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Washi Tape Pencils

Washi Tape Pencils (@Shannon's Tot School)

Sweet Pea is 6 years old.

 

From: I got a pack of washi tape on Black Friday last year as a door-buster at a craft store. I didn’t have any idea what to do with it until I saw this cute idea for washi covered pencils at Punk Projects. I modified her method […]

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Child Friendly Kool-Aid Dyed Play Silks

Kid Friendly Play Silk Recipe (Shannon's Tot School)

Sweet Pea is 6 years old.

From: Play Silks are a type of beautiful toy commonly used in Waldorf education. You can buy them pre-dyed, but at almost $15 each, it is very expensive to get more than a few colors. There are a zillion blog posts about how to dye play […]

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Edible Marbled Easter Eggs

Beautiful Edible Marbled Eggs (Shannon's Tot School)

Sweet Pea is 5 years old.

From: Many people have asked me if my original Marbled Easter Eggs are edible. I always respond by saying that I don’t recommend eating them. Since the egg shells are porous enough for dye to leak through and stain the egg whites, I imagine that the shaving […]

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20 Frugal Holiday Crafts

I was recently asked for some good frugal Christmas craft ideas, so I created this list. You should be able to make most of these crafts with things you have around the house. Even if you don’t have the exact supplies, I think all of these activities lend themselves well to improvising.

I am […]

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Thanksgiving Candy Turkeys

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Sweet Pea is 5 years old.

From: A couple of years ago, we spent Thanksgiving at Grandma’s house, and she showed us how to make these adorable candy turkeys. I thought they were so cute!

Material:

Reese’s Miniature Peanut Butter Cups. (You will need 1 for each turkey.) Ferrero Rocher chocolate candy. […]

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Acorn Cap Jewels

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Sweet Pea is 5 years old.

 

From: I found these beautiful acorn cap jewels at Homemade Serenity.

Material:

Acorn Caps. (Acorn caps by themselves should be fine, but immediately bake whole acorns for 1-2 hours in a 170 degree oven to kill any insects that are hiding inside!) Glue. Colored Markers. […]

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Acorn Pumpkins

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Sweet Pea is 5 years old.

 

From: These adorable acorn pumpkins were featured in Family Fun Magazine last year.

Material:

An oven. (Absolutely Critical!) Acorns (While you are at it, make sure collect some acorn caps for next week’s craft!) Orange and brown craft paint. Paint brush. A black fine point […]

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Berry Basket Weaving

Berry Basket Weaving (Shannon's Tot School)

Sweet Pea is 5 years old.

 

From: I loved this beautiful strawberry basket weaving with yarn at Paint Cut Paste, and decided to try let Sweet Pea try an easier version with ribbon.

Material:

Berry basket. Ribbon. Scissors.

Procedure:

Wrap a piece of ribbon around the basket 2 times to […]

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Cutting Snowflakes from Coffee Filters

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Sweet Pea is 4 years old.

From: I found these easy coffee filter snowflakes at Art for Little Hands.

Material:

Coffee Filters. (You can use plain paper, but the coffee filters are a great size and shape for this activity.) Scissors. (These Maped Koopy Scissors are our favorite.) Glitter Glue (optional).

Procedure:

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Paper Weaving

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Sweet Pea is 4 years old.

From: I found this quick little activity from lilla a (site is in Swedish) via pinterest.

Material:

3 or 4 sheets of colorful paper. Tape. Scissors.

 

Procedure:

Cut a 1 inch strips all the way across one sheet of paper, but leave about 1 inch uncut […]

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