Re-Gifting

How is it that we went to a double birthday party this week and I felt like I left with a gift?     No, not the gift ...more

Same Old Eggs, New Twist

Easter has come and gone and after a wonderful celebration with family and friends, I am left storing my baby chicks and tucking away my Easter books until next year.  But what about those stupid plastic eggs?      As far as I know, you can't recycle...more

a bunch of eggs and filled them with candy and used them as a pretty centerpiece on my table. ...more

Cocktails & Crafts, Take Three!

Last night was the third edition of my monthly get-together with my girlfriends and our kids to craft and enjoy a beverage or two: Cocktails and Crafts!   ...more

Easter Thumbprint Art

With all my craft catastrophes lately, you may be surprised to hear that this morning I hosted a get-together for my friends and our kids with the sole purpose of creating spring crafts.  I just had to get back on the horse and try again; can't let bad craft karma get me d...more

A Crafty Conclusion

This is a story of a happy little craft that was relatively painless to make and resulted in a very pretty flower arrangement that perhaps will adorn our table at Easter.  But in order to fully understand how these flowers rose from the ashes of crafty destruction, you'll have to go back one post (or click here) and read about their humble beginnings.  Plus, you won't know how to make the egg-shaped paint sample cutouts without it!  Well, here's the brief version: get some paint swatches at Sherwin Wil...more

A Simple Spring Celebration

Yesterday was the first day of spring!  Hooray!  Are you ready to celebrate spring with your children?  I know I am, even though it is snowing as we speak (another 4" or so...oh, bother).  But snowstorm or no, it is officially spring and that deserves a celebration!  And what better why to celebrate than with a craft?  Well, a party would be fun, too, but we're fresh out of cupcakes.  This craft took about 15 minutes and it only required materials I'm sure you already have at home.   We create...more

I Spy With My Little Eye...

...Something That Was Fun and Easy To Make!     ...more

DIY Dump Truck

So, no plans, nowhere to go, no option to leave the house, our morning hour of tv come and gone, I had to come up with something to pass the morning.  I don't really have a treasure trove of arts and crafts supplies laying around the house, so I had to make do with what we had.  A quick scan revealed one egg carton.  And according to Google, "egg carton arts and crafts" reveals zillions of ideas.  Including a way to make your own awesome dump truck in less than twenty minutes. ...more

Metamorphosis

Follow my blog "Rub Some Dirt On It' at http://vermontwhitneys.blogspot.com and enjoy some spring crafts! I wanted to be sure I followed up on my post the other day, Smiles and Butterflies, so you can see the finished product.  We painted on coffee filters with watercolors and then morphed them into butterflies.  I think they came out awesome.  ...more

Smiles and Butterflies

Follow my blog "Rub Some Dirt On It" at http://vermontwhitneys.blogspot.com Yesterday was the first day we attempted to paint with watercolors.  ...more