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...]

Straw Hat Decoration for St. Patrick’s Day

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Bring some Irish to your front door with this Straw Hat Decoration . Everyone will be all smiles when they see your door decorated with this Cute Straw Hat Decoration for St. Patrick's Day. The best part is all items can be purchased at the dollar store and assembled in less than 15 minutes. It is so much better than window clings also because it is simple to store and reuse for next year. Straw Hat Decoration Supplies List: 9 inch straw hat St. Patrick's Day Headband Pipe Cleaner Googly … [Read more...]

How to Make a Boppy Slipcover

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How to make a Boppy Slipcover I found a really nice bobby that I fell in love with for my first two boys but by the time my little princess came along the blue with stars Boppy was just not going to cut it anymore. So I decided to make my own boppy slipcover. I am not the best at sewing but believe me this is pretty easy. It’s very easy if you already have a bobby, so all you need to work on is the slipcover. What you Need: - Material 2 – 26 in x 23 in (average bobby is 19.5 x 16.1 x … [Read more...]

DIY Craft Minnie Mouse Mickey Mouse Ears

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DIY Craft How to make minnie Mouse/Mickey Mouse ears. Purchase a black headband. You will want to go to joann's or michael's or other craft store and purchase 1 sheet of black felt.  The 9x12 size. These are super easy.  You want to draw out the circles.  for the ears.  I made mine approx 3 inches in size. You can adjust if you want them smaller or larger. As you can see you want to have a piece between the circles to connect them.Then take a piece of foam or you could take … [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...]

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...]

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 … [Read more...]