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Picture this: the front door is blocked with snow, the kids are running around in their pajamas displaying their excitement for a snow day, and immediately plop down in front of the TV.

Or maybe you’ve spent your Saturday morning in 95-degree weather, watching herds of uncoordinated 6-year-olds following a soccer ball around a field. The second you bring the kids home, you find a trail of Gatorade bottles and kicked off soccer cleats, socks, and shin guards leading towards the PlayStation. You want to turn the TV off, but you dread the “are you kidding me?” looks that you know you’re going to receive the minute you step within a foot of the remote. Luckily, creative minds all over the world have come up with a few alternatives that are sure to keep the kids happy and excited to have artwork to display around the house.

This craft blog aims to give you step-by-step tutorials on how to keep the kids entertained and the creativity flowing. And who knows? Maybe the kid inside you will find some joy in these crafts as well.

If you have a great craft idea that you'd like to share with other parents, feel free to EMAIL US! We would love to share your ideas!

Think Spring: Flower Pens!

Think Spring: Flower Pens!

March 26, 2014 | 10:52 AM

With this never ending winter lets all "Think Spring" and make some beautiful flower pens! Flower pens are easy to make, and the whole family can work together to make an inside garden to help us "Think Spring" while we wait for the real thing!

Materials you will need:
  • Fake Flowers
  • Pen
  • Green Floral Tape

    The first step is to pick our your fake flowers. The dollar store has a great selection and you can usually get 4-7 buds for a just a dollar. Get creative and pick out a few different types of flowers.

    Once you are home with your flowers cut the buds so there is just a little bit of the stem left.

    imageNow, using your floral tape, wrap the pen body and stem very tightly from the writing tip of the pen to the flower underside. Sometimes a second layer of tape can be helpful!

    After you have one pen done, repeat until you have a full bouquet! These fun flower bouquets could also make great gift for grandparents or end of year teacher gifts.

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