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Waterless Snowglobe Craft Tutorial

Melissa Bastow

Tags tutorials, winter

Waterless Snowglobe Craft Tutorial

Looking for a fun craft to do on a cold winter's day?  This waterless snowglobe is lots of fun to put together and can be a fun project to work on with the kids.  Plus the possibilities for what you put inside is endless - snowglobes aren't just for Christmas, they can be enjoyed year round!   Supplies: • Wide Mouth Jar with Lid • Small Figurines of any kind (make sure they fit inside the jar) • Fake Snow • Glue Gun While your glue gun is heating up wipe out the jar so there is no dust. Set the...


Hand Warmer Free Printable

Melissa Bastow

Tags Christmas, tutorials, winter

Hand Warmer Free Printable

This free printable goes with a tutorial I did years and years ago.  My kids and I made hand warmers and gave them to their church teachers for Christmas.  They were easy to do, and my kids were pretty small at the time so they loved helping me.  (Now they're older and crankier and would rather do their own thing then make stuff with me.....sniff...) Find out how we made the homemade hand warmers by reading the old blog post. And when you're done you can put the new printable with it!  They make great gifts for neighbors or your...


Last Minute Thanksgiving Family Activity

Melissa Bastow

Tags Thanksgiving, tutorials

Last Minute Thanksgiving Family Activity

This is a really easy last minute activity you can do with kids and adults to bring in a spirit of thanksgiving and joy.  It doesn't take long to prep or participate in, and when you're done you get a fun wall collage to enjoy! This is what you'll need: Thanksgiving clipart or banner printed on a full sheet of white cardstock (we have multiple clipart options that will work for this) scissors craft string pencil and pen/marker one hole punch craft paper in fall colors Cut out your Thanksgiving clipart - this will be what you center all the...


Easy Turkey Cupcakes

Melissa Bastow

Tags snacks, Thanksgiving, tutorials

Easy Turkey Cupcakes

These adorable turkey cupcakes are super easy to make and are a huge crowd pleaser!  They taste delish and can even be decorated by kids.  Your Thanksgiving gathering wouldn't be complete without them! This is what you're going to need:  6 Chocolate Cupcakes, prepared and unfrosted 1 pkg. Chocolate Frosting 6 Nutter Butter Cookies 1 pkg. Swedish Fish, assorted colors 6 Orange Mini M&M’s 12 Edible Eyes 1 Fruit Roll Up, red Cut the bottom third off each cookie and discard (or snack on these bits while you work). You will only use the larger part of the cookies.  Put...


Easy Thanksgiving Banner Using Clipart

Melissa Bastow

Tags Thanksgiving, tutorials

Easy Thanksgiving Banner Using Clipart

It's super easy to make a fun Thanksgiving banner using clipart, craft paper, and ribbon.  You don't need any fancy supplies or special skills - as long as you can use a printer and a pair of scissors you're golden.  And since you get to pick the clipart, you can literally make it look exactly how you want! This is what you'll need: Thanksgiving clipart printed on white cardstock and cut out a few sheets of coordinating craft paper (cardstock works better than thinner paper) ribbon and craft string one hole punch scissors pencil and pen/marker ruler adhesive You'll need...