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July 31, 2015

12 Sunflower Crafts for Kids

Oh how I love bright yellow Sunflower Crafts! We've made a few over the past few years but recently I have been admiring some beautiful sunflowers from fellow kids craft bloggers. I've put together a round up of my favorites and hope these 12 Sunflower Crafts for Kids inspires you to get creating with your kids. 

July 30, 2015

Paper Bag Monkey Craft for Kids

Sometimes I get onto a theme and I just can't stop myself. Have you noticed? In this case, it's paper bag crafts. I might have an obsession with them, but can you blame me?...They are just so gosh darn fun! The idea for this darling Paper Bag Monkey Craft I'm sharing today came from a gal I have loved following on Instagram called _appleofmyeye_. With her permission I recreated this fun kids craft and am sharing how to make it with you today.

July 28, 2015

Paper Plate Sunflower Craft

I love sunflowers! In the area I live we have some vacant fields nearby and they are loaded with wild sunflowers right now. I think they are beautiful! When we had the bubble wrap out the other week for our Octopus Craft my mind was racing with some other ways we could use it for crafting, and I realized the raised texture of the bubble wrap would work great in a Paper Plate Sunflower Craft. This one is super easy to make, perfect for a summer afternoon craft.

July 27, 2015

Back-to-School Teacher Gift: Elmer's Glue Stick Wreath

A big thank you to Elmer's for sponsoring today's post! My absolute favorite thing about back to school time is the amazing deals on school supplies. I always feel like a giddy school child as I walk down the aisles mesmerized by all of the bright colors and fun supplies. One item I always make sure to stock up on is Elmer's glue. It's a staple not only in our home but at my children's school too. In fact, every year one of the items at the top of my children's teacher donation wish list is glue sticks. With the fantastic sales going on right now, it's the perfect time to stock up on some extra supplies and put together a back to school teacher gift for your child's teacher. I'm sharing today how we turned some school supplies into a fun Elmer's Glue Stick Wreath.

July 24, 2015

Paper Bag Hippopotamus Kids Craft

I am seriously obsessed with paper bag crafts! I love how paper bags are such a perfect base for a myriad of crafts and I love how afterwards the crafts are able to couple as a puppet for awesome pretend play. My preschooler and I recently read one of her favorite books, HICCUPotamus, and after we read it I had a flashback and remembered when we made our Paper Plate Hippopotamus Craft a few years ago. We decided to make one again, but this time, of course, we added in the paper bag and created this adorable Paper Bag Hippopotamus Kids Craft.

July 22, 2015

Tips for Smart Summer Snacking with Yoplait

A big thank you to Yoplait® for sponsoring today's post. When I was a kid, every Friday evening my parents would do the grocery shopping for the next week and when they got home we always had a quick and easy "cold dinner" as we called it. The dinner consisted of various things, crackers, peanuts, cheese, fruit and there was always yogurt. I loved how nontraditional it was. It was one of my favorite dinners. Yoplait® Yogurt is more typically considered a breakfast food to some people, but even as a child I loved it throughout the entire day, especially at snack time. My kids love it too.

July 17, 2015

Puffy Paint Octopus Kid Craft

We love making ocean themed crafts in the summer so I was super excited when I found out that the Kids Craft Stars challenge this month was creating an ocean craft. One of our favorite ocean animals is the Octopus. We've already made several Octopus crafts over the last few years, but we decided to create another one for the challenge and this time we added a fun component to it, puffy paint. If you haven't made puffy paint before, it's a must try! It's super simple to make and it gives a fun texture in crafts just like in our Puffy Paint Octopus Kid Craft