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How to Make a 3-D Robot Valentine Card

Melissa Bastow

Tags tutorials, Valentines

How to Make a 3-D Robot Valentine Card

This card was super duper easy to make.  And the best part is you can make it with almost ANY of our clipart! The first thing you'll need to do is pick out, purchase, and download your art.  I used this set: Then you'll need to digitally create a basic card design.  You can use any photo editing software or something like Silhouette Studio.  You can add text, like "programmed for love" using the fonts you already have.  You can also add a background or combine multiple clipart images - it's totally up to you! And then you'll need to print your...


Use a Heat Transfer to Put Art on Wood Crafts

Melissa Bastow

Use a Heat Transfer to Put Art on Wood Crafts

Here's a simple tutorial for putting a heat transfer on wood decor using the cricut minipress.  And just to warn you, I am AWKWARD on camera.....even when it's just my hands!


Word Families - AP and ED

Melissa Bastow

Tags early learning, educational fun, school

Word Families - AP and ED

The animals that my son chose for these word families were a pig and a bee.  He really likes choosing the animals and while I see no logic in his choices, I'm sure they totally work in his cute little 5 year old brain. You can get these printables for free by right clicking on the images below and selecting save or print from the pop up menu. I suggest printing these on white cardstock, they just work so much better than regular (thin) paper.  You can use these in your classroom or at home, but please don't share the...


Word Families - AN and ET

Melissa Bastow

Tags early learning, educational fun, school

Word Families - AN and ET

I've decided to back off of word families for a bit with my son's learning.  Which is the beauty of homeschool - if you're feeling overwhelmed then change what you're doing!  We're still learning LOTS and will throw in a word family or two when we're having a particular ambitious week. Here are some free printables so you can practice the AN and ET word families too!  Just right click on the images below and click save or print. I hope these help your little learners as much as they help mine!  You can use these free printable as much as...


Quick and Easy Napkin Rings

Melissa Bastow

Tags Thanksgiving

Quick and Easy Napkin Rings

We are having a low-key Thanksgiving this year.  Like, I'll probably get some of those heavy duty paper plates that hold a lot of food so that we can load them up and NOT do dishes after.  Because, really, who are we trying to impress in 2020?  The days of a pinterest perfect table are not even remotely important this year.  But not washing plates and crap after the big meal? CRUCIAL. So I'm also going super simple on napkin rings.  Which is no excuse for not having something cute!  Especially when they are this easy to make. Just right click...