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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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boo-tiful masks printable DIY

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Kids everywhere are getting giddy with anticipation! Costumes are underway, candy is invading their dreams, and some of them may be coming up with second and third and fourth costume ideas! Sound familiar? I’ve discovered that Halloween for kids these days can involve multiple costume opportunities. Birdie’s dance class has a dress-up day, her school […]

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stormy night pumpkin diorama & mini pumpkin favor boxes DIY

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Are you ready for Halloween? I don’t think I ever am, but this year, I’m one step closer thanks to this new printable pumpkin set I created for Smallful.   With a quick download, you’ll be ready too – you can make the pumpkin diorama and 5 different mini pumpkins with this printable kit. They’re […]

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it’s a smallful celebration!

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This week is Smallful’s one year anniversary! These Haunted Houses, Magical Masks, and Willow Paper Doll with Costumes were the beginning of it all. To celebrate, we’ll be having flash sales all week long (a new sale each day til midnight!) and there may or may not be a celebratory free printable coming to all […]

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you can knit without needles

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I love to knit. It’s one of the most zen crafts I’ve ever done, and it really is the thing I turn to when I need to relax. Plus, I love that I can follow someone else’s vision and turn out amazing projects with a little less thought than my usual approach to making things. […]

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Make Your Own Nature Dolls

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I just had to share this adorable – and quick – crafty nature project from Mer Mag today. She even provides the printable download so you can use the same enchanting little illustrations – 3 of them! – with your own nature finds and flower petals. Such a perfect way to hold onto Summer’s last […]

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A Frightfully Fun Monster Candy Wrap Printable

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I’ve just finished this sweet printable for a project, and wanted to share it all with you toute suite. Especially considering, you know, that Halloween is on its way. It’s the perfect size to wrap around all kinds of fun-sized candies. Give them out to your teachers, your neighbors, your relatives, yourself. It’s ready and […]

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worth 1000 words: diy giant beads

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This is a tutorial you can’t fail, and the results are so much fun for kids and grown ups. I need an afternoon off so we can make these asap. Giant Beads tutorial via Babble Dabble Do.

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egyptian printables: from mummies, to king tut, to hieroglyphs and more!

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One of the coolest things about my 6 year old is her absolute obsession with Ancient Egypt. For the past year, she loves watching documentaries on it, reading about it, learning about it, dressing up as an Egyptian (anything gold will do!), and making Egyptian things. We even found an Ancient Egypt themed summer camp […]

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back to school: decorate your lockers with these DIY printables

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It’s Back to School season! For some of us, that’s a cause for rejoicing, and for others, it’s alot of dread. Plus, of course, the usual feelings of where did the summer go? Well, I’ve got a little something to make your back to school prep more fun. A cool set to decorate the lockers […]

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make it: handknit wool roving cushions

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Birdie and I were knitting yesterday, and boy did it feel good to knit side by side! I’ve taught her the basic knit stitch a couple of different times over the past year or two, but I wasn’t sure it really sunk in. Well today, she was on a roll, doing it all by herself with just […]

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making paper dolls with hipfits

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You know me, I love paper dolls. So many ways to dress them up, and so many creative ways to draw and illustrate them too. So when HipFits was looking to collaborate, I knew we had a match made in heaven! HipFits creates super sweet backpack hangers that you can collect and accessorize. Used to […]

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make it: July 4th paper crafts with Cricut

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I know, I’m just barely getting into the summer swing of things, and already we need to think about the 4th of July? Hey, it pays to be prepared, right? Especially when it means we get to make fun projects like these. Uncle Sam’s Top Hat I’ve created 3 fun paper projects for Cricut that are […]

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