How To Print on Shrink Film

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Today I am going to show you how to print on Shrink Film. I am talking regular old Shrink Film. (Not the kind that is made for the printer and is much less affordable.) Last winter I agreed to help someone at my church make ornaments for all the kids. So I made a cute design, printed it out and started tracing away on Shrink Film. Well let's just say that after about a dozen my hand was tired. Really tired. Anyway, to make a long story short I found a solution to my problem. I dis … [Read more...]

Bookmark Craft for Kids & A Book Review

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I have a fun bookmark craft to show you today that your kids will love to create, but first I want to tell you about a new idea I've implemented with my kids this summer- Family Reading Time. (Sounds simple enough, right?) One of the ways I am trying to avoid "summer mush brain" for my kids is to encourage reading- lots and lots of reading! Before the TV goes on in the morning they have to read for 15 minutes, we go to the library every Tuesday, they are enrolled in the summer reading … [Read more...]

Build A Monster Free Printable

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Looking for something to keep little hands busy? Try this adorable Build A Monster Free Printable! Hi all! It's Joan from BitsyCreations again. Summer is here and we're up to our eyeballs in projects at my house! In fact, I decided to go for the "Best Mom Award" and moved a craft table into my home office for the summer. We've been cutting and pasting and creating to our hearts' content. Sure it's a disaster. But guess what! It's not a disaster on my kitchen table anymore! Oh yes. I … [Read more...]

Kid-Made Baking Cup Flowers

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It's almost May and that means Mother's Day is just around the corner. There are a ton of great gift ideas out there, but you and I both know that your mom would just love something made by your kiddos. Well, she is in luck because today I am sharing a cute and easy springtime craft that your whole family can help with. Best of all, these baking cup flowers are made out of only two items that you just might have on hand!   Now, I don't know about you, but I have a large collection … [Read more...]

Make Learning to Read Fun with a Doorknob Mailbox

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Learning to read is hard! And it can often become stressful and frustrating for both the child and the parents. Years ago, I stumbled on this neat way to help my daughters master reading while keeping things fun and making some special memories along the way! When my oldest of four daughters came home from preschool after a Valentine's Day party with a "mailbox" full of Valentines, that mailbox eventually ended up on her doorknob. That led to me leaving her "mail", and she thought it was … [Read more...]