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Wishes for the New Year with Star Darlings

I love discovering new chapter books for my kids, and this brand new book series for Disney Star Darlings are so much fun! These are the type of book my girls just gobble up, learning all about the Star Darlings and… Continue Reading →

Abstract Painted and Pieced Hearts

If you are looking for something to brighten up a dreary winter day, try painting, cutting, and piecing some bold and colorful abstract hearts. For this project, we drew and painted big hearts, then cut them apart and mixed them… Continue Reading →

Woodland Art Project for Kids

This Woodland Art Project for Kids is a great way to get creative (and a little messy) with kids at home or in the classroom. Follow this step-by-step lesson that will walk you through using charcoal and masking tape to create… Continue Reading →

Whole Wheat Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut Muffins

My daughters had a hard time narrowing it down, but they chose these cinnamon sugar doughnut muffins as their favorite homemade muffin. Pretty high praise from some serious muffin-connoisseurs! These muffins are soft and just sweet enough, with a taste… Continue Reading →

Year in Review: Make and Takes 2015

I can’t believe we’re already approaching a new year! 2015 has been an amazing year and we’ve created so many fun crafts. Here are just a few of the projects we’ve made during this past year. Make and Takes 2015 Year… Continue Reading →

Kid-Friendly New Year’s Eve Countdown

Every year our kids think they want to stay up until midnight to celebrate New Years, but it just never happens. They get tired and cranky around 9-10 at night, making it a real chore to try to stay up. So I… Continue Reading →

Footprint Snowman Keepsake Canvas

Looking for a kid friendly craft idea to beat the winter blues? Well, look no further because today’s Footprint Snowman Keepsake Canvas Idea is not only a clever way to “build a snowman” with ease BUT it’s also the perfect… Continue Reading →

Happy Holidays from Seattle

When we first moved to Seattle 4 years ago, I had the idea to put together a holiday card with umbrellas, cuz you know… Seattle (psst, it rains in Seattle ;) Now finally this fun and silly idea has come… Continue Reading →

Christmas Picture Puzzles – Interactive PDF

Do you like riddles and picture puzzles? Here is a little something to do while you’re snuggled by the fire waiting for those chestnuts to roast. This Christmas Picture Puzzle pdf is meant to be viewed on your screen: computer, tablet, or… Continue Reading →

Crystal Candy Cane Science

Crystal Candy Cane Science is a fun, simple science activity to try with the kids during Christmas break. The kids got so excited when they woke up to magical crystals that had grown on their candy canes overnight. My kids… Continue Reading →

DIY Electro Dough Kit for Tons of Fun

It’s time to get a little goofy with dough, all while learning about technology! The DIY Electro Dough Kit comes with everything you need to get creative – you just need the dough. You can make your own with our 3 ingredient… Continue Reading →

2016 Word Art Printable for Kids

In keeping with our annual family tradition, my girls and I have been spending some time jotting down wishes and plans for the new year. This year, we are recording our ideas on a 2016 printable that we can fill… Continue Reading →

Monkey Plate Shaker for New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve party with kids can actually be a lot of fun. But you need to prepare for it: play some fun family games and to make it more special craft a plate shaker for the monkey year of 2016…. Continue Reading →

DIY Felt Nutcracker Ornaments

Don’t you just love The Nutcracker? It’s a must watch during the holiday season. We’re creating a few new holiday traditions as we watch George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker movie and craft felt ornaments to celebrate! I’m partnering with Fox Home Entertainment to… Continue Reading →

Holiday Peppermint Muddy Buddies

With the holidays upon us, we’re gearing up for the season of gift giving! Not only do we love to gift our family, friends and neighbors, we also want to celebrate and thank our school teachers. I’m sharing a yummy recipe for… Continue Reading →

Holly Clothespin Gift Toppers

I’m adding a homemade touch to our gift wrapping this year with these sweet holly clothespin gift toppers. With some simple supplies and just a few minutes’ work, you can make a pile of these festive clothespins, perfect for attaching… Continue Reading →

24 Creative Elf on the Shelf Ideas

It’s that time of year again! Time to get out your Elf on the Shelf and start the tradition. If you’re running out of ideas with where and how to place the Elf each day, I’ve rounded up 24 super… Continue Reading →

Hallelujah Gold Foil Art

Add this beautiful, decorative art piece to your Christmas collection. Download the hallelujah printable. You can print on normal paper. Most at home printers are now inkjet and this project requires toner so the gold foil will stick. You will have to… Continue Reading →

Candy Cane Cookie Buttons

It’s that time to prep for holiday parties, mixing up some sweet treats to share. So I’m baking up a plate full of these cute little candy cane cookie buttons! They are just the cookie dessert to bring to a get… Continue Reading →

Snowman Popsicle Stick Ornament

Christmas is such a fun time of the year for us. My family loves the music, the food, the parties, and of course the Christmas crafts. The kids and I enjoy holiday crafting. I knew we would make some homemade… Continue Reading →

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