Pinecone bird feeder {101 Days of Christmas}

We made these bird feeders with our American Heritage Girl troop for the girls to hang on the tree branches around our house. There's nothing especially Christmas-y about this project, I suppose, but I love the idea of making little gifts for our feathered friends at Christmas and throughout the winter! Supplies: pinecones wire peanut butter birdseed Directions:…

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Origami: Explore the Benefits of Pursuing the Art of Folding Paper
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Origami: Explore the Benefits of Pursuing the Art of Folding Paper

Origami is the Japanese ‘art of paper-folding.’ Even though it is generally referred to as the part of the Japanese culture, it was very much prevalent in both China and Europe. This has proved to be an excellent hobby for children and adults alike. Origami is all about folding neatly some square and flat sheets…

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6 Tips to Keep Your Stockings Full and Stress Levels Low

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The festive season usually spells family, fun, food and more often than not, stress! The air outside is cold and the lights shine bright, all the better for you to read your endless shopping lists under. But it’s hard enough trying to keep track of the kids…

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Easy pompom ornament craft {101 Days of Christmas}

After the success of our pony bead candy canes, I've been reminding myself that simple crafts really are the most fun for my girls, and these pompom ornaments definitely fit the bill. Use cardboard from cereal boxes or other food packages as the base for these, add a little glue and some fuzzy pompom balls,…

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Candy cane ornaments {101 Days of Christmas}

I've used pieces of candy canes to spell words and create shapes before, but this idea is a little different, and I think the final result is really cute! I actually picked up some candy canes at the dollar store a couple of weeks ago that ended up being too gross to eat, so this was a great…

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Glittery snow goo {101 Days of Christmas}

I came across the recipe for this snow goo at Growing a Jeweled Rose and just knew my girls would love it! Although we used all of the white glue in our house to make it (I knew I should have purchased more for our stash during the back-to-school sales), it's easy to make and keeps well in…

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Do-a-dot printable coloring pages {101 Days of Christmas}

Have you tried Do-a-Dot paints? With a barrel full of paint and a sponge tip applicator, these offer the fun of painting with the convenience of markers! It's been a while since we've had Do-a-Dot markers in the house, and the girls were so excited when I got a new set for this project. The…

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Printable cone angels {101 Days of Christmas}

The following post is from Jason & Jennifer Bruce of New Season Design: One of my goals for the Christmas season is to set aside more time for craft projects. Some days' schedules naturally allow for that more than others. For those days when things get busy, I love having a quick and easy craft…

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Graham cracker houses {101 Days of Christmas}

Gingerbread houses have always been my holiday nemesis. They're SO stressful to put together with impatient little ones waiting to decorate them, the kits are expensive when you need multiples, and there's no way I have time to bake my own pieces in a special pan. For the past couple of years, though, I've been wanting…

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Pinecone elf ornament {101 Days of Christmas}

Various versions of these ornaments kept popping up in my Pinterest feed last year, and I added them to my must-do project list because they're just so cute! These are simple but adorable, and I'm hoping to gather a few more pinecones at my mom's over Thanksgiving so that we can make these for our…

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