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Upcycled Box Diorama Christmas Crafts for Kids

– Posted in: DIY Christmas
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I love looking through all my recyclables and coming up with Christmas crafts for kids that can use many of these wonderful items.  Not only is it good for the earth, they turn out so much better than any craft you can purchase at a craft store.  After rooting around for a while, I found [...]

Frosty the Snowman Christmas Crafts for Kids

– Posted in: DIY Christmas
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One of my favorite things about Christmas is building snowmen with my kids.  Sure, I get to do most of the heavy lifting, my kids lose interest after 30 minutes, and my dog eats all the edible's from Frosty's face as soon as we go inside, but who cares, I just love the snow.  While [...]

Adorable Lollipop Reindeer Christmas Crafts For Kids

– Posted in: DIY Christmas
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What do we think of when we envision Christmas?  Snow?  Family?  Snowmen?  Trees?  Santa Claus?  What about reindeer?  Reindeer has to be one of the most wondrous and magical of Christmas visions!  How else would Santa get all those presents to kids around the world?  Magical, flying reindeer of course.  These lollipop reindeer Christmas Crafts [...]

“Turkey” Thanksgiving Desserts for Kids

– Posted in: DIY Thanksgiving
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Kids can be fussy when it comes to Thanksgiving desserts.  I remember looking my nose down, suspiciously at most Thanksgiving desserts.  Most of them had pumpkin or nuts, yuck!  When you are a kid, and I guess even an adult, pumpkin all by itself looks a little bit like......well,  sweet potatoes.  You thought I was going [...]

Spelling Bee Napkin Holders Thanksgiving Activities for Kids

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Thanksgiving is such a wonderful holiday where we teach our kids about how Thanksgiving came about and why it is so important.  Namely, being with family and giving thanks for all the wonderful things in our lives.  I wanted to do a craft with my kids that dealt with mealtime, family, family members and their [...]

Tricky-Turkey Thanksgiving Treats for Kids

– Posted in: DIY Thanksgiving
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I remember not especially liking the Thanksgiving desserts when I was a kid.  I don't know many kids that like pumpkin anything or pecan pie.  I thought I would try to create Thanksgiving Treats for Kids that are Fall or Thanksgiving themed, but not dripping in pumpkin.  I have included really fun handmade Tricky-Turkey Cupcakes [...]

Tried and True Thanksgiving Games for Kids Part 2

– Posted in: DIY Thanksgiving
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When my kiddos are off for Thanksgiving break, we love to play all kinds of games and do jigsaw puzzles together.  These can really come in handy if you are having your entire family or friends over and want creative ways to entertain them.  Eating only takes one hour, what are you going to do [...]

Tried and True Thanksgiving Games for Kids Part I

– Posted in: DIY Thanksgiving
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When my kiddos are off for Thanksgiving break, we love to play all kinds of games and do jigsaw puzzles together.  These can really come in handy if you are having your entire family or friends over and want creative ways to entertain them.  Eating only takes one hour, what are you going to do [...]

Handmade Jewelry Girls Will Love Giveaway

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We're very honored to have a guest on our blog today. When Vanita emailed me pictures of her super cute kids opening her daughter's Lola Trading Charms package and told me how happy she is with her purchase, well, one thing led to another and here she is with a guest post and hosting our [...]

Gobbly-Good Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids Mini-Series Part 2

– Posted in: DIY Thanksgiving
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One of my favorite holidays is Thanksgiving because it's all about being with family and stuffing your face. Two things I love most in the world (although I will not confess which one comes first).  I love when my kids are off from school and we get to spend some quality time together.  However, without [...]