Start your Garden Indoors with DIY Seed Pots! Great Earth Day Craft, too!

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This DIY seed pots post has been brought to you by Oriental Trading.  All opinions are mine.  This post contains affiliate links.

Earth Day is April 22nd and a great day to teach about recycling, gardening, and just being kind to the Earth we all live on.  Now is the time to start thinking about our Spring Garden, however, and I wanted to start some seeds indoors with the boys, so they will be ready to plant by Earth Day, or sooner.  


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Stained Glass Fall Leaf Craft

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The boys love talking about the changing seasons and looking at all of the magnificent colors of the fall leaves.  We wanted to decorate the house a little with the beautiful colors of fall, so we made a stained glass fall leaf craft!  It was a bit more difficult than I had prepared for, but they were each able to participate and do what they could, with help.


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Okra Painting {Crafts for Kids}

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Our summer garden is coming to an end, but the okra is still holding on.  It has been so hot here, I just don't want to go pick the okra some days, so, when I finally make it out there, there are a few pieces that are overgrown and hard.  I had been throwing some into the composter, but the other day we tried okra painting.  The boys had a blast. [...]

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Easy, Fun Crafts for Kids from Oriental Trading

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This post about crafts for kids was brought to you by Oriental Trading.  All opinions are mine.

As a stay-at-home mom of two boys who loves crafts, as well as a volunteer teacher for Children's Worship at church, I'm always looking for fun crafts for kids that are easy to do and worth hanging on to after they're all done.  When I browsed the Oriental Trading website, I was pleasantly surprised with their selection!  I picked out a few things to review and I'm so happy with what we got.  

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Turtle With Shell Craft

Turtle with Shell Craft for Kids

This turtle with shell craft is one of my favorite crafts from my kindergarten teaching days!  I have been waiting to do this craft with the Captain, and figured he was old enough and had enough attention span to complete it, and I was right.  He loved it!  I let D make a Turtle, too, but he did have to have a lot more assistance, of course.  This cute craft can go along with many lessons and there can be many variations, depending [...]

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Eco Friendly Mother’s Day Crafting with Elmer’s Naturals

I participated in this Elmer's Naturals campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Elmer's. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

Both of the boys are really into crafts right now.  It doesn't matter what it is, if it involves any kind of paint, makers, glue, etc, they're super excited.  That's why when we received our box of Elmer's Naturals eco friendly glue, this was the genuine expression on the Captain's face:

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“Corduroy” the Bear Craft

The Captain and Baby D's current favorite book is "Corduroy" by Don Freeman.  I loved this book as a child, so it makes it even more special that the boys love it so much!  My mother, the boys' Grammy, was the one who introduced Corduroy to the boys, by reading them books when we have visits together.  

Corduroy the Bear

"Corduroy" is about a little stuff bear in a department store who has lost one of [...]

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St. Patrick’s Day Craft for Kids: The Green Four Leaf Clover

I scoured the internet and some books for the perfect St. Patrick's Day craft to make with the Captain the other day and I just couldn't find any that were easy and engaging enough for him to do by himself.  And let me tell you, this kid and his brother LOVE to do things by themselves and I am totally okay with that!  So, I decided to do something simple and it's what I like to call the Green Four Leaf Clover.  

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Crafting with the Captain: Making a Police Badge

The Captain LOVES to do artsy and crafty things and while I was a kindergarten teacher, I am NOT as crafty as the typical kindergarten teacher.  Lately he has been coming up with ideas of things he'd like to make and I've been assisting him as much as I can.  And lately he's had the idea that we  need to "sew" things.  I DO know how to sew, but I do not have a sewing machine, so, alas, I cannot sew him a police costume like he wants.  So, we settled on a police badge.  This is FAR [...]

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Create Fun and Learning with BabbaBox!

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BabbaBox is a great, hands-on, educational….FUN monthly subscription service that contains everything you need to have hours of fun and learning with your children!  BabbaBoxes are aimed for kids 3-6. Our BabbaBox was all about stars and constellations!  It came with an awesome book that the Captain really loved – "Twinkle, Star of the Week!"


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