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25 Thanksgiving Crafts

As Thanksgiving approaches, I am reminded of the things in my life that make me feel thankful: my loving husband and creative children, my supportive network of family and friends, California sunshine, random acts of kindness, the list goes on and on. This is a wonderful time for all of us to reflect on how truly fortunate we are. These … [Read more...]

Recycle From Every Room of the House + 10 Halloween Toilet Paper Roll Crafts

This is a partnered post with MomTrends and Johnson & Johnson. My dad is the king of recycling.  He sorts by material and then color, and then keeps it all organized in a crazy sorting system that I have yet to figure out.  Now, Basil (when your dad's name is something awesome/unusual like "Basil," you are obligated to reference him by his … [Read more...]

DIY Halloween String Art

Candy, pumpkin carving, costumes...what's not to love?  I adore Halloween, and so my family and I have begun our decorating and costume planning. Pinterest has been taken over by string art, and it's no surprise why. It's a simple and inexpensive way to add some DIY art and texture to your home. My girls have been so excited about the chance to … [Read more...]

10 Handmade Candy Free Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

It's almost February y'all and it's time to start thinking about Valentine's Day.  Up until I became addicted to Pinterest, my children did the traditional, straight out of the box, Valentine's for their classmates.  It was simple, didn't take much time and my children didn't seem to mind. Now that I'm all Martha Stewart wannabe, I decided that my … [Read more...]

A Frankenweenie Inspired Jack-O-Lantern

It’s October, so one of the activities that kids of all ages (even ones over 6 ft. tall) enjoy, is carving Jack-O-Lanterns.  We’ve created many Jack-O-Lanterns in the past, some have turned out awesome, and some, well, let’s just say it was a relief when Halloween was over and we could finally throw them out. This year, our first attempt turned out … [Read more...]

Crafts for July 4th

If you're looking for something for the children to do to celebrate the holiday, try some of these crafts for July 4th suggestions for children, from Debbie Scaccio, Arts & Crafts Specialist, and the staff at Block Institute. Crafts for July 4th Activity - Straw Painting Materials: red, white and blue tempera paint large … [Read more...]

More Mother’s Day Crafts and Recipes

Make this Mother's Day special. Get this free craft eBook that features 20 Mother's Day craft projects from 20 very talented craft bloggers. We all know how great bloggers are, LOL! Plus get this free eCookbook that celebrates mom with 26 terrific and tasty Mother's Day Recipes. … [Read more...]

5 Mother’s Day Crafts

Here are 5 Mother’s Day craft suggestions from Debbie Scaccio, Arts & Crafts Specialist, and the staff at Block Institute in Brooklyn, NY: Tissue paper flowers. With the help of an adult, cut 2or 3 inch circles out of tissue paper. Attach with a chenille stem (pipe cleaner) by slightly poking a hole through 6 tissue paper circles. Have the … [Read more...]