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April 27, 2015

CD Snail Craft for Kids

Using a CD for crafting is something I've had on my list to try for quite awhile. I've been staring at some CD's a lot lately trying to think of fun crafts to make with them and the first one we made is this CD Snail Craft for Kids. If you have lots of old CD's laying around, this is a simple and fun craft to make with them. We scratched the pattern into the painted CD which turned out to be really fun!

April 26, 2015

Paper Plate Sun Craft for Kids

Spring has been in full bloom where we live and we have been enjoying all of the amazing sunshine! I even got my first sunburn of the season last weekend while out doing yard work. With all this wonderful weather I thought it would be fun to make a simple Paper Plate Sun Craft for Kids. This craft includes some great scissor cutting practice for preschoolers with using the yellow paper straws.

April 24, 2015

DIY Cardboard Superhero Masks

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When my boys are busy playing Superheroes vs. Villains with their toys you will always find my daughter right in the middle of the fight showing her amazing action moves and proclaiming how she has the best superhero powers of all. Since she loves all things superhero, it came as no surprise last week when she asked me if we could buy some of The Avengers new snacks she saw at Walmart while we were shopping. In anticipation of MARVEL's The Avengers: Age of Ultron coming to theaters on May 1st, we decided to turn our fun Avengers snack boxes into DIY Cardboard Superhero Masks.

April 23, 2015

Super Hero Candy Bar Teacher Appreciation Gift

Can you believe it's already reaching the end of the school year? This year has gone by so fast! My kids and I love to give their teachers a small Teacher Appreciation Gift towards the end of the school year to let them know we are thankful for all their hard work. Today I'm sharing this Super Hero Candy Bar Teacher Appreciation Gift at Artsy Momma. It's simple enough for kids to make and it's sure to bring a smile to their teacher's face and make them feel special!        

April 22, 2015

20 Paper Bag Animal Crafts for Kids

As you may have noticed over the last year, I am a huge fan of paper bag puppets. I think they are adorable and I love how kids can use them for pretend play and make them come to life after creating them. There are so many fun things you can create with a paper bag and today I'm sharing 20 of my favorite Paper Bag Animal Crafts for Kids. From insects to birds and farm and zoo animals, the ideas are endless!  

April 21, 2015

Paper Plate Fish Craft for Kids

I have to give my 4-year old credit for coming up with the idea for this fun Paper Plate Fish Craft. She asked me if she could use a couple things out of my craft closet last week and she ended up getting out a toilet roll and some of my round stickers. She later brought me her creation and she had staggered the stickers around the toilet roll and it reminded me of fish scales. I instantly thought about one of my daughter's new books from her Scholastic book order, so we created this Paper Plate Fish Craft for kids to go along with it.

April 20, 2015

Planting a Masterpiece and "Raising Good Apples" Lunchbox Notes (+ GIVEAWAY)

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My daughter helped me plant some pretty flowers for my front porch last week and it made me think about all the lessons I learned from gardening as a kid. My Dad always had quite a large garden, about a quarter-acre. We learned a lot about success and hard work while working in that garden, and we also learned that even in the midst of completing a chore there is fun to be had together as a family! That garden was one of the ways my Dad made sure he was "raising good apples" in us kids. I think the satisfaction of gardening is a lot like creating an art masterpiece. You first have to prep for your masterpiece and gather all of the supplies you will need...