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  • DIY Memory Box Idea
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    The Trick to Organizing Keepsakes: Make These DIY Memory Boxes

    Create an easy keepsake box to stay organized Is your home overflowing with all the precious artworks, school pictures and everyday items that come along with having kids? If so, then you are not alone & these DIY memory box tips are great way to start cherishing those memories! I know how overwhelming it can be to keep everything organized and neat. As I talk about organizing these keepsake boxes, the rest of my house is becoming completely unorganized. Now that we have a few children, it is more important than ever to start creating these DIY memory boxes for each child. Yes… This is totally the drawer in my…

  • Wild things Baby Helmet Design
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    Painted Baby Helmets: A DIY Doc Band Design

    Learn how to paint your baby helmet Before I start about to explain how I went about decorating my son’s baby helmet, you need to make sure that you are following the rules from your doctor about what is allowed. Our Doc Band came from Cranial Technologies and they have great baby decorating tips on their website. Remember that a baby helmet is a medical device and should be treated like one.  In the post, I am going to share how I chose to follow the decorating baby helmet guidelines to create my son’s unique helmet.  *We are not liable for anything that could happen to your baby helmet after…

  • Paint pour on pumpkin
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    Paint Pour Pumpkins: A Family-Friendly Painted Pumpkin Idea

    Fun painted pumpkin decorating idea Have you seen all the AMAZING ink or acrylic paint pour videos out there? I always have to stop and watch the outcome… Every time! So when it came to painting our pumpkins as a family I knew that I really wanted to try to create paint pour pumpkins! Yes, we do only paint our pumpkins and do not carve our pumpkins, because who wants three kids under 5 using knives! *Disclosure: I only recommend products I would use myself and all opinions expressed here are our own. This post may contain affiliate links that at no additional cost to you, I may earn a…

  • Watercolor paints, brushes and crayons with fold homemade holiday card with tree on it.
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    5 Easy Homemade Holiday Cards (The Best Watercolor Paint Techniques)

    Easy watercolor painting tips to make cards for any occasion Are you looking for easy and inexpensive ways to make homemade holiday cards? Here are the best watercolor paint techniques that you can do with your whole family! Who wants to spend $$$$ on store-bought cards that will just get thrown away.  A lot of these homemade holiday or birthday cards were even made with my own toddlers! Yes….I said “toddlers”! They love being part of the process. So have fun creating and exploring this awesome list of watercolor techniques that we used to create some homemade holiday cards. We use a Christmas tree as the subject matter, just give…

  • Black word canvas art
    Decor Ideas,  DIY & Family,  DIY Art Projects for Kids,  Easy DIY Projects

    DIY Word Canvas Art Project for Kids & Adults

    Learn how to create simple and easy word canvas artworks Is it a holiday again, and you are looking for an easy project for your kids to make? In this article, I am going to show you a DIY word canvas art project for kids. But stayed tuned… because I will also show you another great DIY canvas art project that looks super professional! This art canvas project is excellent for when you are looking for a simple and inexpensive way to add to your home decor. DIY Word Art makes wonderful gifts for Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, Birthdays… My toddlers made this word canvas art for my husband for…

  • Blue DIY koozies with DIY white drawings
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    DIY Personalized Wedding Gift: Create a wedding gift they will LOVE!

    DIY koozies are the perfect gift for many occassions Are you looking for a really cool, personalized, and budget-friendly wedding, Father’s Day, or birthday gift? I recently was in one of my best friend’s weddings and I really wanted to create something memorable, personalized for her. When it came time to go to the bachelorette party, another bridesmaid and I wanted to make something special for the event. We began the search to make our own koozies for her. My friend started saving all the clip art that would work. And yes, all the custom koozie websites have a TON of designs you can choose from. However, I wanted to…

  • DIY lettering transfer idea with pencil
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    DIY Lettering Transfer: How To Easily Draw Words

    Learn how to create lettering for all your DIY projects Have you ever looked at writing on homemade signs and other DIY projects and wondered how they were able to get it so neatly done? Yes, a lot of times artists and crafters use their cricuit. However, here is a very simple and easy word drawing technique that I use ALL the time to draw words and lettering how I want. *Disclosure: I only recommend products I would use myself and all opinions expressed here are our own. This post may contain affiliate links that at no additional cost to you, I may earn a small commission. Read full privacy…

  • Pollock Inspired Watercolor Painting done with liquid watercolor paint and straw by 4-year-old boy
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    Jackson Pollock Inspired Art Project for Kids: Toddler Art You Will Actually Put on Your Walls!

    Fun and easy abstract expressionism art project for kids Are you looking for a fun and different way to create art with kids? Here is a classic art project for kids that is sure to make everyone smile… as long as you can handle a little mess! I love doing this project at the end of the year. I have done this Pollock inspired art project with all different ages of children and they all have so much fun making their Jackson Pollock inspired art project. Get ready to make some abstract expressionist paintings! *Disclosure: I only recommend products I would use myself and all opinions expressed here are my…

  • Mustache Tags made in Canva for easy birthday treat bags
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    DIY Easy & Inexpensive Birthday Treat Bags

    An inexpensive way to make birthday & thank you tags My four-year-old was so excited for his birthday this year and I was looking for a DIY easy birthday treat bag for him to give out. We only had a family party for him, but he still was going to celebrate with his preschool class and they LOVE getting goodies when it is someone’s birthday! So off to Target and the Dollar Store I went in search for the most inexpensive things I could buy to put in the treat bags with DIY thank you tags! Tip: My son’s birthday is in April, and I had bought clearance Valentine’s Day…

  • Watercolor set as best art supply
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    15 of the Best Art Supplies for Kids

    Get creative with these top art supplies for children I have tested and tried a lot of art supplies over the years and here are my top art supplies for kids.  This is the list of top art supplies that I have found for kids from preschool-aged to school-aged. I have seen a lot of painting on tables, marker smelling, brush washing, handwashing, pencils breaking, glue tasting, okay you get the point… These supplies would also work for older students, however, if they are a serious student artist, they may start to buy even higher quality (and more expensive!) art supplies. While some of these supplies may be the more…