Crafting with Kids: Why Waste a Baking Fail?

Crafting with Kids

Crafting with Kids So this week was my step-moms birthday. Trying to be sneaky my daughter and I made cupcakes to surprise her with. Cute Right?? First, let’s start at the beginning! So we got everything measured out and mixed together and my daughter helped me scoop the batter into the cupcake tin so we could bake them. Somewhere in-between turning the oven on to what I swore was 350 and filling the cupcake liners my oven got bumped up to somewhere around 600 degrees!!! Yup…you read that ...

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Mothers Day Crafts: Lyric Painting

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Mothers Day Craft: Lyric Painting If you are looking for some fun and easy Mothers day crafts then you should try this super cute Lyric Painting. It's great because you can make something personal, and not spend a fortune doing it! I made this for my mom, using lyrics from her favorite song. Do you know which one it is ;)? This craft took about 10 minutes to make, and only cost about $3! ...

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DIY Cookie Sheet Recipe Holder and Chalk Board Menu Boards Craft

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Chalk Board Menu Boards Craft Whenever I cook, I'm always laying my recipe card down and it ends up lost amongst the flour, egg yolks and bowls. Or if I'm using my iPad, it ends up covered in in one of those things! After countless methods for keeping my recipe cards clean and where I can see them, I finally discovered the trick. They needed to be up, off the counter and have their own special place. So, using a cookie sheet, some chalkboard paint and some magnets, I created just ...

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Simple Easter Recipes for Kids: Parfait

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Simple Easter Recipes for Kids: Parfait I have three kids and I try my best to cook recipes that they can make. They are still little so the shorter the project the better. This Simple Easter Recipes for Kids was created by my children. They told me what they wanted to make for dessert and well we made it. I feel like cooking should be self directed and finding recipes that allow for creativity is key. This allows your child to problem solve and apply logical thinking strategies. This recipe is ...

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Easter Bunny Water Bottle Craft

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Easter Bunny Water Bottle Craft Easter is a fun time to create some awesome recipes, crafts and decors, but don't forget that it is also a great time to for us to surprise friends and especially kids with a fun gift. Using simple materials, we can create a lovely Easter bunny gift out of water bottle. Materials: Clean and empty water bottle White and pink paper A pair of googly eyes Black button Black marker Alphabet scrapbook stickers Pink ribbon Glitters or ...

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Easter Craft: Jelly Bean Butterfly

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Frugal Kid Easter Craft: Jelly Bean Butterfly Butterflies are a sign that Spring is here. When you can't wait for the real ones to show up in your neighborhood create your own with this delicious looking Butterfly. This is a great Easter Craft but with Jelly Beans being available all year round now, this makes a great anytime craft.   Jelly Bean Butterfly Supply List Bag of Jelly Beans 1 - Snack Size Zip-top baggie Clothes Pin 1 Pipe Cleaner Markers Googly Eyes Jelly ...

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Kid Friendly Recipe : Dunkaroo Dip with Animal Crackers

Dunkaroo Dip

Homemade Dunkaroo Dip so easy a Kid can make it. I remember Dunkaroos fondly and who can resist the taste of frosting and animal crackers. This recipe is even better than the Dunkaroos I remember. It is also not high in fat due to the non-fat yogurt and fat free cool whip. This recipe is a great wasy for kids to create their own snack. No knives, cooking, or other worrisome kitchen appliances to harm them. This Dunkaroo Dip Recipe also yields a decent amount and stores well in the ...

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Peeps Decorations You Can Make

Peeps: Crafts you can Make

Peeps Decorations You Can Make   We love our Peeps. The problem is my kids open them up and eat one. Then they get stale. I decided I would come up with  Peeps: Decorations You Can Make with your kids. I believe it is so important to spend time with your kids and creating projects that are self directed are an amazing way to make memories. I always take out a bunch of items and let them make choices and come up with projects to share with the family. They have a sense of accomplishment ...

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DIY Crafts: Make an Apron from a Pillowcase

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DIY Crafts: Make an Apron from a Pillowcase DIY Crafts Idea Are you feeling crafty but don’t have a lot of money? For those of us who live a frugal life and enjoy it, money is never really an object if you have a good imagination. In fact, the challenge of creating stuff without spending any money is a beautiful thing if you have the right attitude. Today I’d like to suggest a way to make a beautiful and fun apron from a pillowcase you already have. The only other thing you’re going to ...

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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 ...

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