Take the doodle pages...kids cut them out and create brand new works of art.  Could be on any theme...great adaptation! by olive
olive
olive Take the doodle pages...kids cut them out and create brand new works of art. Could be on any theme...great adaptation!
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Great idea to create a background for those hundreds of pictures you take as the baby digs in to his or her first birthday cake. Could be done in any color to match any party theme. by Mr.Wright
Mr.Wright
Mr.Wright Great idea to create a background for those hundreds of pictures you take as the baby digs in to his or her first birthday cake. Could be done in any color to match any party theme.
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Another idea to help the feet!! Listerine: the BEST way to get your feet ready for summer. Sounds crazy but it works! Mix 1/4c Listerine (any kind but I like the blue), 1/4c vinegar and 1/2c of warm water. Soak feet for 10 minutes and when you take them out the dead skin will practically wipe off!  For more great tips, recipes and motivation The New You by marietta
marietta
marietta Another idea to help the feet!! Listerine: the BEST way to get your feet ready for summer. Sounds crazy but it works! Mix 1/4c Listerine (any kind but I like the blue), 1/4c vinegar and 1/2c of warm water. Soak feet for 10 minutes and when you take them out the dead skin will practically wipe off! For more great tips, recipes and motivation The New You
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Printable Bunny Banner: make this adorable Easter craft for kids with any paper you like, and it works up in no time at all. The Printable Bunny Banner is the cutest DIY garland you'll find for springtime, so don't wait another minute to create it! You could even use the free printable template to make coloring pages for kids so that they can decorate their own bunnies. Age Group: Preschool & Kindergarten, Elementary School, Pre-Teens, Teens. Under 30 minutes by Lesliemarch
Lesliemarch
Lesliemarch Printable Bunny Banner: make this adorable Easter craft for kids with any paper you like, and it works up in no time at all. The Printable Bunny Banner is the cutest DIY garland you'll find for springtime, so don't wait another minute to create it! You could even use the free printable template to make coloring pages for kids so that they can decorate their own bunnies. Age Group: Preschool & Kindergarten, Elementary School, Pre-Teens, Teens. Under 30 minutes
Holidays
Recycling Candles. Apparently this works so well scentsy is upset about the post! great tut.. I'm posting it in case scentsy makes them take it down! If you have a scentsy warmer, melt down your old candles, pour them in into ice cube trays, freeze for 20 minutes then pop them out and store them away in bags and use in your scentsy (or any other warmer). No wasted candles and in this economy, every little bit helps! by simone
simone
simone Recycling Candles. Apparently this works so well scentsy is upset about the post! great tut.. I'm posting it in case scentsy makes them take it down! If you have a scentsy warmer, melt down your old candles, pour them in into ice cube trays, freeze for 20 minutes then pop them out and store them away in bags and use in your scentsy (or any other warmer). No wasted candles and in this economy, every little bit helps!
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My First Art Book. Take digital photos of all your little one's pieces and then throw them out.  Second, use the photos to create something by madelinem
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madelinem My First Art Book. Take digital photos of all your little one's pieces and then throw them out. Second, use the photos to create something
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art party 8 - cut desired theme shape out of contact paper, put in center of cavas, have kids paint, then peel off when dry by MyLittleCornerOfTheWorld
MyLittleCornerOfTheWorld
MyLittleCornerOfTheWorld art party 8 - cut desired theme shape out of contact paper, put in center of cavas, have kids paint, then peel off when dry
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Playful display idea! Game boards create symmetrical group and large color photos create harmony. Notice the clips for hanging the photos? Great way to rotate prints as kids grow or add new theme. by mai
mai
mai Playful display idea! Game boards create symmetrical group and large color photos create harmony. Notice the clips for hanging the photos? Great way to rotate prints as kids grow or add new theme.
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1. Google any silhouette 2. Print on colored paper 3. Cut them out 4. Place in frame 5. Voila! GREAT idea!!! by memaw72054
memaw72054
memaw72054 1. Google any silhouette 2. Print on colored paper 3. Cut them out 4. Place in frame 5. Voila! GREAT idea!!!
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FREE COMIC STRIP TEMPLATES~  Great for kids to color, cut out, and glue to create their own comic strips.  Fun writing activity! by KariB
KariB
KariB FREE COMIC STRIP TEMPLATES~ Great for kids to color, cut out, and glue to create their own comic strips. Fun writing activity!
diy for kids
Cheap easy, creative fun. Could also make good passive program on slower days. Ask the kids to create video game art then come to desk to get camera to take a pic of it. by ronda
ronda
ronda Cheap easy, creative fun. Could also make good passive program on slower days. Ask the kids to create video game art then come to desk to get camera to take a pic of it.
style crush
Letter K -K is for Key.  Kids can tear up the pieces of foil themselves (fine motor skills!) and glue them to key cut-out. Could make keys out of construction paper first. by jenniferET
jenniferET
jenniferET Letter K -K is for Key. Kids can tear up the pieces of foil themselves (fine motor skills!) and glue them to key cut-out. Could make keys out of construction paper first.
Art Projects
Popped Bubble Art: I've done this activity with my kids a few times now and it never fails to fascinate them - and me! Simply color bubble mix with food coloring and blow bubbles onto paper - as the bubbles land and pop, they create beautiful works of art. It goes without saying that this project is best done outdoors. A great one for those lazy summer afternoons. by PearForTheTeacher
PearForTheTeacher
PearForTheTeacher Popped Bubble Art: I've done this activity with my kids a few times now and it never fails to fascinate them - and me! Simply color bubble mix with food coloring and blow bubbles onto paper - as the bubbles land and pop, they create beautiful works of art. It goes without saying that this project is best done outdoors. A great one for those lazy summer afternoons.
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Popped Bubble Art: I've done this activity with my kids a few times now and it never fails to fascinate them - and me!  Simply color bubble mix with food coloring and blow bubbles onto paper - as the bubbles land and pop, they create beautiful works of art. It goes without saying that this project is best done outdoors.  A great one for those lazy summer afternoons. by Michele Bianchi
Michele Bianchi
Michele Bianchi Popped Bubble Art: I've done this activity with my kids a few times now and it never fails to fascinate them - and me! Simply color bubble mix with food coloring and blow bubbles onto paper - as the bubbles land and pop, they create beautiful works of art. It goes without saying that this project is best done outdoors. A great one for those lazy summer afternoons.
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Printable Abstract Coloring Book- These and mandala coloring pages are great for getting some quiet time out of the bigger kids. Colored pencils or markers- or can print on water color paper and paint them in too. by Gypsygirl68
Gypsygirl68
Gypsygirl68 Printable Abstract Coloring Book- These and mandala coloring pages are great for getting some quiet time out of the bigger kids. Colored pencils or markers- or can print on water color paper and paint them in too.
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Birthday Party Cowboy Cutouts Martha Stewart: These fun and simple cutouts add instant charm to any party. And, you can easily tailor them to any party theme. In addition to making a cowboy, try making clowns, animals, or superheroes. Then, frame pictures of your favorite cowboy or cowgirl using a a "Wanted" poster clip art or parchment paper clip art.  Tools and Materials: Heavy-duty cardboard (see step 2 below for size)  Colored papers, for "clothing"  Matte knife,   Zip ties,   Broom handle,   Block of wood (for cutout stand), optional,   Bandanna, optional,   Gloves, optional,   Belt buckle, optional,   Cowboy boots, optional. Cowboy Cutouts How-To: 1. Glue colored papers on top of a sheet of heavy-duty cardboard to create a "shirt" and "pants." 2. Have someone lie down on a piece of cardboard and use a marker to trace around the body, not including the head or extremities.  3. Use matte knife to cut out the shape. 4. Make two sets of holes in the "collar" and "belt buckle" area. Thread zip ties in the holes and attach the cutout to a broom handle. 5. Stick the cutout in the block of wood, in front of a bale of hay, or in your lawn. Dress your cutout by tying on a bandanna, adding gardening gloves, attaching a belt buckle, and putting on boots. Building Cutouts: Make your own Old West town with building cutouts for a:  Blacksmith (front and back) (first floor and second floor) Hotel (first floor and second floor)  Saloon (first floor and second floor)  Sheriff (front and back) (first floor and second floor) General store (first floor and second floor)  Each building will need two 4-by-8-foot pieces of cardboard and two 52-inch cardboard poster tubes to support the awning. Also, give your buildings extra Old West charm with this wood grain clip art... TNT Candy Sticks: These adorable treats resemble sticks of dynamite. They are the perfect party treat or favor for an Old West-themed birthday celebration. Ingredients:   Seven 5-inch red stick candies (dylanscandybar.com)  Black licorice (licoriceinternational.com)  Directions:   Take the red stick candies and place them together in a bundle. Cut a 7-inch piece of black licorice candy. Sandwich the piece of licorice, with one end extending, inside the bundle of stick candy. Cut about a 22-inch piece of black licorice and wrap it around the bundle of stick candy. Tie the black licorice so the candy bundle stays in place. Cut off loose end of licorice to desired length for the "fuse." by BKovats
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BKovats Birthday Party Cowboy Cutouts Martha Stewart: These fun and simple cutouts add instant charm to any party. And, you can easily tailor them to any party theme. In addition to making a cowboy, try making clowns, animals, or superheroes. Then, frame pictures of your favorite cowboy or cowgirl using a a "Wanted" poster clip art or parchment paper clip art. Tools and Materials: Heavy-duty cardboard (see step 2 below for size) Colored papers, for "clothing" Matte knife, Zip ties, Broom handle, Block of wood (for cutout stand), optional, Bandanna, optional, Gloves, optional, Belt buckle, optional, Cowboy boots, optional. Cowboy Cutouts How-To: 1. Glue colored papers on top of a sheet of heavy-duty cardboard to create a "shirt" and "pants." 2. Have someone lie down on a piece of cardboard and use a marker to trace around the body, not including the head or extremities. 3. Use matte knife to cut out the shape. 4. Make two sets of holes in the "collar" and "belt buckle" area. Thread zip ties in the holes and attach the cutout to a broom handle. 5. Stick the cutout in the block of wood, in front of a bale of hay, or in your lawn. Dress your cutout by tying on a bandanna, adding gardening gloves, attaching a belt buckle, and putting on boots. Building Cutouts: Make your own Old West town with building cutouts for a: Blacksmith (front and back) (first floor and second floor) Hotel (first floor and second floor) Saloon (first floor and second floor) Sheriff (front and back) (first floor and second floor) General store (first floor and second floor) Each building will need two 4-by-8-foot pieces of cardboard and two 52-inch cardboard poster tubes to support the awning. Also, give your buildings extra Old West charm with this wood grain clip art... TNT Candy Sticks: These adorable treats resemble sticks of dynamite. They are the perfect party treat or favor for an Old West-themed birthday celebration. Ingredients: Seven 5-inch red stick candies (dylanscandybar.com) Black licorice (licoriceinternational.com) Directions: Take the red stick candies and place them together in a bundle. Cut a 7-inch piece of black licorice candy. Sandwich the piece of licorice, with one end extending, inside the bundle of stick candy. Cut about a 22-inch piece of black licorice and wrap it around the bundle of stick candy. Tie the black licorice so the candy bundle stays in place. Cut off loose end of licorice to desired length for the "fuse."
Daycare Crafts
Take a sticky roll lint remover, add some raised craft foam shapes and you have a great new way to stamp out some art! by jessicaj
jessicaj
jessicaj Take a sticky roll lint remover, add some raised craft foam shapes and you have a great new way to stamp out some art!
Crafty Ideas
love these, especially how she drew letters on patterned paper, cut them out, and adhered them. lovely! ::Diane Salter - Art Journal Blog, great mixed media blog including tutorials! by wteresa
wteresa
wteresa love these, especially how she drew letters on patterned paper, cut them out, and adhered them. lovely! ::Diane Salter - Art Journal Blog, great mixed media blog including tutorials!
art journals
3D butterflies.  Create the outlines on the computer (turn them super light).  Leave space in the middle.  Cut out with an exacto knife and score where the body is. Great gift idea too. by nadine
nadine
nadine 3D butterflies. Create the outlines on the computer (turn them super light). Leave space in the middle. Cut out with an exacto knife and score where the body is. Great gift idea too.
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Fun New Years Eve Ideas for Kids. Take time to slow down and remember how life looks through the eyes of a child. There is so much excitement that comes with a new year. These are great tips on how to celebrate with them! by ethel
ethel
ethel Fun New Years Eve Ideas for Kids. Take time to slow down and remember how life looks through the eyes of a child. There is so much excitement that comes with a new year. These are great tips on how to celebrate with them!
spending
Homemade Gumdrops--These fun little holiday candies take less than 10 minutes to mix up, though do require some chilling time before cutting.  You could definitely jazz them up even more by using small cookie cutters to cut them out into fun holiday shapes. by annette
annette
annette Homemade Gumdrops--These fun little holiday candies take less than 10 minutes to mix up, though do require some chilling time before cutting. You could definitely jazz them up even more by using small cookie cutters to cut them out into fun holiday shapes.
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Great for the workweek or any sophisticated ensemble, this pant from Jones New York Collection features a classic fit with a sleek design to leave you feeling chic every time you step out in them. $36.99 by Bon-Ton
Bon-Ton
Bon-Ton Great for the workweek or any sophisticated ensemble, this pant from Jones New York Collection features a classic fit with a sleek design to leave you feeling chic every time you step out in them. $36.99
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Fun project to do with kids. Take photos, cut them out and glue onto white paper. Then photo copy onto transparency paper, cut out image and roll it up so that it can fit into the top of a soap bottle. Fill with clear soap.      bahahahahaha by Raelynn8
Raelynn8
Raelynn8 Fun project to do with kids. Take photos, cut them out and glue onto white paper. Then photo copy onto transparency paper, cut out image and roll it up so that it can fit into the top of a soap bottle. Fill with clear soap. bahahahahaha
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Get dirty laundry off the floor with a laundry tower. How to at Red Hen Home. I already have a laundry sorter, but this would be great for sorting clothes as you take them out of dryer and fold them. Then kids come get their basket and put clothes away. by elena
elena
elena Get dirty laundry off the floor with a laundry tower. How to at Red Hen Home. I already have a laundry sorter, but this would be great for sorting clothes as you take them out of dryer and fold them. Then kids come get their basket and put clothes away.
Christmas Cheer
For those who are wondering how they can help outdoor cats in bad weather if they truly can’t take them in (even just for overnight), check out this pic on how to create simple shelters from storage bins. Great way to love animals! by brigitte
brigitte
brigitte For those who are wondering how they can help outdoor cats in bad weather if they truly can’t take them in (even just for overnight), check out this pic on how to create simple shelters from storage bins. Great way to love animals!
Wedding Pretties
The "Street Seats" project inspired this thought: Mismatched dining chairs can look sort of awkward, but painting them all the same color could create enough uniformity that they could turn out to look really great together. Or, if you tend towards the whimsical, you could paint each chair and the table several random bright colors to really emphasize the differences! by yolanda
yolanda
yolanda The "Street Seats" project inspired this thought: Mismatched dining chairs can look sort of awkward, but painting them all the same color could create enough uniformity that they could turn out to look really great together. Or, if you tend towards the whimsical, you could paint each chair and the table several random bright colors to really emphasize the differences!
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Great idea for (new) college kids: Round up people in your dorm & order takeout from the area. Create a board with a list of the takeouts & have people rate all of them/ see what’s best food ( 2 use as a reference for later). Cute idea & fun way to meet new people. by bette
bette
bette Great idea for (new) college kids: Round up people in your dorm & order takeout from the area. Create a board with a list of the takeouts & have people rate all of them/ see what’s best food ( 2 use as a reference for later). Cute idea & fun way to meet new people.
All About Food
Make constellations in a tube. I actually do this a lot when we have a spare tube for my kids and for my former daycare I would take dark construction paper scraps and just put it around roughly flat and use a pin to push in the outline of whatever the kids wanted...Great reward. They love it. Or you can, as I did for the older kids, let them select the constellation and I would punch it in. Great cheap activity to WOW any child. by jean
jean
jean Make constellations in a tube. I actually do this a lot when we have a spare tube for my kids and for my former daycare I would take dark construction paper scraps and just put it around roughly flat and use a pin to push in the outline of whatever the kids wanted...Great reward. They love it. Or you can, as I did for the older kids, let them select the constellation and I would punch it in. Great cheap activity to WOW any child.
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key ring holder.  Did this for my sis for Christmas, turned out GREAT!  and cheap and easy craft that someone with a new place would love.  Think about the endless possibilities that could go in the frame.  I used a cricut to cut out the letter! by leticia
leticia
leticia key ring holder. Did this for my sis for Christmas, turned out GREAT! and cheap and easy craft that someone with a new place would love. Think about the endless possibilities that could go in the frame. I used a cricut to cut out the letter!
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Have kids draw themselves on little circles on the first day. Copy them and cut them to paste around a new page. Use it for a newsletter template.  What a fantastic Idea! That would look so great for class announcements etc. by janis
janis
janis Have kids draw themselves on little circles on the first day. Copy them and cut them to paste around a new page. Use it for a newsletter template. What a fantastic Idea! That would look so great for class announcements etc.
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Girls sent in photo of themselves and bride, and either answer 5 out of 10 questions (“what’s the funniest thing you’ve ever heard Kasey say?” or “What do you like most about Kasey’s husband-to-be?” etc…) or gave them the option to just write their own special note to her. What we ended up with was about 30 pages of amazing memories.  Every girl sent something in and it was darling. Could do for any major event- birthday, graduation, etc. by sharon.smi
sharon.smi
sharon.smi Girls sent in photo of themselves and bride, and either answer 5 out of 10 questions (“what’s the funniest thing you’ve ever heard Kasey say?” or “What do you like most about Kasey’s husband-to-be?” etc…) or gave them the option to just write their own special note to her. What we ended up with was about 30 pages of amazing memories. Every girl sent something in and it was darling. Could do for any major event- birthday, graduation, etc.
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