Make reading assignments wildly fun for kids by whipping up adorable bookmarks for them to enjoy as they read their favorite books. Today, I’m sharing the free Wild for a Good Book bookmark printables so you can make your own, along with a fun idea to present each one with a little toy wild animal reading buddy. These are sure to be a hit with kids of all ages, and they are as easy as can be to put together. Read on for all the details!
Gifts for Kids
A sweet reminder of some of the ones you love most, my Valentine’s Day embroidery hoop art is an easy craft project perfect for anyone wanting a meaningful way to accent their valentine decor. This project is perfect for displaying children’s names, but it would also be great to give as a handmade wedding gift for a lucky couple! Let me fill you in on all of the details for how this project comes together.
This post is brought to you by Jo-Ann. Add a whimsical touch to holiday gifts and treats by packaging them in darling Santa pants treat bags. With my free pattern, these can be whipped up in no time at all, and they are sure to inspire an abundance of holiday smiles!
Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout November and December, some of my favorite blogging friends will be stopping by Positively Splendid to share some of their best holiday ideas in the third annual Swell Noël series. You can stay up-to-date on all of the fantastic ideas shared throughout the series by following the Swell Noël 2013 Pinterest board, and also by following the #SwellNoel hashtag on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Instagram. Help we welcome the very talented Cindy from Skip to My Lou, who is here today to share a sweet crochet ear warmer that would make the perfect holiday gift!
I love making handmade gifts and this crochet ear warmer is a simple project that cam be completed quickly and makes a beautiful useful gift! If you are looking for more handmade gifts please come visit my Handmade Gift Guide!
Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout November and December, some of my favorite blogging friends will be stopping by Positively Splendid to share some of their best holiday ideas in the third annual Swell Noël series. You can stay up-to-date on all of the fantastic ideas shared throughout the series by following the Swell Noël 2013 Pinterest board, and also by following the #SwellNoel hashtag on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Instagram. Kiki from Kiki and Company is here today to share a fabulous, oh-so-current printable Christmas card. Love this!
Hello, everyone! I am so excited to be here today for Swell Noel sharing my kids latest craze with you in Christmas form. I’m Kiki from Kiki and Company and have 5 of those munchkins running around me throughout the day, but their number one request for the last month has been to watch “What does the fox say?” I know I have those lyrics running through your head now, right?! If you haven’t seen it (or memorized it yet), it has over 232 million views and has a VERY catchy tune. 🙂 As I was thinking of something fun and different to do for Christmas this year, the song kept playing over and over in my head, so I had to do something about it. I thought it would be so fun to make a card that could double as a gift card or money holder and made the recipient smile at the same time..here’s what I came up with:
With the holiday season just around the corner, stitch up the perfect gift for students of all ages in your life: a study pillow! Perfect for students from preschool age and all the way up through college, this design features generous pockets for holding workbooks, notebooks and more, plus convenient side pockets for stowing away pens and pencils, calculators, erasers and other study essentials. With a high-density foam insert, this pillow is comfortable enough to lean up against, but sturdy enough to use as a writing surface. Today I’m providing the full how-to for this study pillow project. Let’s get started!
Needing a quick and easy idea for Halloween party favors, classroom treats, or neighbor gifts? Look no further than these super simple Halloween treat buckets! Made in minutes, these can be filled to the brim with any treat you choose, and they can be tailored to suit any recipient. Let me show you how easily these come together!
Honestly, the hardest step in this entire process is narrowing down which products from the terrific American Crafts Halloween line at Target to use. There is so much to choose from: epoxy and glittered stickers, washi tape, labels, and a 6×6″ paper pad ( just to name a few), plus three complete kits to craft a fantastic wreath, a festive banner or some darling witches’ hats. I love them all!!
Believe it or not, it is incredibly easy to make your own plush toys. Regardless of whether you call them stuffed animals or softies, with just a few fabric scraps and a minimal investment of time, you can sew a special gift for a child in your life that is sure to become a new favorite toy! Today’s free sewing pattern is an original Positively Splendid design for a sweet seat turtle softie made using three coordinating fabrics. These would make a terrific gift for children or new babies, and the design can be constructed of different fabrics to make it equally suitable for boys or girls.
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With four children ages 7 and younger, there has been a lot of Dora the Explorer played in our home over the course of the last few years! Last Halloween, my younger daughter decided she wanted to go as Dora, and in putting together an inexpensive DIY costume for her, I made a cute Dora the Explorer backpack using felt and craft foam. She was absolutely delighted with the result! This is a great beginning sewing project, and the entire project can easily be completed for $5 (or less!). Let me fill you in on all the details.
Today’s idea from PS contributor Janel from NellieBellie is an Easter craft that combines fun with learning: an Easter egg color matching game! So clever!
Hello!! Janel here from NellieBellie. I’m here to share with you a fun Easter craft that is easy to make and your kids will love! This Easter egg matching game will be a great addition to your preschooler’s basket. They can enjoy the treat inside and then play with the eggs for hours afterwards….