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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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
50 Cute Craft Ideas Girls will Love
If you are looking for some craft projects girls will enjoy, check out this list.
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 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.
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.
10 Fabulous 4th of July Crafts to Make
The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays! Our family loves dressing up in red, white, and blue and celebrating our wonderful country. In honor of this great holiday I’ve found fabulous 4th of July crafts to make. These are all patriotic, simple, and super cute!
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.
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.
Step-by-Step Paper Mache Directions
Follow these simple steps and create wonderful paper mache masterpieces!
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.
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.
Learn How to Decoupage
You can learn how to decoupage. Here are basic decoupage techniques, supply lists, and easy projects you can do.
50 Fun Craft Ideas Boys Will Love
This is the perfect place to start looking for craft projects that are especially appealing to boys.
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.
Cowboy Hat
Print out and color or decorate this cowboy hat for your paper doll. Page 2.
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.
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.
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.
How to Make a Paper Mache Pinata
Instructions for making a pinata using paper mache' techniques.
Stepping Stone Concrete Tips
If you are planning on making your own stepping stones, read through these tips before you go buy concrete.
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.
Use This (Free) Printable Star Pattern for...
Download and print out this star pattern you can use as a coloring page or a template.
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.
Fleece Tied Blanket
Find out how to make a nice, no-sew blanket using two pieces of fleece.
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.
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.
How to Make Your Own Paint For Crafts
Learn how you can make your own paint for your next painting project.
Tons of Free Crafts for Elementary School-Aged...
Browse through this collection of craft projects selected especially for school-aged children.
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!
American Independence Day Crafts and Activities
Find many ways you can celebrate American Independence Day with crafts.
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!
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.
Cement or Concrete for Stepping Stones
Here is a list of cements and/or concretes you can use to make garden stepping stones.
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.
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.
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.
Stepping Stone Pictures
Browse through this collection of photos featuring home-made garden stepping stones made by me and also visitors like you!
7 Sunshine Crafts to Brighten Up Summer
Bring the sun inside and make these sunshine crafts with your littles. These crafts will brighten your day! Here are 7 Sunshine Crafts to Brighten up Summer.
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 This Easy Bakeable Clay Recipe
Instructions for making clay using flour, salt, and water.
Make a Unique Ribbon Wreath with This...
Follow these instructions and you can create your own personalized wreath using ribbon.
How to Make a Paper Mache Volcano
Find out how you can create your own erupting volcano using paper mache techniques.
Download and Print Dr. Seuss Activities
Check out this long list of worksheets and coloring pages you can print out and enjoy.
Save Money with This Simple Homemade Bubble...
A simple how to on making your own bubble mixture.
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,
American Flag Coloring Book Page
Print out and color or decorate this American Flag coloring book page.
Make Your Own Pinata with This Step-by-Step...
These free directions will show you how to make a pinata using a paper bag.
Molds for Stepping Stones
Check out this list of molds you can use to make stepping stones.
Printable Birthday Party Invitations
Browse through this collection of free birthday party invitations that you can download and print out.
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.
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!
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!
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.
Try This Easy Paper Mache Pulp Recipe
Use this recipe to make a pulp mixture to make fine details on paper mache projects.
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.
Making Garden Stepping Stones? Don't Miss These...
Read through these tips before you start making your own stepping stones.
National Postal Worker Day
Celebrate your local postal worker and all postal workers on July 1st. Find ideas for crafts, games, and other activities.
How to Make a Photo Collage
If you are looking for some inspiration for your collage craft, why not make a collage using photos.
Pirate Hat Craft
Follow these instructions and learn how to make a fun and easy pirate hat.
DIY: Watercolor Cupcake Liner Suns
We're excited for summer and celebrating with a few festive watercolor suns. We're using cute little cupcake liners to make fun sunshine designs to brighten up our day. Here's the step-by-step tutorial for making Watercolor Cupcake Liner Suns.
Make Your Own Greeting Cards with This Free...
Print out this free template and design your own personalized greeting cards.
Patriotic Dyed T-Shirt
Have fun making patriotic t-shirts with your entire family.
Print Your Own Envelope with This Free Template
Download and print out this free envelope template.
Flower Pictures to Color
Browse through this collection of coloring pages that offer a variety of beautiful flowers.
Baseball Cap
Print out and color or decorate this baseball cap for your paper doll. Page 3.
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.
Car Search Simple Paper Games
Print out this Car Search game. A great game to bring along on long trips or car rides.
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.
Simple Paper Pinwheel Craft
Learn how you can make a pinwheel toy using a pencil, a tack, and a piece of paper.
Mirror Chalkboard Craft
Follow these instructions and you can easily transform an old mirror, or even an old picture frame, into a functional chalkboard.
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.
9 Ways to Craft with Washi Tape
I’ve found these 9 ways to craft with washi tape that I think you are going to LOVE!
Printable Box Template
Here is a box for you to print and assemble! Makes a great gift box or even a block for kids.
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.
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.
Rhubarb Leaf Stepping Stones
See a picture of garden stepping stones that Betty Yard made using rhubarb leaves. Page 20.
Glitter Fireworks Craft
Learn how to make a 3-D fireworks picture using glue and glitter.
Canada Day Crafts and Activities
Learn more about Canada Day Celebrations and find many Canada Day crafts.
Paper Mache Globe Craft
Find out how you can make a globe using paper mache techniques.
Family Activity: How to Make a Home Made Bouncy...
Learn how to make your own bouncy balls with just a few ingredients.
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.
Save Time and Money with These Creative...
If you are planning a birthday party, make this idea page your first stop.
Fun Crafts for a Spooktacular Halloween Party
Check out these simple yet fun Halloween party game ideas. These are perfect for kids' Halloween parties.
4th of July Coloring Pages
Print out these free 4th of July coloring pages and create your own Independence Day related coloring book!
Try This Cooked Paper Mache Paste Recipe for...
Learn how to make a paper mache recipe using to stove top.
15 Ways to Craft with Paper Tubes
With Earth Day coming next month, it's time to start saving up all your paper towel rolls and toilet paper rolls for crafting! There are so many fun ways to craft with these paper tubes! Here are 15 fun and imaginative ways you can craft with paper tubes with kids!
Tons of Free Printable Bingo Cards for Any...
Download and print out bingo game cards that feature a variety of different themes and designs.
American Flag Crafts and Activities
Learn a little about the American flag and make some fun, related crafts. Page 2.
Creative Homemade Gift Ideas for Everyone...
Find out how you can make fun and unique gifts for everyone on your list this year.
Fun and Easy Gift Ideas: How to Make Your Own...
Follow this recipe and you can make your own colorful bath salts.
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.
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.
Make Your Own Simple Purse with This Easy...
Learn how easy it is to sew up a small purse or even two.
Make Your Own Chalkboard Paint with This Easy...
Follow this recipe and learn how to make your own chalkboard paint.
Sparkless Sparkler Craft
Kids can dance around with these home-made sparklers all day and all night, or you can make them to tuck into plants or table centerpieces to add a little burst of color.
How to Make a Candy Letter for a Graduate
Follow these instructions and learn how to make a letter to give to a special graduate using candy bars.
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.
Sun Bonnet/Straw Hat
Print out and color or decorate this sun bonnet or straw hat for your paper doll. Page 4.
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!
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...
How to Make A Pet Rock
Find out how you can create pet rocks with lots of character!
How to Make Crafts Using Terra Cotta Pots
Find instructions to make a variety of crafts using terra cotta pots.
Make Coffee Filter Flowers
We're ready for spring with our brightly colored coffee filter flowers! This is a fabulous kids craft to help decorate your home for spring.
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.
Super's Handprint Garden Stepping Stone
See a picture of a home-made garden stepping stone submitted by Jennifer Super. It features a handprint design along with glass bead embellishments. Page 106.
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.
Tie-Dyed Beach Towel Craft
Find out how to create this colorful beach towel design using Simply Spray fabric dye.
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.
Stepping Stone Embellishment Tips
Browse through this collection of tips and ideas to help you decorate your homemade stepping stones.
Kids Will Love This Free, Printable Eye Mask...
Print out this simple mask and color or decorate it for any occassion.
How to Make a Spiral Tie-Dye T-Shirt
Find out how to create a tie-dye t-shirt featuring a fun spiral design.
Try This Free, Fun and Printable Dr. Seuss...
Download and print out this free Dr. Seuss book trivia game.
Print This Free Rainbow Coloring Page
Print out and color this picture of a Rainbow.
How to Make Your Own Stepping Stones
Here are some tips that will help you choose a mold for your homemade stepping stones.
Favorite Crafts for Ages and Stages
If you are looking for craft projects for a specific age level check out these collections of our top choices!
How to Make Tie-Dyed Circles
Find out how to create a tie-dye t-shirt featuring nesting circles.
Pirate Eye Patch Craft
Discover how easy it is to make an eye patch using some craft foam and yarn.
Decorations and Embellishments for Stepping...
Here is a list of decorations and embellishments you can use to make stepping stones.
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.
Free Craft Supplies
Check out these free offers for craft supplies and other items you can use to make crafts.
DIY: Tropical Paper Flower Leis
We're making a tropical flower lei out of paper flowers and straws! A simple craft almost any age of child could make. Here are the step-by-step instructions for making Tropical Paper Flower Leis.
6 Kids Crafts All About the Color RED
Today I’m bringing you 6 wonderful kids crafts that are all about the color RED! Get out your red paper, red crayons, and other red craft supplies to make these projects!
7 Crafts to Make for the Family Dog
Get your kiddos together to make these 7 super fun crafts for your family dog!
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.
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.
Patriotic Heart 1 4th of july independence day...
Print out and color or decorate this American flag in a heart coloring book page.
Make Your Own Unique Duct Tape Wallet with This...
Follow these simple directions and you can make your own duct tape wallet.
Tie-Dye Craft Pictures
Browse through these pictures of tie-dye projects and then have fun making your own.
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.
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.
Bug Bingo Game Cards
Check out these free bingo game cards that have a bug theme.
How to Make Your Own Sidewalk Paint
Check out this recipe and you can learn how to make your own sidewalk paint using cornstarch, food coloring, and water.
Rain Hat
Print out and color or decorate this rain hat for your paper doll. Page 5.
Check Out These Fun Recycled Crafts
Find many free craft tutorials that will help you make crafts out of trash.
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.
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.
Picture Frame Craft Instructions
Learn how to decorate and design your own picture frames.
Tie-Dye Marbled T-Shirt Design
Find out how to create a tie-dye t-shirt that sports a marbled design.
12 Free, Printable Cards for Father's Day
Treat dad or any special guy to one of these printable Father's Day cards! They are easy to print and make and they are free. You can even make your own envelope using my printable template.
Mosaic Projects
Gather your supplies, read though my mosaic how-to, and then try your hand at one or more of these mosaic projects.
DIY: Flip Book Sticky Notes
We're having so much fun making silly flip books for a summer activity! Here's the step-by-step tutorial for making fun flip books with sticky notes.
Printable Father's Day Coupons
Here are some fun coupons you can print out to give to dad or any other special guy for Father's Day!
How to Make a Ribbon Rosette
These adorable ribbon rosettes are easy to make and can be used to decorate other craft projects.

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