DIY Ice Lanterns

DIY Ice Lanterns - a great winter activity incorporating science and art for kids!

February, when the days of winter seem endless and no amount of wistful recollecting can bring back any air of summer.” -Shirley Jackson

Though we are indeed at the end of February, much of us in the US are still buried in cold, ice and snow. With countless snow days and “danger cold,” as we call it, keeping us indoors – well, you may be looking around for something new to do. Some way to add a bit more color into your white, grey, and brown world (at least that’s how it looks out our front door!) These beautiful DIY Ice Lanterns are just the thing to shake up your routine and add a dash of color…. 

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Making an Out and About Art Box

Make Your Own Out & About Art Box

Life for little ones is very full. Each day is an adventure filled with so much new. New places. New people. New experiences. New learning. It can be a lot to take in and a lot to process. Little ones, just like grown-ups, need to have tools in their toolboxes for processing the days happenings… 

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How to Wrap a Furoshiki - a fabric lunch bag tutorial

Furoshiki Wraps for Gifts & More

‘Tis the season of gift giving both in the US and of course, beyond. And with gifts comes the question – how will we wrap it? We used to tend towards newsprint, recommissioned paintings and drawings done by our little ones (because we simply can’t keep every work of art that’s been made!), and the… 

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Putting on a Puppet Show

DIY Puppet Theater

Sometimes crafting is about the making – either the process or the product that results from the tools you use. But sometimes with crafting you move beyond the process or product and craft something that will get used time and time again by you, your little ones, or someone you love. This project is just… 

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Johanna Winter-Harper : Creative Life Interview

Johanna Winter-Harper :: Creative Life Interview

Today we are excited to continue our interview series with creative individuals and families we love! There is so much inspiration and creative goodness in the world – we don’t want to keep it to ourselves! For this series, we’re chatting with amazing individuals on what their creative lives look like and what they’re listening to right now (and… 

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Our Thank You Discount (and more!)

We are taking the week off here at Crafting Connections – visiting with extended family, fighting off early-winter colds, road tripping and (of course) doing a bit of making along the way. It’s loads of fun (ok, with a touch of stress thrown in for good measure – we’re only human!) but it also means… 

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Creative Art Supplies for Kids

Kids Art Supplies on a Budget

When we welcome folks onto our mailing list we ask them the following question: What’s the ONE THING that’s holding you back from living the creative life or raising the creative family you dream of? And while we do get a variety of answers, one of the most common is: MONEY.

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Creative Gift Guide for Adults

When we think about living a creative life and raising a creative family, for many of us our first thoughts go to our children. But what about the creative adults in our lives – our partners, family, and friends? What about creative gifts for *gasp* YOU? Well, today we’re super happy to be sharing gifts to make,… 

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24 Gifts to Make, Buy, and Read for Teens

Creative Gift Guide for Teens

Today we’re tackling gifts to make, buy, and read for Teens – no longer kids, not quite adults, teens are an exciting and creative group! Many of these gifts focus on continuing to define oneself – both creatively and otherwise. In fact, we wouldn’t mind receiving many of the gifts in the “make” category! And the… 

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