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3 Easy Valentine's Crafts for Kids

Last year my preschooler and I had a fantastic Valentine's party with yummy snacks and fun toddler crafts. ...more
These are such cute ideas, lots of fun for kids!  We make a lot of toilet paper tube crafts, ...more

DIY: Pinterest Inspired Christmas Tree Ornaments

     Does anyone else feel like the Christmas season goes by like a DVD on fast forward? I feel like I haven't taken a breath that wasn't in anticipation of the next thing in at least a month. Even my day of rest every week is over-shadowed by stuff I want to do, even if it's not work looming overhead. My creative brain is working overtime, and I cannot stop my hands for even a moment, lest I fall behind. I don't think I would have it any other way, though....more

Thankful Turkey Craft

Thanksgiving is one of the holidays each year that seems to keep getting pushed back further and further, until all you see are Christmas lights and Black Friday lines.  All the while, we are missing out on a perfect opportunity to teach our kids to be grateful for their lives and how they could even help others.  Granted, I am toying with the idea of putting our Christmas decorations up early this year (it seems...more
Karen Ballum me too!  I got lucky with a kid who likes math and vegetables lolmore

Encouraging Young Writers with Duck Tape

At the Family Forward Conference in August we had an awesome crafting session with Duck Brand duct tape and Cricut. It was all about getting families into a creative place together. We love crafts at our house so this was right up our alley. We got some awesome Duck tape paper to run through the Cricut machine from the Cricut folks. Then we got to head over to the Duck tape booth and pick out a roll of duct tape for each member of our family. We've been riding high on that Duck tape since!...more

Create an Art Gallery for Your Mini Artist

There's a saying (and this is not a direct quote - I wish I could remember it word for word...) but if a child gives you a gift, even if it's a rock, you should show appreciation and how grateful you are to them for that rock. It may just be a rock, but they chose you to give it to. (love this analogy..) After reading this quote, I decided I want to show my girls as often as possible that they are loved, valued, respected, and that we are always so proud of them....more

Upcycled Christmas Tree Lights

I am an avid recycler and try to be a good role model for my children when it comes to conserving and recycling.  So, when we were recently decorating our Christmas tree, we were testing our lights and inevitably, many needed replacing.  I gazed at the pile of colored bulbs on our counter, not wanting to just throw them away.  Then a great idea struck me. ...more

Let's Get Crafty: Christmas Ball Wreath

Make Kid-friendly Ornaments for the Holidays