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100 Homemade Holiday Gift Ideas
Check out these instructions and learn how to make 100 easy gifts for a holiday, birthday, or any occasion. Using these ideas, you can give everyone you know a homemade gift this year.
How to Make Paper Mache Paste
This no-cook paper mache paste recipe is a good one to make with kids because it is easy to make and does not require heat.
Make Your Own Bean Bag with This Easy Guide
Follow these instructions to learn how to make bean bags. This is a great, simple sewing project!
Free Printable Calendars
Use these free, printable calendar templates and you can make your own calendars for this year and many others. You can also find creative ways to decorate those calendars.
7 Crafts to Make for the Family Dog
Get your kiddos together to make these 7 super fun crafts for your family dog!
30+ Crafts Your Teen is Gonna Love!
Some teens may claim they don't like crafting, but I bet some of these projects will motive them to get creative.
Learn How to Make Paper Mache Paste
Follow these instructions and learn how to make a variety of paper mache pastes and pulps and also how to paper mache.
7 Summer Backyard Party Games to Play
Playing in the backyard is one of the best things about summertime. Invite friends over, get the family together, and play these summer backyard party games! Here are 7 Summer Backyard Party Games to Play.
50 Cute Craft Ideas Girls will Love
If you are looking for some craft projects girls will enjoy, check out this list.
9 Step-by-Step Instructions to Basic Tie-Dye
Learn how to tie-dye! Here are basic directions and tips to help you make your own tie-dyed item. Page 3.
Make Your Own Coloring Book with These Free,...
Find out where you can get the best; free coloring book pages; and, also, tips for printing and making your own coloring books.
Learn How to Make Your Own Pinata
You will be surprised to learn how easy it is to make a pinata using items you probably already have around your house.
Learn How To Paper Mache
You can easily learn how to make paper mache with these instructions. You will find some great paste recipes, step-by-step directions, project ideas, and many helpful hints.
How to Make Garden Stepping Stones in 9 Simple...
Follow these step-by-step directions and learn how to make your own garden stepping stones.
How to Plan a Dr. Seuss-Themed Baby Shower
Find directions for making a variety of baby shower supplies and games all with a Dr. Seuss theme.
Step-by-Step Paper Mache Directions
Follow these simple steps and create wonderful paper mache masterpieces!
How to Make Stepping Stones For Your Garden
Follow these instructions and learn how to make step stones. Here are basic techniques, a supply list, and even great pictures to help you make your own personalized garden stepping stones.
Fleece Tied Blanket
Find out how to make a nice, no-sew blanket using two pieces of fleece.
Learn How to Decoupage
You can learn how to decoupage. Here are basic decoupage techniques, supply lists, and easy projects you can do.
15 Crafts Kids Can Do in 10-Minutes
If you are looking for a fast and easy craft for kids, browse through this collection of projects.
Printable Paper Doll Body
Print out and color or decorate this paper doll body cutout. A personalized paper doll is sure to make any kid happy.
Cowboy Hat
Print out and color or decorate this cowboy hat for your paper doll. Page 2.
7 Crafts for Ocean Animal Fun
From recycled crafts to yarn and painting, you'll have fun putting together these silly sea animals. How about a crab, a few fish, or even a shark cootie catcher? We also found a few octopus to join the fun. Here are 7 Crafts for Ocean Animal Fun!
Printable Paper Dolls
You can download, print out, and color all of these paper dolls and then have some fun coloring them in and cutting them out.
50 Fun Craft Ideas Boys Will Love
This is the perfect place to start looking for craft projects that are especially appealing to boys.
Spider Crackers
Create your own spider snack using round crackers, peanut butter, pretzels, and chocolate chips.
Easy Fundraiser and Bazaar Crafts
If you are looking for ideas for crafts to make to sell at fundraisers and bazaars, check out all of these easy projects.
Stepping Stone Concrete Tips
If you are planning on making your own stepping stones, read through these tips before you go buy concrete.
Everything You Need to Know to Make Your Own...
Learn how to make garden stepping stones. Here is a list of supplies you will need to make your stepping stones.
8 Pool Noodle Craft Projects
Check out these pool noodle craft projects and try one this summer! These are all very simple projects that you and your family will really enjoy.
7 Beachy Crafts to Make for Summer
I love everything about the beach. The sand, the sound of the waves, and that salty beach air! Bring the beach to your house with these beach crafts to make this summer. Here are 7 Beachy Crafts to Make for Summer.
How to Make a Paper Mache Pinata
Instructions for making a pinata using paper mache' techniques.
Tons of Free Crafts for Elementary School-Aged...
Browse through this collection of craft projects selected especially for school-aged children.
9 Steps to Making a Baby Shower Diaper Cake
Follow along with the directions in this step-by-step tutorial and learn how easy it is to make a diaper cake you can use as a baby shower decoration or gift.
7 Insect Crafts for Kids to Make
Your kiddos are going to love these insect crafts that I’ve found around the web. Come see all 7 insect craft ideas for kids.
A Cute and Quirky Flower Pot DIY for Your Garden
Follow these instructions and find out how to make a flower pot man for your garden.
How to Make Paper Mache Base Forms and Molds
You can use many items you have laying around your house for paper mache. Check out this list and start creating!
Download and Print Dr. Seuss Activities
Check out this long list of worksheets and coloring pages you can print out and enjoy.
Make a Unique Ribbon Wreath with This...
Follow these instructions and you can create your own personalized wreath using ribbon.
Celebrate Special Days With These Calendars
Use this holiday calendar to find creative ideas to help you celebrate many usual and unusual holidays for every month of the year.
Make Your Own Pinata with This Step-by-Step...
These free directions will show you how to make a pinata using a paper bag.
How to Make Your Own Paint For Crafts
Learn how you can make your own paint for your next painting project.
How to Press and Dry Your Flowers
Learn how to save your colorful flowers by drying or pressing them. Great for crafts, decorations, and gifts!
How to Make a Paper Mache Volcano
Find out how you can create your own erupting volcano using paper mache techniques.
Make Your Own Paper Lantern with This Easy...
This paper lantern is easy to make and can be embellished to match any decor or to suit any occassion.
Save Money with This Simple Homemade Bubble...
A simple how to on making your own bubble mixture.
How to Make a Paper Mache Mask
This craft tutorial teaches you how to make a paper mache mask using your own face as a mold.
How to Make a Bean Bag Toss Game
Have you ever heard of Cornhole? It is actually a really fun outdoor game played somewhat like horseshoes, except you throw bean bags at a 2' x 4' board,
Flower Pictures to Color
Browse through this collection of coloring pages that offer a variety of beautiful flowers.
Printable Birthday Party Invitations
Browse through this collection of free birthday party invitations that you can download and print out.
Make This Easy Bakeable Clay Recipe
Instructions for making clay using flour, salt, and water.
Use This (Free) Printable Star Pattern for...
Download and print out this star pattern you can use as a coloring page or a template.
Fun Crafts for a Spooktacular Halloween Party
Check out these simple yet fun Halloween party game ideas. These are perfect for kids' Halloween parties.
Cement or Concrete for Stepping Stones
Here is a list of cements and/or concretes you can use to make garden stepping stones.
Pirate Hat Craft
Follow these instructions and learn how to make a fun and easy pirate hat.
Stepping Stone Pictures
Browse through this collection of photos featuring home-made garden stepping stones made by me and also visitors like you!
Make Any Collage in 4 Easy Steps
Learn how easy it is to make a collage and explore several inspirational collage projects you can create yourself.
Craft Idea: Turn CDs into Cute Animals
Find out how to make a variety of animals, bugs, and even birds using unwanted CDs and some basic craft supplies.
Mirror Chalkboard Craft
Follow these instructions and you can easily transform an old mirror, or even an old picture frame, into a functional chalkboard.
Fun Crafts Toddlers and Preschoolers Will Love
If you are looking for craft projects that work well for toddlers and preschoolers, check out all of these tutorials.
9 Frozen Birthday Party Ideas
We love the movie Frozen over at our house! We just can’t get enough of it. Throw your kids the best birthday party with these birthday party ideas!
Making Garden Stepping Stones? Don't Miss These...
Read through these tips before you start making your own stepping stones.
Cooked Play Dough Recipe
Learn how to make clay on your stove top using flour, oil, and a few other items.
14 Steps to Creating Iris Fold Paper Crafts
This step-by-step tutorial will teach you how easy it is to make your own iris folding projects.
Easy Crafts for Kindergarteners
If you are looking for a craft project to do with a 4 to 6 year old, browse through this list and choose a few to try.
College Survival Kit
Follow the instructions shared here and you can make a fun gift for someone you know who is getting ready to start college.
Print Your Own Envelope with This Free Template
Download and print out this free envelope template.
Tweens Will Love These Fun Craft Projects
Browse through a collection of craft projects that may appeal to kids that are between 11 and 14 years old.
Make Your Own Greeting Cards with This Free...
Print out this free template and design your own personalized greeting cards.
Try This Cooked Paper Mache Paste Recipe for...
Learn how to make a paper mache recipe using to stove top.
Molds for Stepping Stones
Check out this list of molds you can use to make stepping stones.
Baseball Cap
Print out and color or decorate this baseball cap for your paper doll. Page 3.
Try This Easy Paper Mache Pulp Recipe
Use this recipe to make a pulp mixture to make fine details on paper mache projects.
Save Time and Money with These Creative...
If you are planning a birthday party, make this idea page your first stop.
Printable Box Template
Here is a box for you to print and assemble! Makes a great gift box or even a block for kids.
Make Your Own Chalkboard Paint with This Easy...
Follow this recipe and learn how to make your own chalkboard paint.
How to Make Your Own 'Soft and Squishy' Puffy...
Kim Rife explains how to create your own 'soft and squishy' paint that is not only fun to paint with but looks cool once it dries.
How to Make a Photo Collage
If you are looking for some inspiration for your collage craft, why not make a collage using photos.
DIY: Mini Flower Garden Pots
Our mini flower garden is ready for a summer of fun. These are too cute! Here's the step-by-step for making Mini Flower Garden Pots.
Car Search Simple Paper Games
Print out this Car Search game. A great game to bring along on long trips or car rides.
Make Spring Flower Yarn Art
We're crafting fun spring flower yarn art! Here's the step-by-step instructions to making yarn art shaped into pretty spring flowers!
DIY: Paper Tube Blooming Flowers
These flowers make the perfect bunch. They are so much fun to make and really do look like spring time blooms – which is surprising as they are made from a toilet paper roll!
Craft Supply Spotlight: Washi Tape
Washi tape has become all the rage in the crafting world over the last couple of years. Washi tape is simply just that, tape. But it's colors and patterns make it so much fun. Washi tape is especially great for kids! My girls love to use it with almost any craft project they create.
Fun and Easy Gift Ideas: How to Make Your Own...
Follow this recipe and you can make your own colorful bath salts.
Printable Coupons Make a Special Gift for Loved...
Follow these instructions and use these printable templates to create fun coupon books you can give to everyone you know.
Make Your Own Simple Purse with This Easy...
Learn how easy it is to sew up a small purse or even two.
Creative Homemade Gift Ideas for Everyone...
Find out how you can make fun and unique gifts for everyone on your list this year.
Tissue Angel Ornament Craft
This little angel will look adorable on a holiday tree, hanging in a window, or tied on a gift.
5 Fabulous Pool Party Crafts
We're going to Invite over friends and family for an ultimate summer pool party! Here are 5 fabulous crafts that you can make for a super fun pool party.
How to Make A Pet Rock
Find out how you can create pet rocks with lots of character!
Halloween Feel Box Game
Learn how you can use a box and a variety of gross feeling items to make this fun Halloween or classroom party game.
Cupcake Design Birthday Party Hat - Free,...
Print out and make this free birthday party hat featuring a cupcake.
Leaf-Shaped Garden Stepping Stone
See a picture of a home-made garden stepping stone made by Carol Jones. The mold for these leaf-shaped stones were actual Hosta and Rhubarb leaves. Page 86.
Craft Supply Spotlight: Yarn
There are so many crafts you can make using yarn. It can be the focal point of your craft or help aid in crafts as well. It's the perfect supply for kids to use as it's colorful, versatile, and fun to use!
How to Make Your Own Stepping Stones
Here are some tips that will help you choose a mold for your homemade stepping stones.
Paper Mache Globe Craft
Find out how you can make a globe using paper mache techniques.
How to Make Tie-Dyed Circles
Find out how to create a tie-dye t-shirt featuring nesting circles.
How to Make a Spiral Tie-Dye T-Shirt
Find out how to create a tie-dye t-shirt featuring a fun spiral design.
Tons of Free Printable Bingo Cards for Any...
Download and print out bingo game cards that feature a variety of different themes and designs.
Stepping Stone Embellishment Tips
Browse through this collection of tips and ideas to help you decorate your homemade stepping stones.
11 Helpful Tips for Better Paper Mache Projects
Find many helpful tips you will want to read through before you start on a paper mache project.
Try This Free, Fun and Printable Dr. Seuss...
Download and print out this free Dr. Seuss book trivia game.
Clown Hat Craft
Discover how easy it is to make a simple clown hat using heavy paper, elastic, and items to decorate it.
How to Make a 'Boo-Boo' Bunny
Use these step-by-step directions to craft a bunny using a wash rag and a few other supplies.
Keep Everyone Happy With These Travel Games
If you are planning a family vacation, check out some of these fun activities ideas that you can bring along with you.
Family Activity: How to Make a Home Made Bouncy...
Learn how to make your own bouncy balls with just a few ingredients.
What Exactly Is Paper Mache Paste, and What Is...
Definition of the crafting term 'Paper Mache Paste' - a liquid adhesive usually made using flour and water...
Large Leaf-Shaped Garden Stepping Stone
See a picture of a home-made garden stepping stone made by Carol Jones. This stone was made using a large rhubarb leaf as the mold. Page 87.
Simple Paper Pinwheel Craft
Learn how you can make a pinwheel toy using a pencil, a tack, and a piece of paper.
Easy DIY Gift: Cookie Mix in a Jar
These cookie mixes in mason jars complete with recipes were big hits with everyone on our gift giving list!
National Smile Week
National Smile Week is celebrated during the 2nd week of August. Find ideas for crafts, games, and other activities.
Googly Eye Kids Craft Ideas
Googly eyes are such a fun material to use and create with! Since they come in several different sizes, there are many crafty possibilities using googly eyes!
Check Out These Fun Recycled Crafts
Find many free craft tutorials that will help you make crafts out of trash.
10 Ways to Watercolor with Kids
My kids love crafting and painting with watercolors! Each project turns out so beautiful. Try different watercolor painting techniques with these 10 ways to watercolor with kids!
Mosaic Projects
Gather your supplies, read though my mosaic how-to, and then try your hand at one or more of these mosaic projects.
Duct Tape Cell Phone Case Craft
This tutorial will teach you how to make a simple cell phone case using duct tape.
Rhubarb Leaf Stepping Stones
See a picture of garden stepping stones that Betty Yard made using rhubarb leaves. Page 20.
How to Celebrate Friendship Day
Celebrated on the first Sunday in August. Find ideas for crafts, games, and other activities.
Your Kids Will Love These Printable Alphabet...
Print and color alphabet pictures, and use them to make a collage, coloring book, or other creative projects.
Try This Free, Printable Butterfly Coloring Page
Print out this free butterfly template and use it as a pattern or a coloring page.
Tie-Dye Marbled T-Shirt Design
Find out how to create a tie-dye t-shirt that sports a marbled design.
Free Craft Supplies
Check out these free offers for craft supplies and other items you can use to make crafts.
Create a Strong, Durable Resin Paper Mache...
This paper mache paste dries to a very hard finish to make your finished projects more durable.
Mosaic Supplies and Tools
No matter how fancy or simple you want your mosaic to be, there are four main supplies you need; Base, Tessarae, Adhesive and Grout.
Teacher's Survival Kit Gift
Follow these directions and make this fun and unique gift to give to a teacher.
9 Fun Duct Tape Crafts
Explore a variety of crafts you can make using colorful duct tape. Find free project sheets to make bracelets, a wallet, and even more fun crafts.
Sun Bonnet/Straw Hat
Print out and color or decorate this sun bonnet or straw hat for your paper doll. Page 4.
Try This Cute Candy Flower Project
Follow these instructions and learn how to make a rose bud using two candy Kisses and a few other supplies.
Craft Supply Spotlight: Magnets
We're crafting with magnets in our craft supply spotlight today. Whether you're doing a science projects or making a craft, there are loads of fun things to make and do with magnets.
Make Your Own Unique Duct Tape Wallet with This...
Follow these simple directions and you can make your own duct tape wallet.
Printable Party Invitations
Choose from a variety of invitations you can print out and use to invite people to your next party.
Mosaic Beloved Pet Garden Stepping Stone
See a picture of a home-made garden stepping stone made by Garla Johnson. It is a memorial for a special pet. Page 88.
Ribbon Tab Blanket Craft
This tutorial will teach you how to use ribbon and textured fabric to make a fun toy for babies and young kids.
Paper Mache Ideas
If you are looking for inspiration and instructions for making a paper mache project, check out all of these ideas complete with instructions.
Picture Frame Craft Instructions
Learn how to decorate and design your own picture frames.
DIY: Make Birthday Goodie Bags
For a fun way to get my birthday kids involved in their party, they get to help make their birthday goodie bags that they give to their friends. Here's the step-by-step tutorial for making birthday goodie bags!
Printable Certificates
Download and print out a variety of certificates you can give to everyone you know to show them how much you appreciate them.
Paper Mache Pictures
Check out all of these pictures of amazing paper mache crafts and submit your own photos.
Christmas Craft Ideas and Activities
Find many fun Christmas decorations craft ideas, games, gift ideas, recipes, and other activities to help you celebrate the holiday season.
Pirate Eye Patch Craft
Discover how easy it is to make an eye patch using some craft foam and yarn.
How to Make and Decorate Pens and Pencil Holders
Find out how you can use many creative techniques and supplies to decorate your pens and pencils for school or the office.
Decorations and Embellishments for Stepping...
Here is a list of decorations and embellishments you can use to make stepping stones.
Tiny Circles Tie-Dye T-Shirt
Find out how to create a tie-dye t-shirt featuring a bunch of tiny circles.
Nurse Survival Kit
This unique nurse survival kit makes a great gift for someone just finishing up with nursing school or even for someone who has been a nurse for a long time.
Kids Will Love This Free, Printable Eye Mask...
Print out this simple mask and color or decorate it for any occassion.
Easy Tote Bag Pattern
Check out this free tote bag pattern. Follow these directions and learn how to sew your own easy tote bags. It is so easy everyone can help.
Colored Egg Shell Mosaic Craft
Learn how easy it is to use unwanted colored egg shells to make a fancy mosaic picture.
Fabric Covered Notebook
Discover how simple it is to personalize a notebook or journal by covering it with fabric.
Tie-Dye Craft Pictures
Browse through these pictures of tie-dye projects and then have fun making your own.
How to Make a Cute Sea Shell Picture Frame
Kim explains how you can easily give old picture frames new life using sea shells and sand.

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