Easy Tooth Fairy Pouch

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I don’t know about your house but when there is a loose tooth in my mine there is a lot of excitement- I mean come on lose a tooth and the tooth fairy brings you money, what a deal! When my kids lose teeth  I wanted to make it a little more special than shoving it under the pillow so we pulled out our craft supplies and set to work to make a fun pocket to hold lost teeth and a simple note for the tooth fairy. I like to sneak in some handwriting practice when I can and you get the added benefit … [Read more...]

How to Make Homemade Bird Feeders

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  When the warm and sunny days of spring finally settle in for good, our yard becomes a retreat for birds of many kinds. From robins to bluebirds and even, occasionally, hummingbirds, we seem to get quite the nature show around here. My daughter loves spotting new kinds of birds and looking them up in our bird books. A brown-headed cow bird? Who knew? So this year, to entice even more feathered friends to flock to our house, we’ve decided to make our own homemade bird feeders. The … [Read more...]

Back to School Teacher Gift Basket

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #Back2SchoolReady #CollectiveBias As I prepare my children for the new school year I thought I would also gather some items to help their teachers prepare as well. This time of year is filled with pencils, erasers, paper and hand sanitizer but what about some fun treats for the teacher? With Kellogg's Scholastic Free Book Program I thought I would send my kids with some treats and books … [Read more...]

DIY Road Trip I Spy Game

Get a step-by-step tutorial for recreating this DIY Road Trip I Spy game. With a free printable you can easily create this travel game. #TwizzlersSummer #ad

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TwizzlersSummer #CollectiveBias As I was thinking about my family's last road trip of the summer I was trying to come up with ways that everyone could have fun in the car. It seems most of the travel games I have require some level of reading, but my toddler can't read. A moment of genius struck and I came up with this DIY Road Trip I Spy Game using Twizzler Bites as the "markers" in the … [Read more...]

15 DIY Kites for Kids

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During the summer I like to plan fun activities for my kids. We have a scheduled day we go to the park for a play date, a day we go out to an activity (we have zoo and museum passes so that's what this day is reserved for), a library day, and a day when we create something. This way no one is complaining about boredom because they know they have something fun to look forward to. These easy DIY Kites for Kids is the perfect round-up of doable crafts for kids! Pyramid Kite from Kids Activities … [Read more...]

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...]