Posts Tagged ‘crafts’

DIY Fun With Snow

Posted Thursday, January 14th, 2016 by .

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! Then again, maybe not. Snow is one of those things that many of us want until we actually get it. Then we want it to be gone, gone, gone. In any case, ’tis the season for the white stuff.

Real Snow

If you have actual snow, it may interest you to know how it’s formed. The life of a snowflake begins high in the earth’s atmosphere. Whether a potential snowflake becomes sleet, freezing rain, or a blizzard depends on temperature, humidity, and water vapor encountered during its fall to earth. The perfect combination of all three factors is required to form the type of snow that’s perfect for making a snowman, snow ball, or snow fort.

When you are blessed with real snow, there are a variety of ways to celebrate. You could make DIY snow paint and design a masterpiece in the front yard. You could be more traditional and make snow prints or snow angels. Or you could be silly and make snowmen that will attract the attention of the passerby. Here are ten more activities to do in the snow. Have fun, and make sure to bundle up!


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Give Your Mother the Absolutely Best Mother’s Day

Posted Thursday, May 7th, 2015 by .

Mother’s Day is right around the corner. If you’re a mother, you might consider this one of the single most important days of the year. On the flip side, if you are tasked with helping celebrate the moms in your life, this holiday may very well be one of the most stressful ones known to humankind.

Finding meaningful ways to tell moms how special they really are can be hard, but it doesn’t have to be. We’re here to help with easy ideas to make any woman delighted to be a mom.

Breakfast in Bed

On Mother’s Day across the world, many moms are undoubtedly getting breakfast in bed. While Mom might appreciate eggs, bacon, toast, and freshly squeezed OJ, it’s really all about presentation. Plumped pillows and a tray are nice, but she’ll go gaga over DIY homemade placemats that are filled with special memories.


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St. Patrick’s Day Food, Folks, and Fun

Posted Thursday, March 12th, 2015 by .

It’s almost here! That special day is upon us, when pinching a person for not wearing green isn’t discouraged. St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, and you can make this holiday fabulous with a little preparation.

Food

When you think about St. Patrick’s Day feasts, odds are the first thing that comes to mind is corned beef and cabbage. Here’s a simple corned beef and cabbage recipe you can throw in the crock pot and forget about, freeing you up for bigger and better things. For example, why should kids have all the fun at school, when you can bring these great treats to the office and bring a smile to the faces of all your co-workers? The rainbow gelatin looks amazing, and with the corned beef and cabbage cooking, you’ll have plenty of time to put it all together (allow 15-30 minutes cooling time between colors).


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DIY Projects for New Year’s Resolutions

Posted Thursday, January 15th, 2015 by .

Did you make a New Year’s resolution for 2015? If you are like many people, you probably vowed to improve your life or the lives of others. Top resolutions include things like losing weight or quitting smoking, of course, but many also revolve around saving money.

If you have gone with spending less and saving more, there are a variety of ways you can save a penny here or there. One particularly great solution is to take advantage of all the DIY projects available right at your fingertips. No worries if you aren’t crafty, as many projects are perfect for novices. And if you haven’t made a resolution, here is a list of 50 suggestions to inspire you toward self-improvement.

If you want to spruce up your house

Think designer light switch plates! These simple creations are easy to make, cost next to nothing, and add flair to any room. All you need is paper or duct tape, mod podge, and a paint brush. Here are directions.


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Creative Crafts for Bored Kids

Posted Thursday, January 1st, 2015 by .

The kids are out of school on winter break, and by now you’re likely tired of hearing their cries of “I’m bored” ringing throughout the house. It’s time to liven things up a bit with printable crafts you can do in the comfort of your own home! Give the kids a whole new reason to regret the day they must return to school.

Turn on some music, set out a tray of finger foods, and get ready to make memories as a family.

For the family heavy on hot wheels

We’ve got printable roads!  You can set up highways, cityscapes, even neighborhoods with these free roads from picklebums.  Your kids are sure to have hours of fun, and the cleanup is a cinch.


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DIY Home Décor

Posted Thursday, September 11th, 2014 by .

Have you found your own unique decorating style for your abode? If you are like most, you’ve combined a bit of several different things you love – something old, something new, something borrowed and probably something blue too. The old saying might apply to more than just your wedding day. Whatever your style of décor, you will take the most pride in handmade design elements. Whether they work well together or not is another matter, but check out a few of these ideas and get started making your living space cozy and unique.

Tin Can Vases
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Printable Crafts for All Types of People

Posted Thursday, September 4th, 2014 by .

Whether you are an expert crafter or still getting used to safety scissors, these printable crafts are a great way to spark some imagination on a cool, fall weekend. They are easy, enticing and fun. Gather a group of friends to ensure an even better time enjoying your weekend!


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Printable Crafts for Endless Summer Memories

Posted Thursday, July 31st, 2014 by .

School supplies are already on sale, and summertime hours are winding down, but there are still more days to fill. Whether your kids can’t wait for school to start, or are cramming in as many summer activities as they can, there are ideas here for everyone. Stay cool inside with coloring pages or fun, printable worksheets, or grab a glass of lemonade and get outside to play. But before you do, get a boost of inspiration here!

For Summer Time Only

What could be more refreshing this time of year than a cold glass of lemonade? A few printable stickers and posters can make putting up a lemonade stand easier and more inviting to potential customers. There are several designs and lemonade recipes to choose from. Summer camp is now in session, too! Check out these ideas to send a camp care package to kids who are missing mom and dad this time of year.

Try something a little different this year to help pass long afternoon hours. Invite the neighborhood kids to a backyard photo booth. Provide dress-up clothes, as well as these free, printable props. Your kids will all wish summer would last a little bit longer.

When it’s Too Hot Outside

The final days of summer mean getting dusty wheels turning in little heads and getting back into a routine. But learning doesn’t have to be boring. Your kids may just need a jump-start. Get out the colors and print a few of these coloring pages and activity sheets. Summer themes and scenes will make them want to sit down for an afternoon of creative fun and learning.

Record summer memories, make a list of all that you and your family need to cram in before cool days are upon us, or set a schedule to live out the full potential of each remaining day. Just don’t let TV time take over what is left of this summer. Limit your family’s time in front of the television with this printable schedule. Get your kids involved and let them share in the responsibility of maximizing the hours that remain this summer.

Father’s Day Print-Outs and Ideas

Posted Thursday, June 5th, 2014 by .

Most dads are pretty hard to find gifts for. Maybe it’s because they are content with what they’ve got, or because they don’t like to see us spending money on them. After all, many fathers or father-figures are the ones who taught us the value of saving, budgeting and investing well. Nevertheless, Father’s Day is coming soon and it’s time to shower our appreciation on them anyway. But honoring our fathers doesn’t have to cost a lot; it just has to be sincere. Check out some of our Father’s Day print-outs and find the perfect gift to give your dad.

Make Him Smile

Dads carry a lot of responsibilities on their shoulders. Sometimes the best way to ease all of their worries is with an invitation to laugh. Check out a few clever Star Wars cards that you can personalize, or vintage photographs that will bring out his quirky sense of humor. Get younger kids involved in honoring dad too by coloring a gift for him.

Touch His Sentimental Side

Dads need to know we love them too. If you’ve wanted to have a heart to heart with your dad, maybe Father’s Day is just the inspiration you need. Share it in a card that he can frame so he can hang it where he can remember it throughout the year.

Treat Him

Have you heard that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach? (There could be some truth to that for all of us, dad or not.) Print out a coupon to his favorite restaurant or with a promise to make him a homemade meal. Does he have a sweet tooth? Remind him of how great he is with every cupcake he eats. If he is more in to salty snacks or beverages, package a few choices and let him choose what show to watch tonight.

See what other ideas suit your father with our other Father’s Day printables. Make it a special day for him.

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