Halloween Decor: BOO Sign

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Halloween signs are fun for the season. This BOO sign is fun with wiggly eyes.

I love halloween decorating ideas. It is that time of the year to start thinking about how we are going to decorate our house as well as what we are going to wear. Most of the time this means we have a lot of creating to do. Sometimes easy crafts can be easy but time consuming. Today's BOO Sign is an easy craft that can be finished extremely quickly.  The hardest part is to cut the wood board to the correct size. I love putting halloween signs on the porch and all around the house. I found these awesome wiggly eyes at the craft store. I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them at once. I wanted to create a Halloween BOO sign perfect for my halloween decor. BOO … [Read more...]

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Tombstone Halloween Party Favors

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These cute DIY tombstone halloween party favors are easy to make and add onto dollar store favor boxes. Use this as a craft at your school's halloween party

Can you believe my kids are already planing their Halloween costumes? It seems early to me, but at the same time I'd rather have more time to figure out how to create their costumes. I have one child with an October birthday. One year she had an amazing costume party with tons of easy crafts, decorations and scary food. The kids loved it! My kids still talk about that fun party. Today, Little Chef D had a fun time helping me create these Tombstone Halloween party favors. This is an easy craft because you are refacing the the party favor boxes from the Dollar Store. Tombstone Halloween Party Favors Supplies: Dollar store party favor boxes (12 pack) $1 Black stamp pad 1 3/4" … [Read more...]

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Play Money Coins

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DIY play money coins for your play kitchen. Super easy to make!

My kids love to play store, restaurant, tea party and all that jazz! Not only do they love the play food but they love the play money. They even use the pretend credit cards that come in the mail. The play money coins that you can sometimes find are great. The dollar bills, not so great. I always find the paper money crumpled up or ripped. When I try to throw it away but I can't because my kids NEED money. I was tired of the paper money so I convinced them to only use coins. However, many of those coins have become lost. They are gray which somehow makes them magically disappear. I decided to make my own play money coins so that they wouldn't get lost and we wouldn't need to use the … [Read more...]

Grow Your Own Stalactites and Stalagmites

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Learn how to grow your own stalagtites and stalagmites with this DIY science experiment. Kids love watching them grow!

We recently went on vacation to Carlsbad Canyons in New Mexico. My kids loved seeing so many stalactites and stalagmites. Through the Junior Ranger Program they learned the difference between the two. Stalactites hold tight to the ceiling while stalagmites might reach the ceiling. This science experiment is fun to watch each day as the crystals grow a little more and a little more. Grow Your Own Stalactites and Stalagmites Supplies Needed:  2 glass jars spoon shallow dish or lid 2 paper clips baking soda 3 feet of yarn hot water large pitcher or mason jar food coloring Instructions: Place the dish in the middle of the two jars. Fold the yarn in half and in … [Read more...]

Thanks for RISING to the Task

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thank-you-bread-printable

My kids were out of school for 3 weeks in July. We (my kids and myself) were gone for pretty much that entire time. We had 2 family reunions, went to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon then all the way down to Carlsbad Caverns (stopping at many places to see in between), up to my parents cabin, swimming, rodeo, shooting bows and arrows....a lot of family time. We had SO much fun that we were exhausted at the end. We came home to a party, had one day to regroup and prepare for school then off we went for the new year. Oh no the fun didn't stop, we had another family reunion that next weekend and now this week we have family in town and we aren't done playing. Since we were gone for so long … [Read more...]

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Teacher Appreciation for the Start of School

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Start the new school year off with teacher appreciation diy gifts with free printable. Teacher gifts are good year round.

Teacher appreciation can be celebrated year round because our teachers work hard all year. My kids go back to school today in a new grade because we are on a year round schedule. If you have noticed I have been a little MIA because my kids have had 3 weeks for their summer and we were gone all but a handful of those days. I shared about the Junior Ranger Program we did while on a 10 day vacation. We have also done swimming, parties, family reunions, movies and anything else we could cram into that short time. I think they are ready to slow down and get back to a routine. My kids are always excited to get supplies to take to school to contribute to the classroom. We thought, why not begin the … [Read more...]

Duct Tape Water Bottle Holder

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This DIY patriotic duct tape water bottle holder is perfect for 4th of July parades, hikes or any activity that requires you to stay hydrated. Crafts kids can make are great to keep them busy, especially in the summer.

If you are looking for a last minute 4th of July craft I have one for you today. Easy crafts are always fun for holidays! This duct tape water bottle holder is patriotic and perfect for parades, hikes, parks or water parks. Whatever you love to do on the 4th this craft will be perfect to help keep you hydrated. Around the 4th of July we take a trip to my Aunt and Uncle's Ranch. The kids love being outside riding the horses, investigating and playing with the dogs. We pretty much spend the entire weekend outside. It is hot, which means we are always needing water. It is easier to carry along some water then make the trek to find it. I love freezing my bottles of water at night. During … [Read more...]

4th of July Crafts – Firecracker Crackers

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Firecracker Crackers make fun 4th of July crafts. This is an easy DIY activity while waiting for the food, or use as table decorations or party favors.

Little Chef A LOVES the 4th of July! She learned so much about US history this year that she LOVES anything patriotic. I love it when table decorations serve two purposes. This 4th of July Crafts - Firecracker table decoration can be looked at as well as eaten! It is an easy craft that is fast! I saw the individual ritz cracker packages a few months ago and thought it would be fun to create a firecracker out of them. After a quick trip to the dollar store to add a spray I was off crafting. Supplies Needed: Individual Ritz cracker package Patriotic scrapbook paper Spray from dollar store 5” circle punch Glue/tape Scissors Hole punch Instructions: Look at … [Read more...]

Minion Thank You

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Thank you notes from kids or adults are always welcome. This DIY craft uses a movie theater box of candy which is disguisted as fun minions using paper.

Sometimes I like to thank someone for a kind deed. A quick note or small gift makes the thank you extra special. This Minion Thank You Note is just that - an easy craft that takes just a few minutes to create. Thank you notes with candy are extra special. I love printables, but sometimes I want a craft that isn't a printable. This fun minion thank you note is easy to create and easy to replicate. Minion Thank You Supplies Needed: Yellow card stock Blue card stock Black card stock Wiggly eyes Black sharpie Scissors Movie theater box candy Directions: Measure your movie theater box candy. Add 1" to the length. I like to add 1/4" to the width just to be sure it … [Read more...]

Father’s Day Card – Super Dad Envelope with Candy

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Celebrate Father's Day with this envelope card. Grab the printable, envelope, and any colored paper & favorite candy bar to create this DIY easy kids craft.

Do you remember our Super Dad Father's Day Card? I decided to make another version of it, this time with a candy bar. Sometime kids (mine) like to give a gift not just a card. To them a candy bar counts as a gift. This Father's Day Card Super Dad version is simpler and quicker which makes it an even easier easy craft! Even though we consist of mostly girls in our family we still love comic book characters. Little Chef Dad has made sure to expose my girls as much as he can to super heroes. Because of that I thought it would be fun to tell Dad why he is a Super Hero to them and to let him know what super power he possesses. Materials: Regular size envelope Super Dad envelope … [Read more...]