Cute As A Button Picture Frame

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Diy cute as a button picture frame arts & craft - a wonderful gift idea that adults or kids can make ..

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Buttons, buttons, buttons…we love buttons. My daughter loves to string them on pipe cleaners & glue them down for crafts. I just bought my daughter her first low heat glue gun. She was so excited. She couldn’t wait to start gluing & working side by side with mommy. “Look! Me and mama are twins.”

She asked me to cut her out a heart & she grabbed our bucket of buttons. While she worked on her button craft, mommy had one of her own.

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An old frame is perfect for this craft. Use a glue gun to glue a variety of different sized and colored buttons to the frame.

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Cover the frame as best as you can using big buttons on the bottom & small buttons on top.

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Add a little message at the bottom if you choose.

Diy cute as a button picture frame arts & craft - a wonderful gift idea that adults or kids can make ..

My daughter made one of her own on her piece of cardboard. How sweet is that?

Cardboard & button easy craft frame for kids. A cute as a button gift idea for small kids to make

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Roll & Wrapped Clay Pendants

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My daughter and I work a lot with clay. We love our clay craft projects. There are just so many possibilities. Roll & Wrapped Polymer Clay Pendant Charms - an easy & fun to make jewelry arts & craft project. Great for kids, teens or adults to make. Cute gift idea..

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We usually just make our own salt dough clay, but I had been curious about polymer clay for a while & wanted to experiment with it. The polymer was so easy to work with & was fun to work with as well.

I didn’t really know what I wanted to make, but just started breaking off chunks &  rolling them into balls & long strips. I played with the long rolled strips a little & came up with something cute, fun & easy to make.

Roll & Wrapped Clay Pendants

To form a flower-like creation, break off chunks from a few different colors of clay. Roll them lightly together into a ball & then roll out with your fingers to make a long thin rope-like strip.

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Roll in at one end a couple of times to form a small spiral. Then loosely wrap & loop around & under the spiral.

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After you have reached your desired size & shape, roll out a strip of green clay & form loops to form leaves.IMG_8226 IMG_8227

Follow package directions to bake your pendants. When they are hardened & cooled, run a craft string through one of the loops.  You may tie off at the ends or attach a clasp to the string. These were so fun to make. I couldn’t stop making them.

Roll & Wrapped Polymer Clay Pendant Charms - an easy & fun to make jewelry arts & craft project. Great for kids, teens or adults to make. Cute gift idea

Roll & Wrapped Polymer Clay Pendant Charms - an easy & fun to make jewelry arts & craft project. Great for kids, teens or adults to make. Cute gift idea

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Egg Carton Crown

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We use recycled items in our crafts all the time. It is very difficult for me to throw anything out. This has crossed over to my 4 year old & my husband as well. My daughter will save bottle caps & other random things & tell me “This will be good for a craft” & my husband won’t throw anything away without asking me if I can use it first.

Egg carton crown craft - use recyclabes to make this dress up crown or tiara for pretend play for the kids

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Our craft room has bins of recyclables, but most prevalent in our collection is egg cartons. We have piles of them. It was time to put some of them to some good use. Here is a great craft that parents can do for their little kings & queens.

Egg Carton Crown

What you will need:

Egg cartons

Glue gun (Use caution when operating a glue gun. Low heat guns are recommended for children.)

Acrylic Paints

Buttons

Pom Poms

Directions:

Egg Cartons do come in a variety of different shapes. We used a family sized pack that looked like this inside.

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Cut through the egg carton the long way. You will want to cut through the centers of the 2 spiky portions running along the middle of the carton.

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Your cut piece should look like this.

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Cut through the middle of your cut section the long way until you have two halves.

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Use a glue gun to glue the two pieces together to form one long piece. You should be able to get the spikes to match up so that they blend when gluing them together. Depending on the size of your child’s head you may need to glue on a few extra spiked sections.

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When you reach the desired length, bend the long piece of egg carton to form a crown shape & then glue into place.

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Paint your crown in the color of your choice. My daughter wanted red for hers.

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Use buttons & pom poms for embellishments or add on whatever you like to create your crown.

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My daughter loved her crown. It fit her head perfectly. She had a crown fit for a queen.

Egg carton crown craft - use recyclabes to make this dress up crown or tiara for pretend play for the kids. Arts & Crafts

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Sunday’s Best Link-up Week 73

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Memorial Day, veterans

Welcome to Week 73 of Mother 2 Mother’s Sunday’s Best Linkup. This is the last week of our Memorial Day Celebration. We are remembering those who fought for our freedom and especially those who have helped afford all of the luxuries that we have in our country by paying with their life. We want to say thank you and we will never forget you. We’re looking for crafts, recipes, party ideas, decorating inspiration, gift ideas, and anything else you would like to post to celebrate mom.

We also welcome other recipes, crafts, DIY, home makeover, gardening tips, SEO & blogging information, sewing projects, patio and deck makeovers, front porch makeover ideas, organization tips, ideas for backyard parties and makeovers and more. Blow the dust off your old posts and link those too. They’re great for inspiration.
Just link up whatever post you would like to share. We would love to have parenting tips, DIY projects, homesteading, homeschooling, makeovers, cocktails, and your posts on family and life. Your linkups and giveaways are welcome here too. Anything goes, as long as it’s family friendly and you may linkup as many posts as you would like. Be sure to tell your friends they will want to join the festivities too.

Each week your hosts will select their favorite post and it will be featured the following week. An image from your post will be used on my blog the following week with a link back to your blog. Be sure to check back to see if you’re a Sunday’s Best featured blogger. All Featured Bloggers will have their posts Pinned to the Sunday’s Best Pinterest Board.

The Reader’s Choice post(s) will be determined by the post(s) with the most clicks. We will be adding the winner to our Sunday’s Best featured bloggers.
All posts linking to Sunday’s Best will be promoted on Twitter.

In addition to the reader’s and hosts selections, a post for our monthly themes will be selected and featured each week as well.

If you are interested in becoming a Sunday’s Best host, please contact me for details at rhonda@mother2motherblog.com or email one of our other hosts.

Your Hosts Are:

Rhonda – Mother 2 Mother Kim U. – Pinterested Parent Kim M. – Life In A House of Testosterone

 

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Mother 2 Mother: Please subscribe to my blog on the right, like my
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Last, please help us grow by placing our button on your sidebar. If you are selected as a Featured Blogger please let your readers and followers know. They may want to join the party too! For those who have a Link Party list/directory, please add us. I appreciate your help in promoting the linkup with Re-tweets and shares. Now lets party!

 

The Sunday’s Best Posts are:
I selected DIY Budget Kitchen from Live From Julie’s House

kitchen makeovers, DIY

Kim U. selected Carrot Pancakes from The Kittchen

breakfast ideas, carrot recipes, carrot cake recipes

 

and

Kim M. selected Upcycle Painted Thrift Store Globe from Simply Darrling

upcycle ideas, DIY,

The Post With The Most Clicks:
6 Ways To Make Your Porch Look Fabulous from The Perfect Storm BFFs

front porches, DIY, front porch makeovers

and

Easy No Bake Coffee Cheesecakes from Home Cooking Memories

desserts, cheesecake recipes, coffee recipes, no bake recipes

The Favorite Theme Posts

We Remember And Honor You !

 

Red White Blue Parfait Sparkler from Ramblings of a Bad Domestic Goddess

4th of July desserts, Memorial Day desserts, red, white and blue desserts

Congratulations to our featured bloggers! All of the posts were great, and I appreciate each of you linking up. We have so many great posts that it gets difficult to choose a featured blogger. I would like to invite all of you back to linkup your post(s) again, it could be selected next week. While you’re here take a minute to visit these great blogs. It’s a great way to meet and connect with new bloggers. Be sure to PIN or share any posts that you like, we all appreciate a little love. Be sure to connect on social media.



Tape Resist Stars & Stripes Canvas Art

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Memorial Day is next week & the Fourth of July is quickly nearing as well.

Patriotic canvas art - tape resist painting of the stars and stripes for kids

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For the next few months, we will be all things red, white & blue. We just purchased a ton of canvas & had the perfect project for the upcoming holidays.

Cut out a star or more & set it aside. For convenience, I have 3 different sized Star Printables.

Layer several pieces of masking tape on top of one another until the tape is large enough to cover your star.

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Place your star over the non-sticky side. Cut the shape out of the tape.

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Place the star or stars on a canvas. Use masking tape to form a few stripes as well. Use red, white & blue acrylic paint to paint over the shapes.

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Remove the tape after the painting is finished.

Patriotic canvas art - tape resist painting of the stars and stripes for kids.

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Craft Stick Fences

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Popsicle stick nature craft for kids - pretty spring or summer arts & craft project.

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This week we have been playing with a box of jumbo craft sticks. We have made craft after craft with our craft sticks. We glued them together in a number of different designs. We made a few craft stick fences, which is not a new idea by any means, but we decided to dress up our fences with a little paint & a little touch of nature.

Popsicle stick nature craft for kids - pretty spring or summer arts & craft project

My daughter & I enjoyed picking flowers for our project. We gathered a variety of flowers & leaves.

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We used tacky glue to glue our craft sticks together as shown.

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We both painted our glued fences with acrylic paints & then let them dry. I went with a simple white fence,while my daughter opted for a little more color.

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Once dry, we used the tacky glue to glue pieces of flowers & leaves to the fence.

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Popsicle stick nature craft for kids - pretty spring or summer arts & craft project..,

My daughter’s came out so beautiful. She even made sure to tell me that she liked hers better than mine. I think I would have to agree.

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Painted Fairy Garden Rocks

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Painted rocks for fairy gardens. These would be adorable to line the edge of a kid's garden

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I have been looking forward to gardening with my daughter this year.  She started helping me last year & loved helping me weed, plant new flowers & water them.

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This year, we are in a new house. I have been so excited to get started on our gardens in our new home & now my little one will have a garden of her very own. Like many little girls these days, my daughter loves fairies, so of course her garden had to be a fairy garden. We started some seeds indoors & planted a few flowers outside as well.

Painted rocks for fairy gardens. These would be adorable to line the edge of a kid's garden

We wanted to add a little magic to our fairy garden, so we collected rocks from our backyard to give it a few special touches. I found one large one to put our garden poem on & we picked up medium-sized rocks in random shapes for our fairy houses.

I painted each of the rocks in a different color acrylic paint & let them dry.

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For the fairy houses, I painted the tops of each of the rocks in different shades of green.

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I painted a rounded door on each rock in brown & black.

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I painted two yellow squares on each rock for windows & then painted silver circles & ovals around the windows & doors to form stones.

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I painted simple flowers around the houses & connected them with green lines for vines.

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I used black paint to outline random areas to get them to stand out. I used nail polish to seal in the paint, but

paint sealer would probably work better.

We took our rock houses outdoors and placed them around my daughter’s favorite new flower. We lined our fairy village with some smaller pebbles that we found in our yard.

These painted fairy house rocks will be prefect to line the edge of a fairy garden for you or your kids

Our quote rock was much simpler. We used a Sharpie to write our poem on the painted rock & then painted some dots & petals around the words to make it more magical.

Painted rocks for fairy gardens. These would be adorable to line the edge of a kid's garden,

Our garden is still a work in progress, but the rocks added a lovely touch. My little gardener loved the little fairy houses. We are excited to add more magic to our garden.

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9 Flower Arts & Crafts Projects For Kids

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9 Flower arts & crafts projects for kids for the spring and summer

The springtime is just magical, the warmer weather comes, the birds return & the trees & flowers start to bloom. My daughter & I love flowers. We love to smell, them , pick them, plant them & we love to craft them. Here are some of our favorite flowery arts & crafts projects.

9 Flower arts & crafts projects for kids for the spring and summer

I love to teach my daughter about the great artists. These watercolor paintings were inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe & her famous flower paintings.

Georgia O’Keeffe Inspired Flowers

Georgia OKeefe inspired watercolor paintings for kids - exploring art history famous-artists

Paper bowls, lentils & pasta shells made this bright & cheery sunflower craft.

Sunflower Craft

Sunflower Craft made out of lentils, pasta shells & paper bowls. A great flower arts & craft project for the kids for spring.

Clay projects are a favorite in our house. These painted clay flowers make a lovely gift & are easy & fun to make.

Clay Flowers

Salt Dough Clay Flowers. These adorable spring or summer arts & crafts project for kids makes a wonderful gift for Mothers Day or any special occasion.

We made these as a continuation of a tie dye project with paper towels. We made them several months ago & they are still proudly displayed in our house.

Tie Dye Paper Towel Flowers

Tie Dye Paper Towel Flowers - a pretty summer or spring project to make with the kids.

We have a huge box of egg cartons that we save to recycle into craft projects. There are so many fun variations of egg carton flowers. Here is a super simple one.

Simple Egg Carton Flowers

The super simple egg carton flower bouquet is a quick & easy craft that you can make with all your leftover egg cartons

My daughter is obsessed with buttons. She loves to make crafts out of them. These button flowers on newspaper are so pretty & fun to make. A little glitter & glue give it an extra sparkle.

Button Flowers on Newspaper

I love these button flowers on newspaper. They are so pretty & make a great spring craft for the kids.

This flower craft uses shapes, paint & different utensils to create the textured look of these pretty little petals.

Paint Scrape Flower Craft

Create a flower craft with a textured look by using different utensils to scrape the paint of of your petal shapes. Fun kids craft

How many of you have old puzzles with missing pieces? Don’t throw those old puzzles away, they make lovely recycled craft projects.

Puzzle Piece Flowers

Don't toss your old puzzle pieces, Recycle them into a lovely kids craft for spring. Puzzle piece flower

Paint, color or scribble with markers to make these lovely plastic spoon flowers.

Plastic Spoon Flowers

Let you kids Paint, color or scribble with markers to make these lovely plastic spoon flowers.

Cut & paint Dixie cups to make this fun flower craft. Use a second cup to create a lovely base to display your art.

Dixie Cup Flowers

Use a Dixie Cup to make these lovely kid painted flower craft - great arts & crafts project for spring

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Sunday’s Best Link-up Week 72

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Memorial Day, veterans

Welcome to Week 72 of Mother 2 Mother’s Sunday’s Best Linkup. We are continuing our Memorial Day Celebration this week. We are remembering those who fought for our freedom and especially those who have helped afford all of the luxuries that we have in our country by paying with their life. We want to say thank you and we will never forget you. We’re looking for crafts, recipes, party ideas, decorating inspiration, gift ideas, and anything else you would like to post to celebrate mom.

We also welcome other recipes, crafts, DIY, home makeover, gardening tips, SEO & blogging information, sewing projects, patio and deck makeovers, front porch makeover ideas, organization tips, ideas for backyard parties and makeovers and more. Blow the dust off your old posts and link those too. They’re great for inspiration.
Just link up whatever post you would like to share. We would love to have parenting tips, DIY projects, homesteading, homeschooling, makeovers, cocktails, and your posts on family and life. Your linkups and giveaways are welcome here too. Anything goes, as long as it’s family friendly and you may linkup as many posts as you would like. Be sure to tell your friends they will want to join the festivities too.

Each week your hosts will select their favorite post and it will be featured the following week. An image from your post will be used on my blog the following week with a link back to your blog. Be sure to check back to see if you’re a Sunday’s Best featured blogger. All Featured Bloggers will have their posts Pinned to the Sunday’s Best Pinterest Board.

The Reader’s Choice post(s) will be determined by the post(s) with the most clicks. We will be adding the winner to our Sunday’s Best featured bloggers.
All posts linking to Sunday’s Best will be promoted on Twitter.

In addition to the reader’s and hosts selections, a post for our monthly themes will be selected and featured each week as well.

If you are interested in becoming a Sunday’s Best host, please contact me for details at rhonda@mother2motherblog.com or email one of our other hosts.

Your Hosts Are:

Rhonda – Mother 2 Mother Kim U. – Pinterested Parent Kim M. – Life In A House of Testosterone

 

Here’s the rules, please connect with us on social media before you leave or subscribe to/follow our blogs:

Mother 2 Mother: Please subscribe to my blog on the right, like my
Facebook Page, follow me on Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, BlogLovin or before you leave.

The Pinterested Parent: Please like Kim’s Facebook Page, follow her on Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Bloglovin before you leave.

Life In A House of Testosterone: Please like Kim’s Facebook Page, follow her on Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Bloglovin, or Instagram before you leave.

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Enter Our Little Tikes Grill & BBQ Accessories set: Summer is around the corner and families everywhere will be firing up grills. BBQing is an American pastime. There’s nothing like good food, family, friends and fun. Little ones like to cook too. So, we’re going to help them by giving away this Little Tikes grill and accessories.
Your toddler will have years of fun with the gas grill and accessories. The Little Tikes Grow ‘n Grill has two stages to grow with your child from toddler to preschooler. Just like a real gas grill with dual grill, lid, sink and side burners. The grill has a starter button and clicking knobs. It comes with:

  • 1 pair of tongs
  • 1 spatula
  • 1 hamburger and bun
  • 1 hot dog and bun
  • 1 bottle of ketchup

The accessories come with 20 pieces. The BBQ set comes with two burgers, two hot dogs, corn on the cob, ketchup, mustard and more. The set is appropriate for ages 3+.
Make this grill set and accessories yours by entering below:

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The Sunday’s Best Posts are:
I selected Garden Spiral from Oh My Creative

garden ideas, gardening

Kim U. selected Super Hero Birthday Party from Bomb Shell Bling
super hero ideas, party ideas.
and
Kim M. selected Skillet Enchiladas from Reviews, Chews and How Tos

skillet recipes, recipes, enchilada recipes
The Post With The Most Clicks:
11 Beautiful Blueberry Recipes from Healthy Helper

blueberry recipes, dessert recipes, healthly recipes

and
The Favorite Theme Posts

We Remember And Honor You !

Strawberry Jello Cake from Nepa Mom

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and
White Wine Sangria Recipe from Growing Up Gabel

Memorial Day recipes, 4th of July recipes, red, white and blue recipes

Congratulations to our featured bloggers! All of the posts were great, and I appreciate each of you linking up. We have so many great posts that it gets difficult to choose a featured blogger. I would like to invite all of you back to linkup your post(s) again, it could be selected next week. While you’re here take a minute to visit these great blogs. It’s a great way to meet and connect with new bloggers. Be sure to PIN or share any posts that you like, we all appreciate a little love. Be sure to connect on social media.


Popsicle Stick Art Journal

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My little girl loves to draw, doodle & write. I have drawings and such all over the house. Very often, she will draw a series of pictures & have me staple them together to make little books & she loves to make up stories to go with all of them. I think this is amazing & just love how imaginative & creative she is.

We were playing with craft sticks the other day & came up with the perfect craft for my little artist.

Popsicle Stick Art Journal for the kids. This is an adorable craft idea made out of craft sticks.

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What you will need:

Jumbo Craft Sticks

Hot Glue Gun

White Copy Paper

Cardboard

Decorative Masking Tape

Buttons

Yarn

Directions:

Line up 7 craft sticks in a row & glue 2 sticks perpendicular as shown & then duplicate this process.

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Glue a stick to one end of each of the above. Use the masking tape to connect the two sticks as shown. You should be able to fold the two pieces together like a book.

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Fold the two pieces with the taped portion inward. Add more tape to the opposite end of those same two sticks. Make sure that you are still able to fold the two pieces together like a book. Trim plain white copier paper so that it will fold & fit nicely inside of the Popsicle stick book. Add a bead of glue into the seam of each piece of paper & bind the pages at the crease.

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Cut a chunk of rigid cardboard & glue the pieces around the Popsicle sticks on the bottom side of the book. This will make it a easier surface to draw on. Glue the last page of the pages to the cardboard.

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Fold the journal closed & glue a piece of yarn with a button over it to both the top & bottom of the journal. Glue the last page of the pages to the cardboard on the back.

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Close & tie the strings together to close your journal.

My little Picasso loves her new art journal. I hope you do too.

Popsicle Stick Art Journal for the kids. This is an adorable craft idea made out of craft sticks.

Popsicle Stick Art Journal for the kids. This is an adorable craft idea made out of craft sticks.

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Popsicle Stick Art Journal for the kids. This is an adorable craft idea made out of craft sticks.