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[13 Oct 2015 | No Comment | 37 views]
Make a Frankenstein T-shirt

With Halloween right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to make this fun Frankenstein t-shirt! Amanda at Crafts by Amanda created the face by tracing circular objects and using a ruler to draw straight lines. No fancy-schmancy artistic skills needed! And once Halloween is over, it’s adorable for year-round wear too. [how to make a Frankenstein t-shirt]
Project estimate:

Green t-shirt, on hand or $1 and up
Fabric …

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[7 Oct 2015 | 2 Comments | 536 views]
Make Pine Cone Spiders

Fall is a great time for crafting with items from nature – why not work them into your Halloween crafts as well? Maria at Pastels & Macarons painted up some pine cones and turned them into these adorable spiders! This would be a great project to do in a classroom or with a scout troop. 

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[3 Sep 2015 | 4 Comments | 941 views]
Tutorial: Duct Tape Reading Light

As the mother of four boys, I am always on the lookout for ways to encourage them to read. Adding a few extra minutes of reading time at bedtime is a great way to encourage budding readers! One way to make reading time even more fun is to give kids a reading light they can use in their dark bedrooms. Here’s a quick and easy …

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[21 Aug 2015 | Comments Off on Make Rock Faces | 684 views]
Make Rock Faces

Collecting rocks is a fun activity for all ages, but what do you do with those rocks after they’ve been gathered and brought home? Use some of your larger rock finds to make these cute doll faces by Agnes at Hello Wonderful! Use them as cute decorations or as paperweights, or work them into larger projects.

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[19 Aug 2015 | One Comment | 1,543 views]
Make Custom Lego Blocks

If you’ve bought Legos lately, you know they can get a bit pricey – especially for sets that include specialty pieces.  But if you have a vinyl cutting machine, you can whip out your own custom blocks for much less than retail!  Carolina at 30 Minute Crafts created a cut file that gives tiny details to plain Lego blocks, turning everyday pieces into custom bits …

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[17 Aug 2015 | One Comment | 1,228 views]
14 Crafts for No. 2 Pencil Day

Today is National No. 2 Pencil Day! In honor of the occasion, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite pencil-related crafts. With back-to-school sales in full swing, now is the perfect time to stock up on a bunch of pencils and tackle some of the projects on this list!

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[7 Aug 2015 | Comments Off on DIY Emoji Stickers | 568 views]
DIY Emoji Stickers

Emojis are those little happy and sad faces that help us communicate when words fail us! Bring emojis to life with these DIY Emoji stickers. They are easy to make with craft foam shapes (which you can find at the dollar store, or craft store). Where would YOU use these emoji stickers in real life? [get the tutorial: how to make DIY Emoji Stickers]
Project Materials:

Foam …

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[5 Aug 2015 | One Comment | 890 views]
Make DIY Spin Art

Did you ever make spin art as a kid?  It ‘s just the right amount of random and messy and bright that make it amazingly fun!  You can easily make your own spin art using one simple tool from the kitchen – a salad spinner!  Over at DIY Candy, Cheryl shared this easy method.  You’ll probably want to reserve the spinner strictly for craft purposes …

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[15 Jul 2015 | Comments Off on Make Chalk Foam Board Dollhouse | 834 views]
Make Chalk Foam Board Dollhouse

Dollhouses are great fun, but a traditional dollhouse can be expensive and take up a lot of room.  Short of cash and storage space?  Make a collapsible dollhouse out of foam core board!  We’ve seen similar ideas before, but in this twist from Jessica at Mad In Crafts, you can write on the walls of this dollhouse with chalk!  That means you can redecorate as …

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[11 Jul 2015 | 2 Comments | 1,065 views]
10 Free Summer Clothing Patterns for Kids

Well summer is certainly in full swing, isn’t it? It’s been a scorcher here in Atlanta, and I’m grateful for summery hand-me-downs, so my kid can be weather-appropriate without breaking our budget. If you can’t get free clothes, though, you can save a lot of money by making some of your kid’s summer wardrobe yourself, right? Here are some free summer clothing patterns for kids to help you save some cash this summer. Some of these patterns are gender-specific, but even a bunch of those would really work for boys or girls. A tank top is a tank top, in my estimation!