Valentine’s Day Papel Picado

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I’ve totally fallen in love with these beautiful paper flag banners or Papel Picado. The name Papel Picado translates to “perforated paper” and when created by true Mexican folk artists these flags are absolutely stunning. In the Mexican tradition Papel Picado are actually chiseled from stacks of tissue paper. While not nearly as beautiful as … Read more

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Rustic Heart Banner

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Isn’t this just the sweetest little heart banner? I love the unexpected combination of rough, rustic burlap and soft red felt. You can hang the banner in a doorway or over a fireplace, or dress up your chairs for Valentine’s day dinner. Write whatever message you like on the hearts — I used jute twine … Read more

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Healthy Snack Apple Cheddar Stacks

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Apples and cheese is a classic, tasty, flavor combo. You have the bright, sweet flavor of the apple contrasting with the salty, creamy cheese – yum – it’s a hit-the-spot snack. These little apple stacks are fun to eat, and they’re quick to make. I used leaf and heart shaped fondant cutters for mine, but you can … Read more

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Framed Robot Felt Board

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I’m so excited to share this project — I’ve been thinking about a build-your-own robot felt board since I designed this cupcake felt board a few weeks ago.  These little bots are so expressive – create a variety of heads, bodies and limbs. Felt circles, squares and triangles are all you need. Add features like eyes and … Read more

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Your Own Hollywood Star

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It’s Oscar weekend, and movie fans are gearing up for the Superbowl of all awards shows. Red carpet fashion, glittering movie stars, little golden statues — it’s classic Hollywood glamour at its best. Here’s an easy way to create your own piece of Hollywood memorabilia — the perfect project to keep the kids entertained at … Read more

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Popsicle Stick Puppets

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Check out these cuties, aren’t they the best? Those pipe cleaner arms – hilarious and so expressive! This one fits the bill if you’re looking for a craft that’s simple, budget-friendly, and won’t make a mess of your kitchen table. Plus, I love that these puppets will inspire hours of imaginative play. Do those craft foam shapes … Read more

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Turkey Shaped Apple Tart

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I can’t believe it’s already November!  October flew by, but I’m ready for Thanksgiving crafts and recipes. I wanted to create a fun, kid-friendly, Thanksgiving dessert that’s not too fussy. These little guys are adorable and really easy to make. Use a combination of sweet and tart apples for delicious flavor without lots of sugar … Read more

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