• Fold a Fortune Teller – Easy Origami Tutorial

    September 14, 2013

    You may not have heard of a fortune teller before but that may be because you were never a ten year old girl. Boys may have been into them to, but honestly I was too busy playing with my fortune teller or learning that I’d be living  with Paulie Shore and 7 little Paulies in…

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  • Easily Personalized Notebooks at Mom Spark!

    August 10, 2013

    Over at Mom Spark this week I had such a fun task… DIY up some personalized notebooks especially for back to school! Since I just so happened to have my nephews “living with me” for a bit we worked the project together. We not only made notebooks for school starting very, very soon, but also…

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  • Magnetic Travel Match Game Tutorial

    August 7, 2013

    When I was a kid I was always wanting to play a game. Always. I daresay, it wore most of my friends and family out. So I wound up playing lots of games by myself. Match games were my absolute favorite. I had tons of sets and it got to the point to where I…

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  • Magnetic Travel Bingo Freebie

    July 11, 2013

    Moving right along with quiet car games (did you miss the travel tanagrams freebie?) we now have magnetic travel bingo! Get each of the kids you’ll be travelling with a cheapie cookie sheet from Wal-Mart for 97 cents and print out your freebies for tons of trapped in a car fun. Now car bingo was…

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  • Magnetic Travel Tanagrams Tutorial

    July 5, 2013

    In the coming weeks I’ll be travelling with my nephews and parents around Texas, up through New Mexico and back home to Oklahoma. And since I absolutely cannot stand the sound of the little handheld video games the boys will surely bring with them, I’m finding alternative, quiet play options for them! So I bought…

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  • Tie Dye Patterns Great for Kids – Part 2

    June 25, 2013

    Welcome back for day two of tie dye patterns great for kids. If you missed the first two patterns plus a ridiculously long list of tips, check it out now. In fact, if you dig that shirt up above, it was shared in yesterday’s post. The four patterns I’m going to share today are all…

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  • Tie Dye Patterns Great for Kids – Part 1

    June 24, 2013

    Today I’m going to show you a couple of tie dye patterns that are super easy. In fact, they’re easy enough for little fingers. I am a freak about tie dye and I know exactly when I fell in love with it. I was a kid, standing over a boiling pot of dye while my…

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  • Sprinkles Resin Bangles – Oh My!

    May 3, 2013

    Today we’re going to add a whole lot of fun to resin… learn how to make sprinkles resin bangles. That’s right, sprinkles! So a few weeks back I made a gold leaf suspended bangle. It was my first attempt at casting resin epoxy and I was hooked. Not because of the nasty fumes but just…

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  • Gluten Free Paper Mache Paste & Making a Pinata, Part 1

    March 19, 2013

    I grew up in West Texas where there was a piñata at just about every kid’s party. I don’t remember ever actually taking a swing at one, though, which seems pretty odd. Some years ago my sister and I decided that her boys needed to experience a piñata in all of its violent, candy filled…

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