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Summer Craft DIY: Sunflower Plates

I don’t know about you, but we have a lot of summer days that are just too hot for us to be outdoors. On those days we sometimes enjoy staying indoors. We enjoy creating arts and crafts projects in the nice comfortable air conditioned house.

This fun sunflower plates project still makes us feel as if we are enjoying nature with its beautiful sunflower theme. Thank you to The Resourceful Mama for a great indoor project that still beckons us to the sweetness that is summer.

Sunflowers are a great part of summer. Here they grow wild in fields. You can also plant them at home and see them bloom in your very own garden.

This craft is very simple to follow and brings those beautiful summer blooms indoors. Head on over to  The Resourceful Mama for a great tutorial.

Sunflower plates

Mother’s Day Crafts

Are you looking for a great craft for kids to make this Mother’s Day? This fun little crafts will make an excellent gift for mom, auntie, or grandma this mother’s day. Mom’s love gifts from the heart and crafts make the perfect gift full of love. My mother still pulls out all of our old crafts and displays them during the holidays. She tells each of the grandkids which items their parents made and how old they were. It is one of her favorite parts of being a grandma, sharing her favorite pieces of the past with their next generation. That is why I love to find new and adorable items to help the grandkids make to add to her collection. This year I found an adorable snail craft. I cannot wait for the kids to gift it to her on Mother’s Day.

Adorable button snail:

This adorable craft was created and crafted by Jackie at I Heart Arts n Crafts. Jackie is a mom and a graphic designer, which means she knows arts and crafts. This sweet craft is simple, inexpensive, and will be cherished for years to come. For full tutorial including amazing photos head on over to I Heart Arts n Crafts now. So be sure to check out some of Jackie’s other ideas. She has an arts and crafts arsenal of adorableness.

Mother's Day Crafts

The part I loved the most about this sweet craft? The CD we use to build it. My kids were so worried I was ruining a Bluray. Don’t worry, I didn’t. I still have tons of old cd’s that used to come in the mail as promos for internet companies. Yes I know, I just dated myself. Remember when AOL used to send discs to offer free trial runs? Oh, the days of yore! If you’re like me and never throw anything away that could be used in arts and crafts then I bet you have plenty hanging around for this fun craft. So break them out and get crafty! Happy Mother’s Day!

DIY Paint: Scratch and Sniff Paint

Now that the weather is warming up the yards are looking much more beautiful, and the little in-home artists we always seem to forget we employ are looking to get their paint on. If you are like me and you don’t always have paint on hand (it goes bad when I do so why keep it forever?) then you just might want to look in to trying this fun tutorial. Not only can you and your kids make paint, you can make paint that is scratch and sniff. Now once your paint dries you can enjoy how it looks, and how it smells.

I cannot take credit for this amazing idea. But I can take credit for finding it. Growing a Jeweled Rose is an amazing website with all sorts of activities aimed at entertaining and educating kids. This fun and unique tutorial will also you to actually create scratch and sniff paint that can be used to paint the most beautiful picture. It is even non-toxic and completely edible, so if like me you have a small toddler looking to get in on the fun it is “ok” when he very suddenly sticks the whole paintbrush in his mouth.

scratch and sniff paint

Head on over to Growing a Jeweled Rose now and see their full tutorial. While you are there you should check out some of their other incredible tutorials. You and our kids just might find some activities to keep you busy this Spring Break.