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Father’s Day Magnets

Father’s Day will be here soon, and men are notoriously difficult when it comes to gifts. What do you give the dad who has everything? Sometimes, what he needs more than anything is to know how you feel about him! Why not create a special set of magnets to remind the special man in your life of all the great qualities you love about him?

Father's Day Magnets

{Thanks to Elmer’s for providing some of our materials and sponsoring today’s post! All opinions are my own.}
- polymer clay {I always use Sculpey}
Elmer’s Painters
Elmers X-TREME School Glue
– fine tip permanent marker
– magnets
– small circle cutter
– rolling pin or acrylic roller
– foil, baking sheet
– {optional} metal or rubber alphabet stamps
– small box (more…)

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Game Night on a Budget

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Game Night on a Budget

When we moved to our new home in March, we knew we loved the house. What we didn’t know was how much we were going to love our neighbors! Wade and Lisa are fun and down-to-earth, the kind of people we’d naturally be friends with even if our homes weren’t right next to each other, and they happen to have two boys ages 4 and 7 who immediately connected with Little Crafter. All three boys share an obsession for Minecraft, enjoy karate, and collect stuffed animals. Ever since we moved in, our two families have ended up spending every Saturday evening together. Since all of us enjoy playing games, we thought it would be fun to have a Neighborhood Game Night! Here are some food and game ideas for how to have a game night on a budget…


First, the food! When it comes to game night food, pizza is the perfect choice; it’s easy to make, easy to eat, and tastes delicious. I went to my local Walmart to get TONY’S® Pizza since not only are they made with real cheese and Italian-style herbs, their new pizzas are 30% larger, which is perfect for feeding a group, like our two families. Plus, they cost less than $4 a piece, which really helps keep the cost of entertaining down. And right now, you can save even more: SAVE $.75 off of any TWO (2) Tony’s Pizza (14.14 oz. or larger). The Walmart digital coupon is available until 6/30/15 (While supplies last). (more…)

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Geometric Painted Bangles

Geometric Painted BanglesThere’s no such thing as having too many fabulous accessories…especially when they’re timelessly stylish like these Geometric Painted Bangles. They’re so easy to make; you only need three simple materials,  and you don’t even have to use a paint brush or do any messy cleanup. Make one as a stand-alone statement piece, or make a bunch and stack them together. Either way, you can’t go wrong!

- wooden bangle bracelets, any size/shape/style
– painter’s or washi tape
– Krylon Gold Leafing Pen and/or Elmer’s Painters (more…)

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Art for Kids: Eric Carle Collages

Kids all over the world love artist and author Eric Carle, famous for books like the children’s classic The Very Hungry Caterpillar. For our fourth Art Masterpieces class, I decided it would be fun to look at and imitate Carle’s style. Here’s what we did…

Art for Kids: Eric Carle Inspired Collage Tiles

To create his well-known illustrations, Carle first paints colorful papers, then cuts them into shapes and creates collage style images. Since we only had an hour, we didn’t have time to do both steps, so we used scrapbook papers instead that were already patterned and colorful to create our own collage style art.


– white ceramic tiles {these were 50 cents a piece at Home Depot}
 assorted scrapbook papers
– scissors
– Mod Podge
– sponge brushes
– sequins and other embellishments

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12 Memorable Memorial Day Celebration Ideas


With Memorial Day less than a week away, many of us are planning celebrations or even just ways to make our homes festive for the holiday as we get summer off to a great start! Here are some ideas for patriotic decor, snacks, and more to get your celebration going.

Felt poppies are an easy and perfect tribute to the holiday; place them on a pretty DIY wreath or attach them to just about anything at your celebration! See how at All Things G&D.

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