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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...
  

April 19, 2015

Tissue Paper Tulip Kids Craft (with printable pattern)

Tulips are one of my favorite flowers in spring time. I love all of their vibrant, pretty colors! We made cupcake liner tulips a few days ago but I thought it would also be fun to create a Tissue Paper Tulip Craft. I created a simple pattern and am offering it free for download to make the craft super simple for you. We have a local tulip festival that we plan on taking a trip to this next week so it's made for perfect timing for all of our flower crafts. 

April 18, 2015

Egg Carton Whale Kids Craft

It's time for another monthly craft challenge from the Kids Craft Stars. This month's challenge was to create a kids craft out of an egg carton. Surprisingly, we haven't created much with egg cartons other than our Fruit Cup Flower Garden Craft. That made this an extra fun challenge for me. We decided to create an Egg Carton Whale Kids Craft.

April 17, 2015

Ladybug Alphabet Match Activity (with free printable)

I am a huge fan of uppercase and lowercase letter matching activities for my preschooler. She really struggled getting a handle on lowercase letters this past year but creating all of our letter matching activities like our Flower Alphabet Match and our Alphabet Snowman Match has really made a huge difference for her. Today our creative preschool theme is Bugs and I decided to put together this fun Ladybug Alphabet Match Activity for my daughter. She loved putting all the spots on the ladybugs!

April 15, 2015

Cupcake Liner Tulip Kids Craft

I have been loving all of the gorgeous bulbs that have been popping up everywhere in my neighborhood. It reminds me of my favorite spring time book Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert. Every year we love to make a craft to go along with the book. Last year we had so much fun with cupcake liner flowers that I thought I would make another variation of the craft. This time we made a simple and colorful Cupcake Liner Tulip Kids Craft.  

April 14, 2015

Cupcake Liner Earth Day Craft for Kids

Our love for cupcake liner crafts continued today when we made this fun and simple Earth Day Craft for Kids. Since Earth Day is coming up next week it's the perfect time to talk about our beautiful Earth and create a craft to go with it.