Thanksgiving Printable: Turkey Toes FREE Printable!

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Turkey Toes Thanksgiving Craft

This adorable Thanksgiving printable for Turkey Toes is sure to be a hit with your Thanksgiving guests! These would be so cute on your Thanksgiving table.  I saw them on Pinterest for sale from some catalog company for way too much money so I made my own.  I could not find a "normal" sized canning jar so I opted for the larger 2 quart jar and apparently people around here opted to snack away!   You could also put these in clear bags, staple, tape, or tie the Turkey Toes label on them and hand them out as favors or gifts for your neighbors. I put together a PDF of the little graphic I used to make these. There are four circles to a sheet.  If you'd like to print one out, simply click here and print!  Make sure to check out my Thanksgiving chalkboard printable as well! It's perfect for November or any time of the year!   And don't forget help with your Thanksgiving feast.  You can find Thanksgiving recipes here! ... [read more]

Kids Craft for 4th of July: A Colored Flag Shirt

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Let your kids be the artist with this fun kids craft for 4th of July - a flag shirt made using fabric crayons, your kids' creativity, and a little help from you to put it all together. It's Jenn from A Jennuine Life and I'll show you how quick and easy this kids' crafted project is. Start by getting your kiddos to color with fabric crayons on a plain sheet of white paper.  Give them the appropriate color and encourage them to scribble or fill a large area. Once they're done, cut the colored paper into the pieces of a flag.  For this I cut strips out of the red just over 1/4" wide and then cut them down to 8.5" long for the three full-length strips and 4" long for the four strips next to the blue field.  The blue is 4.5" wide by 3.5" wide.  This is not exactly the correct proportions of the US flag, but it's fairly close. Lay out your t-shirt and arrange the strips colored side down on top.  Using a pressing cloth to protect your iron, transfer the coloring by ... [read more]

Easy Father’s Day Gift and FREE Printable

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Father's Day Printable

Father's Day is one of my favorite holidays! I love to help my kids show their dad how much we appreciate him.  We generally cook up some beef skewers, make "grilled' cupcakes for dessert and spend the day doing things dad loves.  Last year I made up this cute Father's Day printable for an easy craft for the kids to put together. I saw this cute little gift at a friend's house a few weeks ago so when I ran across Dad's Root Beer at the dollar store last week, I knew I had a winner!  We don't buy soda often so this is most definitely a treat for Dad around here.   I am from Michigan where we call this carbonated beverage "pop" so this works for me.  Hopefully it works for you, too!  You don't have to use Dad's root beer -- just use his favorite carbonated beverage.  Also, you could just use tape and tape them to the bottle or can.  Be creative! The printable is available on my Facebook page (click on the blue "EXCLUSIVE" box) or at the very bottom of my emails in small print ... [read more]

Handprint Christmas Trees

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I really love hand print/footprint crafts with the kids even though I have getting out the paint with a 3 and a 5 year old makes me break out in a sweat (even if it is washable!).  These hand print  Christmas trees make an easy and memorable Christmas gift for anyone who loves your kids just as much as you do. I used card stock and Crayola washable paint to make the hand prints. The tree is the hand with fingers closed; the tree trunk is the thumb and the "ornaments" are just their fingers. I painted the stars free hand, but you could use fingers to make those, too. Then I painted dollar store "document frames" with red craft paint.  The document frames are 8 1/2 x 11 so they fit paper well. I usually still have trim a bit of the paper down, but it's better than an 8 x 10 picture  frame.   Remove the glass and paint. Make sure to clean the glass before you replace it as it is usually pretty dirty. I attached the ribbon using packing tape. I couldn't think of anything else ... [read more]

Holiday Gift Idea: Candy Cane Bath Salts

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I found this gift idea in an Advent devotional that I'm using this season.  The author suggested the recipe as a way for the reader to find some indulgence during the busy holiday season, but I thought this would make easy and fun gifts. You can use a combination of salts -- epsom, rock, sea salt, for example, or you can just use one kind of salt.  Epsom salts are found pretty much anywhere that has a pharmacy.  The rock salt I had on hand from making ice cream in a bag.  You can also dye part of the salts to make a red and white striped container, but I'm kind of leery of food dye in the bath tub so I skipped it.  I buy my essential oils through a co-op, but peppermint oil is pretty easy to find at a health food store.  Essential oils can get expensive, but a little bit goes a really long way. I used half-quart canning jars to package the salts because I have a lot of them on hand, but be creative! Plastic containers, old jars, even a plastic bag would work for these. ... [read more]