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Sailboat Collage for Kids

Sailboat Collage for Kids

My students love painting, so I try to incorporate as many painting projects as I can. I recently worked on this wonderful Sailboat Collage with my 3rd graders, incorporating wet-on-wet painting, sponge painting and collage. A variety of techniques to keep them interested and involved. […]

Itsy Bitsy Spider Button Magnets

Itsy Bitsy Spider Button Magnets

I recently found out that October 21st is “Count Your Buttons Day”.  I’ve always loved buttons, don’t ever do much with them, but love collecting and keeping them. In celebration of “Count Your Buttons Day”, I developed this tutorial for making cute little spider magnets.  […]

Lemon Spearmint Body Scrub

Lemon Spearmint Body Scrub

I used up all of my body scrubs that I made this summer and wanted to make another using the fresh spearmint from my garden, before winter kills it! All of my other scrubs lasted for 2 months sitting on my bathroom counter, without being […]

Jackson Pollock Inspired Straw Painting

Jackson Pollock Inspired Straw Painting

I recently posted about Jackson Pollock Marble Painting for 1st and 2nd graders, my 3rd and 4th graders couldn’t be left out, so I developed Jackson Pollock Inspired Straw Painting! Last year, my oldest daughter created a straw painting or blow painting for the county […]

Creepy Halloween Owl Decoration

Creepy Halloween Owl Decoration

**I was compensated for this post. This post also contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. I only spent $5.00 +tax using Halloween items from Dollar Tree to make this Creepy Halloween Owl Decoration. […]

Jackson Pollock Inspired Marble Painting

Jackson Pollock Inspired Marble Painting

I was trying out some marble painting again…this time for my 1st and 2nd graders. Unable to find a good way to present them – I decided to turn them into paper weavings! My daughter recently finished a marble painting for the county fair, subsequently […]

People Around the World Color Wheel

People Around the World Color Wheel

Whether you are a teacher, a homeschooler, or just want to supplement your child’s education, this color wheel is awesome and fun! Or, maybe your child has been begging to use paint! This is a new color wheel project that I developed that incorporates different […]

Mosaic Acorn Art

Mosaic Acorn Art

The time of year of falling acorns is approaching! I love to do this project in the fall with my class of 2nd graders! Acorns falling – a common sign that fall is approaching.  September is a great time to do this project in the […]

Easy Pipe Cleaner Spider Rings – Halloween

Easy Pipe Cleaner Spider Rings – Halloween

Need a spooky addition to your child’s Halloween fun? Need it to be real easy and quick?!? I prefer all of my crafts to be fairly quick, that way my kids get fast results!  This project is so quick  – blink and it will be […]

Owl Potato Prints

Owl Potato Prints

Do you like owls? Let’s make vegetable printing more unique! My daughters and I worked on another project for 4H to enter in the fair. The category is Fruit or Vegetable Prints and we wanted to kick it up a notch and make this kind […]

Tree Booklet – Mini Book Binding

Tree Booklet – Mini Book Binding

Need an idea for a mini book? Need an idea for Girl Scouts Cadette Book Artist Badge? Recently my daughter and I created mini tree booklets for her Girl Scouts Cadette Book Artist Badge.  She needed to explore a book artist technique for the 3rd […]

Using Stencils to Create Your Own Bird Paintings

Using Stencils to Create Your Own Bird Paintings

My daughters are members of 4H and it is always a rush in the summer to get projects done and ready to enter in the fair! We recently worked on some bird paintings to enter in the “Bird” entry section of the fair.  Sometimes it […]

Save Money Making Your Own Taco Seasoning

Save Money Making Your Own Taco Seasoning

Did you know you can make your own taco seasoning? And Save Money! The price of store bought taco seasoning – about $1.29 for a one ounce package. The price of all of the seasonings for this recipe – about $7.00 for 7 bottles of […]

How to Get Your Feet Flip Flop Worthy

How to Get Your Feet Flip Flop Worthy

Don’t have time/money for a pedicure? Get your feet flip flop ready following my DIY treatment! Flip Flops – the glue for any summer outfit – you’re not truly put together until you have on just the right color or just the cutest pair or maybe […]

20 Must Have Pineapple Décor

20 Must Have Pineapple Décor

this post contains affiliate links Pineapples – Pineapples – Everywhere! When searching for home décor items – Pineapples keep popping up everywhere!  They are a popular home decorating theme – no longer cheesy – no longer only associated with Hawaiian party décor! I’m excited to […]

Strawberry Lemonade Body Scrub

Strawberry Lemonade Body Scrub

Strawberry Lemonade so delicious and refreshing! Who knew that you could make a body scrub that smells just like strawberry lemonade and is refreshing for your body!  I didn’t until I experimented with another body scrub recipe.  I thought to myself…what can I put in […]

Spearmint Rose Petal Body Scrub

Spearmint Rose Petal Body Scrub

Body Scrubs are wonderful, especially when you can make your own! I just loved my Brown Sugar Honey Foot Scrub that I made about a month ago, and I had an itching to make another kind.  I looked outside and saw my roses in full […]

10 Unique Fidget Spinners

10 Unique Fidget Spinners

this post contains affiliate links Do your kids love fidget spinners? My youngest does and we were holding out on getting her one, we really didn’t feel that she needed to join this obsession. Then she got one! We didn’t buy her one, but she […]

My daughters take a shot at developing projects!

My daughters take a shot at developing projects!

My daughters took the supplies from my Paper Straw Jewelry project one step further! They each wanted to create their own project and both took pictures of their steps…young bloggers in the making! Project #1 – Note Holder Project #2 – Star clip Cute ideas!  […]

Garden Fresh Roasted Vegetables

Garden Fresh Roasted Vegetables

Do you have Radishes, Turnips, Peas and Asparagus in your Garden? I do – and didn’t know what to do with them – until now!   I have an abundance of radishes and peas in my garden and we can only eat so many of […]

Paper Straw Jewelry – 4th of July

Paper Straw Jewelry – 4th of July

I’ve seen a lot of ideas about using paper straws – so I thought we would give it a try! I got out all the supplies and invited my kids to come create with me.  I just gave the idea that we needed to make […]

diy Firework Necklace-4th of July

diy Firework Necklace-4th of July

Need a craft for kids to do for this 4th of July? This also can be made for anytime your kids want to be sparkly!   Another 4th of July is approaching and I just love these firework necklaces that I designed a few years ago for […]

Easy Firework Rings-4th of July

Easy Firework Rings-4th of July

Need a quick craft for your little one’s to do for 4th of July?   These Firework Rings are so quick and easy to make – my daughter just made four all by herself in less than 4 minutes!  And they are so much fun […]

4th of July Pinwheels

4th of July Pinwheels

These pinwheels will make delightful drink stirrers for your 4th of July Patriotic Party! Or great table decorations! 4th of July is approaching, and these pinwheels are perfect for drink stirrers or decorations for your party.  This project is so versatile you could adapt the […]

Marble Painting – Not Just for Kids!

Marble Painting – Not Just for Kids!

Marble Painting is for Adults too!   Marble Painting – a fun craft for kids…but wait…”I want to do it too!”  You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy the fun of marble painting and you can make it a more “sophisticated” project!  I […]

10 Cute Summer Doodles

10 Cute Summer Doodles

Why is it important to doodle? Why is it important to doodle?  There are many reasons, such as stress relief (described in my Valentine’s Doodle post) and as an outlet for everyday creativity. When I am feeling the need to be creative and I don’t have a […]

diy Mini Zen Garden

diy Mini Zen Garden

Feeling Creative? Need a stress reliever? Great Project for both you and your children! I always see mini zen gardens in the store, with all of their pretty rocks and soft sand and little rakes.  I always wanted one, but didn’t want to pay the […]

diy Brown Sugar Honey Foot Scrub

diy Brown Sugar Honey Foot Scrub

Do you have tired achy feet? You definitely need to make this and pamper yourself!   I ran out of a tube of foot scrub that I had, and thought to myself – “I’m sure you can make your own!”  It is so simple to […]

Leave No Trace Booklet

Leave No Trace Booklet

Do you have a child in a Boy or Girl Scout Troop? Or do you want to teach your child about camping etiquette and safety?   Both of my daughters are in Girl Scouts and I am one of the leaders of their troop.  We […]

Chive Cream Cheese Dip

Chive Cream Cheese Dip

Do you have chives growing in your garden? Or maybe you are wise and have them growing in your house?   I have an abundance of chives growing in containers on my patio, in a crack near my steps and in my garden!  What to […]