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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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Colorful embroidery floss is just about all you need for kids to make these tassel necklaces found at Cakies. Continue reading
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Jacks and Kate shares this wonderful idea for a family card journal where birthday and holiday cards are created in one journal. I wish I had known about this idea years ago when my kids were little, what an amazing... Continue reading
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Visit Parenting.com for directions on how to make these cute shell birdies! Continue reading
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This is such a fun clear contact paper idea that would be perfect to set up ahead of time as a quiet activity. Get all the details at The Connection We Share. Continue reading
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I love a good cardboard box craft like this one at Creative Jewish Mom. Whether it's a pantry box or moving box the same technique will work - a little paint and glue turns them into building blocks to be... Continue reading
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Check out this great post at Meri Cherry about temporary mosaic art. The materials are simple, all ages will enjoy it, plus you can do it outside - sounds like the beginnings of a great day with the kids! Continue reading
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Parents understand that kids can create a prodigous amount of artwork and you don't always know what to do with all of it. This lovely tutorial at Make It Your Own shows you how to turn your children's art into... Continue reading
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Two-daloo shares a rainbow slime recipe that's okay to taste but doesn't taste good so even if little ones taste it they won't be encouraged to eat it. Plus, it's gorgeous to look at and a wonderful sensory experience. Continue reading
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Don't wait for a birthday party to make these gorgeous paper bag crowns at Art Bar. What's even better about these crowns? They are completely designed by 4-year olds! Continue reading
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Bleeding tissue paper makes beautiful prints that can be organic or structured depending on the whims of the artist. Find out more at Fiskars. Continue reading
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Here's a wonderful way to record your summer vacation memories by making them into a mobile. Sweet drawings of favorite memories make this a keepsake that will be around much longer than some store-bought souvenir. Details are at Classic Play. Continue reading
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I love this free playdough mat printable at Picklebums. Kids can use their creativity to build ice cream sundaes, cakes, and dinner with play dough. Continue reading
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glowing owl lanterns via Minidrops plastic egg fireflies via Matsutake pierced tin foil lanterns via The Tiny Funnel glow in the dark bowling with glow sticks via Sit A Spell paper lanterns via Willowday animal face lanterns via Bookhou Crafts... Continue reading
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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