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  • Welcome to our Crafts section. Enjoy the many tips and tutorials for kids crafts and activities and holiday and decor DIY projects. This list shares some of our most popular how-to posts, or scroll down for the latest projects.

DIY Spider Earrings

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Halloween is all about costumes… but even if you aren’t in a head-to-toe costume, you can still get into the spirit with a little festive Halloween Jewelry. These spider earrings are simple to make, and so fun to wear!



Supplies to Make Halloween Spider Earrings:

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Gold and Navy Gilded Fall Vase

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It’s hard to believe it’s Labor Day weekend and summer is just about marking it’s end…but the good news is that Fall season is under way which means school, football, and yummy pumpkin treats. For me, fall doesn’t just mean the standard hues of oranges and reds that the leaves…

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Leaf Art for Kids

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Fall is on the way to Eastern Iowa and we are using the changing seasons to inspire our days right now. One thing I love to do during the fall is create leaf art with my kids. We are always inspired by Louis Ehlert’s book Leaf Manand use it

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Kid’s Art Journal

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A couple of years ago I got into art journaling, and I realized that would be the perfect craft for Kate.  She loves coloring and painting and stickers, and this journal could combine all those things.
When I was her age, I was afraid of crafting – so concerned with…

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Fabric-Covered Magnet Board

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Make this giant fabric-covered magnet board for less than $20!
My kids love playing with magnets. The door into our garage is metal, so it’s been covered with magnets for years. Unfortunately for them (but nice for me!), I just turned that door into a magnetic chore chart…. So

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Sparkle Toe Shoes DIY

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Whether you want to add a little sparkle to your own wardrobe, or if you want to cover up the scuffed toes on your daughter’s shoes, these sparkle toe shoes are simple to make. They don’t take a lot of time or supplies to make, and you can add as…

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Vinyl Record Wall Art DIY

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Make awesome new art for your walls out of some old vinyl records and some vintage sheet music!…
I grew up in a house where there was constantly music playing. I have many fond memories of lying on a beanbag chair in the living room wearing giant headphones and listening

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Clothespin Picture Frame DIY

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Make this cool picture frame with an old cabinet door and some clothespins from the dollar store! A clothespin picture frame is beautiful, easy, and changeable.…
I am a bit of a maniac when it comes to picture taking. When we were at the beach this summer, I took almost

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DIY Space Ship Crafts for Kids

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I love encouraging imaginative play.  Imaginative play always seems to captivate my kids’ interest for longer periods of time.  Anything involving a story-line or scene engages the kids and makes play a lot more fun for everyone.
DIY Space Ship Craft Kids Can Make
After a week of space-themed activities…

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Crafty School Binders for Personalized School Supplies

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Whether you’re buying new binders or reusing binders from last year, there is no reason to show up with plain binders on the first day of school. With a few simple supplies you can make this school binder craft to transform an ordinary, inexpensive 3-ring binder into a fun and

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