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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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make it: play dough christmas tree activity

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Remember last week when I shared a Play Doh craft idea? I have a couple more I’d like to share with you! This project couldn’t be easier. Grab some green paper, and cut out large triangles. We used three triangles for our Christmas tree, but you could certainly use more, or even one large triangle […]

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Our new favorite coloring book, hands down

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Yep, there are suddenly TONS of coloring books out there. They’re kind of all screaming for attention. Some of them are beautiful and precious, others are less original filler, and some of them are totally hopping on the bandwagon. Then I get to see an amazing coloring book like this stunner from Doodlers Anonymous and I […]

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make it: toothpick sculptures and play dough

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There’s nothing better than playing with cool, smooshy, messy, smelly play dough. Whether it’s homemade dough, fancy modeling clay, or the smells-like-childhood Play Doh we all grew up with, it’s all worth it. Playing with clay is one of those visceral experiences that makes everybody smile. So when I got the chance to help Play […]

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make it: thanksgiving printable puppets & photos

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It’s the end of Fall, and you know what that means: Thanksgiving! Let’s celebrate the holiday with more than just food this year, let’s add some fun printable projects into your family’s day. For the kiddos, make sure to gather up the quick-to-make Finger Puppets. With the Turkey, Native American, Pilgrim Boy and Pilgrim Girl. […]

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prep your turkey now with this printable

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It’s that time of year. Have you caught yourself looking up Thanksgiving recipes yet? I have! It’s got to be one of the est meals of the year, so you better prepare for it, right? How about prepping your Thanksgiving decor right now. The Thankful Turkey is ready for you to make. Like, right this […]

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let’s teach our kids to think big

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Want a simple way to tell the kids that the sky’s the limit? Try out this quick pillow DIY. They’re so easy to make, and you can try out all kinds of amazing quotes. They’re great to add to a playroom or the head of the kids’ beds, and you can even let them do most of the […]

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playtime: dress like a rockstar

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Sometimes you just need to get down on the floor and play with your kids. I was pretty psyched to do exactly that when we created these images inspired by Jem and the Holograms. It was an epic mother-daughter playdate afternoon! We dressed up like Jem, made rockstar T-shirts, and hosted our own rockstar “tea” […]

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make it: the new way to make plastic bag ghosts

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We’ve made plastic bag ghosts the usual ways in the past, but I never liked them very much. They didn’t have enough oomph for me when they were in the tree! So, we’ve come up with a new method. It’s still super easy and quick to make, but the final ghosts blow in the wind much […]

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make it: Halloween masks and decor with cricut

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It’s time to up your game and get in the Halloween spirit! Luckily, we have some printables from Cricut that are perfect for last-minute Halloween prep – whether it’s costumes or decor, these craft projects will help you out. Plus, you don’t need a Cricut machine to make them, you can follow the instructions on […]

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