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7 Ideas for Teacher Appreciation Week

By Melissa Choate

This year Teacher Appreciation Week is May 5 - 9, 2014. While most teachers admit they have way too many candles, there are things you can give to show the teachers in your child's life how much you value their hard work. Here are seven ideas to help celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week. 1.  Make... Read More

Mothers Day Craft DIY Flower Power

By April Johnston

My son absolutely loves doing crafts with me.  I think part of him loves the tactile part of it and then creating something really neat to show everyone.  This craft for Mother's Day requires a little deconstruction and prep on your part.  I found all of the materials at Michael's for under $5 (... Read More

St. Patrick’s Day Shamrocks for Young Kids and Special Needs Children

By April Johnston

This year I decided to do something fun and somewhat easy for St. Patrick's Day.  Being Irish I felt the need to participate somehow with a craft.  My son loves doing crafts with me and this was a perfect way to explain to him a little about the holiday. This craft can be duplicated exactly or twe... Read More

Boy’s Baseball Easter Basket

By Monica Jamer

I've been waiting for an excuse to use some cute ribbon on a project for my little boy. An Easter Basket was the perfect excuse. I used one of the baskets that I decorate with, but I didn't want to commit to a baseball basket for the whole year. Nothing on this Easter basket is permanent, and it wou... Read More

T-Shirt Dress {Easy Sewing Tutorial}

By Monica Jamer

In almost any tourist trap they have cheap t-shirts. I don't usually wear cheap t-shirts around, but fashioned as a skirt or t-shirt dress I might! (See Also: T-Shirt to Skirt) Materials: T-shirt 2-3 Sizes Larger than you wear T-shirt that fits perfectly (Just for the pattern!) Matching Thread... Read More

DIY Scratch Art Valentines

By Raejean Roberts

I have a little crafter living under my roof. This same child inspired our fall paper plate crafts, a disco party and took us to a local pottery studio.  She enjoys creating scratch art, but after seeing the prices of the paper, she wanted to try her hand at making her own scratch art paper. ... Read More

DIY Almost Free Nail Polish Tray

By Monica Jamer

The drawer where I keep my nail polish looked like this earlier: I wanted to put all of my nail polish stuff in a tray so I can take it out and be able to do my nails in front of the tv. Unfortunately I am on a spending fast so I had to come up with something without spending a dime. Luckily ... Read More

AZ Things to Do in December 2012 Part 1

By April Johnston

It's that time of year when the cookies are baking in the oven and it's cooler than 100 degrees.  The kids are itchy to get outside and play while you are excited just to do something different.  Here is my list of things to do before the end of December with your family: APS Electric Light Par... Read More

Handmade Gift Idea: Lace Cuff Bracelet

By Monica Jamer

A friend needed a bracelet to cover a wrist tattoo for a new job, so we were able to go to the craft store on a mission. We spent a little too much and probably could have bought both of us bracelets for less, but the ones we made are beautiful and perfect. I love that the bracelet is light and that... Read More

Easy No-Sew Ghost Banner Decoration

By Monica Jamer

I came up with this idea after I found the triangles that I had cut out for my little preschool friend to make a banner that was never finished. She would have loved helping me with this one if she hadn't move away! Materials: White Fabric (You could use paper too!) Black Sharpie White StringD... Read More