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the two things you need now

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It’s simple. Thanksgiving is next week, and right after that it’s advent calendar season! You know what that means? A quick trip to Smallful.com, my sister site, full of lots of playful, instant-gratification, printable craft projects. But let’s focus on just two for today. First of all. Let me introduce you to my favorite turkey […]

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round about: last minute halloween

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Are you actually done with all of your Halloween costume prep? Like, every little thing is ready to go, and you’re just waiting for Monday? Because, as usual, we are not. We haven’t even seen all of the pieces on her body at one time! Ack! This always happens. And knowing Birdie and her high […]

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5 halloween costumes from pillowcases

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Ready for some quick and easy costume making? it’s pretty amazing what you can make with a pillowcase, some basic craft supplies, and your imagination! Making a costume should be all about the fun, and not the cost. I’ve found the best place to start is Savers, because you can find so many cheap costume […]

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worth 1000 words: patterned pumpkins

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Forget faces and carve pumpkins in pretty modern patterns this Halloween. These pretties were found over at Southern Living.

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bring your kids an art workshop in a book

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There are lots of kids crafts and art projects out there to devour – whether prefab kits, books, actitvities on Pinterest. But a lot of them spend a lot of time telling your kids what to do, and not a lot of time expanding their minds beyond the project in front of them. If that […]

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worth 1000 words: maple seed dragonflies

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We have a ton of these maple seeds or “helicopters” in our yard, now I know just what to do with them. See the full how-to from Church Street Designs.

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nasa’s free exoplanet travel bureau poster series

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Space, the final frontier. You know you love it, and I’m betting your kiddos love it too – at least we all hope they do. Inspire their space travel dreams with these ah-mazing posters from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Labratory. There are fourteen posters to choose from, and you can download all of them for FREE to […]

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DIY marble maze turns into a virtual reality app

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Do you remember marble mazes when you were a kid? They were those big wooden boxes with the little rotating knobs that used to fascinate and sometimes frustrate! Seedling has come up with an ingenious new take on the classic wooden marble maze. Like all of Seedling’s craft kits, this Design Your Own Marble Maze set […]

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make it: t-shirt dreamcatchers DIY

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Dreamcatchers are everywhere right now – and they can serve a very practical purpose if you have kids in the house. Catch those nightmares, filter out the bad, and keep kids safe and secure in their beds each night. As long as they believe in it, it’s worth it! I wanted to make an easy […]

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fancy face vase: upcycle your Mother’s Day crafts

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One of my favorite things to do is wander the aisles of a good thrift store – and I know a lot of my fellow DIYers have the same fascination! I’m partnering with Savers this year to bring you some fun – and easy – upcycled projects that give us the perfect excuse to go […]

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mother’s day: diy questionaire for kids

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One of the cutest things about kids of a certain age is there matter-of-fact answers to any question. How old is Mom? 1002 years old? Sure, kid, that’s it! Keep those sayings close to you forever with this quick Mother’s Day Printable  (and Father’s Day) DIY project from my shop, Smallful. All you need to […]

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icosahedron playhouse? maybe!

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I’m a bit obsessed with geometry right now, and icosahedrons are right up my alley. So my eyes kind of bugged out of my head when I stumbled onto this sweet little house! Ok, yes, it’s a doghouse. But it’s a DIY Doghouse, you could make it any size you want right? They even tell you […]

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make it: smallful valentines just for you

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Ah, the month of lurve! It’s here, and I’ve got you covered. I have new Valentines ready and waiting for you over at Smallful! Heart Thief Valentines:: The Heart Thief Valentines come in a pack of 4, perfect to cut out and give to classmates and best friends. “You stole my heart! But I’ll let you […]

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make it: claymation winter wonderland

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One more Play Doh craft for all of us over the holidays, and this one is a beauty! I had no idea that Play Doh would work so well for claymation-style scenes. We decided to make a little Rudolph-inspired winter wonderland, and then let various plastic animals and creatures from around the house traipse through […]

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all new: plaeful erasable frames wall decals

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I am so excited for my friend Agnes, from the blog Hello, Wonderful. She asked for my help earlier this year to illustrate a new Wall Decal of frames that was erasable – so kids can create as many frame-worthy illustrations as they want! I think the results are pretty fantastic, don’t you? Each Erasable Frames […]

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