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Wrapping yarn around rocks is a fun way to transform them into art, but with this tutorial, you can reuse plastic bags in place of the rocks! Inspired by the work of fiber artist Sheila Hicks, these wrapped “rocks” are a fun and easy way for kids to make some simple decorations for your home...

Recycled Bag Wrapped “Rocks”

Wrapping yarn around rocks is a fun way to transform them into art, but with this tutorial, you can reuse plastic bags in place of the rocks! Inspired by the work of fiber artist Sheila Hicks, these wrapped “rocks” are a fun and easy way for kids to make some simple decorations for your home...

Party Pumpkin Garland

Fall is quickly approaching and we’re not sure about you, but we’re ready to celebrate! These mini pumpkins are pretty excited too – they even dressed up for the occasion! A couple of years ago we shared some really fun painted party pumpkins and those are what inspired these little guys. We l...

Hopscotch Cookie Treats

While walking through the back-to-school aisle with my son the other day, I noticed an adorable hopscotch board on the floor. I remember drawing hopscotch with sidewalk chalk on the pavement back in elementary school and was excited to see that kids are still familiar with this classic recess game...

Paint Your Own Faux Collars

This post is sponsored by Plaid Enterprises. Put a new spin on old outfits with these DIY stenciled collars! There’s no need to go out and get a whole new wardrobe – these colorful collars are just what you need. Go to your local craft or fabric store and pick out a few shades of vinyl to go along...

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Pancakes

Fall weekends call for leisurely breakfasts and family time. After so many busy summer weekends – filled with travel, swimming, and cookouts – fall offers time to settle into a more relaxed pace. A quiet Saturday morning is the perfect time to brew up some tea and get into the kitchen with kids....

Painted Pinecone Owls

Hoooo is almost ready for fall? These cheerful owls sure are! On your next walk around the neighborhood or visit to the park, gather some pinecones to bring home to craft with. This craft was inspired by a 1970s craft book we found at the thrift store recently. In the original, the owls were...

Doodle Cakes

Who says doodling is only for paper? These silly little cakes are so fun to decorate and a great way for kids to get creative in the kitchen while learning how to use a piping bag. We used cupcakes as the base here so there’s no pressure of an entire cake – just let loose and have fun doodling wit...

Mod Podge Zipper Pockets

This post is sponsored by Plaid Enterprises. Keep all your treasures and treats handy with these decoupaged confetti zipper pockets! These adorable little pockets have a super festive and cheerful look thanks to colorful confetti and Mod Podge. We found these small plastic snack bowls at the dolla...

DIY Geometric Mosaic Tiles

You can make so many designs and images with simple shapes, and when you create your own geometric tiles to work with, it’s even more fun! These triangle shapes are like the wooden manipulatives you might find in a pre-k or primary classroom, only bigger. All you need to make these pieces ar...

Simple DIY Gifts for Fall

Despite our best efforts to convince mother nature otherwise, summer is slowly but surely coming to an end. As the nights get cooler and the sun sets earlier and earlier, we’ve begun to embrace fall and all that it brings. In the summer, we are all about popsicles, ice cream, and pretty mu...

How to Make Your Own Puffy Paint

This post is sponsored by Plaid Enterprises. If you grew up in the 80s or 90s, you probably remember decorating your wardrobe with puffy paint patterns and designs. Today we’re sharing a recipe to make your very own puffy paint, perfect for making postcards just like these! The ingredients in ...
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