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?? ...

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Upcycle Your Used Candles

Upcycle Your Used Candles

Up-cycle Your Used Candles I get very disappointed when the wicks on my candles burn out and I have candle wax left. I hate throwing it away even though I have a closet full of candles in every shape and size. Some may just see leftover useless wax but I see $$$. This weekend I accidentally ruined my favorite jar candle because I had left it on the oven while I baked for 6 hours.I almost threw it away out of frustration when I had an idea. ...

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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. ...

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Elf On The Shelf Notes

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I have a wicked sense on humor. I decided if my kids get to make wishes so do I. I am going to write a note to Santa and hope he answers my request. I mean if the Elf is leaving each night I might as well get my request in. It is all about knowing the right person!   You can see the one I sent yesterday by clicking on the link below If you are lost on the whole Elf on the Shelf If you want to see my first note for Santa It you want to see cool holiday ideas check out my ...

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How to Fix Homemade Liquid Hand Soap

Homemade Liquid Handsoap

How to Fix Homemade Liquid Hand Soap   I wrote a post on Homemade Liquid Hand Soap and have had some people ask questions because it did not turn out quite right. So I am going to address a few common problems and how to fix them.   Thicken up soap that is too thin  Use common table salt (start with 1/2 cup and add slowly till your soap is the consistency you desire) Xantham Gum (start with 1/2 TBSP and add slowly till soap thickens.) Borax (slowly add it ...

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How to Do a Snowman Christmas Ornament

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So it's close to Christmas time, and of course the tree is already up.  But maybe you need a few more ornaments.  Or you are looking for a great craft for the kids school parties.  Or maybe even a family party.  These are SUPER cute and aren't that expensive and the kids love them. What you need: A clear ornament Sugar Peppercorns twig piece of fabric orange construction paper black construction paper ...

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Thursday Crafts: Bandana Dress

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I am sure you have seen these around.  They are Bandana Dresses.  I have been taking them to craft shows, and they are a HUGE hit. This simple dress can fit a little girl from about 6 months on up to a size 8.  You won't find any other clothing like that.  They are simple to make as well. You will need 2 bandanas 2 yards of ribbon ...

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Top 5 Arts and Crafts Gifts for Kids

Top 5 Arts and Craft Gifts for Fids

Top 5 Arts and Crafts Gifts for Kids My children love arts and crafts and many times trying to find fun and unique things for them is a challenge. I have created a Top 5 Arts and Crafts Gifts for Kids list to highlight some new and fun ways for your kids to DIY. Each of these crafts are kid friendly and will make  you want to join in with them. Make Your Own Snow Globe - This is a project for both kids and  adults alike.  The Make Your Own Snow Glob kit comes with everything you need to make ...

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