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[8 Aug 2016 | Comments Off on Dollar Store Locker Decorations for Cheap | 496 views]
Dollar Store Locker Decorations for Cheap

Locker decorations are all the rage among tweens, but designer locker decorations can cost an arm and a leg. But why spend hundreds of dollars, when you can spend $10 at the dollar store and completely deck out your locker? Over at eBay, I shared my dollar store locker decoration finds, and how to get a decked out locker for under $20. [how to decorate …

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[7 Aug 2016 | Comments Off on Burlap Teachers’ Gifts to Make (in less than an hour!) | 475 views]
Burlap Teachers’ Gifts to Make (in less than an hour!)

Back to school time means time to think about all those teachers we appreciate so much! Here are several burlap craft projects you can make to show your child’s teacher how much you care. Find all the instructions for these inexpensive (and fast) teacher appreciation crafts: [burlap teachers gifts to make]

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[29 Jul 2016 | Comments Off on Kids Craft: DIY Airplane Mobile | 319 views]
Kids Craft: DIY Airplane Mobile

Right about now, my kids are getting a little tired of being home, playing together, and the heat of the summer. Any time I can provide them with a new activity, it’s received well, and gives them (and me) some minutes of peace. Last week, we made this cute Airplane Mobile, and the 10 year-old and 8 year-old had a blast making it. It’s simple …

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[26 Jun 2016 | Comments Off on Creative Baby Shower Activity Idea: Hand-Drawn Quilt Blocks | 475 views]
Creative Baby Shower Activity Idea: Hand-Drawn Quilt Blocks

I attended my first coed baby shower this week (for my brother & his wife – yay for a new nephew!), and I was in charge of bringing an activity for the party. I wanted to provide a fun and creative baby shower activity that would result in a gorgeous gift for the baby, so I set up a DIY Quilt Block station and had …

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[13 Jun 2016 | One Comment | 1,468 views]
Make Yarn Paintings

I remember doing yarn painting projects like this one from Kate at Picklebums when I was a kid. this, however, is a much less messy version that the watered-down-white-glue method of my youth! The secret is using contact paper or another self-adhesive surface. You get all the fun of this classic kids craft without the headaches of the cleanup! It’s a great project for a …

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[8 Jun 2016 | Comments Off on 9 Cereal Box Crafts for Kids to Make | 1,078 views]
9 Cereal Box Crafts for Kids to Make

My kids love to raid the recycling bin for craft supplies (lately my 9 year old son has been creating weapons, but I digress!). Here are nine ideas for crafts you can make using cereal boxes (and no guns on the list–you’re welcome!). I posted this article over at eBay: [9 Cereal Box Crafts for Kids to Make]

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[23 May 2016 | Comments Off on Make a Cardboard Tube Rocket | 348 views]
Make a Cardboard Tube Rocket

Are you a saver of cardboard tubes? If so, then this idea is just for you! Helena from Crafts and Creativity used an empty TP tube to create a cute little cardboard rocket. This is a great project for Memorial Day or the 4th of July, or for anytime if you have an aspiring astronaut or astronomer! This is also a great stashbusting project – …

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[29 Apr 2016 | Comments Off on Fun Outdoor Water Play Ideas for Kids (with Dollar Store Supplies) | 1,001 views]
Fun Outdoor Water Play Ideas for Kids (with Dollar Store Supplies)

If your kids are like mine, you hear the phrase “I’m bored!” waaaay too often! When that happens, I either kick my kids outside, or let them do a chore to alleviate the boredom, but here are some great water play ideas that will occupy them for quite awhile outside! Get all the instructions for Bubble Snakes, a Pool Noodle Sprinkler, and a Magic Plastic …

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[21 Apr 2016 | Comments Off on 16 Ways to Save Kids’ Worn Out Clothes | 716 views]
16 Ways to Save Kids’ Worn Out Clothes

Face it, kids are hard on clothes. Some clothes get stained, or ripped way before they are totally worn out. Here are 16 ideas for saving kids clothes that I have personally done myself — I can stand behind these ideas! Check out my full article at eBay: [how to save worn out kids clothes]

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[11 Apr 2016 | 2 Comments | 1,259 views]
Make Useful Teacher’s Gifts from School Supplies

Want to show your children’s teachers that you care, by giving them useful items they actually need for their classrooms? I have shared three cute (and practical) ideas for teacher gifts over at eBay, that incorporate materials from the dollar store, and new packages of school supplies that teachers desperately need. Find my ideas and instructions here: [Three Teacher Gift Ideas for Teacher Appreciation Week]