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DIY Spring Butterfly Craft

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Who is ready for spring? I love it when the temperature starts warming and the trees and plants start turning vibrate colors. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate spring… than to do some crafts with your kids. This butterfly craft is not only cheap to make,

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Crafts: How to Make a St. Patrick’s Day Mini Pallet Art

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St. Patrick’s Day is almost here!! Which means that we are half-way through March! Where is this year going?
Today I am going to share with you a quick and simple last minute craft that will instantly add a little green… to your home just in time for St. Patrick’s

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Kids Craft: How To Make Mixed Media Photo Frames

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Valentine’s Day lends itself to festive food, fun decorations, and special gifts… to share with your loved ones. One of my favorite crafts to make with my grandchild are these mixed media photo frames. We get to share quality time with each other and he gets to make

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Craft Projects the Whole Family Can Enjoy

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It’s time to roll up your sleeves and get your arts and crafts on … with your family. That’s right! What better way to bond with your family than by doing simple family-friendly craft projects.





4 Simple Family-Friendly Craft Projects

1. Draw a family tree.…

Do you want to teach

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Homemade Twig Wreath Kids Can Make

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I love to decorate for fall, and getting the kids involved in the fall decor is always a plus. This homemade twig wreath that kids can make is a wonderful addition to our outdoor decor and a good project to involve the kids in.



Homemade Twig Wreath Kids Can Make

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DIY Striped Trick or Treat Bags

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It’s almost time for Halloween!  Which means it’s time for candy!  Which means your kids need something to carry all that loot!  Forget about those plastic pumpkin pails.  Make your own Trick or Treat bag with your child and get them involved in the pre-Halloween preparations.




Kate loves to paint

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Simple Glitter Animal Masks

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Sometimes dressing up for Halloween is as simple as a pair of sweatpants, a colored shirt, and a fun animal mask. Or your favorite outfit, topped with a fun Halloween mask. Here are three simple animal masks that you can make using just paper, glitter, and glue. Glue the finished…

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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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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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