{ POSTED BY } Stephanie
by  |  posted under Baby Showers, Birthdays, Boys, Crafting, Decorating, Fun With Kids, Girls
See how customized ice packs & reusable drink koozies "team" up and add more spirit to your celebration!   A basic kitchen sponge becomes a convenient ice pack when it is soaked in water, frozen, then sealed in a ziploc bag.  As the ice pack melts, the sponge contains the water to prevent dripping.  It's a handy...
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by  |  posted under Crafting, Fun With Kids, Other Fun Holidays, Recipes, Snacks, St. Patrick's Day
I love having reasons to celebrate and today, I'm happy to share some fun items that YOU (yes, you!) can easily make for your own little leprechauns.  These goodies can be enjoyed at St. Patrick's Day celebrations or any kind of "Good Luck" theme party. The leprechaun mustaches also resemble the fuzzy mustache on the Lorax, so they would...
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by  |  posted under Baby Gifts, Crafting, Decorating, Do It Yourself, Gift Giving
For a while, it seemed like everywhere I looked, I was seeing stars - the metal ones found in craft stores and home décor, even on the exterior of people's houses!  As a mad crafter, I can never leave well enough alone.  I had to do more with them.  Can anyone relate? I started with scraps of fabric and decoupaged it to my first star,...
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by  |  posted under Family, Fun With Kids, Summer
From the "I never thought of that!" to the more common, here's a list of cooling foods and activities to help you get through the HOTTEST days of summer. #1.  Watermelon So this one's pretty obvious.  The name begins with "water", after all, and it's the perfect way to introduce the idea of cooling foods.  Everyone instinctively knows that...
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by  |  posted under Anti Boredom Busters, Boys, Crafting, Girls, Summer
In the world of kids, there are many formulas that virtually guarantee fun and here is one of them: Kids + Things That Glow in the Dark = Fun, Fascination, and Entertainment. This craft project is a handy boredom buster that repurposes a familiar item.  Repurposing helps kids think outside the box when they are shown, or are asked to consider,...
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by  |  posted under Anti Boredom Busters, Boys, Girls, Summer
These super cheap, DIY  "Splash" balls pave the way for tons of fun on a hot summer's day.   Kids can make them in a jiffy, then play with them for hours. You'll need a pack of sponges, rubber bands, and a pair of scissors. I picked up this 10 pack of sponges at the dollar store.  Yep - 10 sponges for a buck! Each ball requires two...
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by  |  posted under Crafting, Do It Yourself, Holiday, Patriotic Holidays
Make this simple and versatile ribbon garland in time for the 4th of July!  Below, I cover 4 decorative ways to use ribbons to add some flair your holiday celebration this year, and for many years to come. Start with a selection of various colors and patterns of decorative ribbon for whatever holiday theme you're after. Next, get a...
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by  |  posted under Beverages, Recipes, Snacks, Summer
School's almost out and warm weather is finally here!  Why not celebrate the changes with some sunny treats?  Surprise kids with one of these snacks to officially kick off the first day of summer, or serve any time during the summer break. Suncatcher Pops I love when sunlight hits a suncatcher or stained glass window and illuminates the...
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by  |  posted under Boys, Crafting, Do It Yourself, Family, Family Time, Fun With Kids, Girls, Parenting, Summer
Around our house we have a lot of different "Imagination Stations".  I want my kids to have plenty of alternatives to video games, and am especially fond of activities that encourage maximum use of imagination.  There are stations for crafts, books and reading, puzzles, music, and building things.  There's more fun to be had outside now that...
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by  |  posted under Crafting, Mother's Day, Teacher Appreciation
We owe a great deal of gratitude to the people who nurture us and help our minds, bodies, and spirits flourish; that's why the following gift ideas share the theme: "Thank You for Helping Me Grow!" With Teacher Appreciation Day and Mother's Day around the corner, as well as the end of the school year fast approaching, you might just find a...
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