Valentine Seed Packet Craft


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Valentine Seed Packet Craft Candy, Candy, Candy! It seems like candy is just about the only things kids bring home from school for Valentines day. If you would like a homemade valentine idea with a candy alternative, try our Valentine’s Seed Packet cards. These cute cards are relatively easy and definitely inexpensive to make. They also are calorie free and creative. Most kids really enjoy seeing something they’ve planted growing and your gift will last a lot longer than a box of candy! Be … [Read more...]

Summer Fun-Tie-Dye, Crafts, Salon Time & Yummy Treats!


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This week here at my house we had another installment of the ever popular, "Aunt Angie's Daycamp." I invite my cousins, nieces and nephews over to have some fun with my son, Cody and I. For this round I set up a salon, mini craft, tie-dye t-shirts, yummy food, and even dessert! Who says you can't have fun inside?? Tie-Dying T-Shirts I asked that each child bring their own white shirt to my house and I provided the Tie-dying colors. You can purchase a kit that comes with multiple colors. I … [Read more...]

Fun and Frugal Thank You Cards From Kids


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    Looking for a new idea for doing thank you cards from your kids? I was bored with the bulk thank you cards from the store and wanted to do something creative with my daughter to thank friends and family for her 4th birthday gifts. She received an easel for her birthday, which gave me the idea to implement the easel into the making of the thank you card. Depending on what was given I asked my daughter to wear the outfit received, play with the toy, or hold the gift and stand … [Read more...]

Child’s Handprint Art


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Looking to create a unique gift for Mom or Grandma this year? As a mom, there is nothing I enjoy more than to receive a handmade gift from my kids. I specially love it when the gift features their little hands or feet! Time goes by so fast and before you know it, they're off to college. Here is an easy DIY Child's Handprint Art idea. The Inspiration I saw a picture of a baby finger painting over a canvas that had the word LOVE on it with painters tape. I thought it would be a cute idea … [Read more...]

Gingerbread Playdough Recipe – Great Holiday Kids’ Craft


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I love making all sorts of crafts and activities with my kids! With Christmas decorations everywhere you turn and the smell of fresh pine in the air, what could be better than making some Gingerbread Playdough?  I have tried several different playdough recipes in the past and this is the only one that comes out perfect every single time. I like that I have most of the ingredients in my pantry and that it's safe to eat (although not very tasty). This was so easy to make, that  I am already … [Read more...]

Laundry Bottle Pet Food Scoop


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Here's a great Earth Day craft that your pets will benefit from! You can get your kids to help with this easy craft. This would also make a cute gift, use the scoop as the gift bag and fill with toy's and treats. Laundry Bottle Pet Food Scoop Materials: Plastic laundry bottle Felt in your favorite shades White craft glue Scissors or a sharp knife Directions: Cut the top of the laundry bottle off, leaving the handle in tact. Remove packaging labels and wash the outside to remove any … [Read more...]

Uses for Plastic Easter Eggs


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Don't throw away all of those leftover plastic eggs, there are plenty of other uses for them. I started searching the web last night looking for uses for Easter eggs after the kids came home with 4 baskets full! These are some of the best suggestions I found. Save Them - Store them and reuse them next year. Store Hair Accessories - Perfect for little bows or rubber bands. Store Change for Parking Meters Unexpected Waiting Treat - Place a small wrapped piece of gum, small toy or trinket, … [Read more...]