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Awesome Christmas Gift for Kids

Are you looking for an awesome Christmas gift for the kids in your life? This just might be it!
Kids LOVE to be creative and make stuff. And this book is something they can use ALL year long to let those creative juices flow!
I published this book last month and you will not be disappointed. It is full of big, colorful photos and step-by-step instructions on how to make each and every craft.
So check it out! It is on sale on Amazon right now!




And an added bonus: These crafts are NOT complicated nor do they require complicated techniques or materials. 
All you need to make every single craft in this book are 11 basic craft supplies that you can find on Amazon or even your nearest Walmart!
Construction PaperCraft FoamCraft SticksGoogly EyesYarnWashable PaintHand-held Hole PuncherScissorsGlueMarkerPencil
That's it! In fact, you could make this Christmas Gift even MORE awesome by buying all the supplies to go along with it! Your child will be all set and ready to create--all year long…

My Book! - Holiday Crafts: 50 Projects for Year-Round Family Fun

Here it is folks, my book!!
Click below to order it on Amazon!

or
Order it on Walmart.com

I've worked on the book over the past year. It's been such a blessing to have this opportunity and experience in my life at just this time. I am so excited to have it completed, and even more excited to share it!
Here is a little glimpse at the inside of the book:


All 50 crafts come with  a big full-color photo of the finished craft,  and step-by-step photos and easy to follow instructions for how to make it!  It is so fun and easy to use!
There are 10 Holidays listed in this book and each one comes with 5 different craft ideas for kids. My goal with this book was to share crafts that are very SIMPLE and easy for kids to accomplish. Some of these will need help of adults depending on the child's age, but with the step-by-step photos each craft is easy to complete. 
The Holidays/Special Occasions included in this book are:
Valentine's Day St. Patrick's Day Easter Mother's Day Fat…

Yarn Spiderweb - Halloween Craft for Kids

The last thing I want to encounter is a spider with fuzzy legs.......Unless, of course, it's in the form of a cute Halloween craft!

Supplies: Craft FoamYarn (2 colors)ButtonScissorsGlue
How to Make it:
1. Cut a LONG piece of yarn. Wrap it around a piece of craft foam and tie the beginning end to itself to secure it:




2. Keep on wrapping the long piece of yarn around and around from different angles and sides. When you get to the end of the yarn, tie it to an already wrapped around piece to secure it.




This is your SPIDER WEB!



3. With a different color of yarn, cut 3-4 pieces about 2-3 inches long. Choose where you want your spider on the web and tie the pieces around a web piece.





These are your spider legs!




4. Finally, glue a button over the middle of the legs. If you want you can also glue on googly eyes, or just leave it as is.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Shape Bird - Educational Craft

Birds come in all shapes and sizes. And some birds come in just SHAPES! :) Here is a fun and educational craft you can do with your little ones.
Supplies: Craft Foam or Construction Paper in yellow and the color you want your bird to be.ScissorsGlue1" Googly Eye
Make it!
Step 1. Using the color you choose for your bird, cut out a square about 3" big, a small semi-circle, and a small crescent shape.
Step 2. Cut out 3 small yellow triangles.

Step 3. Help your child name all the shapes, including the eye (circle). Tell them you're going to create an animal with the shapes. 
Step 4. As you show your child where to glue each shape (as shown below), have them try to guess what animal they are crafting. Let it dry and you're done!

And if you're looking for more Bird-Themed fun for your preschooler, I just found these ideas on Amazon, including my favorite: These super cute bird buttons! I love buttons. They are so fun for little hands to play with and are also perfect to use to …

Shape House - Educational Craft

Learning while crafting = multitasking at it's finest. :) And if that wasn't awesome enough, this shape house craft for kids is so easy to prepare and so cute. Great way to introduce shapes in preschool, or at home with your toddler!

Supplies: Craft Foam, or Construction Paper in various colors.ScissorsGlue

Make it!
1. Cut out the following shapes:  Big squareBig triangle2 small rectangles2 small squares4 small circles (these will be little green bushes next to the door)

2. Talk to your child about all the shapes. Hold up a shape and have them name it, or name a shape and have them point to it.

3. Help your child glue all the shapes together to create a house. Let it dry and you're all done!



And if you're looking for more ways to teach SHAPES to your kids, here are some more fun activities we've done and also a few great ideas from Amazon (Including these awesome shape bean bags!)






Workbooks are a great way to reinforce preschool concepts. And my little ones always feel so gr…

Mango Tree Math for Preschoolers

Living in a tropical climate is filled with many blessings. One of the biggest blessings is in the form of the GIANT mango tree in our own backyard! We are just now ending the 2nd harvest of our mangoes that have grown all summer, and are already counting down the days until next year when we can pluck some more! 
In honor of our beloved tree, I thought of this fun way to practice math and counting with my little ones. 

Supplies Needed: Construction Paper: tan, brown, green (I was still all out of green paper, so I used green scrapbook paper.)Craft Foam: yellow, purple (or any other colors)ScissorsGlueBlack Permanent Marker

Prep Work:
1. Cut out a tree trunk from the brown paper, and a big cloud shape from the green paper. Glue these onto the tan paper and you've got your tree!




2. Cut 6 circles out of the yellow craft foam. HINT: An easy way to do so is to imprint the bottom of a glue stick into the foam, then just cut them out!




3. Cut out 6 squares from the yellow craft foam as well.…

Pineapple Craft for Kids!

Who doesn't love a nice, juicy pineapple. This craft celebrates all that tropical goodness without the mess! Click below to read more!

General Conference Train!

"General conference is a semiannual gathering of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon). During general conference weekend, Church members and others who are interested gather worldwide in a series of two-hour sessions to receive inspiration and instruction from Church leaders." from: lds.org
Want to watch General Conference? (October 3rd and 4th) Click HERE
General Conference has become such a special, sacred time for me. I am amazed, every year, at how perfectly the Lord answers my prayers and inspires me through the words of His modern-day prophets.
We started this tradition several years ago, and have continued it each Conference. My kids love it, and it is a very simple way to help them hear what is being talked about.


General Conference Train!

First, I cut out rectangles from some different scrapbook papers. Then I cut out a bunch of small circles out of black paper for the wheels. I printed several pictures of each of 9 topics often discussed in General Con…