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  1. Family Life
    Kids love crafts, and they love harnessing the natural environment when they do. So we went looking for some fun solar-powered crafts for kids we think you'll love! My son loves to do experiments and crafts. I have a STEM area set up for him that's full of arts and crafts materials and he loves...
  2. Toddler & Child
    Each year, our children receive dozens of toys for Christmas. Handicrafts as gifts introduce a useful and fun skill for your kids rather than toys. Christmas brings dozens of toys for our children when combined with gifts from extended family members. As we embarked on our journey towards a...
  3. Arts & Crafts
    Though there are many amazing card ideas are available on Mothers Day but I came across one of the amazing and beautiful card. Kindly give your feedback and review on it. Thanks in advance.
  4. Crafts
    Hello mothers and friends of mothers and children! I've loved Mothering magazine since the 1970s and just adore the community it has produced. I wanted to share here my doll and baby toy sewing patterns. I have two shops: ETSY Sweaterdoll https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/SweaterDoll and CRAFTSY...
  5. Toys, Games, Books, Music and other Media
    Hello mothers and friends of mothers and children! I've loved Mothering magazine since the 1970s and just adore the community it has produced. I wanted to share here my doll and baby toy sewing patterns. I have two shops: ETSY Sweaterdoll https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/SweaterDoll and CRAFTSY...
  6. Family Life
    by Loralee Leavitt and Elaine Bassett Also see our article, Candy Experiments, for more great ideas on using up unwanted Halloween candy. Candy is a traditional part of Halloween. But since it contains so much sugar, corn syrup, and artificial dye, many parents don't want their children...
  7. Family Life
    This object inspires imagination. A cheap, remarkably entertaining activity for kids is a BYOB event. By that I mean Bring. Your. Own. Box. We know there are significant downsides to too many toys and too many structured activities for kids. That's why a BYOB event is refreshingly different...
  8. Family Life
      I don't know about you, but we love crafting in our house. The only problem is that with three kids under 5, finding time to plan and execute elaborate craft projects is usually beyond me. Luckily, we have found some simple ways to craft with usually just the items we have on hand. Here...
  9. Family Life
    My goal with crafts is usually to stay out of craft stores. Have you ever ended up spending more money to make hand-crafted gifts than you would have spent otherwise? I'm not just talking about my former roommate who wound up in the emergency room with severe burns from her Christmas...
  10. The Childhood Years
    <p style="margin-bottom:0pt;margin-top:0pt;"><span style="font-size:16px;">WE HAVE OUR WINNERs! Congratulations goes to <strong><a href="http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1393625/create-your-own-holiday-cards-giveaway/0_100#post_17519542">Alaskanmomma</a>, <a...
  11. Family Life
        I used to be a very different person than I am now. I used to purchase everything. I never used to make my own meals. Homemade seemed like a waste of time. And if you would have told me that I would ever put cloth diapers on any child of mine, I would have promptly laughed in your...
  12. Family Life
      brought to us by Mothering sponsor Oak Meadow     Becoming attuned to Earth's cycles can enhance our lives while contributing to a healthier lifestyle, community, and world. From the time our children are very little, we can share with them our appreciation and delight of the great...
  13. Family Life
    Bath time is fun time in our house, but my 6 year old keeps telling me how all of her friends use strawberry smelling soap, and won't stop asking me for some. Of course the first thing that I think of is all of the toxic ingredients in those yummy smelling soaps, and how I'm certainly not going...
  14. Family Life
        <!-- WP Biographia v3.2.1 --> About Pardis Amirshahi Pardis Amirshahi is the editor of Living Crafts magazine and also writes for their popular blog. Although she always enjoyed sewing and other crafts, Pardis discovered the true joy of handwork when she became a mother. You can reach...
  15. Family Life
    Backing is made of light blue felt. If you have some wool felt scraps, needle, and some embroidery floss, you can make this cover for your scissors and give yourself or your mother a gift from the heart.  Everyone has a pair of scissors that needs a pretty new home!  Click here to go to Living...
  16. Family Life
      by Lynn Colwell & Corey Colwell-Lipson   What to do with the Valentine's Day cards and gifts your child makes at home or brings home from school? Stick 'em in a drawer? Seal 'em in a box?   Instead, how about turning them into Valentine's Day decor? (Items saved from previous years may be...
  17. Family Life
    Love this unique Valentine craft! Corey Colwell-Lipson from Celebrate Green and Green Halloween shows us how to felt valentine heart necklaces.  This craft is a creative and eco-friendly way to present something special to your child's school class, homeschool group, or to friends and family...
  18. Family Life
      When I was pregnant with my daughter my mom gave me a whole basket of handmade receiving blankets for my shower. Out of all my gifts they were one of my absolute favorites. She made some out of flannel and others out of lightweight cotton. I used them for nursing, laying on the grass, a shade...
  19. Family Life
      I am one of those crafty mamas, at least in my heart. I wander through holiday craft fairs and cruise etsy and ravelry for inspiration. I adore fabrics and wool and have a stash of both that is overflowing the hutch and bins I had so generously designated as my craft space. My list of...
  20. Family Life
      Thank you to Pardis Amirshahi, the editor of Living Crafts magazine, for providing this special guest post.   Being a mother to a preteen who used to love the Runaway Bunny story (by Margaret Wise Brown) as a toddler, I thought of making a picture from the book for her as a gift for Easter...
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