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Kids Crafts

Crafty Crow’s “Monster Mania” Giveaway

The Crafty Crow is featuring my ebook today, Make and Takes Monster Mania: Crafts for Little Monsters. She’s giving away 5 copies to 5 monsterific readers! So head on over and comment for your chance to win!

Roar!! Dinosaur Pipe Cleaner Toys

I love pipe cleaners–there are a million things you can do with them! They come in tons of colors, are cheap and readily available at your local craft or dollar store. My three year-old son is just starting to discover… Continue Reading →

My Monster Mania eBook is Here!

I’m happy to announce my kid crafty MONSTER MANIA eBook is here! I’ve been crafting up a “Monstrous” storm finishing up this project. It’s finally here, ready to buy and download now! Click here for more details and to purchase… Continue Reading →

Crafting Cleaning Baskets for Labor Day

I’m contributing over at Alpha Mom’s – Once Upon a Holiday again today. Come see how I crafted Cleaning Baskets for my kids, helping them work hard this Labor Day!

Recycle Your Chip Bag Into a Book Cover

Along with school shopping and choosing a new lunch box, one back-to-school tradition is covering your school books. Some schools require it, some don’t, but your kids are sure to get a kick out of customizing their books with covers… Continue Reading →

Weekend Links: Kid Crafty Projects

Some fun crafty projects to make with the kiddies. Enjoy! Juice Box Boats by Inchmark (pictured above) Homemade Train Track by Rookie Moms Face Cut-out Screen by This Blessed Nest Microwave Puff Paint by One Crafty Mumma Cereal Box Mosaic… Continue Reading →

Play While You Paint

You might have noticed by now that I am way into mixing art time with playtime. My boys loved this technique: using a (washable) toy to apply paint to paper. We used some old toy cars to roll in paint… Continue Reading →

Star Wars Felt Finger Puppets

Felt is one of the cheapest crafting materials around, and one of the easiest to work with. It’s also a great crafting material for kids of nearly any age. With a little help, even pre-schoolers (or even toddlers) can make… Continue Reading →

Recycling Grocery Ads for Playtime Menus

I was a guest over at Money Saving Mom last week, posting a fun craft for recycling your grocery ads into Playtime Menus. My kids love picking out which food to use for the menus and how much to price… Continue Reading →

What Can We Do Today, Mom? Let’s Craft!

Here’s some fun and fresh crafty ideas I’ve come across for those, “What can we do today?” questions. (Click on the image for directions.)

How-To Video: Water Sponge Toys

I’ve posted the how-to for these fun Water Sponge Toys before, but I thought I’d make a video to show just how easy they are to make. They’re the perfect summertime toy, helping the kids make a splash this summer!… Continue Reading →

Dollar Store Tie Dyeing

Tie dyeing is a fun summer craft, but I have been trying to cut back on crafts that cost a lot to do so I can focus on using up the huge stash of supplies I already have. I had… Continue Reading →

Summertime Links O’ Fun

Since I’ve posted about Keeping the Kids Busy this Summer with the Summer Tub ‘o Fun, I’ve come across some great projects to use our supplies on. Check out some of these fun ideas that are perfect for the kiddies…. Continue Reading →

Homemade Memory Game

What’s more fun than playing a game? Making your own game! One of our favorite preschool games is Memory, the matching card game. My son usually plays the official version at Grandma’s house, but we don’t have that game at… Continue Reading →

Tie Dye for the 4th of July

How fun is tie-dye for summer?! It’s the perfect way to show your fun patriotic spirit for the 4th of July. We’re making white shirts sparkle with tie-dye fireworks! I’m contributing over at Alpha Mom’s – Once Upon a Holiday… Continue Reading →

Americana Crafty Round Up

There’s been lots of red, white, and blue floating around the web. I’ve collected a few fun links to some super star-bangled crafts for the 4th of July. Below is one of my hand-stitched cards, The American Flag. Cupcake Liner… Continue Reading →

Crafty 4th of July Firework Pom Poms

Get ready to cheer on the fabulous floats at this weekend’s parade with these fun Firework Pom Poms. They’re the perfect sparkle for your child to hold as the clowns and marching bands go by. Supplies for Firework Pom Poms:… Continue Reading →

Kid Art: Textured Paintings

I have always liked the look of chunky paint applied to canvas in swirls (a la Vincent Van Gogh), but most kiddie paints aren’t capable of making that kind of texture. Enter a secret household ingredient that you mix into… Continue Reading →

When Art Collides With Toast

Did you know you can paint bread and then toast it into a colorful, edible piece of art? Yep, it’s true. I learned it here. Combine bread cut out with cookie cutters with a bit of edible paint, and art… Continue Reading →

Creating Relationships With Kids Crafts

Even though we’re busy with our kids all day, sometimes we miss the opportunities to just ‘be’ with them, developing the relationship. With work, school, play dates, meals, and bed times, we can sometimes over look the need to strengthen… Continue Reading →

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