Category: Crafts

Creating Simple, No-Carve Halloween Pumpkins

Are you fed up with cutting, scooping and carving your pumpkins every single Halloween? Do you think pumpkin carving demands the knife proficiency associated with an Iron Chef? Here are a few tips for some simple decorated pumpkins without requiring the sloppy mess of this usually labor-intensive task: Using Japanese Washi Masking Tape to Make …

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10 Free Pumpkin Carving Stencils

Pumpkin carving season is here, and if you’re looking for some ideas for this year’s jack-o-lanterns, here are ten free printable pumpkin carving stencils. Just click on the one(s) you want, and print! If you want instructions for pumpkin carving, use these stencils with our Complete How-To Guide for Creative Pumpkin Carving Using Stencils. Haunted House …

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Crafty Recipes: Whipped Snow

It’s probably a little early to be dreaming about snow but with the muggy weather I had today, I’m almost ready for winter. Well, almost ready…okay, not really, but the thought of winter made me think that it would be an excellent time to share my recipe for Whipped Snow. This is a fun little …

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Crafty Recipes: Paper Mache

I love, I mean LOVE, paper mache (aka papier-mâché) but unfortunately, my kids do not feel the same. For some reason, they act like paper mache paste is an acid that once it gets on their skin it will begin to burn. I’m not sure why this is, but the same kids that hate the feeling …

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Crochet Card Project: Hug in a Cup

A teacup greeting, with a delicious gift of tea tucked in every card!For birthdays, get well, Mother’s Day, friends, family. A great way to show how much you care!Linda ❤️ Supplies Yarn – Stitch Studio by Nicole Storybook Fanfare “Candy Crumble Pink” Size C hook Scrapbook paper featuring Tea Photo Corner Stickers 4 tiny buttons …

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How To Make Pillow Covers

Whether you’ve got long-standing arts and crafts skills or not, a fun way to add your own touch to baby’s nursery decor is through some DIY decorating. Making your own pillows can add color and texture into a room while also letting you take control of fabrics. Envelope pillow covers are especially useful because you …

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Father’s Day Craft: Father’s Survival Kit

With Father’s Day only being a few days away, I thought I should post one more craft to give you a few more to choose from. This craft is great for children of any age and you can actually tailor it to suit the Dad. What you will need: A box that can be opened …

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Mother’s Day Craft: Painted Terracotta Flower Pots

Since Mother’s Day is only a few days away, I thought that I would post one final craft that you can do with your kids. I actually thought of these when I was at the grocery store and I was passing the flower department.  There were small terracotta pots with paint brushes and paint sold …

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Kids’ Craft Project: Building a Volcano

Well, since I did a cheat sheet on volcanoes, and I have talked about them a few times, I thought I would give you a how-to on building a volcano. This is actually a pretty fun activity and many kids can take advantage of this when they need a science project in school. It is fairly …

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Blown Easter Eggs

Every year I have boiled those wonderful eggs so that I could spend a few hours coating myself in food dye just for the simple enjoyment of the experience.  For all children, egg dying is a wonderful experience and my children look forward to it every year.  My biggest problem with dying eggs was that I …

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