Crafts

Your child can create a personalized Mother’s Day card

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One of the best things about Mother’s Day is receiving those heart-felt cards and gifts from your child or children. In my house, it’s all about crafts and homemade cards. My children know that when they make cards from scratch, they are expressing their feelings through their creativity. This homemade Mother’s Day card is a great way to allow your child to show their love and their creativity. I think the best gift I can get from my children is their artwork and cards. They even complement each other’s cards. It’s so sweet to see them come together to show their love and support for one another.

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St. Patrick’s Day Lucky Rainbow Necklace

CaptureYour child can make these awesome lucky rainbow necklaces to wear on St. Patrick’s Day. It’s a wonderfully easy craft that your child can learn to do on their own with minimal help from you.

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Valentine’s Day Thumbprint Sign

20160116_193701 logoValentine’s Day and crafts are always on our minds this time of year with my children. As I was cleaning off our workbench, I saw a slab of wood that was leftover from a previous project. I quickly drilled a hole in the top of it and brought it inside for my children to paint. My youngest wanted to help with this project so this became his craft. The wood goes with our decor and it looks great for the upcoming holiday. Follow the step by step instructions HERE to see how we made this sign. Pictures for each steps are also included. Remember to have fun and enjoy the time you spend with your child when making this together.

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Beautiful Suncatchers

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This is such an easy and frugal craft to make with your kids. Not only is it easy, fun and cheap, but the result is simply beautiful. I love having the three suncatchers in my window above my kitchen sink. It reflects the light so beautifully.

To see how to create this craft with your kids, see the step by step instructions with pictures in my full article HERE.

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Mother’s Day gift: painted salt dough hand-prints

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Your child can design and paint their own hand-print for a Mother’s Day gift. All you need are some supplies from around your kitchen and house and you are all set. It’s a fun craft that your little one will love because it is all their own design. See the entire slideshow HERE for ingredients and instructions to make this beautiful craft with your child.

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Magnetic Watercolor Bookmarks

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The kids were amazed at how watercolors work. This was a wonderfully fun craft to do with them. These bookmarks not only are personalized, but they are very usable. The magnets keep the bookmark in place in your book too.

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Turn boring napkins into a fun sight for your child’s Valentine’s Day party

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I volunteered to send in the napkins for my daughter’s Valentine’s Day party at school. I seem to always volunteer for napkins. Maybe because it’s easy. Maybe because it doesn’t cost much. Maybe because it doesn’t take too much time to make. Mostly, I think, it’s because I want the challenge to see how I can make it more fun than sending in a pack of napkins. This is the 4th time I volunteered for napkins and I was almost at a loss of what to do. Then, just 10 seconds into the dollar store, my eyes focused on the pipe cleaners.

Go to the full article HERE to see the slide show to see what I did and how I did it. You can turn your child’s napkins into a fun sight for their party too!

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Salt dough thumbprint hearts

CaptureYour little sweetheart can design and paint their own thumbprint heart. All you need are some supplies from around your kitchen and house and you are all set. It’s a fun craft that your little one will love because it is all their own design. Go to the full article HERE for pictures and complete ingredients and instructions.

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Encourage your child’s creativity without any preparation

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Sometimes it’s very difficult to plan a craft. It takes time to get an idea, gather the materials, prepare the work area, get the kids together, explain what to do, have them make the craft, allow for drying time and complete any other steps you need to take.

You know you want your child to complete a craft. You want your child to be creative. You want your child to feel accomplished. Maybe you just want your child to do something different compared to their usual daily routine…

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Draw your own puzzle

20141007_185425Keep your children entertained with their own artwork by allowing them to draw their own puzzle. This craft is great for any age child and can be enjoyed over and over again. It enhances your child’s creativity while also requiring fine motor skills.

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