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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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Can it already be half way through August? Summer just flew by and now, as always, I'm feeling kind of melancholy that the kids will be heading back to school and fall is approaching so quickly. As a homeschooler, I... Continue reading
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Summer is the perfect time for kids to try their hand at making garden stepping stones. We Bloom Here shares a tutorial that shows just how easy it is so be sure to check it out. Continue reading
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Purple Twig shares how they made these sun prints featuring natural items such as flowers, leaves, and twigs. I love how they are mounted on boards with string attached so they are ready to be displayed at home. Continue reading
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If you are looking for a great way to introduce poetry to children take a look at this spine poetry idea at What Do We Do All Day. Fun for all ages and adults too! Continue reading
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There's a new Netflix original series from the creators of How to Train Your Dragon called Dragons: Race to The Edge! It's geared especially for kids aged 5 - 7, but come on, who doesn't love a good dragon story?!... Continue reading
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To-Made has a tutorial for this colorful totem pole craft that's easy to make from tin cans and cardboard. Here are couple of totem pole book recommendations for kids to learn more about this amazing artform: Totem Tale by Deb... Continue reading
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I love the color and texture combinations of these dyed macaroni and pompom necklaces found at Willowday. Continue reading
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If you've got a handful of corks sitting around, click over to Little Monster for a tutorial on how to make these adorable cork stick puppets. Continue reading
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You'll love the pretty results of painting on wood beads, bangles, and coasters and the kids will love making them. Your big box craft store carries a variety of wood items ready for painting but you should also check out... Continue reading
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Find out how to make this charming bead and straw mobile at PBS Parents. The tutorial includes a free printable and video. Continue reading
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Are you looking for a classic summer craft to do with the kids? Visit Cakies for the tutorial on how to make these kid friendly bead and braided friendship bracelet. Continue reading
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fun confetti popper craft and game for 4th of July via Pi'ikea Street patriotic duct tape bunting DIY via Chic California red, white, and blue star 4th of July sun catcher craft for kids via The Suburban Mom American flag... Continue reading
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surprise chick in an egg via Kroger's Kindergarten lacing hen and chicks activity with a free printable pattern via The Handmade Adventures of Captain Crafty cardboard barn craft for kids via Penelope Dullaghan cute horse craft for kids via Learn... Continue reading
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This month I'm sharing some of the shows available on Netflix Streaming that I have watched with my children - not because I'm a fan of Yu-Gi-Oh! and Clone Wars, but because I see it as an investment in my... Continue reading
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polymer clay earth for the Best Dad in the World via Buzzmills Dad Rocks painted rock art for Father's Day via Sweet Little Peanut use children's art for a unique Father's Day card via Lovely Design homemade keychain with children's... Continue reading
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Fireflies and Mudpies shares this perfect summer art idea - squirt gun painting! Save it for a hot day when the kids are getting bored or paint with only red and blue for a 4th of July activity. Continue reading
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Paint on napkins or paper towels and then use your art work to cover pencils. Journey Into Creativity shares this great idea that would be a unique back to school craft or teacher gift idea. Continue reading
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Wood of Bell Trees how to make these colorful homemade crayons from leftover bits of other crayons. If you've never tried this before you should give it a go - it's a lot of fun and then you get a... Continue reading
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Coloring on aluminum foil with Sharpies is always fun and when you add a bit of hot glue for a faux embossed look you get this unique picture frame. The tutorial is at Aunt Peaches. Continue reading
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This suspended bead bottle toy is easy to make and a wonderful tool for kids that need to slow down a bit. Get the details at Fun At Home With Kids Continue reading
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I'm a big fan of family art and love this project at This Heart of Mine where she has combined art from each family member into one large collage that can be displayed on the wall. Continue reading
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The whole family can get in on this craft at Let's Do Something Crafty - make family portrait stuffed toys from your child's own drawings! This is such an amazing keepsake and so adorable too! Continue reading
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Design Improvised shares a post about putting together a summer picnic for kids that has a lot of great ideas. One of my favorites is this string-a-treat necklace that kids will love making as much as they'll love eating. Keep... Continue reading
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I love these so much I might just make one for myself! These sweet clay vase necklaces can be made and enjoyed by all ages and are perfect for slipping in flowers from a nature walk. Get the tutorial details... Continue reading
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These beautiful postcards at Make It Your Own are a fun and interesting way to explore watercolor and glue resists. The post shows other watercolor experiments too, so find your favorite or try them all. As a bonus, you'll have... Continue reading