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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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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 […]

Me and my favorite doll, Anna. The doll is wearing the first dress I ever made - what a cool picture!

The First Thing I Ever Made

January 21, 2014

When I was a little girl, I had a TON of energy. What do you do with a high-energy kid who’s driving you crazy? My Mom found a smart solution: She put me in sewing lessons. First, Mom dropped me off at a sewing 101 class in a local shop. The class was more of […]

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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 […]

Learn how to make a bandana trick-or-treat bag for Halloween. Illustrated tutorial and free pattern. #crafts #Halloween #sewing #easy #ciw

DIY Bandana Trick Or Treat Bag

October 26, 2012

Maybe you aren’t the kind of Mom who sews your kids’ clothes (a fact your kids are more than likely psyched about…”Totes embarrassing Mom!!”) but you can sew a little something cool for them this Halloween. This project  is quick, easy-sew, and a unique (in a good way) way for your kids to carry enough […]

Sleepover Cheapover – Make a DIY Bring-Along Bed

July 11, 2012

This is a BRILLIANT tutorial from the Domestic Goddesque on her super-crafty blog! Use pillows, a cozy cute sheet (or fabric, but sometimes sheets are less expensive and have the kids favorite characters!) to make this fluffy, puffy sleepover bed. A little cuddly piece of home they can take with them anywhere. Heck, use those […]

Kids Craft: Make A Kids Cardboard Mailbox

May 22, 2012

Kid Craft: DIY Mail Boxes {Featured on ediTORIal}. You've seen 'lil buggers mail party, now here's a closer look at how we crafted this working mail box out of cardboard. The whole project took about an hour and cost a total of …

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How to make a felt pennant

July 24, 2011

I have of two boys. And in my experience, boys are…well…selective when it comes to making crafts with Mom. Sometimes however, we hit a home run and find a craft they are psyched about! This afternoon we made these no-sew felt pennant banners for their rooms and the kids had a ball! Here is how […]

Art Crafts For Kids

February 15, 2011

Just because it is a “kid’s craft” doesn’t mean it has to be a throw away time waster…Doing crafts with your kids is a lot of fun — especially when your kids can create real art that will last a lifetime. Here are a few tips and resources that make making artistic crafts with your children super easy.

1. Create To Save

When selecting a crafty project to do with your little ones, think ahead of time about how you can store or display the projects. I don’t know about you, but too many of my kids art projects have gotten lost, destroyed on the kitchen table, or totally smooooshed in a move because there was no good way to store them safely. Painted art pieces that are 8 and a half by 11 are easily stored in an album or three ring binder with plastic sleeves. Little Popsicle stick turkeys can be displayed in shadow boxes and hung in a quiet spot on the wall. We are creating art, not junk — let’s showcase their little finger paintings! (Tip: Don’t forget to date your child’s artwork…trust me, ten years from now you will be glad you did!)

Educational Craft Ideas For Kids

May 10, 2010

Mathematical Craft Projects – LoveToKnow Crafts Mathematical craft projects can be a wonderful way to teach a child about important concepts without resorting to flash cards and tiresome worksheets. … crafts.lovetoknow.com/mathematical-craft-projects Kids Recycling Craft Project With Tin Buckets From The Eco Lounge Edda Shea is the author of Kid Craft Project: a website for people […]

Fun Crafts For Kids To Make

March 7, 2010

Toddlers love to get their hands dirty…sometimes too dirty! I have found the best crafts for toddlers allow for just the right amount of mess to keep kids engaged but not so much that you will find paint throughout your house for months!

Here is a big list of our favorite crafts for little ones!