Category Archives: Family Crafts

Kids Play – Get Creative with Baking Soda

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To unleash creativity and encourage scientific inquiry, it’s important to stimulate a child’s mind with exploration and play. Often, this is as simple as turning to your own kitchen cupboards.

Family Tree Scrapbooking

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Creating a family tree involves a good bit of time, effort and study. As you research the basic chart of ancestors, you will undoubtedly collect a treasure trove of documents, photographs, letters, and maybe even some diary or journal entries from your ancestors. A good way to preserve and display these records is through scrapbooking. By assembling all of the items in a scrapbook, people can easily read it. It also keeps your research safe and protects it from being ruined or lost.

Here are three things to keep in mind as you create a family history scrapbook.

Ideas For Doing Scrapbooking – Heritage Recipe Albums

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Certain foods may remind us of Thanksgiving at Grandma’s, or goody baskets received at Christmas time. Most of us associate certain foods with particular events, people or traditions. Foods that remind us of home or family are often a comfort.

Creating a Simple Children’s Growth Chart

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A growth chart is a great way to keep up with the growth of a child. What a great memory tool for parents or grandparents alike! Traditionally, writing on a designated wall was the way to record a child’s growth progress. However, for some, writing on the walls is altogether inappropriate. And if a home is ever sold, this treasured information is most likely lost forever.

Throw a Delightful Kid’s Cowboy/Cowgirl Theme Party!

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You can throw a marvelous Cowboy/cowgirl party at home! We hope to inspire you to give your child a magical birthday!

Creating Crafts With Old Buttons – 10 Ideas

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I just love using old buttons in my craft projects. Here’s ten quick and easy ideas to put those old buttons to use. For most projects, you will need a tube of craft glue, and hardware from your local craft supply shop, or items found at your local mart in the craft section.

How to Make a Great Recycled Message Board or Chalk Board

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Twice a year in my community, they have a “large garbage” pick up day. That is my favorite day! I drag my family along, and we drive up and down the streets looking for buried treasure!

How to Make a Rustic Tooth Fairy Pillow

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This is a really cute, yet a rustic addition to a child’s bed, and also has the additional excitement of producing a reward for a baby tooth!

Fun Summer Activities to Do Together

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Fun Summer Activities to Do Together or With Their Friends for the Self Confident Parent – Part 1

Fun for Kids And Moms – Throw a Teddy Bear Party

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A fun teddy bear party is not a difficult thing to pull of with a little creativity and some things that you can find round your house! Here are some quick ideas for making the party “beary” fun!

It’s Fun to Make Useful Homemade Gizmos

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It’s fun and satisfying to design and then make simple items that serve some purpose.

Digging Up Dinosaurs

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Practically all children and probably most adults find the subject of dinosaurs fascinating and intriguing.

Crafts and Fun with Things Around the House

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Cannot find anything fun for your children to do today? There’s always something to make with the simplest stuff lying around your house. You just have to use your imagination to find out what and how to make things.

An Apple a Day – Fun Apple Activities

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Fall is just around the corner and what better way to mark the season than with a month of apple-related activities? It’s the time of year for freshly-baked apple pies, apple festivals, and Johnny Appleseed’s birthday!

A Kite Mobile Made From a Coat Hanger

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This is an excellent way to let your child participate in the decoration of his or her room while at the same time having fun working on a creative crafts project!

A Fun Game to Help Your Kids Read

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There are always times when your child claims boredom. There are also moments when you are looking for something educational, yet fun and simple to do as a family. With little materials and even less preparation, you can easily entertain and educate your child, plus, it can be fun for everyone involved.

5 Things to Do with Grandparents on a Rainy Day

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Hanging out with grandparents can be fun and enlightening. They are a link to the past and can teach us to appreciate our present.

How You Can Bronze Baby Shoes

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You can treasure the memory of your child’s first steps forever by bronzing his first set of baby shoes. And you can do it yourself relatively inexpensively and easily.

Preserving Your Treasured Family Recipes

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Recipes are part of a family’s heritage. Every family has favorite recipes that have been passed from generation to generation. Some are handwritten on recipe cards, and others are tucked away in old, worn cookbooks that are slowly falling apart.

Create a Family Heirloom Cookbook

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Almost every family has a treasured recipe, handed down through generations, that is not only beloved because it’s delicious, but because it evokes memories of favorite family get-togethers, a holiday, or a treasured family member.

Wheat Weaving

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A Simple Family Craft Idea – Although the stores are trying to convince us it’s time to start putting up our December holiday decor, I’m personally just not ready to start thinking about snowmen and red-nosed reindeer invading my home in November. We’re still working on the autumn leaf theme around our house.