Kid Craft: Personalized Composition Book

BY  |  Thursday, Sep 18, 2014 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

personalized composition

This is a fun way to put a crafty and personal touch on the traditional composition book.

Personalized Composition Book

  • Composition notebook
  • Paper (Scrapbook, Magazines, Old Books)
  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush
  • Old Newspaper
  • Mod Podge

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Tooth Fairy Pillow Craft

BY  |  Monday, Sep 08, 2014 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Tooth Fairy Pillow

A tooth fairy pillow makes a small tooth much easier for the Tooth Fairy to access rather then searching under a mountain of pillows. It’s a great craft for a loose tooth beginner sewer or to do together with child.

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Handmade Hug: Grandparents Day Card

BY  |  Thursday, Sep 04, 2014 1:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Grandparents Day

Sunday, September 7 is National Grandparents Day. 

According to, the holiday is rooted in the work of two committed and passionate pioneers: Jacob Reingold and Marian McQuade. They wanted to honor grandparents and the elderly. In 1978, President Jimmy Carter made it official and proclaimed that National Grandparents Day would be celebrated every year on the first Sunday after Labor Day.

Why not celebrate Pop-Pop with a hug? Make this card with your kids to give to that special Grandma, Grandpa, Nana, Pop-Pop, Gram and Poppy — whatever you call your grandparents:

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Kids Craft: DIY Pencil Erasers

BY  |  Tuesday, Sep 02, 2014 2:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

DIY Pencil Erasers

Be cool at school with DIY Pencil Erasers that you design. They are easy and fun to make, just shape it, bake it, and stick it on top of your pencil!

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Bring the Stars Inside With a DIY Constellation Lantern

BY  |  Thursday, Aug 14, 2014 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Constellation Lantern


Look at the stars, see how they shine for you…


Summer stargazing is so lovely and this DIY Constellation Lantern brings those stars inside. Children will love having these in their bedrooms and they’ll want to learn more about constellations.

Making your own is easy, here’s how:

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Back to School Printable Bookplates

BY  |  Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)


Bookplates can make a favorite book feel even more special. And these printable bookplates designed by Jen Lange and her daughter Madeline just for Barista Kids are super cute and very special.

Give your child a special Back to School gift of bookplates for all the new books (or notebooks) she’ll/he’ll get this year. You can also print out a bunch, tie them with a ribbon, and give them as a gift to your child’s teacher on the first day of school — much more practical than an apple!


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Kid Craft: Sea Glass Necklaces

BY  |  Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Rock and Sea Glass Necklaces

Are you going on vacation soon? Do you have a collection sea glass, or special rocks,  from your past visits to beaches? I’ve been sea glass all summer. Trying to extend the great memories I’m making, I wanted to wear my treasures. Making a sea glass necklace is a great way to do it!

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Kids Craft: Printable Paper Fortune Tellers

BY  |  Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

fortune tellers

Paper fortune tellers, what we referred to as “cootie catchers,” when I was a kid, are fun little origami tools for predicting someone’s future.

Here are two printable fortune tellers that our crafty contributor Jen Lange designed in cute animal designs (a pig an a penguin) to personalize with your own fortunes and play with your friends. 

Print them out, fold them like so:

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Ice Block Treasure Hunt: An Easy and Cool Way to Entertain Kids on a Hot Summer Day

BY  |  Monday, Jul 21, 2014 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Ice Block Treasure Hunt

Any kid age two and over will enjoy poking around in a block of ice that is filled with tiny toys and going on an Ice Block Treasure Hunt! It’s a great activity on a hot summer day.

For my son, I just froze some of the toys he already owned (sequins, beads, little plastic guys), but you could make this project really exciting and freeze some not-yet-seen items.

All you need to do is take a plastic container fill it about 3/4 full with water and throw in the toys. If your child is doing this with you, my cousin Patsy pointed-out you could play “sink or float” while you do it.

Then pop the whole container of water and toys into the freezer and enjoy listening to your toddler ask “is it ready yet?” for the next several hours.

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Kid Craft: Safety Pin Bracelets

BY  |  Friday, Jul 11, 2014 8:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Safety Pin Bracelets

You don’t need any jewelry making experience or other beading tools to make this super cool safety pin bracelet.  It is so easy!

Safety Pin Bracelets

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