9 Summer Crafts for Kids Ages 2-6

Summer Crafts for Kids It’s summertime where we live and boy, it’s been beautiful! After a seemingly never-ending winter that still hasn’t faded from memory, we’ve been enjoying lots of time outdoors before the real heat of the summer descends upon us. There have been popsicles and swimming, outdoor picnics and crafts – lots and lots of crafts! And we’re not talking the kind that just keep your hands busy… No, we’re talking about creativity, the excitement that comes with the act of making, the kind of creativity that spurs our little ones on to declare an idea (and another) for more projects they’d like to create! Are you looking for a few more ideas for some summer creative making? We’ve rounded up 9 great crafts & activities for toddlers, preschoolers, and beyond!… 

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Creative Tools Mini-Series

Oh, we’ve been hinting on social media about a little something we’ve been cooking up. Something that’s made us so excited. And something that we’re ready to share! Well, there’s a reason we’ve been excited – it’s super special and we think you’re really going to like it! Today we’re launching our very first creative… 

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Start with Success

This life – this beautiful, messy, full life  - is undeniably busy. There’s no question about that, and no use pretending it isn’t the case. It’s so very easy to start the day at a frenzied pace and end it wondering just what happened to the day, and how all those hours managed to slip away. Recently,… 

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Creative Parenting

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking recently – about creativity, about parenthood, and specifically about the way the two play together. Often times I hear parents – mothers and fathers alike – lament the loss of their creativity since their little ones arrived on the scene. And I know how that is. Those early… 

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Just A Heads Up

Hello there lovely readers, friends. In just a handful of days we’ll be rolling out the first big change of a rather exciting – nearly six month – process planned for Crafting Connections. Starting on Monday there will be a brand new look in our little corner of the internet. When you visit craftingconnections.net, you will be greeted by… 

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How to Build Creative Habits

This is Part 4 of a 4-Part Series designed just for you! Read Part 1: Help! My child hates art!  ::   Read Part 2: The 6 Best Tips for Finding Time for Art with Kids  ::  Read Part 3: Why Pinterest is Killing Your Child’s Creativity (or 6 Time-Saving Tips for Coming Up with… 

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Why Pinterest is Killing Your Child's Creativity (and yours too!)

Why Pinterest is Killing your Child’s Creativity

This is Part 3 of a 4-Part Series designed just for you! Read Part 1: Help! My child hates art!  ::  Read Part 2: The 6 Best Tips for Finding Time for Art with Kids  ::  Read Part 4: How to Build Creative Habits   Let me start by saying this: I love Pinterest. I… 

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How To Find Meaningful Time for Crafting with Your Children by Crafting Connections

The 6 BEST Tips for Finding Time for Art with Kids

This is Part 2 of a 4-Part Series designed just for you! Read Part 1: Help! My child hates art!  ::  Read Part 3: Why Pinterest is Killing Your Child’s Creativity (or 6 Time-Saving Tips for Coming Up with Creative Ideas  ::  Read Part 4: How to Build Creative Habits Today we’re going to play… 

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Help! My child hates art!

This is Part 1 of a 4-Part Series designed just for you! Read Part 2: 6 BEST Tips for Finding Time for Art with Kids  ::  Read Part 3: Why Pinterest is Killing Your Child’s Creativity (or 6 Time-Saving Tips for Coming Up with Creative Ideas)  ::  Read Part 4: How to Build Creative Habits… 

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