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At a birthday party last year, we had the typical cake. Instead of having ice cream cups, the mom decided the activity would be for the kids to make their own ice cream. This served two purposes since the kids could enjoy a craft that they would then get to eat, which was also fitting…

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About four weeks before the last frost, try planting some vegetables in egg shells.  Have the kids help you too! These will need to be kept in the house or a heated garage until they are ready to transplant in your garden. Eggshell Vegetable Planter Necessary Items Eggshells  (cleaned and dried) Vegetable Seeds (any kind…

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Here are two projects that you can make with you kids.  The first one will be for the kids, and with the leftover items you can make one for yourself. Kids Easter Basket Necessary Items Glue Gun Fiber Pot (bought at any garden center) Jelly Beans Pipe Cleaners Easter Grass or Raffia Fake Animal Decoration…

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Let me show you a fun and different way to color Easter Eggs.  Get the kids involved.  It takes no more time than if you were coloring your eggs the traditional way. Rock Easter Eggs Materials Hard Boiled Eggs Cups Olive oil Fork Food Coloring Directions for Assembly Pour some warm water in cups (depending…

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  Want a fun way to spend the afternoon with your kids and have them create something they can hang on the tree for years to come? Then try this recipe for Bakers Clay. Its easy and the nice thing about it is that you don’t even have to know how to bake (because these…

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Since it’s back to school time, I thought it would be neat to do an activity for the kiddos to actually use at school. I kept racking my brain for what I could do, and then my new Family Fun magazine came and I got my inspiration! We’re going to make a Fuzzy Fun Notebook!…

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This craft is a fun one this week, Blubber! We actually made this at VBS last week and my kids love it! So, here’s what you’ll need to make your own glob of Blubber: 3/4 Cup warm water 1 Cup white glue 4 TSP Borax 1 and 1/3 Cups warm water You do need to…

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So, this week I have a craft that you will surely get use out of, Sidewalk Chalk! We always use this on our cul de sac – we have many artists!! So, here’s what you need to make Sidewalk Chalk: 1 cup Plaster of Paris ($5 for a big container) 1 cup water Powdered tempera…

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This week, I am going to do an Extra Easy craft for ya! Actually, I saw all the stuff to make Sand Art while shopping at Target and thought, “this would be cool.” So, here’s all you’ll need to make your own Sand Art! Sand (Target $1 Bin) Bottle (Target $1 Bin) or Mason Jar…

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 Our Boys’ Friends in the Box Garden above (L to R is Caleb’s, Andon’s and T’s) Our first craft is Grass Friends. I thought this would be a cute craft to do first with the kiddos so that they can manicure their “friends” throughout the summer! Here’s what you need to start craftin’ away for…

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