Adorable Father’s Day Cards for Kids to Make

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Fathers are the heroes to many people. Young children, teens and adults often site their father as the person they look up to the most. Father’s Day is a day that happens once every year that is dedicated to reminding our fathers of how special they are and of celebrating their lives. Families gather to share meals and games or children that no longer live at home call their fathers on this day. One of the best ways that all children and adults can celebrate their fathers is by sending great Father’s Day cards to the men they love the most.

Instead of picking up a card at the store, consider having your kids make Father’s Day cards this year. What a great way to bless your dad with a card that you made just for him. You can include his favorite colors or a quote or his saying that he particularly enjoys.

Here are two adorable cards your kids can make!

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Easy Kids Crafts: Sew a Gift Bag

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If you are looking for an out of the ordinary way of wrapping your gift this season, then this one is for you! This heart pouch can be used again right after serving its purpose. Sounds economical, right? This can be sewn by non-crafters and you don’t need to be a craft expert to do this. You also have the freedom to personalize this since you are the ones making it compared to the one being sold in the market. So if you are up for an adorable gift for mom, then let us begin sewing this heart pouch now!

Easy Kids Craft: Sew a Gift Bag

Gather all the materials needed:

  • 2 pcs. crafting felt (pink and red)
  • yarn of any color
  • crochet thread
  • a big sewing needle
  • a pair of scissors
  • wooden skewer or any thin stick (optional)

 

 

Instructions

 

 

Step 1: Cut a piece of rectangle from the pink crafting felt. The dimensions should be at least 30-centimeter in length and 10-centimeter in width. The dimensions are flexible since you can cut this based on your needed size. This will be the body of the pouch.

 

 

Step 2: Cut a medium-sized heart from the red crafting felt.

Step 3: Place the heart in the middle part of the pink body. This should be placed on the one-third portion from the top of the body. Sew this heart using a running stitch near the side of it.

Step 4: Fold the top and the bottom ends of the pink body towards the back portion of it. The back portion is the portion where the red heart is not visible. The folds would be at least 1 to 1.5-centimeter in width. Sew this using a running stitch.

Step 5: Fold the pink body into two equal parts and sew the sides of it using running stitch. Leave the topmost part open. Do not stitch the folded parts on top.

Step 6:  Insert the yarn on the pipe opening on the topmost part of the pouch.

Step 8: Cut the end of the yarn once you decided how long you want your yarn is.

 

Step 9: Create a loop at the ends of both yarn on the left and right.

Step 10: You can now place your precious gift to this lovely heart pouch.

 

This adorable heart pouch can be made by simple non-crafters since this only involves the simple running stitch. You can also use this pouch for other purposes, such as watch, bracelet or earrings pouch whenever you travel. Practice your creativity and who knows? Maybe you have the eye and the artistic hand for it! Have fun and spread the love!

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DIY White Tea and Coconut Oil Bath Bomb Recipe

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Do the over priced store bought bath bombs make you cringe? Did you know how easy it is to make them from home yourself? Mix things up with this refreshingly simple recipe and incorporate your own favorite scent. Pretty, fragrant, fizzy bath bombs made easily from scratch with nourishing coconut oil.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • ½ cup citric acid
  • 2 tablespoons Epsom salt
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 5 teaspoons of strong white tea (water can be used as substitute)
  • Few drops of the essential oil of your choice, optional
  • All natural food coloring, optional
  • Mold
  • Airtight container

Directions:

Mix cornstarch, baking soda, citric acid and Epsom salt together in a large bowl. Use a whisk to work the coconut oil into the dry ingredients. Continue until the mixture becomes sandy with some chunks of oil.

Add the white tea to the dry ingredients 1 teaspoon at a time, making sure to immediately stir with a large wooden spoon after each teaspoon is added. Keep in mind that the mixture will foam up a bit after each teaspoon of liquid added. This is normal and nothing to be concerned about.

Continue stirring until the mixture has the same texture and appearance as sand that is slightly damp. You are ready to proceed to the next step when the mixture is primarily dust but can stick together when you squeeze some between your hands.

When you are ready to continue, simply press the bath bomb mixture into the mold. The mixture must be tightly and firmly packed into the mold. Set the mold in a safe location to dry for at least 4 hours but preferably overnight. After the allotted time has passed, carefully remove the bath bombs from the mold and place in an airtight container until you are ready to use.

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9 Spooky Halloween Activities

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9 Spooky Halloween Activities

If you are looking for Halloween fun you are in the right place! I found 9 Spooky Halloween Activities that I can’t wait to try with my family this year. I have a feeling you are going to love a few of these activities too!

From DIY decorations to handmade treat bags there is something on this list for everyone!

Water Color Resist Spider Web
Spooky Expanding Ghost
Spooky Glowing Eyes
Halloween Monster Yard Lights
Spooky Spider Craft
Spooky Shadow Puppets
Count Dracula Craft
Spooky Eye Ball Treat Bags

Which of these 9 Spooky Halloween Activities do you want to try first? I think the Water Color Resist Spider Web and the Halloween Monster Yard Lights are pretty spectacular!

If you have a favorite Halloween activity I would love to hear about it!

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Ready for Talk Like a Pirate Day?

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Talk Like a Pirate Day is September 19th! Want to celebrate in your homeschool? Check out these easy & creative ideas to get in the spirit!
 
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Pirate Treasure Hunt – This is a great activity for pirate fun at home over the weekend! Make your own map, hide pirate treasure, and watch your little ones follow directions to search for the Pirates’ Gold!

Island Adventures Reading Program – Join Pete Pirate and his crew with instruction and practice in advanced phonics skills, sight words, vocabulary, fluency, and reading comprehension! 75 lessons teach fundamental reading skills for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades. Recommended ages 6 to 9.

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Treasure Map Pizza – Decorate your homemade pizza with olives, peppers, and a tiny red pepper for the pirate ship!

Meet the McKaws – This is such a fun pirate-themed book for Kindergarteners! Captain Stan and Tiny McKaw are rough-and-tumble pirates. Whether it’s searching for treasure or battling on the high seas, this adventurous duo is up for anything.

Pirates’ Treasure & Crafts

Pirate Math and Literacy Activities – The pirate literacy activities include wall words, syllable sort, picture bingo, and more! The pirate math activities include four math activities that would deb a great addition to any pirate-themed unit.

Pirate Crafts and Treasure Chest – Make a pirate hat, homemade pirate hook, spyglass, treasure chest, gold coins and more!

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Paper Plate Pirate Craft – Use household items to craft a happy pirate face! This is an easy activity for kids and parents to complete together at home.

Exploding Treasure Chests Pirate Science – Dive into some pirate science with Exploding Treasure Chests!! It’s a great sensory experience as the solid, freezing cold chests turn to mush and expose treasures hidden within.

Pirate Theme Classroom Mega Bundle – Want to set your classroom in a pirate theme? This package includes pirate-themed word wall cards, calendars, customizable name tags, classroom jobs poster, time telling posters set, and more!

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Autumn Necklace: Easy Kids’ Craft for Fall

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This is one of my favorite crafts because it is inexpensive, easy to do and not messy at all! It is a great way to bring the family together when you need a low stress activity that will please everyone or a group activity for a classroom or party.

 

Depending on the ages and capabilities of the children doing the activity, you may want to let them cut the straws and punch the holes in the leaves, or you may want to have these steps already completed so they just do the designing and stringing.

 

Supplies: 

 

diy fall necklace supplies

 

  • Paper Straws in Assorted Fall Colors and Patterns
  • String, cord or twine
  • Scissors
  • Paper Hole Punch
  • Silk Fall leaves

Steps: 

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1. Cut the straws into pieces of varying lengths.

 

2 necklace hole punch leaves
2. Take each silk fall leaf and punch two holes (as shown) so that it can be threaded onto a string.

 

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3. Measure the string to the size that you want your necklaces to hang adding approximately 4 inches to allow for tying a bow or knot.

 

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4. String the straws and leaves onto the cord in your own design.

 

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5. Tie the ends together and have fun!
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10 Homemade Bath Salts for Mother’s Day

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After a long and hectic day for moms, there’s nothing more soothing than a long soak in the bathtub. Give your mother or a mommy friend the gift of love with these 10 Homemade Bath Salts for Mother’s Day.

Mermaid Bath Salts

Mermaid Bath Salts

Fizzy Bath Salts

Fizzy Bath Salts

Soothing Lavender Foot Soak Recipe

Soothing Lavender Foot Soak Recipe

Refreshing Homemade Bath Salts

Refreshing Homemade Bath Salts

Grapefruit Salt Scrub

Grapefruit Salt Scrub

Lavender Peppermint Herbal Bath Salts

Lavender Peppermint Herbal Bath Salts

Homemade Rose Petal Bath Salts and Foot Soak

Homemade Rose Petal Bath Salts and Foot Soak

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Green Tea and Peppermint Bath Soak

Seaside Bath Salt Soak

Seaside Bath Salt Soak

peaches bath with bath salt essential oil and fresh fruits

Peaches & Cream Bath Soak

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Mother’s Day Cards Kids Can Make

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Everyone’s now busy with ideas to help let mothers everywhere know how special they are. We’ve rounded up these Mother’s day card ideas kids can make. So get those li’l hands busy and let’s give mom a surprise.

“Nobody knows of the work it makes
To keep the home together,
Nobody knows of the steps it takes,
Nobody knows — but Mother.”
Author unknown

home is where mom is

Home is definitely where mom is.

5 Things I Love About My Mom

5 Things I Love About My Mom

to the moon and back

My little princess pinky girl.

Small Hands

A gentle reminder for my mom.

Mom, you're a-rawr-able.

Mom, you’re a-rawr-able.

Fingerprint Sheep Mother's Day Card Idea

Fingerprint Sheep Mother’s Day Card

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Flap book Card for Mother’s Day

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Mother’s Day Flip the Flap Flower Card

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pop up moon and back

I love you to the moon and back.

 

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DIY Easter Home Décor Ideas

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easter home decor ideas

It’s time to get into that festive mood again as we celebrate Easter. We’ve rounded up some tips here on how to bring that festive feeling into your homes!

Button Easter Eggs

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Aren’t these Button Easter Eggs cute as a button? (Pun intended!)

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Easter Basket Ideas for Kids

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Easter Basket Ideas for Kids

 

It’s almost Easter time, and we know you’re all excited as we are! Wondering how to make your kid’s Easter celebration more special? We have rounded-up these great Easter baskets you can make with them!

Frozen Anna Easter Basket

frozen easter basket

How about a Frozen Anna Easter Basket this year! 🙂

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