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Friday, May 28, 2010

Carton Wallet

Make a carton wallet out of recycled orange juice cartons. Instructions on Family Fun.com

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Nature ABC's

Impress Your Kids has a great idea to keep the kids busy outside. Have them collect things from nature to create the ABC's. So smart. :)

T.P. Race Cars :)

Mama Jenn has this creative idea to make race cars out of toilet paper rolls. I Love it! My son will love it!
Today's Creative Blog had a post today where she featured a blog called Scribbit. Here are some of the fun ideas for kids she included.
Toothpic sculptures (you could also use marshmellows) Taste tests
Have the kids paint the inside of an egg carton and then find things outside that match the colors.

4th of July Banner

Yesterday on Tuesday had this great 4th of July banner and tutorial.

How to Make a Tie Shirt

Fresh Poppy Design has a tutorial on how to make a tie shirt. I've wanted to make one for awhile, but never get around to it. Maybe with this tutorial I actually will. :)

Black Magic Art

I remember when I use to do this in school. I loved it! Here is a tutorial over at eighteen25.

Cardboard Rocket

Se7en has this great tutorial to make your very own alien rocket out of cardboard. How great is this!!! My son is going to be so excited!

Paper Plate Weaving

Fem Manuals has a tutorial to make these great Paper Plate Weavings. So Fun!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Handmade Beginnings

I've seen this book "Handmade Beginnings" on a bunch of craft blogs and it seems people are really enjoying the fun ideas that it is full of. Amazon has a fee pattern for the nesting cubes below. Worth a try to see what they are all about. :)

Squash Books

These fun Squash Books are another creative way of scrapbooking fun memories or anything else you'd like. Found on C.R.A.F.T. create really awesome free things.

T-Shirt Quilt

A friend of mine had made one of these for her big kids. She used their highschool t-shirst and other memorable shirts of the kids. Love the idea. Found this one on C.R.A.F.T. creating really awesome free things.

Sun Flakes

These Sun Flakes are from C.R.A.F.T. creating really awesome free things they look like a fun thing to do with the kids this summer.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Teacher Appreciation Gifts

A couple more teacher appreciation gifts to remember for next year. :)

How Does She? came up with this fun idea for a personalized pad of paper for your #1 teacher.
"Thanks for Helping me Grow" Pencil Flowers and Can made by Craft~O~Maniac

Upside Down Planter

The Cheap Vegetable Gardner shows a great way to create your own upside down planter. Something I've been experiementing with this spring. Go to his site for a tutorial on how to make the below picture.

Rag Quilt Stars and Stripes

Crafts reDesigned made this great flag rag quilt. I love it! I also love her Liberty blocks on top of that shelf :)

Friday, May 21, 2010

Peel and Stick Wall Decor

I love that Home Sweet Home has come up with an inexpensive idea for wall decor. Go Here for her tutorial. :)

Father's Day Card

Cute Father's Day from Roots and Wings.

Bakerella You Are AMAZING!

Look what she did for Father's Day - Love them! If you've never been to Bakerella you really need to see her site. It's so much fun!

Firework Pom Poms

These fun pom poms are from Make it Do. She found the idea off Martha Stewart.

4th of July Popper Rockets

These fun confetti filed rockets were found on AlphaMom. She even gives a tutorial to make them. So fun!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Home is where your Mom is...

I love, love, love my mother and I think this is so true. Wish I had of seen this before mothers day. Maybe I can use the idea for next year. :) Found off of Just Lu

Photo Holders

I really have summer thoughts on the brain. I think this is not only something cute to make for a teacher appreciation gift, but something the kiddo's could make to keep them busy a day when it's to hot to play outside. Then they would have a place to put a picture of all the fun they are having during the summer. :)

Idea from Skip to my Lou

Geometric Art Puzzle

Great idea from Mer Meg for a floor size geometric art puzzle. So smart!

Shape Collages

I love this idea on Let's Explore for rainy day shape collages.

Paper Bird Cages

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Cookie Dough Truffles

Cookie Dough Truffles Recipe from Taste of Home.

33 ServingsPrep: 1 hour + chillingIngredients

1/2 cup butter, softened

3/4 cup packed brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk

1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

1-1/2 pounds dark chocolate candy coating, coarsely chopped


In a large bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Gradually add flour, alternately with milk, beating well after each addition. Stir in the chocolate chips and walnuts. Shape into 1-in. balls; place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Loosely cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until firm.

In a microwave-safe bowl, melt candy coating; stir until smooth. Dip balls in coating, allowing excess to drip off; place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate until firm, about 15 minutes. If desired, remelt remaining candy coating and drizzle over candies. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 5-1/2 dozen.

Nutrition Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 240 calories, 12 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 46 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Tootsie Roll Rose

I had to post this picture for it's creativity alone. It's made out of tootsie rolls! Find the tutorial at Dabbled.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Orange Muffins Camping Style

Love this idea for baking a muffin inside the skin of an orange over a campfire. Sounds delicious. Go to Wee Life for the tutorial. :)

Oatmeal Toppings

This is such a great idea for making oatmeal more apealing to kids. Idea and picture from Chapel Hill to Chickenville.

Skillet Lasagna

This recipe is from Family Fun, but I found it asI was visiting Skip to my Lou.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Time of Day Charts

Another great chart from Prepared Not Scared.
This one is a Time of Day Chart - Love it!

Hop-to-it Chore Chart

Hop-to-it Chore Charts from Prepared Not Scared.

Felt Animal Sihouette Pillows

Martha Stewarts Felt Animal Silhouette Pillows

Cupcake Toppers

Little Birdie Secrets Cupcakes Toppers

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Summer Learning for the Kids...

Here is a link to some ideas to help in the preparation for summer learning. These come from the BYU Women's Confrence. Summer Learning Ideas

And one of my other favorite LDS sites that is packed with ideas is SugarDoodle.net. She has a section with Lesson plans and other great stuff - HERE.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

For Mom or the kiddos...

I saw these on Todays Creative Blog and while they were meant to be a gift for mom, I think they would be fun for the kids as well

Tag Ideas

The Idea Room has some great ideas for these tags below. I purchased some awhile ago to attach to Christmas gifts, but never did. Now I have some other ideas I can use them for. Go check this post for other ideas as well. :)

Freezer Jam

Bunny Pops

These look cute and sound so yummy. Rice Crispy treats dipped in chocolate. Found at eighteen25

Mother's Day Ideas...

From Ready, Set, Create
Mama's Secret Stash from eighteen25

A DIY corsage from Megan Reardon.