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Stained Glass Tissue Paper Leaf Sun Catchers

Stained Glass Tissue Paper Leaf Sun Catchers

Make these colorful tissue paper sun catchers to add color to your windows for fall! Kids will love designing their own stained glass paper leaves.

Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree Ornaments Kids Craft

Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree Ornaments Kids Craft

DIY projects are a colorful way to add seasonal cheer to your home! These popsicle stick Christmas tree ornaments are super cute and very easy to make using colored popsicle sticks and crafty embellishments.

No-Sew DIY Phoenix Kids Costume – Easy Craft Idea

No-Sew DIY Phoenix Kids Costume – Easy Craft Idea

You can make practically anything with a little creativity and simple craft supplies! I made a phoenix costume for my daughter using sheer red fabric, strips of glitter tulle, ribbon and a hot glue gun. I created the phoenix’s wings and tail using flowing strips of colored fabric to represent feathers. Both my daughter and I love how this phoenix costume turned out. It’s so fun to work together to make something awesome out of scraps!

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Red, White & Blue Star Spangled Slime

Red, White & Blue Star Spangled Slime

Slime is super easy to make and really fun to play with! Red, white and blue slime is a creative kids activity for the Fourth of July or any open afternoon!

DIY & Surprise Beauty Products Kits for Kids

DIY & Surprise Beauty Products Kits for Kids

My girls love beauty products, color, glitter and surprises! These mystery DIY dispensers from Vendees are a very fun activity for girls to easily make their own bath and beauty products.

Easy Homemade Finger Paint

Easy Homemade Finger Paint

A fun finger painting project can turn a dull afternoon into a creative, memorable activity — but why stop there? You can make your own finger paint! Homemade finger paint is easy to make and your kids can even help mix up their favorite colors. We tried two different recipes using flour and cornstarch, with slightly different results.
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Animal Sun Catchers Kids Craft

Animal Sun Catchers Kids Craft

A fun paper craft can be just the thing to keep kids busy at home. Kids can design these fun animal sun catchers using any color of card stock and tissue paper!

Egg Carton Caterpillars Kids Painting Activity

Egg Carton Caterpillars Kids Painting Activity

A craft activity is a great way to entertain your kids and encourage them to be creative! These egg carton caterpillars are cute and fun to make. All you need is an empty egg carton, craft paint, and some colorful embellishments!

WellieWishers DIY Elastic Doll Headbands

WellieWishers DIY Elastic Doll Headbands

My girls absolutely love their American Girl WellieWishers. They dress them up, have tea parties, and go on backyard adventures. My girls also enjoy doing crafts. We made some very easy DIY headbands for our WellieWishers dolls Ashlyn and Camille. These pretty headbands can be customized with rhinestones, flowers and bows. Learn how to make WellieWishers headbands using elastic, a hot glue gun and decorative accents.
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The Best Homemade Playdough | Bright Colors!

The Best Homemade Playdough | Bright Colors!

My kids love playing with playdough. This is the best homemade playdough recipe because it makes bright colors and it’s not too salty. You can make it with ingredients you already have on hand!

DIY 3D Hot Air Balloon Paper Craft

DIY 3D Hot Air Balloon Paper Craft

Feeling crafty? A whimsical paper hot air balloon is fun to design and decorate. Make your own paper hot air balloon using our free paper template!

Awesomely Easy Candy Corn Treat Cups

Awesomely Easy Candy Corn Treat Cups

Make these easy DIY Candy Corn treat cups with a few pieces of colored card stock and a glue stick! Treat cups are great for kids’ parties, your next Halloween bash, a Thanksgiving fall festival or just for fun! We decorated our homemade party treat cups to look like oversized pieces of candy corn.

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Pretty Tissue Paper Butterfly Sun Catchers

Pretty Tissue Paper Butterfly Sun Catchers

Easily make cute tissue paper butterfly sun catchers with your kids. This project teaches kids cutting and gluing skills as well as critical thinking as kids decide which colors to use. Every butterfly design can be completely different!

Easy DIY Duct Tape Skirt Craft

Easy DIY Duct Tape Skirt Craft

You have probably heard that Duct Tape can be used for everything. We even used duct tape to make skirts! It’s especially fun for kids to make something that they can wear. All you need for this fun DIY fashion craft is duct tape!

Artsy Potato Stamp Painting for Kids

Artsy Potato Stamp Painting for Kids

We’ve been going through a lot of paint around here. Playing outside is fun for my girls, but not quite as exciting as a craft table full of paint. I love helping my girls to practice their creative skills. The ability to be creative can affect so many areas of life down the road; cooking, decorating, accomplishing DIY projects — even work ethic can be impacted by creativity. If my girls simply become accomplished DIY-ers I will be happy. This crafty painting project is fun and colorful! All you need is a paper bag or painting paper, several potatoes and craft paint!
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