Make DIY Shrink Plastic From Packaging

Make DIY Shrink Plastic From Packaging

Do you remember using Shrinky Dinks as a kid? I do. I specifically remember our super awesome babysitter bringing over a shrink plastic kit one Summer day. I was about five years old I think. I also remember feeling SO unbelievably excited! We decorated the plastic sheets, cut them out, and Miss Maya baked them in the oven for a few minutes…like magic, we had these cute little hard plastic charms we had made ourselves!…

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DIY Nature Resist Fabric

DIY Nature Resist Fabric

This is a fun one for kids and adults alike! Use things you find in nature to make a pattern on some pre-washed cotton fabric. Next use a fabric spray paint (I used one from Tulip) and spray over your pattern from directly above. I kept the spray paint about a foot above my leaves and flowers and took care not to spray too fast…this can move your pattern around if you aren’t careful. Apply…

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Make Kids Art Glasses

Make Kids Art Glasses

My son loves to draw. He also loves to use drinking glasses, one after another. Honestly, sometimes I think he takes a sip out of each glass in the house before proclaiming it dirty and putting it into the sink. To celebrate his love of art and our need to give him one glass that literally “has his name on it,” I used one of his drawings as inspiration for a custom glass he can…

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Sidewalk Chalk Paint Recipes

Sidewalk Chalk Paint Recipes

This has been a long and icy Winter. Spring is finally peeking it’s happy, green head around the corner and I am SO ready to get the kids playing outside again…yes! What better way to encourage creativity in the sunshine than making an endless supply of sidewalk chalks and paints. Here are three excellent DIY sidewalk chalk recipes that will keep the kids happy all Spring and Summer too! 1. Sidewalk Chalk Paint Recipe This…

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15 Easter Crafts For Kids

15 Easter Crafts For Kids

My kids just LOVE to do Holiday-themed crafts, so Easter crafts are a no-brainer. I buy a lot of those little felt kits, but sometimes I just want to be able to use stuff we have around the house. I found a bunch of crafts that are easy to do for small and bigger kids, and most of them use materials you probably have in the house or classroom aleady. 🙂 Check out these adorable…

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Easy ‘Cat In The Hat’ Pencil Holder

Easy ‘Cat In The Hat’ Pencil Holder

What is more fun than introducing your kids to something you loved as a child? It’s one of my very favorite things I get to do in this job called Mom. Dr. Seuss books are the best. I loved them when I was little and my kids do too… So when I saw this iconic hat, made famous by a mischievous cat, I squealed with glee! How cute is this? So cute. The cutest. As…

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Make a Heart Stamp From A Toilet Paper Roll

Make a Heart Stamp From A Toilet Paper Roll

Michelle shared this adorable and little kid-friendly craft idea on her blog, Rust and Sunshine. Use old toilet paper rolls to create perfect heart-shaped stamps! She shows how to shape the stamp and use tape to secure it. (As well as her completely adorable little guy using the stamps!) You can use these to keep a little kid busy with paint, make a sweet Valentine for the Grandparents, or even more grown up things like…

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Crafting With Boys

Crafting With Boys

I have 3 boys. They are all creative in their own ways (I think the baby is anyway!) But not all of them like crafting. I always wondered why…isn’t it just a lame gender stereotype? I’ve always taught my kids they can play any way they want to…dolls, purses, pink things…nothing is off limits just ’cause it might seem like “girl stuff.” No matter what I do, they seem to have a natural tendency towards…

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What to do with bored kids

What to do with bored kids

Every time I go to the craft store, dollar store, or even sometimes the grocery store, I grab a couple of mini craft kits. They are usually very inexpensive and it lets me have a “go to” stash at home when the kids are acting up ’cause they are bored. (Oriental Trading has a bunch of cute things like this you can bulk buy on sale as well!) Just this morning, my middle little guy…

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