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Gray Sweatshirt with Maker Embroidered in Red
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Where some people see a plain sweatshirt, we see a blank canvas for our needle and thread! This time, we transformed an everyday layer into a top that lets us wear our hearts on our sleeves.
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Loaded milkshake in mason jar topped with ice cream cone
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Once upon a time, milkshakes were a simple milk-and-ice cream affair. But ever since Instagram, the game has changed. Today's super shakes are more like an excuse to pile every delicious treat you can think of in a great big glass. And we're fine with that.
Erin Gardner
DIY Chunky T-Shirt Necklace
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Everybody's got that drawer full of old t-shirts that never see the light of day. But we found a fun and fashionable way to give them a new life! Here's how we turned a boring old T-shirt into a show-stopping statement necklace.
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Cartoon doodling flowers and leaves
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We all have our go-to doodles. You know, those familiar shapes and pictures that seem to appear by magic on scraps of paper when you're not even aware that you're scribbling. As it turns out, what you choose to doodle can say a lot about your personality!
Jessie Oleson Moore
Jessica Long and Kids Doing Embroidery Outside
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Known fact: summer goes way too fast. So we propose a great big time out for some awesome family together time before homework and sports practices gobble up our lives. Nothing fancy, just fun. Who's in?
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Doodle Wars Title
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Love watching Doodle Wars and want to host your own? Here’s everything you need to play a game inspired by the series! We guarantee it'll get your pencils moving.
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Bold Doodles Drawn in Black
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When your toddler first begins drawing or making marks on paper, you’re probably overjoyed to see their first works of “art.” But once they reach school age, all those doodles and scribbles on their math or English work might make you worry they’re not paying attention in class. The good news? That’s not necessarily true.
Kelsey Ogletree
Family making pizza, putting toppings on pizza together, pizza dough, red sauce, tomato, meat, greens
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Could anything be better than a bubbly, cheesy pie? As a matter of fact, yes. Presenting our recipe for The World's Most Magnificent Family Pizza Evening.
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School age girl painting with pink sponge brush
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Back-to-school means back to a focus on traditional classroom learning with a capital L (that's the left-brain world of math, language and puzzles). But we know that right-brain stuff like music and art are valuable too. For parents, this can feel like a lot of pressure to pack our kids' schedules with the right mix of activities. But according to one expert, we can let that pressure go.
Kelsey Ogletree
Mango Lime Frozen Yogurt on Plate With Spoon
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We call this a little mango magic: break out five simple ingredients and your food processor, and make your own frozen yogurt. (Yep, you don't even need an ice cream machine.) This treat's so easy the kids can do most of the work — just help them with the chopping and they'll be on their way.
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Unicorn Rainbow Wall Art
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Did you catch the premiere of Making It this week? We were so inspired by the Faster Craft challenge that we just had to make our own. We borrowed a little inspiration from contestant Amber to make a taxidermy-style unicorn head made entirely of felt. What can we say? Unicorns are definitely our spirit animal.
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Toddler Wearing a Chef Hat Stirring Flour With a Whisk
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Awanthi Vardaraj
Gummy Bear Ice Cream Sandwiches
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This recipe may be polarizing, so consider yourself warned. Sure, it’s beautiful, colorful and almost looks like stained glass… but what IS it?
Kris Galicia Brown
Close-Up Unicorn Cake Pops - Cake Decorating
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Sure, you could make a ho-hum cake, and nobody would complain (because, you know, it's cake). But if you're after "oohs" and "ahhs" from your crew, take that cake, mash it with some frosting and transform it into the most amazing cake pops in the mythical universe. Don't worry — they're way easier to make than they look.
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Finished Owl Cake Pops
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Just three little details — some slivered almonds, orange jimmies and candy eyes — can transform otherwise plain cake pops into adorable critters that are almost too cute to eat.
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Close Up Rainbow Cake Pop - Cake Decorating
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Every get-together needs a burst of color to liven things up — and that's exactly what these color-packed cake pops are for! They couldn't be easier: there's no sculpting or shaping required, and you can create the rainbow effect with a handful of candies.
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Mend Kids Clothes With Patches
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Running, jumping, dancing, playing, falling down and getting back up again. It’s all part of the magic of childhood, and it’s all pretty darn hard on your kids' clothes. Patch up those holes or cover any stubborn stains with three ideas that are totally not square.
Sherri Sylvester
Father and Daughter Cutting Cucumber
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Cooking up a storm is tons of fun for kids — and not to mention a great way to ward off picky eating and teach an all-around important life skill. Your little sous chefs may even surprise you with how much they can handle in the kitchen, especially when outfitted with the right tools. These six picks can help them (safely!) slice and dice.
Jessie Oleson Moore
drawing-cartoon-characters.jpg
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When it comes to cartoons, some of the smallest details can make the biggest difference. (What would Garfield be without his sardonic, half-lidded eyes or Odie without his long, slobbery tongue?) The most expressive characters are made in those tiny strokes of the pen in rendering the facial features. Below are dozens of ideas and how-tos for eyes, noses, ears, mouths and hair.
Jessie Oleson Moore
Colorful Watermelon themed kid craft station
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Nothing makes our hearts flutter like seeing our kiddos sink their teeth into a new project. But sometimes the paints, feathers, pom poms and tubes of glitter can be a little overwhelming without some proper wrangling. So we rounded up a handful of kid-friendly spaces that intrigue, inspire and — most importantly — help our littler makers' creativity blossom.
Alexis Methven
Unicorn Cake Pops for Kids Birthday Parties
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Nothing gets your kid’s birthday party started more than an awesome theme — and, of course, all the creative DIYs that go along with it. These five super-fun trends are cause for celebration.
Alexis Methven
Emoji Cupcake
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No matter their favorite emoji, kids will be all smiles for these silly cupcakes! So put down your phone, pick up your baking tools, and get ready to express all those sweet emotions with a batch of fun treats.
Lynlee North Beckett
Raspberries in a basket, strawberries, frozen fruit popsicles in cone mold
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Whether they’re hopping off the school bus or just back from day camp, come afternoon your kiddos are bound to be in need of a hearty snack. Keep them from going from hungry to hangry with these 17 healthy, homemade ideas. Nosh away!
Jessie Oleson Moore
DIY Gummy Bears and Hearts
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Forget the store-bought stuff. Making gummy bears at home is a breeze with fruit juice and our four simple steps.
Kris Galicia Brown
S'mores Bars
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Who needs a campfire? Whether it’s a rainy day, a snowy day, or a plain old Tuesday, all that’s really required are three perfect elements (you know what they are), and the gooey goodness of these next-gen s’mores can be all yours. (Finger licking not mandatory, but completely encouraged.)
Nicole Weston
Crayon Art
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Most of us probably moved on from crayons after elementary school, but let's not sell these waxy wonders short. With the right techniques and some imagination, you can do plenty with the humble stubs. The best part? Crayons are dirt cheap — even for those massive boxes with dozens of colors you drooled over as a kid. You can draw for months on about $5 or $10 worth of supplies.
David Huyck
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