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Arts and Crafts

Sponge and Fork Painted Waterfalls

The fork has quickly become one of our favorite painting tools in our house. It adds such a great texture and a feeling of movement to a simple painting. These waterfall paintings combine fork painting and sponge painting with gorgeous results. This is a beautiful art project for kids and adults.Sponge and fork painted waterfalls. This beautiful paint project is great for kids and adults. Arts and crafts

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Hot Air Balloon Suncatcher

I don’t know what it is about hot air balloons that make them so fascinating and beautiful. Maybe it is their bright colors or the fire dancing below them powering them up higher and higher. Either way, a sky full of hot air balloons is just mesmerizing. This mixed media suncatcher captures some of their magic. This is a pretty and simple project for the spring or summer.

 

Hot Air Balloon Suncatcher craft. Mixed media project for kids with watercolors and tissue paper.

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You’re The Tweetest Printable

Forgive me for my corniness, but I love puns and we think this craft is the absolute tweetest. With Mother’s Day and Father’s Days coming, this is a cute homemade card idea. Print out the free templates provided to color and decorate the pieces or use pretty patterned paper to form your tweet birdie.

You're the tweetest!! card with printable template. Cute idea for Mother's Day, Father's Day or Valentine's. Kid's arts & crafts ideas.

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Mother’s Day Printable Bookmark

I can’t speak for all the moms out there, but this mom loves books. I love reading books for me and I love reading to my little girl. It is very common for me to bookmark our pages with cards or small cut outs of drawings that my daughter makes me. Lately, I have been reading to my daughter less and less. My six-year-old has been learning to read and has been wanting to read books on her own more frequently. I knew this day would eventually come. It is here and it is the inspiration for these Mother’s Day bookmarks. This is a sweet keepsake that will make you smile every time you read a book. A grandma and blank name template are also available.

When you open up a book, this bookmark you will see. Let it remind you of when I was small and when you would read to me. Printable Mother's Day bookmark. Available in grandma too.

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Wax Paper Bubble Art

The spring is here!! Hip hip hooray! One of our favorite warm weather activities is blowing bubbles. My little girl is crazy for bubbles. Bubbles are so beautiful and magical and just make you happy. These were enough reasons to make a bubble project for the spring. This pretty mixed media bubble project combines watercolors, wax paper and pastels. Wax Paper Bubble Art - a mixed media bubbles art project for the kids. Perfect for spring or summer. Watercolors and pastels

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Mirror, Mirror On The Wall Poem Printable

Mirror, Mirror on the wall…
It does not matter if I’m short or tall…
If I have skinny legs or my hips are wide…
It only matters who I am inside…
Blue eyes, brown eyes, black or green…
What makes me most beautiful cannot be seen…
When you look at me, don’t judge me by my parts…
The most beautiful thing about me is my heart.
Kim Uliana (The Pinterested Parent)

The Most Beautiful Thing

Once upon a time a few years ago, I took a sweet photo of my little girl looking at herself in the mirror. Looking at my daughter smiling at her own image in the mirror moved something in me and inspired me to write a poem about how it made me feel. The popularity of the poem was overwhelming. I was thrilled to see how many people were inspired by my message. Unfortunately, my daughter’s image and words were copied and reworked so much that the original origins have gotten lost. Because of this, I have found our poem being sold on a number of different sites as a printable. Never in a million years did I think of trying to make money off of this message for my child, but a printable version for those that wanted it did seem like a wonderful idea. Please enjoy our free printable poem.

Mirror Mirror Printable PoemPrintable poem Mirror, Mirror on the wall... It does not matter if I'm short or tall... If I have skinny legs or my hips are wide... It only matters who I am inside... Blue eyes, brown eyes, black or green... What makes me most beautiful cannot be seen... When you look at me, don't judge me by my parts... The most beautiful thing about me is my heart. Kim Uliana (The Pinterested Parent)Thank you as always for stopping by. Please visit our Facebook page as well.

 

Paper Plate Four Season Spinner

We live in New England. It is not uncommon to be playing in the snow one day and then to be outside in shorts the next. The weather can be crazy and unpredictable. As much as we sometimes like to complain about the ever-changing weather, I would not change it for a thing. There is something to love about each season.  My favorite is watching the trees. I love the gorgeous colors that the fall brings and the  haunting beauty of a bare tree getting ready for the winter. Right now, we are excited to see the buds on the trees preparing to sprout for the spring. We love each and every season. Because of this, four season crafts are a favorite of ours. Here is a fun four season craft with a twist (literally).Paper plate four season spinner. Winter, spring, summer and fall trees. arts and crafts for kids.

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