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Package Wreath

Warm holiday memories stay with us for a lifetime, and homespun crafts can span generations. I grew up with one of these festive package wreaths, and every Christmas it was hung in our entryway near the ever-growing Christmas card display. Make one with friends or family and enjoy its charms yea...

DIY Turkey Stir Sticks

Thanksgiving weekend is the perfect time to slow down with family and friends, and sip some hot chocolates or pumpkin spice lattes! I thought these little turkey stir sticks would be a nice festive touch for the holiday, and kids can use them as little puppets when they’re done stirring their ...

How to Make Shibori Pillows for the Holidays

This post is sponsored by Duncan Enterprises. The holiday season is officially here and we can’t help but get the decorations out and celebrate! Do you have any Christmas decor that you use every year? Our family definitely has a few tried and true favorites, but we love to add new finds each ...

Our Favorite Advent Calendars

The holiday is coming up quickly and the arrival of December 1st is always an exciting day for one big reason: the advent calendar! Over the years, we’ve shared a handful of DIY options (like this paper garland, this upcycled jar, and these adorable piñatas) that we of course have a soft ...

Thanksgiving Table Decor for Kids

Are you hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year? If so, no need to worry about the table decor – we’ve got you covered! These playful fall crafts are sure to add some fun to your dinner, whether you decorate just the kids’ table or the adults’ table too. And an added bonus: kids will love he...

Bean Art Fall Houses

This post is sponsored by Plaid Enterprises. It’s no secret that we love our painted pasta crafts, but today we’ve put a new spin on a similar idea. Instead of using our go-to pasta noodles, we’re using dried beans, lentils, and seeds! We love how the little oval-shaped beans look just lik...

Beaded Fall Feather Suncatchers

Want to celebrate the last bits of autumn sunshine? Craft some fall feather suncatchers with wire and beads! Like the tail feathers on a turkey, our autumn suncatchers have fancy patterns and designs. The light glistens through the glass beads so you can enjoy the colors of the season! These...

Encourage Kids to Be True to Themselves with Always be You

Today we are so excited to be sharing a brand new children’s book from author Ioana Stoian! Always be You celebrates and accepts each and every child, just as they are. Messages of love, acceptance, empathy, inclusion, and diversity are paired with playful and unique hand-cut paper illus...

DIY Wishbone Piñatas

You get a wishbone…and you get a wishbone…and YOU get a wishbone! This Thanksgiving, you can keep fighting over the wishbone to a minimum, because with these fun individual piñatas, there’s one for EVERYBODY! Not only that, but when you break it in half, you can make a wish, and get acc...

Nature Walk Digital Art

Fall is one of the very best times for nature crafts. All the fallen leaves in a whole rainbow of colors in addition to blooming flowers, cool rocks, pinecones, and plants provide a whole lot of new materials to work with. You’re likely familiar with a few of our favorite fall crafts (like t...

Oreo Moon Phase Cookies

If your kids have started learning about the solar system and planet Earth in science class, you may be familiar with diagrams online or their teachers showing examples of the phases of the moon using Oreo cookies. The versions of this that we’ve seen usually involve removing the top of the Oreo,...

Exploring Creativity and Healing with Abstract Painting

If you’ve been reading the blog for several years, you’re probably familiar with our friend and long-time contributor Mari Richards. Her thoughtfully curated blog posts and round-ups are a joy to explore, even now years later. So although you may already know that side of Mari’s creative mind,...
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