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Cassi
Interests: my kids, my pets, sewing, embroidery, Norah Jones, children's books, crochet, homeschool, bird watching, learning to speak Spanish, historical fiction, Bach, the internet and computers, Buddhism, art history, vintage bird figurines, used bookstores, Mexican food, fabric stores, crafting, vintage linens and dishware, organizing, gardening, weekend trips, David Sedaris, pink and brown, grammar books, Satie, old Czech wall pockets, Jack Johnson, the Sims, holidays, key lime pie, Mexican beer, swanky swigs, blue and green, flea markets, heart rocks, nature journaling, Kwan Yin, scrapbooking
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I love this crayon resist Valentine heart art at scrumdilly-do! Such a wonderful project for Valentine's Day and to keep up all year long! Continue reading
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Fynes Designs shares a great way to get toddlers in on some crafting fun! Click over to see how to make these cute beaded necklaces that would be perfect for a Valentine gift. Continue reading
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This pie pan tambourine at Cakies is another great musical instrument you can make at home. The addition of bells and artwork make these very unique too! Continue reading
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I love this alternative way to craft with melty beads by melting them first then stringing them into bracelets. These would be so great as gifts for friends, Valentine's or even Mother's Day. Details are at Wimke. Continue reading
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Art is Basic shares how kindergartners made these great paper mache maracas. Continue reading
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Look how cute these peg dolls are with just the addition of a little washi tape! Get the tutorial details at We Bloom Here. Continue reading
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I thought it was such a coincidence that the Netflix #StreamTeam theme for this month is pets when we just added three new pets to our family! Two bunnies and one kitty all rescued from the shelter. We named the... Continue reading
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I have amassed quite a large bead collection all found at thrift stores so I'm going to have to dig those out and have a go at these wonderful bead dolls found at Ukkonoa. Continue reading
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I always love finding unique ideas to do with children's artwork. As any parent knows, the artwork piles up but you don't have the heart to get rid of any of it. Click over to The Quirky Parent where she... Continue reading
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Creating a window garden from kitchen scraps was one of my favorite things as a child and always popular with my kids and students. You'll find some great ideas and tips for this activity at The Tiny Funnel. Continue reading
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Kids will love using different textures to see what kind of prints they can make with this tutorial at Art With Kids. Continue reading
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These amazing ice bird feeders are made from the simplest of materials and add such beautiful color to a white landscape. Visit Twig and Toadstool for the directions and a project the whole family will love. Continue reading
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Almost Unschoolers has created a magical reading nook using craft sticks and tissue paper. Click on over to see how it's done. Continue reading
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This overlapping construction paper tree art is based on the work of Eloise Renouf and found at The Lost Sock. Continue reading
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Meri Cherry has a great post on how to mix paint with kids and learn a bit about color theory. Continue reading
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Little paper strips are all you'll need to make these adorable paper origami stars found at Moodkids. Continue reading
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Let's Do Something Crafty shares how to make these cheerful hanging wall decorations made with a little cardboard and paint. Continue reading
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Need a quick activity to keep the kids busy? Get out the markers and visit Picklebums for these free printable paper glasses! Continue reading
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These homemade wood instruments will be a great activity for the whole family to be involved in and then even better, you can all make some fun music together. Find the directions at Hellobee. For more homemade instrument tutorials click... Continue reading
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Fingerprint drawings are always charming don't you think? Plus, it's easy to have everything you need available for a quick activity that all ages will enjoy. This adorable example is found at Ishtar Olivera. Continue reading
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Babble Dabble Do shares this wire and bead sculpture idea that will fascinate kids and I bet adults will have some fun with it too. Continue reading
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This watercolor dot garland is such a great way to re-interpret your children's artwork and would look amazing for a children's party. Details are at Paper & Pin. Continue reading
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Willowday shares a tutorial on making colorful ice cube garlands that would look lovely on your trees! Continue reading
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Find out how to make microwave puffy paint at The Artful Parent for a fun indoor activity with the kids. It's perfect for dimensional snowflakes! Continue reading
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Too cold to go out but want that winter play experience? Visit Buggy & Buddy to see how to set up a fun winter playscape. I especially love the cottonball snow and the styrofoam and toothpick snowmen. Continue reading