Category Archives: Arts and Crafts

Kiwi Crate Monthly Craft Subscription

Kiwi Crate (Monthly Project Kits) Flash Sale Wednesday 6/17 – Save 50% On Your First Month

Summer is here! Celebrate the new season and beat summer boredom with projects designed to spark creativity and curiosity for kids. Each Kiwi Crate comes with 2-3 hands-on projects – including all the materials, inspiration and instruction – around a different theme every month.

But HURRYKiwi Crate is offering a ONE DAY flash sale (6/17).

Save 50% on your 1st month subscription plus free shipping with code MAKE50.

Kiwi Crate Family Brands >>

The 50% off applies to any of the Kiwi Crate Family Brands:

Koala Crate

  • Ages: 3-4
  • imagine! magazine
  • Multiple play and learn activities
  • Instructions and guide for parents

Kiwi Crate

  • Ages 4 to 8
  • 2-3 creative and educational projects
  • explore! magazine
  • Step-by-step instructions and inspiration
Tinker Crate
  • Ages 9 to 14+
  • A hands-on activity and experiment
  • Tinker ‘Zine
  • Instructional blueprint

Doodle Crate

  • Ages 9 to 16+
  • A fresh new DIY project
  • Fun bonus craft material
  • Step-by-step instructions

Kiwi Crate was founded on the vision of inspiring kids’ creativity and its mission is to help equip the next generation of innovators with the tools for creative problem solving and exploration. Kiwi Crate offers high quality award-winning products across four brands for young makers ranging in age from 3 to 16+.

Fun & Engaging Projects for Kids

  • Hands-on fun for makers of all ages, delivered monthly.
  • Projects can include arts & crafts, science activities, imaginative play and more. Everything for 2-3 projects is included.

Get your Duck Tape® Back-to-School supplies at Walmart + Craft Idea!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Walmart. All opinions are 100% mine.

Pencils, paper, folders, and binders are just a few of the school supplies that are on your kids back to school supply shopping list, right?  While you’re picking up the kids back to school supplies, don’t forget to buy Duck Tape at Walmart too!  I know, I know.  You’re thinking, did she really say Duck Tape®?  Yep! My kids think Duck Tape is the best thing ever for fixing things around the house, hanging things up when we go camping, and for projects for back to school items that they want to make.

There are lots of reasons that you might need to buy Duck Tape at Walmart when you are doing your back to school shopping.

Like this one:

Have your kids cover their school books with Duck Tape® instead of a boring paper bag!

Duck Tape book coverPhoto courtesy of

Walmart has a huge assortment of Duck Tape® for back to school.

Polka dots, camo, and standard colors too. You will find Duck Tape® products in the paint department and the craft department and your local Walmart.

There are so many fun back to school projects that you can create with your kids using Duck Tape®.. run out and get some Duck Tape® today and see what your kids come up with. I bet they’ll be occupied for hours!

Here are a couple of ideas to get your creative juices flowing:

  • Make a pencil cup holder for a cute teacher’s gift
  • Make a custom name plate for your child’s desk
  • Make a colorful bookmark
  • Make a school supply case to hold your child’s crayons and colored pencils
  • Feeling really crafty? Make a book bag!

Duck Tape® is a creative and inexpensive tool for teachers, parents and students. ​The possibilities are endless on what you can create, embellish and decorate with Duck Tape®!

Don’t forget to buy Duck Tape at Walmart the next time you are shopping for back to school items.

For more fun and creative ideas on crafts to make follow along on twitter @theduckbrand.

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Disney PLANES – Coloring & Connect the Dots Printable

Disney’s PLANES releases in theaters everywhere on August 9th!


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About Planes

From above the world of “Cars” comes “Disney’s Planes,” an action-packed 3D animated comedy adventure featuring Dusty (voice of Dane Cook), a plane with dreams of competing as a high-flying air racer. But Dusty’s not exactly built for racing—and he happens to be afraid of heights. So he turns to a seasoned naval aviator who helps Dusty qualify to take the defending champ of the race circuit. Dusty’s courage is put to the ultimate test as he aims to reach heights he never dreamed possible, giving a spellbound world the inspiration to soar. “Disney’s Planes” takes off in theaters in 3D on Aug. 9, 2013, and will be presented in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters.

Rated: Not Yet Rated

Released: August 9, 2013

Movie Information Source: Disney Planes website

Disney Planes Movie

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3 Cheery Holiday Pinecone Crafts Even Kids Can Make!

Get The Season Started With This Perfect Pinecone Crafts!

Now that the holidays are here, it’s the perfect time to get down to some decorating for the season! While most festivities will leave your pocket book looking and feeling empty, here are some that use pinecones, which are just as cheap as they are fun. And one of the best things about these crafty decorations is that they are easy and simple enough for the kids involved in some christmas festivities.

Pinecone Tree by Martha Stewart
Pinecone Tree by Country Living - Photo source: Steven Randazzo

Pinecone Christmas Tree from Country Living

This is easy to make and packs a serious seasonal punch. To create this tree, anchor a cone-shaped foam base into a container such as a flower pot or planter. Then use wire to attach the pine cones onto 2 inch wooden floral picks. Next, insert the picks into the foam. Be sure to arrange the cones biggest on bottom to smallest on the top. Lastly, conceal any foam that is left showing by tucking in sheet moss between the pinecones. And there is it in all its festive glory!

Pinecone Christmas Tree craft instructions on Country Living

Pinecone penguin craft by Martha Stewart
Pinecone penguin craft by Martha Stewart - Photo source:


Pinecone Penguin from Martha Stewart

These fun little fellas are sure to be a hit with little ones and grownups alike. First gather up supplies because these guys have a little bit more too them.

Here are the crafting supplies needed:
scissors, sandpaper, small paintbrushes, glue, white and brown acrylic paint, and some white glass glitter.

Additionally, different pinecone parts will be needed:
2 large scales cut to a point for the wings, 1 small piece cut from the top of a pine-cone for the neck, one long pine-cone for the body, and an acorn cap for the face.

Next construct them by attaching the long scale wings to the body pine-cone with glue. Then sand the neck piece so it can easily be attached to the body with glue as well. Then attach the acorn cap face to the neck. Next, paint the belly and half of the acorn cap white, and then let them dry. Once the paint is dry, use glue to add glitter to the belly and paint on the eyes.

Pinecone Penguin craft instructions from Martha Stewart


Colorful holiday pinecone craft by HGTV
Colorful holiday pinecone craft by HGTV - Photo source:


Colorful Pinecone Centerpiece

The last pine-cone activity is so simple it’s a shame HGTV didn’t think of it years ago.

By spray painting pinecones bright colors and arranging them in a clear decorative jar a sassy seasonal centerpiece is born. This colorful crafty centerpiece is truly easy while speaking volumes.

> Colorful pinecone centerpiece instructions


Whether it’s a traditional earthy Christmas tree, a winter wonderland made of penguins or a modern DIY spray paint decorative piece, this season will be full of fun when any of these ideas are involved.

Do you have a favorite pinecone holiday craft? Share it with us in the comments below!

Free Printable Halloween Coloring Pages, Crafts, and Activities

Halloween is right around the corner and my youngest is coloring, cutting, painting, and drawing all things Halloween.  Even her Barbie dolls are celebrating Halloween with orange eye shadow.

Not only are these great ways to get your kids excited about Halloween, but printable crafts and coloring pages are fabulous for keeping the kids entertained for a few minutes while you empty the dishwasher or fold laundry.

Go ahead and check these printable Halloween crafts out.  If you need more craft ideas or Halloween coloring pages, go to Google and search Halloween coloring pages or Halloween craft ideas.

free Halloween coloring pages and printables


1 Halloween Activity Pack – Get coloring, sorting, and matching with Nick Jr. this Halloween!

2 – Crow in a Cage and Jack-o’-Lantern Pumpkin Stencils on Better Homes and Gardens

3 – Disney Halloween Countdown Calendar

4Personalized Halloween coloring pages from Frecklebox

5Printable Halloween themed chore or reading chart from Kid Pointz

Do you have a favorite Halloween printable craft or coloring page website?
Please share with us in the comments below.