Summer Nights: Mason Jar Lights

We loved, loved, loved making these mason jar lights. Perfect for a camping craft or any summer night. Hop on over to Kiwi Crate for the step-by-step instructions. Follow Creekside Learning on...

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A Simple Fairy House and Garden for Kids

A very simple and inexpensive Fairy House from a cardboard birdhouse found at a craft and hobby store… I cut a door into the birdhouse with a regular kitchen knife, then sprayed it with a waterproofing spray (also from the craft and hobby store). Much could be done to decorate the outside of the fairy house, but my daughter chose to simply place moss at the top. She was more focused on the things I gave her to decorate the...

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Creative Snapshot: Tandem Drawing

Creativity at work:  My niece (age 23) and my daughter (age 7) sat down with a long piece of paper and began to work on one drawing together, adding some of the same elements on each side of the paper:  a deer, a squirrel, clouds, a bird. I love how they worked together, side by side, each adding some of the same components and then some of their own. When my daughter wanted to add the deer to the drawing but was unsure how...

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Valentine Projects at The Studio

I had a great time baking and crafting with my kids with some new Valentine themed projects for the fab folks over at Kiwi Crate’s The Studio. Here’s a peek at what we did. Click on the photos or links to go over to The Studio and get the recipes and full directions. But first, let me share something new with you. Besides being the place to find hundreds of creative kids craft ideas, The Kiwi Crate Studio just launched...

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Fall Crafts, Math Learning and More at The Studio

I have a secret that I can finally tell you.  I’ve been crafting and creating and then writing my little heart out over the past 6 weeks, at a place other than my blog. I am so excited to be a part of The Studio, a brand new resource for creative inspiration, brought to you by the fine folks at Kiwi Crate. So, what have I been writing about? Well, fun fall things, to start with. Check out these mini-apple pies with press-in...

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