Painted Carrot Rocks

Painted Carrot Rocks Here is a fun spring idea for painted carrot rocks with CARROTS for simple crafting with busy little kids – and a FREE printable that I whipped up for them to use in between drying times. Before you get started, think about the space where you will be creating and make sure that if you are crafting with kids you are prepared.  This might mean covering a …

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Easy Valentine Sign Decor

This easy Valentine sign decor makes a great project that you can do in a flash. That is why I am sharing it for CRAFT LIGHTNING, the Valentine’s Day Edition! You will need a few things to get started. Sanded Board Acrylic Paint Brush Wire Ribbon Hot Glue Paint Pen EASY STEPS… Paint your board. Cut wire, twist and add ribbons. Glue wire to back of board. Write your message. …

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Valentine Popcorn Recipe and Treat Printable

Valentine Popcorn Mix Recipe and Free Printable #valentinepopcornmix #freeprintable #galentine #diy #gift

Valentine Popcorn Recipe and Treat Printable Giving gifts of friendship, love and happiness is great all year round but especially for Valentine’s Day. This little recipe and matching gift card is so easy and doable, even at the very last minute. Fact of the matter is that the printable tags could go on a pack of microwave popcorn with a ribbon and be absolutely darling as is. Of course making …

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Tiny Red Cup Ornaments for Our Starbucks Team

Teaching kids to give back looks a lot of different ways.  While feeding the poor and collecting items for the needy is all super, sometimes the biggest differences we can teach them to make is much closer to home.  We were in Starbucks two days ago with the kiddos (yes, they all have their own rewards accounts – even Zoe) and noticed that they had employee stockings.  We decided that …

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DIY Snowman Magnets and a Jar of Notes

DIY Snowman Magnets These hand sculpted snowman magnets and a jar of notes are so easy to make with Sculpey’s Bake Shop. I am pretty sure it is the kiddo version of the clay but to be totally honest, I LOVE it for me! I made these five little guys to update my mini magnet board that was still sporting Halloween magnets.  This Weck jar is from World Market and …

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Create a Hand Lettered Christmas Tree

Six day to go…and then it is CHRISTMAS!  Here is a fabulous last minute gift that you can create for your family or friends.  This hand lettered family Christmas tree can be done with print, cursive or even digitally then colored with whatever you love most.  I love this because it is a creation that expresses the love we have in our blended family!  Here are the directions to create …

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Free Christmas Preschool Printables

Free Christmas Preschool Printables These How Many?Free Christmas Preschool Printables are great for using in the classroom and at home.  They can be used in a variety of ways to teach academic skills.  The How Many? free holiday printables are also great for crafting and creating. I am excited to share them with you and can’t wait to see what you create using them. Ways to use the Free Christmas …

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Elmers Glue Turkey Decoration

Glue art is always a hit with kids.  This Elmers Glue turkey decoration is super fun and festive. You will need: Elmers Glue Watercolor Paper Watercolor Paints Brushes The trick is to doodle your turkey with glue several hours before painting.  If you are in need of doodle support, you can trace your hand.  The glue has to be dry for it to work. Watercolors work the best for filling …

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Monster Fun and Learning for Kids

Some kids love monsters and others are scared out of their minds of just the thought.  Here is some monster fun and learning for kids. M is for monster.  This we know but little kids do not necessarily so we teach them.  I doodled up a little printable that you can use with kids that allows them to design their own monster.  You can grab it FREE right here. I …

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