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Valentine’s Day Hand Print

Valentine's Hand Print - Bee Mine

Valentine’s Day is coming & with it comes the flowers, the chocolates and the cards. My daughter has already started getting excited about making Valentine’s cards for her family & friends. I was excited too because let’s face it, there is nothing sweeter than getting a Valentine from your little one. We love hand & footprint crafts because they make wonderful keepsakes. This adorable Valentine is cute & easy to make.

Hand Print Valentine

Paint your child’s palm and thumb in yellow. Paint black stripes over the yellow paint. Paint the fingers for the wings. I chose light blue for our wings.


Press their hand onto a piece of paper.


Paint in antennae and a stinger.


Add googly eyes & a mouth and draw in wing veins.


Add your message. (I love puns.) Add a heart trail or a few hearts to finish it off.

Valentine's Hand Print - Bee Mine

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Shape Castle Silhouettes With Watercolors

It is Harry Potter mania in my house. My daughter and I just finished book one, The Sorcerer’s Stone and are now moving on to The Chamber of Secrets.  She is in love with all things Harry Potter and so am I.  This past week the focus has been on Hogwarts Castle. I love castles and with all of the Harry Potter talk in the house I felt inspired to paint a little bit of Hogwarts. This kicked off our castle projects. We have been practicing drawing and painting castles and made these fun castle silhouettes with watercolors and construction paper.

Shape Castle Sihouettes with Watercolors and construction paper - kids arts and crafts. #painting #fairy tales #magical

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Mixed Media Haunted Houses

These adorable mixed media haunted houses are a wonderfully spooky Halloween art project for the kids.

With fall quickly approaching, pumpkins, apple picking and hayrides have been on our mind. We have also started to think about Halloween. We love Halloween and we especially love cute and spooky Halloween arts and crafts. And for me, nothing quite says spooky like a haunted house.

Mixed Media Haunted House for Halloween - arts and crafts for kids

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Mixed Media Truffula Trees

My daughter loves Dr. Seuss. Whenever we go to the library, she always looks through his books for one that we haven’t read in a while or for an old favorite. The Lorax is one of those favorites. It is a favorite of mine as well.

Mixed media truffula tree art inspired by Dr. Seuss' 'The Lorax'. Kid's arts and crafts,onspired by books. Earth Day crafts. Watercolor painting, newspaper, construction paper, markers

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We have been on a huge mixed media kick lately and I thought that the truffula trees from ‘The Lorax’ would make a beautiful project for us to do together.

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Cherry Blossom Drip Art

This is a big week for us. Our little girl turns five this week. I can hardly believe it.  We have been getting things ready for her big Lego themed party, but still managed to paint a little something together in honor of her and her birthday. My daughter was named after my mother. They share the same name with the same lovely meaning, cherry blossom.
Drip Paint Cherry Blossom Tree artwork - kid's arts and craft ideas. Beautiful and easy process. Great spring craft

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We started out by drawing bare tree trunks onto pieces of watercolor paper with a Sharpie.

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Mixed Media Winter Birdhouse

We have been on a bit of a mixed media winter art kick over the past couple of weeks. My daughter really enjoys it and we have created some beautiful pieces together.

Mixed media art birdhouse with chickadee or a cardinal - Use tissue paper, acrylics, watercolors, crayons, markers or construction paper to build this pretty winter / Christmas scene. Kid's and preschooler's arts and crafts

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The beauty of mixed media is there are so many options in creating a piece of art. You can use paint, markers, ink, crayons, newspaper, construction paper, tissue paper or embellishments such as buttons or glitter to create your masterpiece.

We have been loving making them and here is our latest. 

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Craft Stick Fences

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.


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.


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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Pipe Cleaner Dream Catcher

Pipe Cleaner Dream Catcher Craft

My daughter has had issues with sleep since the day she was born. She had colic & reflux as a baby and did not sleep through the night until after she was 1. She suffered from night terrors as a toddler and recently she has been having nightmares. She was afraid to fall asleep for fear that she might have one. We began meditating together for a few minutes before bed to try to clear her head. She is so cute doing her meditation and is able to sit through 2 straight minutes now without opening her eyes.


It seemed to help a little, but she was still concerned about her dreams. A couple of friends of mine recommended getting her a dream catcher for her room. I could not believe I had not thought of it before. I explained to her about the dream catchers & told her that we could make one for her room. Here is how we did it.

All you will need is pipe cleaners, feathers & beads are optional.


Twist 2 pipe cleaners together. Repeat. Join the two twisted pieces together to form a circle.


Form a loop with another pipe cleaner & twist the loop around the circle. Form another loop through the first & twist it around the opposite side of the circle.


Repeat these steps perpendicular to the other 2 loops.


Choose a different color & do this again working in between the other loops.


Wrap a contrasting colored pipe cleaner around the center of the dream catcher to form a circle.


Cut a pipe cleaner & wrap the end around the outside of the circle & let it dangle. String beads on the pipe cleaner if desired & wrap a feather around the bottom of the pipe cleaner. Repeat this step as many times as you like until you get the desired affect.

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I made two for either side of my daughter’s bed. Sweet dreams my sweet girl.

Pipe Cleaner Dream Catcher Craft

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Sunday’s Best Link-up Week #63

Easter, blog party, linky,
Welcome to Week 63 of Mother 2 Mother’s Sunday’s Best Linkup. We’re continuing our Bunny Trail theme this week. This week we’re looking for crafts, recipes, party ideas, decorating inspiration, gift ideas, love stories and anything else you would like to post relating to Easter.

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.
Don’t have posts that fit into the theme, 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 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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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 Girly Glam Nightstand from Redo It Yourself Inspirations

DIY, furniture makeovers, nightstand makeover

Kim M. selected Crock Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage from Marilyn’s Treats
crockpot recipes, Irish meals, corned beef recipes, cabbage recipes

Kim U selected 15 Starbucks Warm Winter Drinks from The Jenny Evolution

Starbuck recipes, winter drinks

The Post With The Most Clicks:
Rainbow Sprinkle-fetti Cookies from Frugal Foodie Mama

cookie recipes, rainbow cookie recipes,

Stained Glass Butterfly Pancakes from The Pinterested Parent

fun kids food, pancake ideas

The Favorite Theme Posts

The Bunny Trail
Easter Rolo Pretzels from Nepa Mom

sweet and salty recipes, Easter recipes, Easter desserts

Roly Poly Fabric Easter Bunnies from Flamingo Toes

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.