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Dying easter eggs naturally

Written by contributor Melissa Allen of Green Owl Art I am a little bit addicted to holiday crafts, food, celebrations, decorations and all else that goes along with each and every special holiday. Some traditions I have done since I was a child and I continue to enjoy these special traditions with my own children and […]

POSTED BY ON March 18, 2013         |           Comments { 1 }
Cool DIY Thanksgiving craft

Give thanks with reclaimed toys

Written by contributor Melissa Allen of Green Owl Art I love decorating my home for the holidays—not only with my children, but with things that they have made. A bonus for me is when it’s something other than macaroni art (not that I don’t love every single piece of painted pasta that my children have given […]

POSTED BY ON November 19, 2012         |           Comments { 1 }
Make an Indian felt headband that will last!

Thanksgiving Craft Ideas to keep the kids entertained

I have been a crafting machine over at Kiwi Crate— and it sure is fun. I think doing crafts with the kids (and surrounding ourselves with twigs, pinecones and lots of felt)  helps the season feel more real. To help get into the Thanksgiving spirit with your kids, why not make some of these crafts. They are Jen-approved— which means they are simple […]

POSTED BY ON November 15, 2012         |           Comments { 4 }
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Halloween Craft idea #7: Soap Bar Mummies

These cute little soap bar mummies are right up my alley! I am not much for a spooky halloween— I like cute things and googly eyes are a sure winner in my book. These cute little mummies are the perfect craft for preschoolers—  simple to make and they look great. It’s amazing how many emotions […]

POSTED BY ON October 30, 2012         |           Comments { 1 }
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Halloween Craft Idea #6 : Q-Tip Skeleton

My fascination with anatomy started when my husband and I were dating in college and took a life drawing class together. Now with kids in the picture, we try share our passions with them— and art and anatomy are definitly in the mix. This simple craft really teaches kids a lot about what lies underneath […]

POSTED BY ON October 19, 2012         |           Comments { 134 }
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Make your own fairy-tale tutu

Written by contributor Melissa Allen of Green Owl Art Making Halloween costumes is something I love to do. I can create unique and special attire for my children to wear Halloween night and it teaches them to be creative and resourceful (and that is priceless in my book). I was taught to make a tutu as a […]

POSTED BY ON October 15, 2012         |           Comments { 8 }

Halloween Craft Idea #5 : Witch’s Broomstick Bag

Make an eco-friendly witch’s broomstick with this fun Halloween favor bag. All you need to make a broomstick are two lunch-sized paper bags, string, and a stick (or tree branch). This craft will inspire some creative flying imagination play. And if you are hosting a Halloween-themed party, this makes the perfect party favor bag. Stuff […]

POSTED BY ON October 11, 2012         |           Comments { 1 }
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Halloween Craft Idea #4: Eggshell Ghost Mobile

Give your child free reign to draw ghost faces on reclaimed eggshells with permanent marker. I love how my daughter gave each ghost face their own unique facial features. This is the perfect Halloween decoration for your home or to hang up in a classroom. Check out how we used dental floss as our string to create […]

POSTED BY ON October 10, 2012         |           Comments { 5 }
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Halloween Craft idea #3: Bendable Mummy

This is hands-down my favorite Halloween craft we have done this year.  (And we have done quite a few now that we are collaborating with Kiwi Crate!) We took an old stained shirt from my son and cut it into strips. Then we wrapped it around a wire frame that we made from outdoor garden […]

POSTED BY ON October 9, 2012         |           Comments { 1 }

Top 13 Recycled Halloween Crafts

Time to create some fun trash to treasure art projects with these awesome recycled Halloween crafts. Carving out special crafting time is the perfect way to spend quality time with your child while decorating your home with eco-friendly spooky fun! We scoured the internet for our favorite recycled Halloween crafts because we believe you can do some really […]

POSTED BY ON October 1, 2012         |           Comments { 1 }
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Halloween Craft Idea #2: Paper Mache Trick-or-Treat Basket

Are you ready to go trick or treating? Every year we get excited about the costumes and totally forget about the trick or treat bag. Yeah, I’m one of those moms whose “princess” is ringing on doors with a brown paper bag. Well, not this year! I have embraced my inner craftiness and we made […]

POSTED BY ON September 29, 2012         |           Comments { 2 }
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Halloween Craft Idea #1: Milk Jug Lanterns

We brought down the fall decorations the same day Pumpkin Spice Lattes made their debute at Starbucks and the Halloween craft ideas have been pouring out of us. This is the first year we have gone all out with the crafting—  it’s been a little messy, but a lot of fun. The kids have grown […]

POSTED BY ON September 13, 2012         |           Comments { 4 }

Awesome Father’s Day Crafts for Kids

Make dad feel extra special this Father’s Day with these rockin’ ideas. No more throwing Father’s Day gifts in the trash a month later- these gifts will be used year-round and definitely cherished. Carve a special message onto a leather bracelet just for dad. Lil Blue Boo has detailed instructions on how to make this […]

POSTED BY ON June 8, 2012         |           Comments { 4 }
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Cinco de Mayo Party Ideas

Cinco de Mayo is all about celebrating Mexican heritage and I am so excited. I love any excuse to gorge myself on Mexican food (I’m a born and raised Southern California vegetarian who grew up eating bean burritos every day). Tomorrow I’ll be making tons of veggie tacos and fresh guacamole, and hope to have time […]

POSTED BY ON May 1, 2012         |           Comments { 0 }
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5 Ideas for reusing plastic eggs

Easter is over and our house is scattered with plastic eggs. Crazy thing is— we didn’t buy ANY plastic eggs. Yet from the egg hunts and sunday school classes, we have managed to collect 47 plastic eggs. Rather than throw them away (which is really tempting), why not try out some of these creative ideas on […]

POSTED BY ON April 10, 2012         |           Comments { 0 }