5 Spring Crafts to Make You Smile

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Are you tired of Winter? Is Spring not arriving quickly enough for you?? Then it’s time to take matters into your own hands with these five easy Spring crafts for kids that are sure to make you smile! 1. Colorful Spring Branch Craft — A beautiful way to welcome Spring, and even the littlest crafters […]

6 Creative Spring Crafts with Paper Plates

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Have some extra paper plates on-hand?? Want to craft up something fun and Spring-like with the kiddos?? Here are six inspiring ideas from around the web to get you started! 1. This adorable Paper Plate Nest looks like so much fun to make! Found via Parents.com   2. I love the colorful look and simplicity of these Paper […]

Flip Flop Fun

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Do you like to kick off your shoes at the end of a long day?? Grab a pair of flip flops or other loose fitting shoes, add a hula hoop for a target and voilá — instant lawn game FUN!! Emily loved this excuse to kick off her shoes over….. ….and over….. …and over again! Great active […]

Outdoor Color Match

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For a fun time, put paint chip cards of different colors on a binder ring, and punch a large hole in each shade. Go outside and try to match all the colors!! Clara is always up for any excuse to go outside, so this activity was an instant hit! We brought our swatches to a […]

Garden Photos That Make Me Smile

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The whole family has been hard at work on our garden — here’s a little update with things we were happy to see!! We get excited when we find tiny sprouts of lettuce starting to appear! Aren’t they sooooo cute??? And look — potatoes starting to sprout!! Yay!!! There’s always work to be done, but […]

Sunday Snapshot — First Signs of Spring

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Did ya hear the news?? Spring has SPRUNG!!!!!! We were SO excited and happy to see these first signs of the season!! Yay for Spring!!! Wishing you and your family a wonderful Spring-filled weekend!!

Sidewalk Butterfly Garden

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Know what makes me very happy??? A brand-spankin’ new box of colorful chalk pastels!!!!! Honestly, I have been waiting ALL Winter to open them so we could…. …create a butterfly garden along our sidewalk!! Emily and I absolutely love sidewalk chalk art! Each section of sidewalk is like a huge canvas, and I would have […]

Zoo Inspired Crafts

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This time of year we love to make several field trips to the local zoo, and get lots of mileage out of our annual family pass! Here are some zoo-inspired crafts to try: If you’re lucky enough to have a fun encounter with a peacock… … here’s an easy peacock craft using color-coding labels! Maybe […]

Quick Craft — Easy Easter Card

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I wish I could take credit for this craft, but it was totally Mark’s idea. Have I mentioned how awesome he is?? Yay for awesome husbands!!! Clara and I had lots of fun making these colorful Easter cards this morning! We used our favorite washable ink pad from Melissa & Doug — vibrant colors with […]

Spring Crafts Galore! — FREE eBook

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Looking for ways to keep the kids happily entertained this season?? Then you will love this FREE eBook filled with Spring crafts & family-friendly activities — a fantastic collection from several bloggers! There are 26 wonderful projects that are sure to become family favorites. A big thank you to Allie from No Time for Flashcards […]

How to Make Your Own Sunshine

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Are you tired of Winter? Do you long for warmer weather?? Do you wish Spring would hurry up and arrive already??? Then it’s time to make your own sunshine! It’s quick and easy to do!! Start by inviting the kids to paint several coffee filters with watercolor paint — the brighter, the better! We love […]

Spring Chick Card

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There is so much Spring crafting going on at this house, and we are anxiously awaiting warmer weather! When Emily saw Clara’s cloud painting, she instantly wanted to do a painting project with the shower poof as well. I don’t blame her — they are such fun painting tools! We used a sheet of green […]

Cloud Painting!

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What do you do when your two year old catches you painting with a bath poof from the dollar store?? Let them join in the fun, of course! While I worked on a project of my own (What’s that? You don’t paint with bath poofs?? Try it, it’s fun!!), Clara set off to paint some […]

Colorful Spring Branch Craft

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The girls have been busy crafting up lots of Spring decorations for our home! This Spring branch craft is so bright and cheerful — I cannot wait to put it up on display in our foyer to welcome guests!! I drew some branches on a sheet of paper with a brown marker, then showed Clara […]

Super Easy Weekend Crafts

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We’ve been taking it easy around here lately, so here are some EASY crafts for those laid back weekends. This star garland is easy to make using star-shaped sticky notes! Emily loved playing this easy fishing game — made with pipe cleaner fish! …and if Spring isn’t coming fast enough for you, try making your own tissue paper […]

Crafts for Tots

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It’s National Youth Art Month!! What better way to celebrate than with some toddler-friendly crafts? As always, be sure to carefully supervise the little ones while crafting. Tots love to explore art by experimenting with lots of different mediums. Here are some inexpensive and FUN projects to try! Some pieces of packaging tape and bits […]

What We Do on Rainy Days

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Here are a few of our favorite crafts for those rainy days that come with Spring… 1. Make Giant Sunflowers from empty oatmeal canisters!! — So bright and cheerful! 2. Create an Easy Spring Mural with Sticky Notes! — A quick way to add some cheer to your home! 3. Make Our Own Scratch n […]

These Crafts are for the Birds!

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We are excited to be welcoming back the birds, and what better way to celebrate than with some fun crafts?? Here are a few of our favorites! Both Clara and Emily have gotten lots of use from these Field Guides for Tots. We found you can make Bird Feeders from just about any Recyclable! We […]