is more fun than introducing your kids to something you loved as a child? It’s one of my very favorite things I get to do in this job called Mom. Dr. Seuss books are the best. I loved them when I was little and my kids do too… So when I saw this iconic […]

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Make a Heart Stamp From A Toilet Paper Roll

January 26, 2014

Michelle shared this adorable and little kid-friendly craft idea on her blog, Rust and Sunshine. Use old toilet paper rolls to create perfect heart-shaped stamps! She shows how to shape the stamp and use tape to secure it. (As well as her completely adorable little guy using the stamps!) You can use these to keep […]

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Crafting With Boys

December 10, 2013

I have 3 boys. They are all creative in their own ways (I think the baby is anyway!) But not all of them like crafting. I always wondered why…isn’t it just a lame gender stereotype? I’ve always taught my kids they can play any way they want to…dolls, purses, pink things…nothing is off limits just […]

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What to do with bored kids

November 17, 2013

Every time I go to the craft store, dollar store, or even sometimes the grocery store, I grab a couple of mini craft kits. They are usually very inexpensive and it lets me have a “go to” stash at home when the kids are acting up ’cause they are bored. (Oriental Trading has a bunch […]

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Super YOU

November 14, 2013

What does a super toddler need to supercharge his or her super powers? A nap? Some juice? (Oh. please. NO.) The thing just about every superhero needs a CAPE of course! The one pictured here was my husband’s from when he was small. Now, it works just as superbly for MY little guys. I love […]

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On The Rocks – Make a DIY Tic Tac Toe Set

July 27, 2013

  My kids love to paint rocks to make all sorts of things. We have made little rock creatures and even fun painted rocks to hide as a random surprise in the yard. This rock painting project from One Crafty Mumma lets you paint rocks with the kids and have a re-usable outdoor game to […]

Kids Spring Crafts: Homemade Cookie Cutter Bird Feeders

April 16, 2013

With the weather warming up, it is a great time to start crafting with nature in mind. A fun way to get started is with a simple handmade birdfeeder.  What a thrill it is for your little ones when they can look out the window and see all the tweety neighborhood friends enjoying their creations! […]

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Kids Craft Idea – Coffee Filter Ghosts

September 5, 2012

This is such a cute, easy, and inexpensive way to create a Halloween decoration. The best part is, you probably already have everything you need at home for your kids to put this project together! My nephews and I made …

Make Paper Bowl Jellyfish

August 6, 2012

"Jellyfish" Kids' Craft. How fun is this little jellyfish kids' craft from Consumer Crafts? What a cute addition this would be to a child's room? Or how about a classroom decoration during a unit on the ocean? (Craft Mom Lorrie …

Make a Kindergarten Craft Stick Pencil Holder

August 1, 2012

  Hygloss Products shares this adorable way to get your littlest new students feeling organized and ready for school. Show them how to make their own craft stick pencil holders! You’ll need just glue (and maybe a little tape,) craft sticks, pretty papers and embellishments. Easy peasy project for an end-of-Summer crafternoon. Back to School […]