Category: Family

DIY New Year’s Eve Piñatas

New Year’s Eve is just a few days away and we are busy decorating for the festivities! Today we’re sharing a DIY piñata project that’s perfect for candy or simply decor. Here’s how… Supplies: cardboard, scissors, masking tape, white crepe paper, and Elmer’s glue. Directions: 1. Cut out the numbers 2017 twice from cardboard. 2. With the remaining cardboard, cut out 1.5″ strips. The strips will go between the numbers to create the 3D shape. 3. Stack two...

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DIY Cheese Dip Bats

In honor of National Food Day, we thought we’d take a break from our normal sweet treats to bring you a salty snack (don’t worry, National Chocolate Day is on Friday 😉 )! We found the idea for these adorably cheesy bats on Pinterest and decided to make a version of our own! Here’s how… Ingredients: 8oz cream cheese 8oz shredded cheese (use whatever you like! Italian, Parmesan, or even goat cheese!) poppy seeds blue torilla chips candy eyes Directions: 1. Mix cheeses in...

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Kid’s Art Room Tour

[This post contains affiliate links. If purchased, I will receive a commission, but the price stays the same for you!] Hi, everyone! Today I’m sharing my kids’ art room if you’d like to see! I really wanted to give the boys a place to learn, explore, create, and have fun!  But as they get older, we seem to accumulate SO MUCH STUFF.  I found it necessary to create a room with storage and work spaces to support their creativity and learning. World Map Fabric Wall Decal: Vicky...

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DIY Pencil Bags

Today we’re sharing a fun DIY project for kids OR teachers! These “Welcome Bags” are painted to look like pencils and can be filled with treats for a new teacher or school supplies for new students. We even personalized ours with Places for Faces! Here’s how to make your own… Supplies: yellow gift bags (we used the leftovers from this project!), pink, silver, and tan acrylic paint, a paint brush, painter’s tape, black tissue paper, and custom tags by Places...

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DIY Apple Jars

Back to School season is upon us! Today we’re sharing an easy and inexpensive DIY gift your new teachers will love! Supplies: mini glass jars (our were from the Dollar Spot at Target!), red acrylic paint, green acrylic paint, a paint brush, green felt, brown pipe cleaner, and hot glue. Directions: 1. Pour red paint into a jar and roll it around to coat the inside. Pour out excess paint into the next jar and repeat! 2. Rest the jars upside down to let the paint dry and let any excess...

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