Crafts

Make a seashell wind-chime with all those seashells from the beach

20140808_204548_resized_1doneDo your kids insist on bringing seashells home from vacation like mine do? I usually end up trying to be sneaky and conveniently “forget” them or throw them away when unpacking. However, this year, my youngest had his heart set on his shells. I just didn’t know what to do when them so I decided to make a wind-chime with them. We have a lot of wind in our area so this craft was purposeful and very useful.

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Clothespin Bunnies

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These clothespin bunnies came out GREAT! I love that my kids were able to do these on their own with just a little instruction. These make great decorations or gifts! To see the entire article with step by step directions and pictures, click here. Additional ideas are also included to embellish the bunnies.

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Valentine’s Day Clothespin Heart Wreath

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Isn’t this wreath just too cool? I absolutely love that my 3 kids made this. It is such a quick and easy (and quiet) craft for them to make. You may already have all the materials in your home and if you don’t, you won’t need much. It is a very cheap craft. Click on the link HERE to read the entire article about how to make this wreath. Pictures and step by step instructions are included.

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Create a New Year’s Eve time capsule with your child

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Start a new tradition and capture your child’s personality each year. On each New Year’s Eve, have your child fill out this printable questionnaire. Try to have them write as much as they can or if they are too young to write, have them tell you what to write. Regardless of how young they are, they can still sign their name at the bottom whether it’s really their name or just a picture.

You can download the document below.

New Years Even Time Capsule Questionnaire

Go here for the full article and suggestions about what you can do with the questionnaire each year.

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3D “Hand”made Christmas Tree

photo 4aThis Christmas tree craft is a fun and memorable way to add special decorations to your home. This can be done by your child with or without help, depending on their age. My 8 year old was able to help my 6 and 4 year old and complete this project with only verbal instructions from me. Using children’s hand-prints is such a fun way to capture memories of how preciously little they used to be. Follow the directions HERE along with the corresponding pictures and enjoy!

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