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Easy Crafts for Kids!

Spring break is less than 2 weeks away, so I’m getting some activities together for my kids.

We aren’t planning a trip anywhere, but I still want them to have something to look forward to.
I was looking at some of my previous posts for inspiration, when I came upon THIS post.
It was such a hit that I think I’ll do it again.
Crayon Melting Art

 All you do is heat your pancake griddle.  (You get different outcomes with lower and higher heat.  I set mine on 200*.)  Then you let the kids pick a picture to color.  They can choose to do a coloring book page or a blank piece of paper.  Then as they color with crayons, they will melt as you color!  When they’re all done, hold them up to the window and they make these BEAUTIFUL stain glass windows.  Even the younger kids have sheets that turn out awesome!  Be careful with the little ones around the heat, of course.  I just held their little elbows up.  You should definitely try this out today!

Here are a few more ideas to check out!
Noodle Art
Melting your own crayons
Make your own Playdough
Homemade Suckers
Snowflake Tortillas
 Magnet Popsicle Sticks

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Valentines Cards and Scrapbook Paper Wreath

Isn’t this wreath cute?!  All we did was wrap a wire wreath form in burlap.  We took 1 x 4 strips of scrapbook paper, looped them in half and stapled the end.  Use a glue gun to attach to your wreath form, and voilah!
 Here is what we are making this Thursday for our monthly class.  Cute, huh?  I love Valentines cards!

 This is a class I’m offering the end of February.  You get to make 2 of each card for $12.
 And here are 2 more of my favorites we’ll make Thursday:
 All of these supplies you can find in the new Stampin Up! Mini catalog.  If you spend $50, you get a free Sale-A-Bration item.  Click here to go to my website and shop! 🙂



Make Your Own Pacifier Attachers

I needed a few new pacifier attachers (because I hate when the pacifier falls on the floor),

so I set out to whip up a few.
I ran to JoAnn Fabrics, to pick up a couple things that I didn’t have, and got started.
Here are my supplies!
 *A couple of 7/8″ ribbons (I used 8 1/2 inches long), *some snaps (get a few extra in case you have a couple of mess ups, like I did. oops! :), *suspender clips, *spool of thread and *a hammer!

Do you have any small pieces of ribbon that you don’t know what to do with?  These are perfect for that!
 I got the snaps from JoAnn’s.  They were $3.49 for 7, but I used at 50% off coupon, so I paid $1.75
You can also get snaps HERE.  You get 5 snap sets for $1.00.  I think you might need a
special tool though and the ones I bought you just use a hammer.
I went to JoAnn’s also looking for paci clips (or suspender clips),
but couldn’t find any that weren’t overly priced, and then I noticed these little beauties!
I thought, “Hey, I could make those work!” 
They were $3.99, but I had another 50% off coupon, so I paid $2.00.
(Did anyone know that you could use two coupons? Why have I not been doing this all along!
I used one in the add and one on a JoAnn’s app on my phone!  Genius!  =)
You can also get paci clips HERE.  These are nice because they have rubber pads on them
instead of metal teeth, but they are 2 for $1.00
I just cut off the elastic and wa-lah!  Perfection!
 Then I just followed the directions on the back of the snaps and made this pacifier attacher.
 SO easy and SO cute!
 It can work for either of these types of pacifiers.  We started with the gum drop kind, but have now
switched to the Nuk brand. 
 *I do recommend heat treating the ends of the ribbon so that there is no chance of fraying.*
 The next few pictures aren’t as good because I did them that night, but here is another example.
 Have you ever heard of these?
HELLO!!!   Genius!  I love them and keep them right in my diaper bag.
I don’t remember them making these when I had my other babies, but they are SO nice!
You can just get them at Walmart or Target.
There are so many ideas for pacifier attachers now.  You can make them super girly or super boyish.
They choice is yours!  Go ahead….try it!  And when you do, upload your pictures to our facebook page,
so that I can see your ideas too!  🙂  These make super cute baby gifts too!