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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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Meri Cherry shares a wonderful post about process art and the beautiful and creative results that can be achieved when the kids take charge of their own artistic experience. Continue reading
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Here's a sweet little printable found at Le Dada de l'Enfant Terrible that can be slipped in a pocket or purse to entertain the kids when you have some wait time. Continue reading
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A little paint on a sponge and you can make gorgeous rainbows! Details are at scrumdilly-do! Continue reading
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Visit Casa Maria's Creative Learning Zone to see how this gorgeous artwork was created using sandpaper, crayons, and watercolors. Continue reading
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Kids will love playing with accordion folded paper - squeezing it tight and stretching it out - and be surprised at how easy it is to make. Plastiquem shows you how to do it and make these funny people too! Continue reading
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Creative Jewish Mom shares a great use for styrofoam trays by using them for simple yarn stitchery. Continue reading
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10 photography activities for kids to do via Tots100 Check out these posts from around the web on how children can start learning about digital photography. To be honest, these tips are perfect for all beginners to digital photography and... Continue reading
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paint filled eggs via Growing A Jeweled Rose Summer is a great time to do those messy arts and crafts outside where the clean up is easy and half the fun! Get started with one of these fun ideas today!... Continue reading
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make pebble flowers as an introduction to land art via Land Art For Kids make a backyard bird guide from recycled cardboard via Alina's Adventures make these journey sticks to help learn about our five senses on a nature walk... Continue reading
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This adorable upcycled play house is the stuff childhood dreams are made of! Visit Clean for inspiration and details on how to make your own from wood pallets and scrap wood. Continue reading
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You know all those sticks and twigs the kids collect? Gather them together and make a simple twig photo frame with this tutorial at Make It Your Own. Continue reading
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Fakin' It shares a lovely way to spend some quiet time outdoors by exploring the colors of nature and it's easy too! Continue reading
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4th of July felt medal brooches via AssociaLiving painted acrylic American flag pendant DIY via Hands Occupied paper sack flag hats via Spoonful bike decorating ideas for 4th of July parades via Classic Play crepe paper flag DIY Meaningful Mama... Continue reading
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4th of July treat candy rockets via She Knows beaded fireworks July 4th craft via scrumdilly-do! tie-dyed tablecloth or blanket for Fourth of July via Home. Made. Interest. American flag paper sack luminaries via Look What Mom Found 4th of... Continue reading
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I think these crayon resist feather bookmarks are just lovely, and a great idea to do with feathers found on a nature walk. Visit Make It Your Own for the tutorial. Continue reading
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What kid, or adult, wouldn't want to play with one of these huge bubbles made from a variation of a slime recipe. Twodaloo has the details and more amazing photos! Continue reading
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These were originally made for Father's Day but I think they are so cute and a great gift for anyone who is a "fungi"! Find out how to make this paper mushroom bouquet at Jacks & Kate. Continue reading
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Dabble Babble Do posts a tutorial on how to make these amazing chalk rocks. They'd be lots of fun to use but I think they're pretty just to look at too! Continue reading
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It's summer time and that means it's friendship bracelet time! Dabbles & Babbles shares how to make one easily using a cardboard circle template that you can print out. Continue reading
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Meri Cherry shares how to make these animal magnet toys from cardboard and paint. So cute! Continue reading
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Picklebums shares a great way to use kids artwork to make these wonderful folded paper bracelets. Any paper will work as long as it's cut in the right proportions. I remember doing this with gum wrappers when I was a... Continue reading
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I always love a good recycled cardboard project and this cardboard alphabet puzzle at Happy Hooligans will help kids learn how to spell their names and learn the letters of the alphabet. Continue reading
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These beautiful rainbow clouds are made with Ivory soap! Get the directions for this interesting sensory experience at Two-daloo. Continue reading
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Pink Stripey Socks shares this cute cactus building toy made from recycled cardboard. Continue reading
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Grab a paper sack and paint or markers and you've got a fun craft for the afternoon and something to play with too. Visit Salsa Pie for a video tutorial. Continue reading