How to Make Polymer Clay Ornaments

In my search for ideas for teacher gifts from the kids this year, I came across these beautiful tutorials from Lisa Storms and Little Lovelies using stamped polymer clay. The kids and I had a chance to make our own last weekend, but the stamp I picked up, which had an image of a sprig [...]


Googly-Eyed Headband Tutorial

We’ve been getting Halloween costumes together around here and came up with some fun eyeballs for monsters or aliens. Neither of my girls are dressing up as monsters or aliens for Halloween, but they are having a ton of fun wearing these around the house.  These are so quick and easy to pull together so [...]


Crafty Halloween Links

Armommy brings out the pillowcases for some old-school Halloween trick-or-treating and shares a free template! My Cakies shows how to dress up some Christmas lights for Halloween (I love the spooky eyes!).   Have some fun with these Halloween Cone Girls from Mr. Printables (via How About Orange)   Tonya Staab shows step-by-step how to [...]

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Paper Airplane Shadowbox

A favorite pastime this summer for my girls and I was making paper airplanes! We had so much fun, especially on those days that were rainy, or just too hot to venture out. One of the things that struck me the most with the airplanes was the vast variety of shapes they presented, and the [...]


How to Make a Felt Bat Bow

you need: template paper thread felt   : Cut pattern pieces from felt, and cut a 1/4” by 1 1/4” strip of felt :   : make a bow with the top piece, position the “ears” on the edge :   : position wings behind bow and use a needle and thread to tack into [...]


Tutorial: 3 No-Sew Halloween Onesies

My littlest is an October baby. She was born a week before Halloween and I only had one halloween-y outfit for her, which she wore to a pumpkin patch and completely swallowed her up. I remember that when it came time to go trick-or-treating with my then 16-month-old daughter I wanted my newborn to be [...]


DIY Marble Roll Game from a Shoe Box

We’ve had the rainiest summer down here in Florida than any I can remember in recent history, and, while I am thankful for the water, it has surely spoiled many plans for parks and pools and general outdoor fun.  We’ve been relying on our fully stocked game closet to help keep us occupied, but as [...]


Make Your Own Lunch Bag

I have yet to find a good store-bought lunch box that will take my kids through an entire school year. Maybe one of these would do the trick? Lunch Bag Sewing Patterns and Tutorials This bag is from Ellen Lucket Baker’s (of The Long Thread) book 1, 2, 3 Sew, and I absolutely love it [...]


Bottle Cap Stamps

Here’s a fun and easy way to add custom stamps to your child’s art supplies! Go check out Mel’s Own Place for a tutorial on making these stamps using bottle caps!

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Milk Carton Dump Truck

Love this toy dump truck made from recyclables! See Origami Mommy for the details!