5 Fun St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids

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1. No Mess Pot O’ Gold Craft — All the fun of crafting without the mess!   2. Capture those little thumbprints with a festive St. Patrick’s Day card!   3. Pillow Boxes — Save some empty paper towel rolls to make these pretty treat boxes.   4. Turn your walkway into a leprechaun trap […]

Valentine Pencil Toppers

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Looking for a fun, useful, non-food Valentine treat to give to friends?? Something that’s super quick and cheap to make?? Then get yourself over to Target’s dollar section where you can buy pencils in packs of 10 for $1. Make some fun tags to go along with them! Want to make some of your own?? […]

“Tiled” Photo Frame

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I saved some of these paint tiles the girls made the other day for some late night crafting of my own — with a cheap clear acrylic photo frame from the dollar store. After a bit of experimenting, it turns out the “tiles” can be glued to plastic with a bit of Plaid Mod Podge (I […]

Kiss Flip Book

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When my father was battling cancer, Emily wanted to make something extra special for him. Something that would fit in his wallet, so it would be easy for him to take it to chemo and radiation treatments. Isn’t she so thoughtful?? When I came across this post at Color Me Katie (I adore her!!), I […]

Quick Craft: Heart Mobile

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Clara has been helping me to decorate the house in time for Valentine’s Day, and there has been lots of crafty goodness going on around here! For this little project, I invited her over to sandwich heart-shaped sticky notes and color coding labels onto pieces of string. We usually have sticky notes and color coding […]

Carpet Golf!

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Do you wish mini-golf was a year ’round activity?? Want to play in your own living room?? The girls and I had LOTS of fun playing “carpet golf” using some things we already had on-hand — plus it can be reconfigured again and again! We used a bath sheet for the putting green, and I […]

Frank Lloyd Wright Inspired Window

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It’s time for another pretty window display — this one was very much inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright! [Update: A kind reader notified me by commenting below that it closely resembles the work of Piet Mondrian. Thanks, Chris!!] I love using tissue paper on glass, and this time I combined the tissue paper with some […]

Puffy Snowflake Paintings

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Do you love painting projects, but are too impatient to wait for the paint to dry?? These puffy snowflake paintings are a fun open-ended art project that is simple and quick to do — with only 30 seconds drying time!  I love how each one is completely unique, and the kiddos had SO much FUN […]

5 Art and Craft Projects to Celebrate Winter

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Looking for some fun crafts to celebrate Winter? Need a few good cures for cabin fever?? Here are some of our favorite “go-to” projects to bring some snowy fun to your day! 1. Winter Tree Silhouette — Featured in the latest issue of Create with Me magazine (a BEAUTIFUL publication), this is one of Emily’s […]

10 Winter Crafts & Activities for Tots

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The Winter months bring the challenge of keeping the kids entertained while indoors during cold and icy weather. Need a few Winter craft and activity ideas to help? Here are ten of our favorite ways to spend a Winter day! 1. Set up an “ice cream” shop for hours of pretend play fun! 2. Craft up […]

Wordless Wednesday — Dollar Store Boredom Buster

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Day 13 — Creative Christmas Countdown

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It’s Day 13 of the Creative Christmas Countdown and that means it’s my turn to share a special way to spend some holiday time with the kiddos! We chose to make handmade wrapping paper because it’s getting to be a real tradition around here. What I love about handmade wrapping paper is that there really […]

5 Quick and Easy Holiday Crafts for Kids

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Here are some super-quick holiday craft ideas from around the web. Added bonus — these use items most households already have on-hand! Yay for no-hassle crafts!!  I love these festive, yet simple handmade ornaments! See the full tutorial at The Crafty Crow. Use some leftover wrapping paper scraps to make holiday cards like these ones […]

Quick Craft — Salty Snowflake Ornaments

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Did you know that 32 oz Stonyfield yogurt containers have clear lids that are perfect for recycling into snowflake ornaments?? Emily had such a great time making these, plus they were so simple and easy to make! Poke a hole at the top. Use double-sided tape to form a snowflake design on the lid (older […]

DIY Glass Magnet Gift Sets

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These glass magnets were so fun (and very frugal) to make! I love that Emily had a very active role in crafting these and that each of them is unique. We had hole punches from colored paper that were leftover from another project. With a little Mod Podge, Emily adhered the dots to the flat […]

No Mess Sandpaper Snowflakes

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  With a few sheets of sandpaper found in the garage and some leftover white yarn from my stash, the girls spent some quiet time together making snowflake pictures! In mind was this sandpaper craft from Polwig found via The Crafty Crow. The yarn clings onto the sandpaper all by itself, which the girls thought […]

Play Donuts from Dollar Store Socks

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There has been a LOT of holiday-making at our house lately — very exciting!! Now that Emily has one of her surprise gifts ready for Clara, I thought it would be fun to help Clara create a fun surprise gift of her own to give to her big sister. We had lots of fun sneakily crafting […]

Spider Web Sun Catchers

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Know what’s LOTS of FUN?? Last-minute crafting for Halloween…. in your pajamas!!!! Clara loved making these spider web sun catchers using clear contact paper, and a few items from the dollar store. First, invite the kiddos to break up fake spider webs from the dollar store into small pieces. Clara LOVED this part — such […]