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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Winter Trees | craftingconections.net

Taking Time

We’re off, enjoying the hustle and bustle of the season and the peace and quiet that follows, with families and friends. This year is a special one for us. Andrea’s first Christmas in her own home; making merry with family and little ones in their own special way. My last living in the Midwest; soaking… 

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Creative Inspirations & Computer Wallpapers – a little gift for you!

You may have noticed it’s been a bit quiet around here – with the holidays just about upon us, we’ve been busy connecting with our little ones while also, in our own little ways, making things merry and bright and all that jazz. Throw in a cross-country move (Danielle is headed to California!) and there’s… 

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HANDMADE WINTER COVER

Handmade Winter :: an eBook

Here in our space we talk a lot about crafting and creating with your little ones, offering projects and magazines – even an eCourse – everything you need to craft the creative life with littles you dream of. But what about us grown-ups? What about our creative lives? Danielle has shared her love of knitting… 

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Knitting Stories | crafting connections.net

Knitting Stories

I’ve been playing with yarn for over a decade – starting shortly after my grandma passed away, when I inherited her big mason jar filled with colorful knitting needles.¬†During these years I’ve been fairly prolific – filling baskets with hats, drawers with socks, and scarves around just about every neck that would oblige. And while… 

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Abstract Painted Scarf :: Gift & Wear

At our cores, we are creators, not happy unless we have a project, or twelve, to keep our hands and minds working. While we love creating on my own, we find that when we invite our children to create with us, the experience is even richer and more fulfilling, for us all. This painted scarf… 

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Explore Touch | crafting connections.net

Explore Touch is Here!

The latest in our five issue series on the senses is out in the world today! Explore Touch is filled with seven touch-related projects plus Explore More and Make Connections sections to build upon and expand from each activity or craft. This issue also includes a well-curated book list, ¬†beautifully saturated picture pages with quotations… 

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Free Creative Mini-Magazines | crafting connections.net

Thankful for You

Both Andrea and I have been off spending the week with our nearest and dearest, preparing to feast and celebrate and give thanks. While we have so very much to be thankful for in the real world we have right in front of our noses, we also have much to be thankful for here. It… 

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Crafting Connections Holiday Gift Guide - under 20 dollars!

Gift Guide for Creative Littles {All Under $20}

We’ve been talking about it for the past couple of days – the loving question that’s on everyone’s mind: What gifts can we get for your little ones? We’ve answered this with some big ticket items, as well as several more economical options for your creative preschoolers here and for your creative toddlers here. We… 

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