How to Make Seed Bombs in Eggshells

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Ever wonder how to make seed bombs? Did you know you can make seed bombs in eggshells? I have a secret.  I like to hide gifts in real eggshells.  Sometimes it is beads for a new bracelet or a crystal for the nature table or even a candle shaped like the shell itself.  This year, […]

DIY Memory Game Gift

DIY Memory Game Gift

Toys that you make yourself can be the most rewarding gifts to give.  This super simple memory game you can make for your toddler can make a perfect stocking stuffer for the youngest kid in your family.  In this post, I will show you how to make your very own DIY memory game! Each year, […]

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 […]

DIY Flip Flop Craft

Easy Flip Flop Craft for Kids!

My kids loved their teachers this year so we wanted to give them a special homemade gift at the end of the school year.   We decided to give them a summer fun themed gift and made a DIY flip flops craft with materials we found at the Dollar Store! Homemade Flip Flop Gift: flip […]

Stamped Polymer Clay Hearts

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Christmas is behind us and February is quickly approaching, which, of course, means the next holiday… Valentine’s Day!  Valentine’s Day happens to fall directly between my birthday and my daughter’s birthday.  Needless to say, February is a busy month for us (don’t forget Groundhog’s Day)!  But, despite the busyness we always enjoy making a little something […]

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 […]

Peppermint Mocha Teacher Gift

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This holiday season, show appreciation and gratitude for your child’s teacher by giving her/him a mug full of delicious, sweet Peppermint Mocha Mix. Kids can help mix it, package it, and will experience the warmth and joy of giving. Ingredients: 3/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup instant coffee granules 1/2 cup cocoa powder 20 peppermint starlight […]

Holiday Gift Kids Can Make — Holiday Lights Card (and a Giveaway)

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Looking for some unique and inexpensive handmade gift ideas? Did you know that the Dollar Tree Value Seekers Club is full of crafts, recipes, décor, tips, contests, insider information, frugal fun ideas, and more? It’s free to join, and you’re sure to find plenty of handmade gift ideas for everyone on your holiday list! The […]

Handmade Necklace Gift Kids Can Make

DIY Necklace Craft! Perfect for kids to make as gifts!

We love taking the time to make homemade gifts for the special people in our lives.  My kids especially enjoy crafting presents for their teachers and grandparents which is why they had so much fun making these DIY shrink film necklaces! Shrinky Dink Necklace Supplies: white shrink film paper permanent markers ribbon  We used the Graphix […]

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! […]

Homemade Coaster Gift for a Coffee Lover

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Handmade gifts are so special to both give and receive.  We got crafty and made an upcycled coaster that would be perfect to give to any coffee lover in your life!   Coffee Coaster Supplies: 3 pages from a magazine or catalog scissors coffee mug  Step 1: Cut each catalog or magazine page into 3 […]

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 […]

Apple Book and Kids Craft

Fall Themed Apple Suncatcher Craft

One of my very favorite fall themed books is Apples by Gail Gibbons.  It is jam packed full of apple information and filled with appealing illustrations.  There are many different apple themed crafts you can do after reading like this cute apple suncatcher. These tissue paper suncatchers are so simple that even toddlers can make […]

Teach Kids Kindness Book and Craft Activity

Be a Bucket Filler!  Kindness book and craft for kids!

We are focusing on kindness in our family this year and one of our favorite books has been Have You Filled a Bucket Today? by Carol McCloud.  It is a sweet story that teaches kids about being kind to others by doing things to “fill their buckets”. In the story McCloud talks about how we […]

Homemade Gift: Sheet Music Art

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  Looking for the perfect gift for the music lover in your life?  How about something thoughtful, sentimental, and handmade?  I’ve got just the craft for you, something even very young children can create.  This sheet music art is sure to be a cherished gift for years to come. A music teacher would love such […]

Repurposed Craft for Summer, Sun Catchers…

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Summer is in full swing here, the cicadas are chittering, vegetables are growing…We are spending lots and lots of time outside these days imagining, story telling and playing.  With all this time being spent outside, why not decorate the outside just like we decorate inside, right? Here are two DIY suncatcher projects that are great […]

Gifts Kids Can Make For Father’s Day

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Father’s Day is less than a week away!  This is such a busy time of year with the end of the school year and the beginning of summer that Father’s Day always seems to sneak up on me.  Did it sneak up on you too?  Do you still need a gift for that special papa […]

5 DIY Gift Ideas for Gardeners

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We have been having a fickle Spring this year here on the East Coast.  One with freezing temperatures one day and hot and sticky the next!  But, I’m not complaining and neither is my garden!  My plants are growing more and more everyday and they have been calling me outside to get into the garden! […]