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Make my cute kids’ summer craft featuring cicadas! Yep, cute cicadas. This easy print, cut, and glue activity is a great summer craft idea for elementary-age and preschooler. Kids can make paper cicada friends, learn about their lifecycle, play pretend, make them into art, or hide them for an outdoor hide-and-seek scavenger hunt (our pick!).

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Making a balloon garland is an easy way to add pizazz to your party decor. Balloon garlands look impressive yet they’re surprisingly easy and quick to make — you can make a balloon arch in about an hour or two depending on its size. Balloon arches make a great photo backdrop for birthdays and baby …

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Transform plain white cotton cloth napkins into cheerful DIY Tie-Dye Dinner Napkins. Tie-dying is one of those magical crafts where you can be a total beginner and nail it. This tie dye idea is so simple to do, tons of fun, and takes just a couple of craft supplies to make a whole bunch for DIY gifts.

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Make an interactive pretend campfire and s’mores play set to bring camping fun indoors, rain or shine! This cute paper craft project features a toasty campfire with wood-grain logs surrounded by a stone ‘safety’ ring for kids to toast pretend marshmallows until they’re golden brown. Keep reading to see how to download the free printable …

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Make these patriotic DIY 4th of July Party Decorations featuring America’s favorite classic popsicle, Rocket Pops! I’m sharing my hand-drawn free printable rocket pops template that you can use with my all-time favorite vibrant color paper, ASTROBRIGHTS® Papers. This free printable bomb pops template will put a little more KA-BOOM into your Fourth of July …

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Today I’m sharing my paper bead jewelry DIY ideas that celebrate spring. I designed four pieces of bright and cheery paper bead jewelry — paper bead necklaces, paper bead bracelets, and paper bead earrings — inspired by my favorite spring flowers: daffodils, hyacinths, violets, tulips, and azaleas. Keep reading to see how to roll paper …

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Make my easy mermaid cake with scales and tails, no special cake pan needed! This simple DIY mermaid cake for a birthday is shaped into a number 9 cake with a cute little mermaid tail. Add white chocolate shells and seashells on edible ‘sand’ to complete the beach-y look. Get my free number 9 mermaid …

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DIY kids play kitchens don’t have to take up a lot of space. Make this flat felt portable DIY kids play kitchen that you can play with anywhere — on the rug, on a coffee table, wherever. Then just roll it up to store away until the next time that the ‘restaurant’ is open. This …

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I made this printable summer camp activity book for Elise’s first year at summer sleep-away camp. She’ll be gone for five days and I thought it would be fun for her to have a booklet to journal all about camp. Keep reading for the free printable summer camp activity book (slash-journal-slash-memory-keeper). There’s a welcome page …

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School’s out and it’s time to travel! The kids and I took a three-week road trip with several stops along the way. Packing for road trips can get tricky — especially choosing which toys and travel activities to take along for the kids. As a creative person, I think it’s important to bring some creativity-building, …

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Here’s an easy DIY geometric painted pots idea to get you in the mood for spring. This geometric painted planter is actually super easy to make yourself by hand. It may look complicated but it’s actually really simple for beginners. Keep reading to see how to make your own DIY painted pots in your favorite …

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Here’s a super cute DIY spring and summer craft idea for kids that you can knock out in less than an hour: Easy no-sew felt flower bracelets. It’s a super cute and easy kid’s craft activity that’s lots of fun to make. I love how cheery these no-sew felt flower bracelets look. And it’s nice …

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My free DIY pillowcase pattern for kids features a super cute little pocket for tucking in nighttime treasures. Yep, a pillowcase with a pocket! How fun! How clever! Elise uses her pillowcase pocket to store a flashlight, her lip balm, and tiny bedtime friends. What will you store in your pillowcase pocket?

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Here’s a free baby bonnet pattern just in time for summer. It’s a really nice baby sun hat free pattern that you can make with our without the ruffle. My super cute baby hat free sewing pattern is below! Elise looks adorable in hats. I just can’t get enough of them. So I decided to …

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The pincushion thread catcher that my mom gave me years ago is my sewing table’s best friend. Yeah, I know it seems a little grandma-ish but it’s no surprise that I’m a big fan of things that are both clever and cute. My free pincushion thread catcher pattern and tutorial is an easy beginner sewing …

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Blast off with my stellar outer space birthday card! My printable PDF features a blue galaxy background and a starry constellation with your custom birthday age. Perfect for all ages from first birthdays to teens and older, my simple outer space birthday card is out of this world.

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Make my toad-ally awesome animal puns free printable chocolate bar wrappers for Valentine’s Day! My free printable candy bar wrappers make tiger-iffic Valentine’s Day gifts for kids to give to teachers, classmates, grandparents, babysitters and neighbors. Sweet!

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Make my monstrously cute DIY Halloween monster wreath! This family-friendly Halloween wreath idea is perfect for kids who prefer funny over frightening. You can hang your monster wreath in so many places such as a covered front porch door, classroom door for preschoolers or elementary kids, or indoor Halloween decorations for a Halloween party! Cute …

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Going to the Taylor Swift Eras tour? You’ve gotta make some DIY Taylor Swift friendship bracelets to trade at the concert with fellow Swifties! I’ve got lots of words and lyrics ideas to string onto your bracelets. Like Taylor says, you’ve gotta make all the friendship bracelets…

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Toast your favorite graduate with my free printable funny graduation card! What grad can resist a cute little piece of toast wearing a graduation cap sending your heartfelt toast to their bright future? You can even personalize the name and saying.

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Wanna add lotsa luck to your St. Patrick’s Day dinner table? Make my easy DIY napkin rings with rainbows and lucky horseshoes! This super quick and easy St. Patrick’s Day craft makes a cute and colorful tablescape. Just cut out my free printable templates, glue mini-rainbows, and wrap around cloth napkins.

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These St. Patrick’s Day cupcakes are inspired by real Irish road signs that I saw on a trip to Ireland with my sisters. Download and print my cute paper cupcake toppers for an easy St. Patrick’s Day treat! ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

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My 9-year-old kid, Liam, designed this simple leprechaun trap himself! My favorite part is his rainbow trap door made from Perler beads and toothpicks. Liam’s leprechaun trap idea is easy and fun to make, and perfect for elementary school kids. Who knows, you may just end up with new pet leprechaun and a whole lot of gold coins this St. Patrick’s Day.

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