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Reinventing Education with Khan Academy

Have you heard of Khan Academy? If not, you’re in for a treat. I’ve just come across it in the last few weeks and I think it’s the greatest thing that has come around for education in a long time…. Continue Reading →

Building with Marshmallows and Toothpicks

I can always use a good boredom buster for the kids and was reminded how great marshmallows and toothpicks are thanks to this post from Simply Designing I found at the Make and Takes Spotlight. Kids can create shapes and… Continue Reading →

Create Springtime Art with Simple Origami Tulips

Every spring, I love seeing tulips pop up in my yard. It seems like I always forget about them – such a colorful surprise! We made a little ode-to-tulips art project with some super-simple origami paper tulips. With only a… Continue Reading →

Yarn Wrapped Paper Tube Owls + Video

We’re back with another video for our Kids in the Craft Room series. My daughter is sharing her idea for a Yarn Paper Tube Owl. It’s a perfect activity for a children’s craft room, helping to celebrate spring! Supplies for… Continue Reading →

Photoshop Free DIY Silhouettes

Silhouettes are such fun mementos of childhood, I swear my mom still has ours from when we were kids done at Disneyland years ago! This DIY silhouette tutorial I found at the M&T Spotlight from Naptime Novels looks super simple… Continue Reading →

Easy Dish Towel Wrapped Housewarming Gift

Giving gifts to friends and neighbors is one of my very favorite things to do. What can I say, it’s one of my love languages. Can you think of a better gift to give or receive than a nice warm… Continue Reading →

Our Favorite Kids’ Cookbook: Honest Pretzels

My girls love to help prepare meals for the family. From mixing batter to tearing lettuce to scrambling eggs, they are always eager to learn a new skill or master a new recipe. We have a number of kids’ cookbooks,… Continue Reading →

Making Marbled Paper With the Kids

Easy and fun always get my vote when it comes to projects with the kids. I saw this tutorial from MJB for marbled paper at the Make and Takes Spotlight and thought it would definitely fit the criteria. Looks a… Continue Reading →

Simple Fabric Mosaic Artwork for Kids

I am constantly looking for great artwork for my home so it’s no wonder that I love it when my kids make awesome things! Children’s artwork doesn’t just have to be restricted to the refrigerator for display. In fact, some… Continue Reading →

The Artful Parent Resource Book

I love a good kids craft book and I’m so excited about this one from Jean of The Artful Parent. I’ve been following her blog since I started blogging and her site is filled with so many fabulous ideas. It’s… Continue Reading →

Crocheting a Chain Stitch Snake

One of the easiest projects for crochet has got to be my cute little chain stitch snake. You can’t mess it up. And it’s a great way to practice your chain stitching, helping you feel confident in your crocheting, producing something… Continue Reading →

Organizing Art Projects and School Papers

I love office products. They scream organization, and as a mother of 3, I need one of everything to keep my life in order. So I’m happy to partner with Staples, an M&T sponsor, on a few projects for this… Continue Reading →

Dyed And Speckled Eggs For Easter

Easter is in a few short days, can you believe it? Expand your egg dying skills with this cool tutorial from Homework for dyed and speckled eggs I spotted at the Make and Takes Spotlight. More Easter excitement below: Little… Continue Reading →

Organize the Holiday Chaos with Easter Crafts

This weekend, you’ll want to load up on a few activities for the kids. Between the Easter Bunny and decorating eggs, you might have a few kids bouncing off the walls. Give a few of these Easter crafts and activities… Continue Reading →

Cropped Artwork – Displaying Abstract Pieces

After working on the gallery wall for my bedroom, I had an idea. An idea that I’ve used in some of my work in the past and that I’ve seen in the work of my friend, Annie. It’s like a peek-a-boo… Continue Reading →

Spring Card Craft Using Melted Beads

Perler beads can be used for lots of fun activities with the kids. Try melting them into fun shapes using pipe cleaners as molds like this tutorial from Club Chica I came across at the Make and Takes Spotlight. You… Continue Reading →

Use Up Your Scraps To Make This DIY Fabric Tape

I saw this DIY fabric tape from Bee-Inspired at the Make and Takes Spotlight and think it would be such a genius way to use up all those awesome bits of fabric too big to throw away and too small… Continue Reading →

For the Love of the Granny Square

I have finally mastered the ever popular crochet pattern, The Granny Square! But these days, there are so many fabulous patterns, colors, and tutorials… these are not your granny’s squares! This style of crochet is my new obsession. It’s addicting… Continue Reading →

Yarn Egg Wreath is Pretty Perfect for Easter

Easter is around the corner, and spring too hopefully! Get in the spirit by making this pretty adorable yarn egg wreath from the Sweet Survival I found over at the Make and Takes Spotlight.   More great Easter links below:… Continue Reading →

An Ecological Easter Basket?!?

This is not a joke.  I double-chocolate-bunny-dare you to think beyond plastic pastel eggs coupled with yellow and pink Peeps this year and incorporate a little more green into your celebration of Spring. Let’s give our Easter baskets a makeover!… Continue Reading →

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