In 2009 I digitized these beautiful paper dolls from a vintage wrapping paper. These can be printed on card stock and enjoyed. Paper dolls seem to be a long lost pastime for many. Print and cut these out and care them with you on road trips or for quite time at home.
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This small purchase is so much appreciated. It helps put food on my families table. Thank you.
This is a great project for a lazy afternoon. I made this while the kids took their Sunday afternoon naps. I snagged a giant pickle jar from my grandmother for this one, but you can use any large canister.
One of my favorite activities with my children this time of year is slowing down for a minute and making something together. I have a list of things on our Advent calendar that make us sit down and do something special that requires team work and patience.
Advent Calendars are one of our families favorite past times. My children love when I bring out our little nutcracker because they know behind every door is a little adventure for the evening. I wrote out 25 little cards that they have loved opening each year. They're free for you to download as well. I hope you enjoy...
I saw this idea here and loved it. It was much easier to make than it looks and saved me TONS of money this year on gifts. I found these miniature wash tubs for 3/$1 and bought little hand towels to go with the soap 18/$4. I'll let Amy from The Idea Room tell you how it's done. My total cost for each gift was $2.22 per teacher.
A dear friend shared an idea of writing something you are thankful for every week all year long on a little sheet of paper and putting it in a jar to reflect on at the end of the year. I immediately thought of how fun this would be for my kids but with a twist.
A Jar a Full of Stars
Once upon a time I used paper stars in a jar as incentives for my first graders. They loved it when I handed them a little paper star for doing well. I could whip on up fast and their eyes would glow. The could keep them or add them to a jar we were filling for a party day or cupcakes for good behavior. This is a twist on the stars those babies loved.
This is one of my favorite Halloween crafts and I love that my kids helped me make these special treated too. Halloween is a fun time for many and for us we love the treats much more than the tricks. Here is a fun tutorial on making miniature candy apples and a really cool download from one of my favorite paper craft shops.
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I'm Aimee, former Early Childhood Educator and Reading Specialist turned author, speaker, blogger, and mom of 5. This website is meant to inspire & equip parents of little ones to promote early literacy & language development at home. You will also find fun crafts, devotionals, and recipes to explore..
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