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[23 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 407 views]
Make Magnetic Sculptures

If you’re looking for an entertaining and educational project for the kids, this one is awesome!  Ana at Babble Dabble Do used hardware bits and magnets to create a sculpture kit that is half art project, half science project, and 100% fun!   This is definitely a project for older kids who won’t be likely to swallow the magnets, or to be done under direct adult supervision. …

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[20 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 493 views]
Make Reverse Stenciled Sharpie Ceramics

Here is a new take on the ol’ Sharpie-on-ceramics craft!  Becky at U Create used vinyl decals as a reverse stencil, masking off an area and then going crazy with markers.  This is an all-ages craft; her stippling technique seen here gives sophisticated results, but this is also a great crafts for kids, as you can see with the other examples of this project you’ll …

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[15 Jul 2014 | 5 Comments | 1,365 views]
Tutorial: Emergency Candy Bottles

I’m a big fan of Margot Potter’s creative work, and she recently published a tutorial for an adorable candy vial necklace charm.  I thought the idea was so cute that I wanted to make my own version.  Rather than a wearable piece, I designed mine to be a cute little gift, or even a party favor.

Project estimate:

Colored Glass Bottle, 2 for $1.77
Non pareils, on hand or …

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[7 Jul 2014 | One Comment | 704 views]
Make Paper Plate Dinosaurs

Do you know a little dinosaur lover?  They will love this fun art project from Kate at The Craft Train!  She has a great set of free printables available to turn a pile of paper plates into a herd of dinos.  These are decorated using glitter, but if you don’t have any of that around (or don’t want to deal with the sparkly mess that …

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[27 Jun 2014 | No Comment | 605 views]
Make Patriotic Straw and Bead Jewelry

Whether you’re looking for an activity to entertain the kids at this years 4th of July BBQ or you just need a quick craft to fill a summer afternoon, this easy patriotic jewelry by Chelsey at Buggy and Buddy is a great project!  The resulting pieces are fashionable enough that tweens will actually wear them, and easy enough that even little finger can help.  Her post also …

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[19 Jun 2014 | No Comment | 1,790 views]
Beyond Sock Monkeys: 10 Toys to Make with Old Socks

Now that it’s warm outside, are you cleaning out your dresser? Don’t toss those old pairs of socks with holes in the heel or toe! Sock monkeys have always been the go-to toy to make from old socks, but there are lots of super fun variations on that theme. Check out these cute alternative sock stuffies!

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[15 Jun 2014 | One Comment | 1,295 views]
Make a Wire Heart Crown

Crowns and tiaras are objects that can me made in endless ways using a myriad of different materials.  This example by Stephanie from Make and Tell requires only a spool of wire and a pair of pliers – and if you have super nimble fingers, even the pliers are optional!  You could also add other embellishments to this design by stringing beads onto the wire as …

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[3 Jun 2014 | One Comment | 1,054 views]
Father’s Day Mason Jar Gift with Printable

Moms often receive flowers for mother’s day, but who’s to say dad wouldn’t enjoy a plant for father’s day?  My husband enjoys cooking and using fresh herbs, so I thought it would be fun to make him a father’s day gift that could live on the counter, look good, and still be useful.  I went with mint because of the lovely smell and the fact …

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[29 May 2014 | No Comment | 728 views]
10 Awesome Godzilla Crafts

Have you seen the new Godzilla movie yet? It’s on my to-do list for sure. I love cheesy monster movies and an looking forward to seeing the giant lizard’s redux. Got some Godzilla fever of your own? Squelch it with some super fun Godzilla crafts!

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[27 May 2014 | One Comment | 665 views]
Make a Colorful Crayon Shaped Chalkboard

Who doesn’t love a chalkboard?  You can frame it, hang it, use it as a photo prop, create wall decor, make a sign…the options go on and on!  I decided to use four large crayon pencil banks from Dollar Tree to make a fun chalkboard for my kid’s art center.  It makes a fun piece of wall art, and doubles as a place for them …