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Homemade Christmas Ornaments are one of the best holiday crafts out there. The possibilities are endless and it’s a simple and fun way to spend and afternoon with the kids “making cool stuff!” You also probably are aware of my family’s slight obsession with clay….my daughter could spend hours just making little things out of clay, so I decided that we would make some fancy ornaments using polymer clay this year. And I’ve teamed up with on of my favorite websites to do it: Create for Less. And did I mention we are giving away a $50 Create for Less gift card at the end of this post?

3 Ways to Make Homemade Christmas Ornaments with Polymer Clay If you aren’t familiar with Create for Less, they are a fantastic online source of crafting materials at incredible prices. They also have a great SALE going on RIGHT NOW so be sure to pop over to their site and see all their incredible deals.

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Christmas Sensory Play Series: Holiday Optical Illusions

November 14, 2014

Who doesn’t love optical illusions? I mean really, is there anything more fun than tricking your eye with optical magic? Actually yes there is, trick your friends’ eyes with optical fun and do it with a holiday theme! That’s what I have for you here today: 5 Holiday Optical Illusions you can print and download and use […]

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Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids: Fancy Feathers

November 12, 2014
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I’ve been toying around with ideas for Thanksgiving crafts for kids and have been mesmerized by one simple material I associate with Thanksgiving: feathers. After seeing this project on Pinterest awhile back I decided we need to work with feathers and I came up with two ways to create Fancy Feathers with kids. Both methods produce lovely […]

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30 Creative Women Every Girl (& Boy) Should Know

November 7, 2014
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When my father was in architecture school in the 1970’s there was 1 female student in the entire class. They didn’t even have a women’s restroom near the studio space. When I went to the same architecture school in the 1990’s half the students were female. That’s progress, right?   Now ask me to name […]

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Engineering for Kids: Twirling Twig Mobile

November 6, 2014
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There is nothing like the whimsy of a mobile. Watching objects sway and dance in a mobile is calming and pretty to look at. But here’s a little secret….mobiles are also full of engineering! Oh yes, that sweet DIY mobile you are making is chock full of opportunities to learn about some basic engineering/physics principles including tension […]

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Easy Crafts for Kids: Yarn Sticks

November 3, 2014
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With more days about to be spent inside a warm house, I have been dreaming up easy crafts for kids that can be done indoors yet focus on the season of fall/winter. Yarn Sticks are the first easy fall craft we’ve been toying with in my house. You can make the entire thing an activity […]

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Easy Art Ideas for Kids: Watercolor on Tile

October 30, 2014
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Art ideas for kids don’t get easier than the ephemeral art project I have for you today: Watercolor on Tile. I mean you don’t even need paper people! All you need are watercolor cakes, which pretty much every self-respecting artsy parent has on hand, brushes, and water. And you’re off! I love painting on untraditional […]

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Engineering for Kids: Skewer Structures

October 27, 2014
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Engineering for kids can be fun! And colorful! Building with toothpicks is a classic kid’s engineering project, today we are scaling it up by building Skewer Structures. Using bamboo skewers in lieu of toothpicks means these structures get big FAST and are relatively rigid. If you’ve been itching to try an engineering project with kids keep it simple […]

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Fizz, Pop, Bang! Playful Science & Math Activities

October 26, 2014
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Another AMAZING e-book is debuting TODAY! And this one is true to my science and math loving heart.  Fizz, Pop, Bang! Playful Science & Math Activities is the latest eBook available from some of the same collaboration of bloggers I have worked with on two other books: Zero to Two: The Book of Play! and Three to Five: […]

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