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2012 Gift Ideas

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I always get asked for Christmas gift ideas so I’ve updated last year’s list to include some of the our favorite toys from this year. Since Sweet Pea has outgrown some of her old toys and discovered new ones, I’ve also put down a suggested age range next to each item. All of my toy […]

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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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Berry Basket Weaving

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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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Father’s Day Gift: DIY Collar Stays

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Sweet Pea is 4 years old.

From: I was inspired by a PostSecret that said something like, “Even though I’m a millionaire, I make my own collar stays out of empty cereal boxes.”

Material:

A collar stay taken from your shirt or my collar stay template. Empty Kleenex Box or any type of […]

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Fingerprint Heart

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Sweet Pea is 4 years old.

From: Initially I thought this cute heart picture from I Really Should Be Sleeping was made from fingerprints. I quickly realized that her version was made of out buttons, but decided that a heart made from fingerprints would be fun for Sweet Pea to make.

Material:

A […]

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Fingerprint Animal Note Cards

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Sweet Pea is 39 months old.

From: I found this idea for cute fingerprint animals in Family Fun magazine and also on Teach Mama and paint cut paste.

Material:

Washable ink pad. About 10 Note cards or pieces of sturdy paper. Damp towel for wiping ink off fingers, hands, arms and everywhere else. Fine […]

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Father’s Day Card

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Sweet Pea is 37 months old.

From: The Crafty Crow featured a cute Father’s Day card from No Time for Flashcards and I decided to do something similar for Sweet Pea’s Grandpa.

Material:

A white piece of paper or card stock. A blank card or colored card stock cut and folded into […]

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Mother’s Day – Clay Bead Necklace

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Sweet Pea is 36 months old.

From: I was planning on having Sweet Pea make clay votive holders for Mother’s Day gifts, but the Crayola Air Dry Clay I was going to use specifically says, “Do not mold into candle holders or other like items for use around flame.” So we went to […]

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Contact Paper Collage

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Sweet Pea is 36 months old.

From: I saw this really fun contact paper collage at What Do We Do All Day?

Material:

Contact paper. Scissors. Masking (or other removable) tape. Several bowls or baskets Different types of materials appropriate for sticking on a collage. (We used scraps of paper, pom poms, wooden […]

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Painting a Negative Space Silhouette

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Sweet Pea is 28 months old.

From: The results of this water color resist project at 4 Crazy Kings looked so appealing that I just had to try it.

Material:

Digital camera. Re-positionable laminating sheets or removable contact paper. (I preferred the laminating sheets. You can NOT use regular contact paper.)

3 […]

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