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Homemade Christmas Ornaments with Polymer Clay

November 17, 2014
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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 […]

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Last Minute Halloween Costumes: BOX MONSTERS

October 13, 2014
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I was recently going through some images from Halloween’s past and rediscovered these Last Minute Halloween Costumes we made two years ago: BOX MONSTERS. I wasn’t blogging often then so they never made it here until now. And if you have a Minecrafter in your house you can make a similar Minecraft box head costume, scroll […]

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Scientific Art: Heavy Metal Art Boxes

August 10, 2014
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Magnetism has carried me away…..I love exploring magnetic projects because it always feels like we are working with magic. Think about it, this invisible force that attracts metals together…..you already know I’m a little nuts for them after we made Magnetic Sculptures, today we are using them to make Heavy Metal Art Boxes. While doing […]

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40 Art Materials You Can Make at Home

July 17, 2013
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I’m a DIY kinda gal by nature; I cannot help myself, I just love to make stuff! So when given the chance to make art supplies from scratch or buy them, I will most often choose making them. The upside of making art supplies at home is that the process is half the fun, kids […]

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Entertaining Ideas: Princess Party

July 2, 2013
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Wanna go broke and crazy? Throw multiple kid’s parties within two months of each other! That will teach you a lesson! I’ve come to the conclusion that with 3 kids this is the last year I will attempt to throw a big party for each my kiddos. I’m completely wiped out, financially and emotionally….but I […]

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DIY Toy: Tyvek Sled Kite

July 2, 2013
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Summer is here and it’s the perfect time to make a kite! Last summer we spent a week in Cambria, CA where the wind blows like crazy, and the kids I had a great time flying kites on the beach. Ever since then I’ve been itching to make our own kites since they really are […]

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DIY Art Material: Scratchboard Cards

May 23, 2013
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I often get asked if making your own art materials saves money. The honest answer is that sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn’t, a fact I find true of DIY projects in general. But cost is not the main reason I like to make things myself; I really just enjoy the exploration and I hope […]

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DIY Design: Paper Lace Mobile

May 19, 2013
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Simple projects that look like they took hours to make are my favorite kind! This Paper Lace Mobile looks very complicated but the reality is you can make it in about 30 minutes….shhhhh don’t tell anyone…. If you’ve been following my recent posts you’ll know I’m going through a mobile obsession right now….last week I […]

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DIY Art Material: Hardware Store Chalk Paint

May 15, 2013
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This post contains affiliate links to products I love and recommend to my readers! Do you really need yet another homemade paint recipe for kids in your life…the answer is yes! I wasn’t sold on chalk paint at first, drawing with chalk is already a favorite, what could painting with it add?  I decided to […]

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