How to make a Cat Cave Bed and spoil your Kitty!

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MyCatMyMuse #CollectiveBias First let me tell you about my Kitties Food and then about how I made their new Cat Cave bed! Cat Lovers tend to understand that we really can’t spoil our beloved furry companions enough. In our […]

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Thankful Challenge – Day 25 – Easy Fall Crafts with Kids

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Today I am Thankful for Creative Kids Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.  – Plato Do have special memories of creating […]

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Wordless Wednesday – Halloween Bat Craft with Kids

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Easy Batty Halloween Craft Items Needed:  Toilet paper rolls Googly Eyes Black Pain and Paint brushes Black construction Paper Glue  Scissors  First lay out what ever table coverage you normally use for messy crafts. Make sure the kids have play clothing on or smocks. Give them the black paint and the paint brushes to paint […]

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Free Printable Valentine

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The above image is the Valentine my 13 year old printed out and sent this year to other kids on a homeschool Valentine’s Exchange. This year, like years past we ended up mailing over 100 valentines. My 5 and 7 year old children love sending them but after all the writing, their little hands did […]

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Halloween Wreath With Kids

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If there is one thing my little homeschoolers love to do it is crafting and as one of our favorite holidays is coming this was a fitting project. Last month my 4 year old and I made a crayon wreath to help welcome in our school year. This month this owl wreath made with help […]

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Wordless Wednesday — Think Green

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Sensory Table — Rainbow Fun

A sensory table is more than just a spot for your children to have fun. It can be a great tool for helping with child development. It can help with fine motor skills, science, math and more. This kind of open ended play is important for growing minds, just as important as Letters and Numbers. […]

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Keep Warm

      The importance of keeping warm is something I was not always aware of. Doctors, Nurses, Books, all seemed to say the same thing, dress the baby, the child, as you are dressed. As in, if I am comfortable in shorts at 80 degrees, my baby should be to. I did not really […]

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Ways to recycle Holiday Cards!

I love holiday cards and we received many this year.  Like years past, when the holidays are over, I am left with the dilemma of what to do with them all.  As one of the goals this year is to organize and minimize keeping them all isn’t helpful.  There are things to do with them though, […]

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A simple and beautiful fall tree craft!

Items Needed: Adorable children of course (in my case a 4 year old and 6 year old) Chalk (I used scrap book chalk I had gotten a long long time ago) Printed TreeSink near by to wash hands! (This is more important than you might think!) How To: Just ask your children to think of […]

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Nov 17 — Fall Felt

Meet Squirrel and his counting acorns. There where easy to make just googled squirrel silhouette Printed one and printed acorns the same way, then traced on felt and cut. They stick all on their own to the felt wall. Felt boards are wonderful for pretend play and other learning such as math. I believe hands […]

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October 20th

It is not such a shame that I could not figure out what to do with the mantel place above the fire place for fall. Why? Because it helped me find this craft idea! The little kids cut strips of scrap paper about an inch wide using the paper cutter. I put a little hole […]

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October 17th — Webs

I had seen this idea a bit ago, though I can not find where now. Please if you know, remind me ok! My tween and I made these this afternoon. It was harder than she expected and broke one myself actually. She however broke about 20 so have extras on hand! Very cheap and very […]

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October 16th — Mini Candy Apples

Oh for the joy of Fall and Apple fun! This project I did with my husband, my almost 4 year old and almost 6 year old. By far my husband was the hardest to wrangle. More about this soon. Please forgive me for the amateur photos. Needed: – 4 large apples (organic is best!) – […]

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Sept 9th — Wool Roving Fun

Night time in the Summer! Part of Mr. Handsomes curriculum with Oak Meadow is art. As Oak Meadow is waldorf based, it really values art and natural items. His project instructions where to express his summer. We did so with wool roving. One of the things we all enjoyed doing over the summer was counting […]

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Sept 7th — Nerf vs Felt Monsters

Project Items: Large Board Large Piece of felt (Buy off the roll at a place like Jo-Anns) Staple Gun and staples for it. Standard sized pieces of colored felt Nerf Guns with velcro darts! Last year we found that we had most of this sitting around the house, all but the large piece of felt, […]

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Sept 5th — Felt Boards and Hedgehogs

A new school year brings new life into our black felt board. We have a very large felt board and it has not seen much action since we moved here last winter. Thanks to another brilliant mother (Crystal!) I was inspired to pull it out and get back to using it. Here are the first […]

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Sept 4th – Corn Doll for Little House in the Big Woods

Meet Cornaline, the corn doll friend of my oldest daughters. Why would my daughter in this day and age have a corn doll one wonders? The Prairie Primer listed it as an activity and so it not being one of the yucky ones (Like the pig bladder) we did it joyfully. She named it after […]

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Aug 09 — Butterfly Mobile

I love how this butterfly mobile came out! It was simple enough to do as well. 1 roll of Tulle in desired color1 Hoop (You could find a brass one but as I couldn’t I got a cheap cross stitch hoop) 1 Roll of ribbon in desired color. 2 card stock in color2 velum pages […]

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