Christmas Crafts and DIYs, Crafts and DIY Projects

Easy and Cute DIY Christmas Ornaments: Snowman ornaments out of paper cups

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A couple of days ago, our DIY Advent Calendar had a lovely activity proposal for us: make some Christmas Ornaments for our tree! And of course, we went on to implement the proposal! This year, we chose to make some cute, easy and fun DIY Christmas Ornaments Snowman out of inexpensive paper cups. Materials you will need some plain white small paper cups (espresso size), markers or acrylic paint (black and other colors of your choice), washi tape (optional), glue, scissors, felt (orange and other colors of your choice) and a little string or ribbon. How to make a DIY Christmas…

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Our 2018 DIY Advent Calendar for Kids

Our DIY Advent Calendar for Christmas

Hi everyone! It’s this time of the year again, hurray! I just love December and all it promises. Especially with the kids around, December and Christmas take on a whole new meaning. Every year we try to make our very own DIY Advent Calendar for our two kids. Last year, we actually made two! One only with books and the other filled with treats and notes with fun activities that we would do together as a family. This year, we decided to make one advent calendar that would combine both concepts. Once again, my husband took action and began preparing…

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Birthday Parties and Birthday Pinatas. Ideas, How-To's and Tips, Crafts and DIY Projects

DIY Unicorn Pinata for a Unicorn Birthday Party

DIY Unicorn Pinata

Well, if you thought that I was done writing about Pinatas, you are wrong :-)! I have one more I would like you to show, and it is a really super cute one. It’s a DIY Unicorn Pinata! Have you noticed the immense hype with Unicorns at the moment? Everybody is going crazy about them! And I believe it’s really understandable! I mean, who doesn’t like Unicorns, right? Young or old, everyone loves them. What’s not to love? Apart from being all good creatures, they are beautiful, too!!! Or they would be if they, well, really existed! But who knows, maybe they…

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5 Kids Christmas Books, perfect (but not only) for a Book Advent Calendar

Favorite Kids Christmas Book Suggestions

Since I became a mom, I wanted to give my children the chance to love books as much as I did. So, I tried and am still trying as best that I can, to find and read quality books with both. Reading books together don’t just add to their knowledge or just expand their mind; the most important thing about it is, in my opinion, the bonding with my kids. You synchronize for a small time your minds and having them on your lap or just putting your arms around them while reading is such a great way to enjoy…

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Birthday Parties and Birthday Pinatas. Ideas, How-To's and Tips, Crafts and DIY Projects

Shopkins Pinata and Soccer Ball Pinata DIY (Video)

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If you follow my blog, you must have noticed that I love making pinatas for Birthday Parties! So, here a two more Pinatas that I made: a Shopkins Pinata and a Soccer Ball Pinata DIY (Football Ball Pinata for us in Europe :-)). How to make easy Pinatas The technique to make the Shopkins Pinata and the Soccer Ball Pinata DIY was the same as the one I used to make the tower for the Tangled Pinata. All I did differently was to adjust the height of the cylinder. Smaller height for the Shopkins Pinata and an even smaller one for…

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Birthday Parties and Birthday Pinatas. Ideas, How-To's and Tips, Crafts and DIY Projects

Tangled Birthday Party Ideas

The DIY Rapunzel Pinata

After some years of small birthday parties for my girl, the time had come to organize a bigger, princessy party for her with all her friends from school and some other friends outside of school. The theme she chose was a Tangled Birthday Party – otherwise known as Rapunzel. Naturally, I went on Pinterest to get inspired. And boy did I get inspired! There were so many ideas out there, that it became really difficult to choose from… of course, as so many times before, I went for the easier ones, since time is something I don’t have so much…

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DIY Christmas Ornaments out of homemade white clay (recipe!)

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Each year I try to find time to make some DIY white clay ornaments together with my kids. It’s kind of tradition. Once we made ornaments out of citrus fruits, but mostly, we make DIY Christmas Ornaments out of dough. But I really didn’t like the salt dough most people recommend. The shapes would not be clean and the colors weren’t what I wanted. So, I tried a white dough, which only needed three ingredients and they really turned out amazing! Exactly like I wanted them to. Here is how we made them… For the DIY Christmas Ornaments out of…

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DIY Christmas Ornaments: How to make easy Glitter Foam Photo Ornaments

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Yes, we are still continuing and tireless making more Christmas crafts! One of my favorites each year is to make some DIY Christmas ornaments. We have made ornaments out of citrus fruits and out of white, glittery clay we made ourselves (get the recipe and instructions here) in the past, so this year I wanted to do some photo ornaments. They needed to be easy and cheap since we wanted to make a lot. I want them to be gifts for grandparents and friends, as well as for children from our kindergarten. So – no surprise! – I searched online…

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Easy DIY Kids Advent Calendars

Our book advent calendar

Every year as December begins, we prepare one or two easy DIY advent calendars for our kids. Sometimes we take the easy road and get some of those chocolate countdown calendars as well, what can I say! 1. Easy DIY Kids Book Advent Calendar It has become kind of a Christmas family tradition to make a book advent calendar, just as making Christmas cookies and DIY Christmas ornaments are! It’s easy and kind of inexpensive since we use a lot of loved and treasured books as well as a few new ones. You can find our 5 favorite books for…

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Crafts and DIY Projects, Fun Ideas for Kids and Families

DIY Easy Canvas Art Project with Painters Tape for Kids

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While I am not the most artistic person, I try to keep my kids creative and so I am always searching for some easy art projects, especially on rainy days. One project I liked specifically, was painting a canvas using paint and painters tape. It is really easy, and the results are great! You can choose whatever colors you think will complement your home or use metallic colors for vibrant artwork. The possibilities are endless. You will need: Paintbrushes Various paint colors Painters tape Canvas You can begin either by painting your canvas with a base color and leave it…

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