Furoshiki Wraps for Gifts & More

How to Wrap a Furoshiki - a fabric lunch bag tutorial

‘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 classic brown paper packages tied up in string (or in our case, baker’s twine!) Recently, however, we’ve discovered furoshiki wrapping and are hooked! I think this year our packages will arrive tied up in beautiful fabrics – wouldn’t that be divine?! Furoshiki wrapping is a relatively simple skill to learn, but it can make for a most magical gifting – or even lunch-carrying – experience, indeed!… 

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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

Today we’re going to play a game, OK? It’s called, “does this sound familiar.” Scenario 1: You have a craft idea so you gather up the tools – some paints and paper, a few brushes, googly eyes, buttons, glitter, and tissue paper. It takes you about 15 minutes to gather up and then set out… 

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child painting with watercolors

Help! My child hates art!

Sometimes, when reading through creative blogs and websites – especially those aimed at young children – it’s easy to feel like crafting must come naturally to these parents and children. The adults have endless creative ideas and craft supplies and patience. And the little ones? Well they are apparently the fabled children who came into… 

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Creative Block Review | crafting connections.net

Breaking through Creative Block

It is our business to be creative all the time. We publish a quarterly creative magazine – after all! Behind the scenes, and in front, Andrea and I are always making stuff. Projects. Ideas. Words. Photos. Magazine Layouts. With our little ones and without. And we do it all because we believe. We believe in… 

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The Secret is Out…

(This image is from our lovely Instagram feed (follow us!) – a great source of Inspiration & Creative Tips!) Have you recently felt it’s been a bit different around here? Feeling like something is brewing? Well you’re right! After 2 years of bringing you beautiful magazines and projects for your little ones ages 2-6, we… 

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Toddler and Preschooler working at a creative table

Explore More: How We Make Craft Projects for Multiple Ages

This image is from our project Glowing Lanterns and is a great example of one project being done two ways for multiple ages. When you have more than one little one, it can be hard finding projects that fit everyone’s needs. Older children enjoy more involved projects and often like to work towards a finished… 

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Explore Sound is a creative magazine for toddlers, preschoolers and children through age 8.

Explore Sound Magazine Available Now!

Laughter is the sound of the soul dancing. My soul probably looks like Fred Astaire.” – Jarod Kintz In case you missed it, we wanted to share that our newest magazine – Explore Sound – has hit the virtual shelves! This magazine is filled with art, crafts, science, literature and more. We even have an… 

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4 Popcorn Recipes to Make & Munch

4 Popcorn Recipes to Make & Munch

Pop! Sizzle! Crunch! Do you like popcorn? Yeah, we do too. We like it so much that we made 4 Yummy Recipes for you to Make & Munch (and download for free!) in this month’s lovely Mini-Magazine. Download your FREE Crafting Connections Mini-Magazine HERE! With the same lovely layout, our mini-magazines are designed to be… 

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Decorating the letter H with hearts

Inspiring Alphabet Project

It was hard not to be personally inspired by the recent #foliophoto alphabet project over on instagram. Go look. I’ll wait. Cool, right?! Seriously, there were so many gorgeous photos. So many creative takes on each day’s letter. So much to look at and take in. I looked at the photos, added a few of… 

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