Painting with Scouts

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Getting to do craft projects was one of my favorite part of Girl Scouts when I was younger. With less and less art being taught in our schools, arts and craft projects in scouts today is an opportunity to expose young minds to so many creative concepts they might not otherwise learn – like how […]

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Mini Scouting First Aid Kit

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When I was a Girl Scout, we made mini first aid kits in film containers. With digital photography taking over, film containers are hard to come by, but mini mint tins make for perfect mini first aid kits that you can slip in a backpack, or even your pocket! This Scout Craft is part of […]

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Dream Jar: The BFG Craft

finished dream jar

The BFG comes out in theaters this weekend. I had a chance to catch a pre-screening earlier this week, and can’t wait to see it again! I took my 7-year-old. I’m a Roald Dahl fan, and while I’ve read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, and others… including plenty of his […]

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DIY Stained Clipboard

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Summer car trips with kids are a lot easier now than they were when I was a kid. In part because cars are equipped with better air conditioning. But mostly because all of the technology and devices that they can use on the trip! As long as you bring charging cords and headphones, you’re set […]

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Hank the Octopus: Finding Dory Craft

Hank the Octopus from finding Dory

If you’ve seen the new Finding Dory movie that came out this weekend, then you know how good Hank the Octopus is at hiding. Part of that is because he can change colors, which this Hank won’t be able to do… but this Hank is small enough to hide in the most obscure places in […]

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Finding Dory Search Jar: Finding Dory Craft

finished finding dory search jar

I got the chance to see Disney-Pixar’s new Finding Dory movie that came out this weekend. As a fan of Finding Nemo, I loved seeing another ocean movie, and seeing all my old favorite characters – as well as some new ones! I enjoyed the movie, and know my kiddos will too. So, I thought […]

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Animal Chocolate Holders


These adorable Animal Chocolate holders are easy to make with the free cut files I’ve shared below, and they are super versatile! Use them as gifts for a friend. As party favors. Write names on them and use them as placecards for a fun dinner party. Make lots and use them as centerpieces. Make two […]

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Lego Lanyard Pockets

finished lego lanyard pocket

My boys love smashing pennies in penny smashing machines at museums and theme parks. And I love it too. It is a fun activity for them, and it costs very little! The souvenirs don’t take up a lot of space in the house, and they can have fun sorting through their variety of pennies. So, […]

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Faux Enamel Rose Charm


Sometimes you can take a simple object, and with a little craftiness, give it some real flair. This metal pendant was fine, but with a couple supplies I already had in my crafting stash, I made it look very upscale – and you can make a faux enamel rose charm as well with these simple […]

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Circle and Sparkle Earrings

finished earrings

Have you ever found an item at the craft store and bought it just to challenge yourself? That’s how I ended up with the circles in these circle and sparkle earrings. They were in the clearance section, and I just knew I could turn them into something fun to wear (and to make)! They’re simple […]

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