This 54-page booklet on budget-friendly holiday crafts and activity ideas helps you to be THAT parent! The parent that has fun spending time with their kids.
Do you ever feel like you want to spend more time with your kids but just don’t know what to do? Do you want more quality time with your kids?
Do you like having fun with your kids and want to do it more often? Do you just feel like you are running out of ideas sometimes?
Are you looking for inexpensive ideas for crafts/activities for you and your kids to do?
Oh, aren’t we all?
As a mom of a preschooler and a baby on the way, I am always looking for ways to keep us busy and happy. I’m sure you are, too. In this article, you will find 40 holiday themed crafts/activities for you and your kids to do. Some may be new to you. Some may be ones you already do. And, some may be ones you did as a kid and just forgot about.
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Included inside Halloween Fun is a Web Resource Guide containing the best Halloween Recipes – Costumes – Makeup – Audio Ghost Stories – and much, much more that Dede painstakingly researched and added to her collection throughout the years.
If you’re looking for some disgustingly delicious Halloween recipes what about Eyeball Soup – Swamp Juice or Spider Cupcakes to name a few that will have your guests coming back for more and talking about your unique concoctions for a long time to come.
Dede’s Included The Best Original Halloween Games And Themes For Kids And Adults From Her Spooktacular Treasure Chest Collections.
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Throughout Halloween Fun you’ll find vivid, humorous and scary images that kids and adults will get a hoot out of.
Your Halloween will never be the same with instant resources at your fingertips and Dede’s imaginative ideas to help you kick-start the ultimate Spooktacular party.
Homemade Christmas gifts don’t have to look like they came out of your 3 year-old’s Sunday School class. There are some amazing homemade gift ideas that can be made by real-life moms on a real-life budget!
In this book you’ll find step-by-step instructions for sixty gifts that you can make using easy to find items and you don’t have to be an expert crafter to do it!
One Amazon reviewer says:
This is compilation of crafty projects pulled from the blogosphere, including several that this veteran crafter had not seen before. I’d say about half of the projects do require some basic sewing skills (and a sewing machine would be really helpful) but there are plenty that just require glue or perhaps 1 specialized item such as etching cream.
Project sampling: pillow with pockets (remote holder), cake stand, earring holder using vintage frame and lace, and felt food for the kiddos. I really love the idea for the “Art of the Month” club: create a plaque with clips on the bottom, accompanied by a certificate entitling the grandparents to one year subscription for a monthly masterpiece.
There are also recipes for homemade vanilla extract, bread, cinnamon roasted nuts, and flavored hot cocoa mix. While all these ideas can be found online, it’s really convenient to have them pulled together in this ebook (another plus: clickable links to each of the referenced blogs, so if I really like a particular project, it’s easy to go check out what other ideas that particular blogger has shared).
In this book by well-known modern quilters Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr along with their 11-year-old daughter Sophie Kerr, kids will learn how to navigate a sewing machine, make smart fabric choices, and use basic sewing tools.
Sixteen kid-friendly projects run the gamut from clothes to bags to accessories while clear, step-by-step instructions from Weeks and husband/design partner Bill Kerr walk kids through the creation of each.
Throughout the book, tips from Sophie offer design and construction advice from a kid’s perspective.
The book “grows” with the seamstress, offering more complex projects as the reader’s skills develop.
Alison McNicol is an expert in teaching children to knit and sew and has written a series of best-selling craft books for kids.
This book is the perfect introduction to knitting for children of all ages – with bright, modern and clear full colour illustrations, children can quickly learn to knit, master new stitches and make a selection of super cool knitting projects.
* Easy to follow FULL COLOUR Learn To Knit illustrations
* Fun and simple projects to make
* Learn a variety of knitting stitches and skills
* Perfect for absolute beginners of all ages
And finally, for the grown-ups who already crochet, here’s an amazing bargain on Judith Durant & Edie Eckman’s latest One-Skein Wonder book in Kindle format:
There is no longer any excuse to point to a stash of unused yarn and say, “I don’t know what I’m going to do with these fibers.” Thanks to Durant, who pioneered the franchise of One-Skein Wonders, and her collaboration with Eckman (of The Crochet Answer Book, 2005, among many others), any needleworker can add another 100 possible projects to the ever-growing inventory of “gotta makes.”
With classifications by yarn weight, which is an easy-to-use differentiation, the seven chapters offer at least one item in every conceivable craft category, including jewelry, home decor, belts, women’s wear, doll clothes, men’s scarves, toys, and baby apparel.
Directions are clear and accessible, rendered in written instructions and universal-symbol diagrams, and accompanied by color photographs. Should the crafter opt for the beady bangles or the hair scrunchies? The switchback or the gratitude scarf? How about Louis the Lobster or Niles the Crocodile?
And so the “too little time, so many projects” excuse goes up in smoke. –Barbara Jacobs