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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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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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