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As every busy mom knows decorating for holiday events can be stressful. At my house I have little time to go shopping for items to create extravagant centerpieces. The budget is far to small to go and buy a beautiful rustic centerpiece like the ones at Pottery Barn. So what is a mom to do? Create one using what you have! I took my little man out on a nature walk. We love doing nature crafts so he has learned to spot the perfect nature items for crafting. We collected large branches and pine cones. After getting back home I cleaned...

    Making snow flakes from coffee filters I have never come across a kid that doesn’t like to cut out snowflakes. Folding the paper just right can be such a pain in the rear though! If they are not the best at lining up their edges, the kids can be really disappointed when their snowflake doesn’t come out right. The easy way to combat that is by using coffee filters instead of regular paper. It’s already round, it’s easy to fold and the kiddies can easily cut through it with safety scissors.  My girls...

 Now that the long Thanksgiving weekend is over, Christmas becomes our new focus. Many people I know got their tree this weekend, so I though a fun Christmas tree decoration post would be a great idea for this week! With a few simple supplies that you probably already have around the house, you can make popcorn garland to adorn your tree. This really is a craft for the whole family. My girls and I make a popcorn garland for our tree every year and I am so looking forward to doing a colored one this year. You can decide what colors...

This year I want to give and give in a BIG way! I have had so many blessings this year that were not monetary and it made me want to do the same for others. So many need something right now! Maybe it is an essential like food or clothing. Maybe it is someone who deserves and needs a kind gesture through an action or handmade gift. Like most of you, we do not have a lot of extra money to buy gifts. We save up each year to have just enough for the kids and close family. How can we give big when we have a little budget? There has to be a...

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukah, Diwali, or Festivus (the holiday “for the rest of us”), here are creative holiday crafts you can make with your hands — literally.Five-Finger Christmas Trees Grab some finger paint and construction paper and get to work with your children on this one. Using brown paint on the tip of your pointer finger, make a vertical line for the tree’s trunk. Then press both hands in green paint. Press your hands at the bottom of the tree trunk, fanning out your green fingers to make...

There are so many fun nature crafts you can do with kids including painting with acorns! Being crafty with items from nature  is so much fun for kids and adults! It is just turning fall in our area and the leaves and acorns are all over the place. This morning to help with my son’s energy we went for a walk to collect items for a fall sensory bin. We came home with more acorns than we needed so that lead us to trying a new craft: painting with acorns. This is so easy and cheap! All you need is paper, paint (I used the remainder...

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