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Cotton Bud [Q-Tip] Snowflake Craft

Welcome Maggy from Red Ted Art as she shares a lovely winter craft! Last year, she shared her gingerbread house Christmas cards, this year, Maggy is sharing a snowflake craft! Well, it is wonderful to be here, whilst the lovely Jamie cuddles her new baby. Thank you for letting me visit Jamie! I would love […]

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10 Top Toys for Builders

The boys have been building and construction fanatics lately. And I’ve come to realize that instead of more and more toys to add to our collection of toys that never get played with. I’d rather have a toy that can be added onto to make it bigger and better in the years to come. Blocks […]

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Simple Leaf Window Garland

Did you collect some leaves over the weekend? Or before they’re all gone? The boys did. We don’t have a lot for leaves in our yard, but enough to have a raking session, and collect a few colorful leaves for a project!   I’ve been thinking about a way to decorate our big front window […]

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12 Halloween Activities for Kids

For Halloween not being one of the ‘major’ holidays like Christmas, Easter or Thanksgiving [you know, where you get the entire family together for a feast], it sure does bring out some awesome activities to do with the kids! There’s hundreds of ideas floating around, of course, and I’m sharing with you our 12 Halloween […]

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Halloween Pumpkins: Monster Style

When we went pumpkin picking at my brother’s, the boys couldn’t help but pick a bunch of unripe, green pumpkins.  When I asked if they’d like to decorate some pumpkins for inside, Henry said only the green ones. So we decorated those. And they ended up kind of monster-ish. [Really, anything can be a monster, […]

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Foam Monster Treat Bags

  Monsters come in all shapes and sizes! That’s what’s awesome about them. They can be absolutely anything. [Perfect for little kids to make!] A square could be a face, or a flower can! It doesn’t matter at all. We made these foam monsters at Grandma’s using Creatology’s Foam Platters.   And added in googly […]

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How to Make Kid Size Scarecrows

Let the kids take part this Autumn and make their very own scarecrows, kid size! Sugarsnips shows us how to make these easy scarecrows for the season! So a few weeks ago we had multiple plumbing “issues” which resulted in not 1 or 2 or even 3 visits from the plumber but the inevitable getting the city […]

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Shaving Cream Puffy Paint Ghost & Spider Web

Henry and I found something to do with the shaving cream puffy paint papers that George made! We extended it into ghosts and spider webs to display for Halloween! This puffy paint ghost is one of the 15 ghost crafts for kids to make for Halloween.   Of course, after Henry heard that George got […]

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Fall Tree Art: Pulled String Painting

The boys and I had a creative morning. I grabbed some paints in fall colors [red, yellow and brown], along with some canvas paper and Paint Dab Markers we received from CraftProjectIdeas.com. I had a really fun, fall art scene planned for the kids to make with an art technique I’ve been wanting to try […]

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Halloween Craft: Spooky Treat Holders (A Candy Bag Alternative)

Please welcome Dusti, my sister-in-law. She’s posted here before [remember the awesome DIY Yarn Wrapped Wreath?], but now she has her own blog too! Check out Antidotes for Mom. She’s a real stay at home mom, with real struggles, and she’s going to change that by counteracting the poison, one day at a time! Dusti’s […]