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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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When I started blogging, my kids were 10 years younger than they are now; one is in college, one is almost in college and my baby is in high school! Yikes, it goes so fast! Of course I have tons... Continue reading
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That Artist Woman shares this really cool textured owl art project that kids and adults of all ages will want to try. Continue reading
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Gather some leaves and press them, then use them to make these cute toilet paper roll leaf people. Details at GroBeltern & Enkel. Continue reading
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Check out this creepy face changer project! Just print two copies of your child's portrait and follow the directions at Bookhou Crafts. Continue reading
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This easy idea at Fun At Home With Kids shows you how to add seasonal spices to watercolors for some to create wonderfully scented artwork! Continue reading
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I'm in love with this cute little felt bat pin at Make It Your Own. It also makes a great beginning sewing project for kids! Continue reading
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Here's another great use for toilet paper rolls by using them to make pumpkin prints! More details at Make It & Love It. Continue reading
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We Know Stuff shares a simple way to make a friendly little mummy that kids will love playing with. It would make a fun Halloween party craft too! Continue reading
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Glow in the dark duck tape is new to me and Michaels shares a fun way to use it by making a glow in the dark treat bag! Continue reading
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Babble Dabble Do shares an easy way to make these fun haunted houses from modeling clay and wood bird houses. Continue reading
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Melt crayons in a leaf silhouette to make these gorgeous fall leaves that look like stained glass. Directions are at Captain Fussybuckets. Continue reading
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Glow in the dark slime is perfect for Halloween party favors or as a non-candy treat to hand out! Details on how to make it at Learn~Play~Imagine Continue reading
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I'm so excited to share these free Halloween shadow puppet printables with you! Just print on cardstock, cut them out, and then glue each one onto a straw, stick, or small dowel. Place the puppets between a light source and... Continue reading
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I think this mutant toy craft at Babble Dabble Do is an especially great Halloween activity for older kids. Be sure to check thrift shops if you need more toys to work with. Continue reading
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Art Projects for Kids shares this adorable folk art cat painting lesson that is surprisingly easy to do using crayons and a watercolor wash. Continue reading
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Get started with Halloween crafts by making this toilet paper roll bat at Buggy and Buddy. Continue reading
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Kids will love playing with their own broomsticks and parents will love that they are so easy to make! Details are at Made By Joel. Continue reading
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Housing A Forest shares a simple way to make mummy invitations for your Halloween party. The handmade stamp could be used to make other paper decorations too. Continue reading
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I love the simplicity of this project - just writing letters on white beans! I'm sure you can think of lots of ideas for games and learning the alphabet with these alphabet beans at Ukkonooa. Continue reading
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Learn how to make gelatin prints at Treehouse. A dense batch of gelatin serves as the base and then you choose what you want to make prints with. Leaves and flowers make a good first choice. Continue reading
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My favorite arts and crafts are ones that preserve family memories like this child-drawn family portrait at Mama. Papa. Bubba. Drawing it onto fabric and displaying in an embroidery hoop makes it a permanent keepsake. Continue reading
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Petit a Petit and Family shares this neat cookie flower bouquet with wire for stems. Very creative! Continue reading
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This tutorial at Cakies shows that you can use just an ordinary paper plate and a few magnets to make this adorable maze that kids will love playing with. Woohoo for homemade toys! Continue reading
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Visit Willowday to print a copy of this year's gorgeous Halloween Countdown calendar! Continue reading
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Pink Stripey Socks shares a tutorial on how to turn a hockey stick into horse or dragon. This makes a wonderful toy or prop for a Halloween costume. Continue reading