Make your own “Silent Wind Chimes”

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As fall begins and winter is just over the horizon our thoughts turned to winter color in the garden. The trouble is that we don’t have much room for planting and any kind of planter or ornamental statue is going to be knocked over by a herd of rampaging children. It was then that I had the idea for these ‘silent’ wind chimes. You can make them with any color you like, hang them anywhere and you don’t have to {Read More}

Kiss Naturals DIY Lip Balm Kit Giveaway *5 winners*

Kiss Naturals Giveaway

Sponsored by Kiss Naturals Hosted by : Mom Powered Media Kiss Naturals, produces fun, one-of-a-kind craft kits using only high quality natural ingredients. These kits make everyday products you can enjoy at an affordable price. At Kiss Naturals, we believe that Nature had it right the first time. They don’t add fillers, additives, dyes or synthetics to any of Theirr products. They want to provide their customers with all the natural ingredients needed to make everyday products at an affordable {Read More}

10 Awesome Back to School Crafts

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Back to School Crafts Can you believe school will be starting very soon? Now is the time to get some cute classroom decorations, crafts, back to school ideas and fun stuff planned. If you are a teacher, then you will find some decorative hall passes, fun ways to welcome back your students and some great ways to get your classroom ready for the new school year to begin. Many teachers and assistants spend the down time during the summer break {Read More}

Non-Toxic No-Cook Play Dough Recipes

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What a wonderful thing Lumi dough play dough is! A fist-full of dough can keep  kids busy for hours. There are various kinds of play dough varieties available in the market. The only reason why you wouldn’t like buying any one of those is that they can be toxic (if your kid swallows them). Sticky and toxic play dough for kids is not quality dough. If you don’t have the time to make clay at home, you must get a {Read More}

Build the Best Gingerbread House. Ever!

Build the Best Gingerbread House. Ever!

The snow is coming down and I know I’m not the only one who has retreated into my house for months of baking and crafts. The cold tends to bring families together, and one of the best ways to pass the time during those blustery days is to make a gingerbread house. Although, this can prove to be a more involved task than you might think. That’s why I’ve decided to bring to you the ultimate gingerbread house guide. So, {Read More}

$500 Sears Gift Card Giveaway #ItsChristmas

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It’s Christmas Giveaway Event Organized by: Mom Powered Media. Co-hosted by: Bay Area Mommy, My Dairy Free Gluten Free Life, Barbara’s Beat, Giveaway Bandit, Slick Housewives, Love Me Some Coupons and Coupons and Freebies Mom. MPM Network Bloggers are super excited to share their Christmas Recipes, Crafts, Decor Ideas and much more with you this holiday season. Make sure you take a peek at the fabulous posts below. Surely you will find something that makes your holiday even brighter! An InLinkz Link-up One lucky reader will {Read More}

Homemade Christmas Gifts You Can Create With Your Children

Homemade Christmas Gifts

Creating DIY Christmas gifts is a lovely opportunity to spend some time being creative with your children, as well as giving your loved ones a gift that shows how much you care. Whatever age your child is and interests they have there should be a kind of craft or recipe that they will enjoy. Here are some of my favorites: Chutneys and Jams Tasty chutneys and jams are a lovely gift, especially when presented in a pretty Kilner jar or {Read More}

It’s Time! Lego Kids Fest 2014 Tour

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Ready your building skills!  The LEGO KidsFest, a nationally-traveling giant LEGO expo, is coming to a city near you!  This interactive LEGO extravaganza brings all of the creative hands-on, minds-on fun of LEGO building and experiences together in an activity- and entertainment-packed family event for children of all ages and builders of all skills and interests. Among the many LEGO attractions, families will find: LEGO Model Gallery: dozens of life-sized models made entirely from LEGO bricks LEGO Master Builders: live demonstrations and activities {Read More}

Superhero Costumes Infographic #DIY

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Superheros are the Halloween rage this year but who wants to pay for an overpriced costume that you will probably only wear once? Not I! The solution: Take a few reusable clothing pieces, a bit of goodies from your craft clothes, place them together and bam you are ready for that spook night outing. Courtesy of: We Love Colors

Halloween RePurpose: Step2 Treat Wagon

Halloween Treat Wagon

While I admit I am not the most crafty lady in my group of peers, I most certainly enjoy the gift of repurpose. Taking something that is no longer useful or even a consistent live piece such as the Step2 wagon used here and putting it in a completely different setting is hobby that bring be great joy. Of course turning milk jugs into skeletons and old boxes into spooky houses is alot of fun but sometimes my children challenge {Read More}

Silver Dolphin Books Play-Doh First Concepts #Giveaway

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Learning basic concepts and words just got easier and a whole lot more fun! Silver Dolphin Books, a long-respected publisher of high-quality novelty and activity-based books for children, and Hasbro have just recently joined forces to develop a line of educational and entertaining books designed specifically for little ones. This spring, Silver Dolphin debuts a brand new line of books that feature the PLAY-DOH brand and the fitting tagline of “Where Learning and Creativity Take Shape.” Whether it’s the First {Read More}

Create and Make Your Own Cooking Books

To delve headlong into making your own cooking books, the fundamental recipe is just that: copious recipes. If you want to make your own, copyrighted books, those recipes better be your own, but if you want to just compile your favorite recipes from other chefs, just make sure to give them the credit their so aptly deserve. A theme is a good place to start. It might be a book on tempting appetizers, sinful desserts or barbecue delights. It might {Read More}

Crafts to Count Your Blessings

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This time of year is all about telling loved ones how much they mean to us and counting our blessings. Share this message with your children this weekend with crafts that are designed to help facilitate conversations about who and what we are thankful for in anticipation of Disney’s Tuesday December 4th release of THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Platforms. An easy to assemble Blessings Box made of cut paper and filled with a chocolate is {Read More}

How to Make Seasonal Patio Lights from Plastic Bottles

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Plastic bottles can take anywhere from 400 to 1,000 years to break down in a landfill. This is a very disturbing fact when you consider that only about seven percent of all the plastic consumed in the United States gets recycled. The best way to stop the cycle of waste is to reuse and recycle any plastic bottles that you use. Luckily, there are many fun, creative ways to make your bottles into usable art. The holiday season is the {Read More}

Kids DIY Craft Ideas

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Parents don’t throw away your empty egg cartons or glass jars. You can upcycle these items to be used for creating fun DIY craft projects that your kids will love to make. Upcycling items into craft projects will teach kids how to be both earth-friendly and creative with little cost involved. These upcycled DIY craft projects are also fun activities for a sleepover or birthday party. Cereal Box Notebook Kids can use these fun cereal box notebooks to draw pictures {Read More}