DIY and Crafts

Here is where I have my fun. Come explore creativity with me.

Manikin Man Sketching Update: Day 14

My last update was about a month ago and I had only made it to day 13 in my own Manikin Man Sketching Challenge.  So what happened?  Well, first everyone in my family had what has become a yearly thing; the spring cold.  One kid fell after another so all in all it...

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DIY Pantry Makeover

Do you have some areas of your house that just drive you crazy?  My pantry is one of mine.  We have lived in our house for 10 years now but I have never been able to find a system that works for me in the pantry.  It was just becoming a dumping zone and I often was...

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Manikin March Sketching Days 8 – 13

Manikin March Sketching Continues. Well I'm back with my next update on my #31daysmanikinmarch sketching challenge to myself.  I'm falling a bit behind as I have had some sick children of late and some unexpected health issues with my own father thrown in the mix,...

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Manikin March Sketching Days 3-7

  Here is my first update to my Manikin March Sketching challenge to myself.  This will be day 3- 7.  For those new to my blog and my Manikin March challenge I am a stay at home mom with a thirst for learning.  As a child growing up I did not work on skills such...

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Manikin March Drawing Challenge

  It was just this past birthday I told my dear friend how I wanted to learn how to draw better.  I never really learned growing up.  Particularly difficult for me of course is learning how to draw people, especially body parts.  So for my birthday she gave me a...

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Dryer Ball Art

DRYER BALL ART WITH KIDS    Sometimes I get weird ideas.  Like this time when I thought hmmm, wonder what kind of art my kids could make with all my extra dryer balls.  Kids art with dryer balls became our next crazy art experiment. Supplies: Dryer Balls Paint Paper...

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DIY Phrase Blocks

  I have never seasonally decorated my fireplace mantle ever in the 9 years since I lived in our house.  Probably because we never use the fireplace (fake gas one) so we don't sit in this area of my house. It has always been a kids play space.  But this year I was...

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DIY Wicker Basket Redo

DIY WICKER BASKET REDO   How many wicker baskets do you have in your house?  I have a few but this little gem was won by my son in a classroom draw at the end of the year.  Don't get me started as to why a teacher would include this as a draw item.  My son was just...

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Minion Literacy Activities

  Are your children Minion crazy lately?  Who isn't?  Why not incorporate them into your learning.  We decided to create our own Minion Alphabet out of pudding and jello cups.  I have a 7, 5 and a 3 year old and we can use the cups to target learning goals for each...

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