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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Make Your Own Decorated Paper Sun Hat

Fancy Decorated Paper Hat Project

You know that we are obsessed with creativity – creative living, creative making, if it’s creative chances are we’re talking about it! Well, another aspect of creativity we have been really enjoying over the past couple months is the chance to collaborate and work with fellow creatives that we admire. So you can understand how… 

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Nature Art Inspiration

With the weather warming, you are hopefully finding yourself outdoors a lot more. As we’ve talked about before, just because you’re outdoors doesn’t mean that you have to stop creating. Just as fall and winter lend themselves to cozy crafting, spring and summer lend themselves to a new, beautiful, and spontaneous type of creative making… 

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This is not a competition.

I want to talk to you today about something that, it appears, lots of people are confused about. I see it in the grocery store, at the playground, at schools and even friendly get-togethers. Apparently, there’s a bit of confusion over what, exactly, is a competition. So I’m here to break that down.

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Three Common Myths About Living a Creative Life

I think there’s a lot of myth surrounding creativity, about what you need to have and what you need to do in order to live a creative life. And you know what, most of it is rubbish and poppycock. Truly.

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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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