Category - Crafts

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Crafty Wednesday – A Give-Back Craft to Start Now or for Advent
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Crafty Wednesday – Treasure Art
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Crafty Wednesday – Upcycled TV to Puppet Theatre

Crafty Wednesday – Treasure Art

Love these simple craft ideas for busy families.


These creative kids collect bottle caps! How innovative!!My kids collect things. Weird things — buttons, bottle caps, broken jewelry, fabric cut from old clothes and, most recently, my old breast pump (to play mad scientist of course). I’m always a bit torn about whether to encourage these collections. But ultimately, I want to nurture the creative, resourceful ideas that develop from these treasures. The following photos are of “treasure art” made from buttons. Read More

Crafty Wednesday – Upcycled TV to Puppet Theatre

As Anne mentioned last week, we are splitting up Wednesdays among us to expand on local outings with some family fun at home. I volunteered for crafts. It took me having kids to re-connect with my “crafty” side. I love looking at Pinterest crafts; but I’m not big into directions or rules when it comes to creativity. Much of what I make isn’t pin-worthy. Kids have so much capacity for imagination, that they don’t really care about aesthetics. Which is good, because, although I could have made this upcycled TV into a beautiful puppet theatre, I settled for good enough.

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