Easter Bonnet: Crafts

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Easter Bonnet I know this isn't your typical Easter Bonnet but my daughter didn't want a hat. What is the mom to a diva to do? Well, make her something fancy. The best part is this is a craft that kids can do. Easter Bonnet Materials Ribbon, Scissors, head band, ribbon, tulle, imagination This is the famous bowdabra ... I love mine but you do not need one for this craft. It is for those of us that need help with this stuff. It also is helpful when you have little crafters working … [Read more...]

Decorating with Peeps : $5 Easter Centerpiece

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Create a $5 Easter Centerpiece that looks Delicious!   We were issued a challenge to create a $5 Easter Centerpiece. I will be honest and admit that I lack the creative gene. I am the person who pins stuff on Pinterest because it looks cool but never gets around to doing any of it. To be honest,I don't see why I need it because I have my mom. Don't worry I don't have her locked in a closet making crafts all day.  I let her out for meals and to sleep a few hours. Seriously though, … [Read more...]

Easter Centerpiece: $5

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Easter Centerpiece   I had a challenge from my team can you create an Easter centerpiece for $5. I am Madame Deals so here is my entry. I used the items below with the help of three assistants to create an amazing centerpiece or hostess gift. Here is what I had peeps $2, $1 lollipop sticks (I still have some left), cookies $1.00 (I bought the mix at the $1 store), glass bead $1 , scrapbook paper $.15, $.25 floral block the egg and oil $.20. The vase was from an orchid I got last year. I … [Read more...]

Crafting with Kids: Compromising

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Crafting with Kids My daughter is 3 ½ and has recently started shall we say, inserting her independence. This as you can imagine is making doing art projects with her very difficult. We struggle with everything from her grabbing everything under the sun to ‘add to the project’ to her not wanting to do the project I chose for us to do. There are many ways to approach this and to be quite honest: I haven’t been approaching it in the best of ways lately. First of all, you could get fed up and … [Read more...]

How to make Edible Finger Paint!

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Today I am going to show you how to make Edible Finger Paint! I don't know about you guys, but my little girl LOVES to paint. She also loves to put things in her mouth that don't belong there! (I.E, paint, nail polish, markers, etc) So I thought of a great idea, Edible Finger Paint! it's easy to make, and fun! Here is how to make Edible Finger Paint: You will need: Plain Yogurt (Vanilla would work as well, just make sure it's white), food coloring, and paper, that's it! Easy … [Read more...]

Crafting with Kids: Using Kits is Okay

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I have always been a fan of art projects with little ones! My favorite thing of all is giving a child a wide variety of things in front of them, a piece of paper and some glue (or tape) and letting them go ‘wild’ with their creativity. But, sometimes time just doesn’t allow that and quite frankly…you cannot make too many things by just letting them go with random objects. It is their own creation and still wonderful but sometimes, kits are the way to go! … [Read more...]

Personalized Umbrella

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I am not sure if you have seen the latest and greatest umbrellas but honestly they do not have one for boys ages 6-10. They have girl umbrellas but they didn't have one for my son. I decided I could make one that he would love. They are easy to make and inexpensive. The personalized umbrellas can be given as gifts to teachers, friends, and they can even be signed as a memory. You will need an umbrella any color Paint pens or sharpie markers work pencil image The first thing you … [Read more...]

Crafting with Kids: Making Fun out of Winter

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I have to admit that I am most certainly not a winter person. In fact, even something as simple as going to an appointment takes a lot of convincing (I mean come on, it’s cold out there!!!). So bundling up so my daughter can play in the snow doesn’t necessarily rank high on my ‘to do’. Don’t get me wrong, I get her outside but that does not mean it’s my favorite thing to do! I’d much rather be inside doing our same old art projects. Boring right?? … [Read more...]

Crafting with Kids: Winter Fun

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The snow is upon us (at least temporarily) and I have to admit…I am far from excited to be outside playing in the snow. My daughter on the other hand, is so excited to see the snow! There was hardly a dusting on the ground and she pulled out all of her snow gear and was ready to go outside! So, I was on a search to find things to do outside besides the typical winter activities. … [Read more...]

Crafting with Kids: Bathroom Arts and Crafts

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Meet Stephanie! She's a 24 year old stay at home Mom, who couldn’t ask for a better blessing than to be home with her daughter!! Their favorite things to do together is working on art projects and they enjoy sharing them with people at Crafting with Bug!! In her free time she enjoys reading and scrapbooking!! I’ve said several times that when it comes to arts and crafts with your little ones you need to ‘think out of the box’. And, I’m sure you are going ‘Yeah, Yeah, Yeah….blah blah…’ but … [Read more...]