No Sew Flag Onesie

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For this cute project I decided to combine a pinterest inspiration with the desire to send my newest niece a present and BAM, out came the No Sew Flag Onesie (of course you can adapt this into a shirt). What you need: Onesie (or shirt) Red rick rack Blue and white polka dot ribbon Fabric Glue Directions: Since you may be using a different size onesie or shirt than I did, the best advice is to eye-ball how big you want the flag. Cut two shorter length of rick rack and 3 longer … [Read more...]

Review: Happy Crafters

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Ever since I got my cutting machine I have wanted to venture out into the world of iron on vinyl. I started with the regular indoor/outdoor vinyl and was having so much fun I sort of forgot about it for a while. I recently became aware of Happycrafters.com and knew I had to have some of their adorable vinyl and products! I got a lovely package in the mail complete with iron on solids and patterns as well as some high quality indoor/outdoor vinyl. In addition I got a Weeder Tool. I had been … [Read more...]

DIY Travel Entertainment Pack for Kids

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Summer is here and it might mean you have a vacation or two in the near future. We have several fun trips planned for this summer so I've been thinking of ways to entertain my kids while on airplanes and in cars. Having various forms of entertainment is key, which is why I have come up with this fun travel entertainment pack for kids. By gathering a few things around your house, take a quick trip to the store and printing these DIY lacing cards, you will be all set with some fun … [Read more...]

Fun DIY Growth Chart Ideas

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By Bryn Huntpalmer Via You Put it Up Our kids grow up so fast, and though we wish we could freeze them at certain ages, they keep getting bigger and more independent every day! If you’re looking for a DIY project that is affordable, adds a fun element to your home, and celebrates your family, you may want to check out these unique ideas for growth charts. Low Cost High Style This growth chart is pretty enough to display anywhere in your home. It’s also portable, so it can be moved … [Read more...]

DIY Dragon Hunt in Honor of Dragons: Race to the Edge

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On June 26 (my birthday!) DreamWorks Animation will be debuting a new series on Netflix- Dragons: Race to the Edge. In honor of this exciting new show that my kids are really excited about we decided to have a little fun with it. DreamWorks and Netflix sent over a pretty fun press kit to promote the show including a replica of Hiccup's map. From that map my idea struck to take my kids on a dragon hunt. We started our dragon hunt by gathering toilet paper rolls to make binoculars. I'm sure … [Read more...]

3 Star String Art Tutorial

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I love getting ready for patriotic holidays and making cute decorations for my home. Here is an intermediate tutorial for a 3 Star String Art decoration. Hang it outside on your porch or lean it indoors on your fireplace mantel. Where ever you put it, it'll be an impressive piece of decor. Materials: Embroidery Floss --1 each of red, white and blue Nails with nail head. --I'm using wire nails I picked up at Wal-Mart. A 2 oz package of 3/4" nails. Tack Hammer or Regular Hammer Wood … [Read more...]

Crayon Fingerprint Art

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Did you know that you can do more than just color with crayons? When using crayons in the traditional way you really can’t get too fancy- ok well at least I can’t. Yet when you change the consistency of crayons it's almost like a whole new medium to play, explore and create with. I have created two different art projects - fingerprint art with crayons and painting with crayons. What you need: Crayons- you want to make sure they are pretty good quality-I used Crayola- this will make your … [Read more...]

Painting with Crayons

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Ok are you ready for another crayon project? I know you have crayons lying around in desperate need of a new assignment so let’s get it done!! Today’s project is “painting with melted crayons.” I love, love, love this method. Have you ever thought you could paint with crayons? Check it out. What you need: Crayons- High quality- like Crayola brand Stove top or candle warmer Paper towels Painting Surface Step 1- Peel and melt your crayons one color at a time wither on your … [Read more...]

7 Ways to Reuse Crayons

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Have you ever wondered what you can do with those old broken crayons that are just sitting around the house? Crayons can be expensive and not something you just want to throw away because they are old or broken. If you think about it, there are several things you can do to reuse those crayons. Make Art Out of Crayons Have you ever seen crayon art floating around Pinterest? This is truly an amazing way to reuse those old crayons. The idea is that the crayons melt onto the paper surface to … [Read more...]

Pastel Easter Printable Banner

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Get your house in the festive Easter mood with this printable Easter banner! Just click this link to download the pdf and print the banner! Included with the pdf are a suggestion for how to make the banner, of course you can always do it any creative way you want to! If you love have printables for different holidays don't miss the rest of our free printables, including Easter word fun sheets your kids can do! I have also shared lots of fun Easter crafts and recipes you may be interested in … [Read more...]

How to Dye Eggs with Kool Aid

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If you are tired of the same old egg dying kits, why not try something new? Take a look below at how you can use one of your favorite drink mixes to dye your Easter eggs this year, taking you out of the same old egg dying kit habit. Dying your Easter eggs with Kool Aid is quite simple, and you will find it to be lots of fun. Take a peek below at how to dye eggs with Kool Aid and get a colorful assortment of eggs perfect for the Easter holiday! Here is what you will need to dye your … [Read more...]

How to Dye Easter Eggs with Food Coloring

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If you have plenty of food coloring on hand, there is no reason to run out for an egg dying kit. The truth is you can dye Easter eggs with just food coloring, vinegar, and hot water, and get the same vibrant results as you would with a store bought kit. If you want to try something new this year, take a look below at how to dye Easter eggs with food coloring and get some dazzling results. You will be amazed at what just a little food coloring can do. When choosing your food coloring, there are … [Read more...]

DIY Shamrock Bouquet in Painted Mason Jar – 12 Days of St. Patrick’s Day

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This DIY shamrock bouquet in a painted jar is a really fun project to make with your kids for St. Patrick's Day. Cyn from Creative Cynchronicity will show you how easy and inexpensive it can be to create this pretty table decor from simple materials like floral wire, tissue paper, and a plain jar. Head on over to Creative Cynchronicity to see the full step by step tutorial. Don't miss the rest of our 12 Days of St. Patrick's Day celebration: … [Read more...]

Rainbow Windsock – 12 Days of St. Patrick’s Day

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We love all of the colorful rainbow and green recipes and crafts that come around during St. Patrick's Day.  This Rainbow Mobile (or Windsock) craft from The Neighborhood Moms is a super easy (and cheap!) craft that you can do with the kids.  Hang it up inside or out and spread a bit of the St. Patty cheer!  Click here for the instructions! Be sure to also visit our other 12 Days of St. Patrick's Day posts below! … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Use Duct Tape

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There seems to be this ongoing joke that duct tape can fix anything. Well the truth is, it is pretty handy to have when you are in a pinch. Duct tape can practical for many tasks around the home, garage, and office; you just need to know how to use it. Take a look below at 10 ways to use duct tape and brush up on your duct tape knowledge. You might just find that you never want to be stuck without it again! 1. Repair a hole. Duct tape offers a temporary fix for holes in air mattresses and … [Read more...]