Category: Miscellaneous

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Faux Turquoise Cork Necklace

A Native American inspired necklace made from cork is meant to trick the eye…

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DIY Native American Medallions

Native American inspired jewelry made from cardboard is a fun thing to do!

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Chopstick Assist For Kids

Make your own child-friendly, hinged chopsticks in seconds…

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Coconut Catchall

A painted coconut cup is now a bowl to catch my jewelry…

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Frozen Dum Dums

Let the kids freeze some lollipops for a fun summertime treat…

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Backyard Breakfast In Bed

To change things up a bit, try serving your kids a backyard breakfast in bed…

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Press’n Seal Art Bib

Keep clothes clean during messy projects with this quick trick…

The Office Pocket

My daughter extended the life of her skinny jeans and I organized my desk…

T-Shirt Beads

Old t-shirts are turned into beads…

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Cutting Board Chalkboard

Turn an old cutting board into a work of art…

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Rubber Band Girl Bracelets

These fun bracelets made from rubber bands are super easy to make and great looking too!

Spontaneous Vegetarianism Hot Pad

One day they are eating 3 pounds of bacon, the next day they are refusing to eat beef stew for ethical reasons…

Quick Coat Revamp Video

Add personal details to a plain wool coat to make it your own. For about $10.00, you can pick up a bag of embroidery floss at a craft or fabric store and you’re on your way. Check out my video tutorial below for the full story…

The Faker’s Hand Towel

My kids “fake wash” their hands. They turn on the water, wait a few seconds, turn it off and leave the bathroom. I am up to their trick – so I thought I’d let them know by sending them a message on the hand towel they never use…

Communicating Through Small Plastic Animals

Use small plastic animals to carry a message or a place card…

Car S’mores

“It was good and it was fun” – a direct quote from my daughter. Yesterday we made s’mores in my car. It’s as simple as that…

Fake Casts For Young Actors

Every so often, my kids and their friends like to pretend that they have broken limbs. They act out dramatic scenarios that revolve around a tragic injury and the convalescing that follows. I thought I’d give them a few props to help feed their imagination…

T-Shirt Bracelets

Brightly colored t-shirts that are too small for my daughters now, have found new life as bracelets. For this project you will need some old t-shirts and a bunch of bangle bracelets. Try using old bangles that you already own, check thrift stores or pick up some up for a few dollars at Target…

A Craft For Toothless Children

My 6 year old and her friends are quickly becoming a toothless bunch as their baby teeth are falling out at an exceptional rate. They couldn’t be happier about it – it is almost all they talk about when they get together. I figured I could make a project that celebrates this life changing event and came up with a simple craft that any toothless child would enjoy…

There’s Nothing Funny About A Hostess Gift For A Child

When I was a child, my parents had friends who, whenever they came over for dinner, would bring a hostess gift for my mom and a small gift for me as well. The gift was always the same – a small white envelope filled with balloons sprinkled in talcum powder (to prevent them from sticking together). This may seem like no big deal, but it delighted me to no end. It made me feel special. They never forgot to bring this little treat for me – not once. So, now I hope to pass on this sweet gesture and have come up with my own small hostess gift for the children of the homes we visit.