Handmade Holiday Gift Ideas

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Need some simple ideas for handmade gifts this holiday season?? Here is a collection of some of our favorite handmade holiday gift ideas for everyone on your list. Added bonus, the kids can help make many of these, keeping them entertained while actively participating in the gift making process! Aren’t handmade holiday gifts the best?? […]

Handmade Holiday – Chili Mix in a Jar Recipe

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Chili mix in a jar is a quick, simple, and frugal gift idea everyone is sure to love. Nothing takes the chill out of winter like a warm bowl of chili! The kids and I made these a few years ago, and they were a HUGE hit! The kids took turns measuring out the ingredients and […]

Holiday Gift Idea for Kids – Tinker Crate

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I am excited to share with you a new product from our friends at Kiwi Crate that is designed for kids ages 9-16 to explore science, technology, engineering, and mathematic (STEM) skills! The new Tinker Crate subscription service has been a HUGE hit with my kids!! Each month, they look forward to receiving a package […]

Handmade Gift Kids Can Make

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The kids are always looking for pretty gifts they can make for family or friends, and these hand-painted trivets are perfect (and useful) gifts. They are simple to make, and even the littlest artists can have fun with this easy project!! This is such a fun rainy day craft for kids, plus it’s a great […]

How to Make a Fort Building Kit

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For a recent friend’s birthday, my kids wanted to surprise the birthday child with something super fun — a fort building kit! It was quick and easy to put together, but most importantly, it made the birthday girl smile!! They were very happy to learn that the fort building kit has already been put to […]

Quick Summer Craft for Kids

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Need a quick Summer craft for kids to do? These sandcastle notecards are so much fun to make! My kids love to play in the sand, and these notecards are a great way to celebrate a day at the beach, or an afternoon spent playing in the sandbox. Best of all, they can be mailed […]

How to Tie Dye a Shirt

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Here is a tutorial to show how to tie dye a shirt, a classic Summer craft to try to with the kids! These tips for keeping the mess to a minimum are a great way to maximize the fun! These tie dyed shirts are the perfect Summer “uniform” for kids. My kids were so proud of how bright […]

Make a Summer S’mores Kit!

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One of our favorite Summertime family activities is to make s’mores together! I thought it would be fun to put together a few s’mores making kits to deliver to some local friends to help kickstart the Summer. The kids and I had so much fun making these and giving them out, and I love that they […]

Make a Water Fight Kit!

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These water fight kits are a fun way to surprise family and friends with a little treat to gear up for the Summer months! I have included a free printable label for easy gift-giving too. My kids love dunking the sponge bombs into buckets of water to throw at each other, and the sponge bombs can […]

Easy Treats Kids Can Make

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These easy treats kids can make are a simple way to add some fun to your day! Since they are so quick to make and use only three ingredients, these marshmallow treats are great for a special after-school treat or party favor to share with friends. Even young kids can make these with very little […]

Mother’s Day Gift Kids Can Make

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Here’s a quick Mother’s Day gift kids can make that is sure to make Mom happy, especially if she is a fan of delicious dark chocolate! These sweet chocolate bouquets are so much fun to make! I love how bright and cheerful they look when arranged in a small vase. My 5 year old could […]

How to Make a Mini Sketchbook from a Sheet of Paper (EASY)

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You won’t believe how easy it is to make these mini sketchbooks! These sketch books would be great for party favors, pocket journals, or just for doodling whenever inspiration strikes. They only take a few seconds to make, and my 9 year old made several of these as favors for her birthday party guests last […]

Winter Craft for Kids — Snowflake Trivets

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The kids are always looking for pretty gifts they can make for family or friends, and these hand-painted trivets are perfect (and useful) gifts. They are simple to make, and even the littlest artists can have fun with this easy project!! This is such a fun Winter craft for kids! To make your own snowflake […]

Simple Holiday Crafts for Kids

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Here are a few of our favorite simple holiday crafts for kids to do that are quick and easy to set up, perfect for keeping the kids entertained during Winter break! Many of these use common household materials you probably already have on-hand. Yay for simple activities!! Some of these crafts can even double as […]

Cardboard Gingerbread House Life Size

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If you happen to follow me on Instagram, you may have seen that last night as soon as the kids went off to bed, Mark and I crafted up a cardboard gingerbread house life size to surprise them with this morning. We had so much fun making this for them and I loved seeing how […]

Kid Made Thank You Cards

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Need an easy handmade gift idea that the kids can make? These simple kid made thank you cards are a great way to foster gratitude in kids, and they are perfect for mailing off to faraway friends and family! A BIG thank you to our friends at Melissa & Doug for sponsoring today’s crafty project! […]

Easy Recycled Crafts – Fall Wreaths

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Looking for some easy recycled crafts to brighten up your home this Fall? These Fall wreaths are beautiful, and they are SO much FUN to make using mostly recycled materials or items you probably already have on-hand! There is no wrong or right way to make these, so feel free to experiment and invite the […]

Quick Craft: Modern Hand Painted Trivets

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These modern hand painted trivets would make great hostess gifts for family or friends, and are easy enough for even the littlest crafter to make with great success! With just a few inexpensive materials, these can be custom-made to match any kitchen. My 5 year old was quite proud of how hers turned out, and […]