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100+ Quick & Easy Holiday Homemade Gift Ideas

Need a last-minute holiday gift idea for someone on your list? Short on time and/or funds? Then you need some of The Best Homemade Christmas Gifts that are Fun to Make AND Give: Time’s running short – Christmas is almost here! But you’re still looking for the perfect “little something” for the neighbors, the neighborhood …

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Cute Spider Web Craft, Made Simple

Isn’t this spider web craft adorable? Surely it must be super-simple, right? Well, yes, IF you have the directions. Which I did not. So, as with everything else in my life that ends up being harder than I’d ever imagined (such as making a ghost costume), I had to hack my way through it. So yes, …

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Clothespin Chore Chart: How-To’s, Inspiration, and Tips for Success

Are your kids starting to get squirrely for the end of the school year and the start of summer break? Do you find their school-year routines and ability to self-regulate breaking down? Those skills have long since flown the coop around here, so we tried something new this morning: a brand-new set of clothespin chore …

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Mother-Daughter Spa Day with DIY Spa Products

There’s something special about mother-daughter bonding days. Taking some time to do something special with your favorite girl (or girls) is a great way to strengthen your relationship while having fun. And what could be better than a spa day? One with homemade spa products that you created yourselves! With winter winding down and spring …

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Halloween DIY: 15-Minute Scientist/Doctor/Vet Costume (Cost=Free!)

Does your child love doing science experiments in the bathroom? Is she a huge Doc McStuffins fan? Or does he long to be a doctor when he grows up? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then this 15-minute costume has you covered for Halloween. Even better, it  involves things you probably already …

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Fab Fall Fun At Your Fingertips

The kids are back to school (or will be soon enough), the days are getting shorter, the nights are cooling off. For those of us who live in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s hard to deny it any longer: fall is coming. Fortunately, that means it’s time for lots of fall fun with your kiddos. The …

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Summer Science Fun: S’Mores Solar Oven (Easy DIY!)

How To Make Your Own S’Mores Solar Oven: Looking for some summertime fun activities for your kids? S’mores always ranks at the top of my kids’ favorite summer activities list. And making solar oven s’mores is where easy kids’ crafts meets summer fun activities for kids. With supplies you already have on hand around the …

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Easy DIY Wall Mount Art Caddy

This week’s post is a follow-up to my previous post, on having a workable kids’ art table set up. If your kids have an art corner set up that’s truly functional, chances are there’s a storage caddy involved. Every kids’ art corner needs an art caddy: a place to contain markers, crayons, etc. when they’re not …

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Your Summertime Rainy Day Cheat Sheet

It’s finally here: the week you’ve set aside for a family summer vacation. But the weather forecast calls for one rainy day after another. That would sum up our vacation last week. Or for whatever other reason, you find yourself confined indoors with children who are going stir-crazy for lack of adventures. Either way, you’re …

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Easy DIY Halloween Costumes: Bumbling Bee Costume

The summer when she was two, Kimmie became obsessed with bees.  My in-laws brought her a book about bees when they came to visit, and that was it: Kimmie announced then and there, in early August, that she was going to be a bee for Halloween that year.  From then until October 31st, whenever you …

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DIY Halloween Costumes: Cute Little Ladybug

What could be cuter than a little ladybug at Halloween?  A little ladybug costume that you made yourself! What You’ll Need: This DIY costume takes 1-2 hours to make, depending on how you do it. You’ll need the following: Black pants A red long-sleeved shirt or onesie Black felt, fabric, or duct tape, plus scissors …

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DIY Halloween Costumes: Easy-Peasy Jack-o-Lantern

The first Halloween costume I ever “made” the girls was an accident. My husband and I were set to take our infant to an outdoor fall social event for his work. Since it was a few days from Halloween, I got out Kimmie’s black pants and a jack-o-lantern T-shirt. The night before the event, I …

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