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...]

St. Patrick’s Day Crossword Puzzle Printable

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  My kids love it when I get really into holidays. I try to spread the celebrations out so that it builds the excitement for the holiday that is coming. Today I have a St. Patrick's Day crossword puzzle for you to print for your kids. The questions are easy enough that it can be completed by elementary school kids (my Kindergarten, however, couldn't answer most). Don't miss our other St. Patrick's Day printables, treats and crafts! … [Read more...]

Lucky St. Patrick’s Day Printable Banner

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This is such a happy time of year! It's time to pack away the hearts and get out the lucky four leaf clovers. It also is the season of beautiful bright colors signaling the beginning of Spring! I love offering you all free printables! I have for you today a FREE 'Lucky' printable banner to help decorate your home or classroom for St. Patrick's Day! Just open the printable banner pdf and print! On the printable are directions for attaching the pendants to string or twine. Enjoy! … [Read more...]

Fun Snack Time with Honey Maid Go Bites

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Do your kids love to play with their food and then eat it? Normally this is a behavior that I discourage at our dinner table, but when it comes to snack time, why not? When the kids are out of school, or when they get home from school I like to have wholesome, delicious snacks for them to have. If I'm able to combine snack time with play time, then I'm basically "Mom of the Year!" Honey Maid Go Bites are the perfect snack for kids because they are made with 7g of whole grains, 5g of protein … [Read more...]

You Brighten My Day Valentine Card

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Sometimes a Valentine's Day card doesn't have a play on words (like our Starburst or Airheads cards) with the candy at all. Sometimes the color of the candy offers the inspiration. Perfectly yellow, little drops of sunshine inspired our "You Brighten My Day" Valentine card. These cute handouts will be for my son's Kindergarten class. Let me tell you, once I got this idea in my head, it was HARD to find little boxes of Lemonheads. So, I'll save you the trouble. They are at Old Time Candy … [Read more...]

Love is in the ‘Air’ Valentine Card

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Ever year we try to think of cute, creative and clever Valentine's to make our children for their school parties. My husband and I look at the candy available and then think of cheesy sayings and designs to put them on. This year, my daughter is getting a heart card with an Airhead to pass out to her classmates. Here is the design we came up with This cute file includes the front of the heart with the words cut out and the back of the heart which is just a solid heart. The cut file … [Read more...]

How to Build a Stadium of Snacks with RedGold Tomatoes

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Taking inspirations from stadiums around the country (and our own imaginations) my husband and I set out to come up with a fun way to present snacks to party guests and game day watchers. Ingredients: Chips (of varying colors, if you want to spell out your city name or initials) RedGold Salsa RedGoldTomatoes Guacamole Directions: First , we've made it very easy for you to have your own "chip stands" with this:   We used 2 sheets of cardstock, one for the … [Read more...]