Popsicle Stick Christmas Crafts

popsicle-stick3Christmas crafts are really just the greatest, aren’t they? My mom still decorates the tree every year with popsicle stick and paper plate crafts my sister made when we were younger.  Hopefully these fun crafts can become a staple ornament on your tree too!

popsicle-stickFor the Rudolph, simply paint 9 popsicle sticks brown. For some added sparkle, we sprinkled on brown glitter to his antler sticks. Once the sticks were glued together, we added plastic eyes, a pipe cleaner nose and his mouth cut out of black construction paper.

 

popsicle-stick1For the snowman, start by painting 9 popsicle sticks white. The nose, hat and mouth are all from construction paper. We used a hole punch to make the circles for his mouth. Twist together a few colorful pipe cleaners to make the scarf for his hat!

 

popsicle-stick2To make santa, glue together 9 popsicle sticks, add his hat and mouth from construction paper. For his beard, we unrolled cotton balls and glued them right on! Add eyes and a tassel for his hat and Saint Nick is complete!

 

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These Popsicle Stick Christmas Trees could easily be made into tree ornaments too!

23 DIY Kids Halloween Costumes

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It’s officially Fall, y’all! Halloween will be here before we know it so it’s time to start thinking COSTUMES! There’s a certain sense to pride every crafty mom takes in making the best and most creative costume on the block. Here’s a list of 23 to get your wheels rolling on what your little one will dress up as this year! Don’t forget to follow LBL on Facebook and Instagram for more Festive Fall posts!

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Stick Figure Costume Via All For The Boys

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Spider Man from Dollar Store Materials Via Mad In Crafts

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Jelly Fish Costume via Almost the Real Thing
diy-statue-of-liberty-halloween-costume-for-kidsStatue of Liberty Via Me Sew Crazy

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Uno Card via Super Moms 360

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Unicorn Costume from Craftaholics Anonymous

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Buzz Lightyear Via Fun At Home With Kids

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 Owl via Hub Pages

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Minions via Coolest Homemade Costumes

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Easy Mac Via Costume-Works

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Jelly Beans Via Wizzley.com

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Gypsy Costume via This Mama Makes Stuff

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Scuba costume via Artsy Fartsy Mama

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Donut via Studio DIY

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Cruella De Vil via Pop Sugar Mom
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Army man via Wild Ink Press

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Pizza Costume via U-Create Craffts
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Snail Costume via Oh Happy Day

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Baby Owl via Girl Loves Glam

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Peacock via The Train to Crazy

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Willy Wonka via Mitch and Mickey

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Garden Gnome via Sponfull

 

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8 crafts to Encourage Your Kids to Give Thanks

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A grateful heart is such a beautiful thing. Helping your children take the time to reflect on things they are thankful for is one of the fulfilling duties we have as parents. Here are a few fun crafts to help your little one think of all those blessings in their life!

Thankful Sunflower

p_101485732These could even be added to a flower pot and displayed for all the family to see! Brought to you by Parents.com

Thankful chain

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Here’s a fun one to get the whole family involved in! Set out a handful of stripe and markers and the free printable included! Let the family add their link and watch your chain get longer and longer! How far can you make your chain stretch? Brought to you by yours truly. Enjoy!

Thankful Pumpkin

45e7cbf54274dd34fd26f003b0d1f660This one is simple yet so cute! And you probably already have all the supplies needed! Via The Moffatt Girls

Gratefulness Rocks

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How fun are these!? There are so many cool ways you can display them too! Maybe work them into your centerpiece or in a garden? I love this craft because the rocks mean it will can stick around far past the Thanksgiving season and will always be a reminder of a fun family memory. Brought to you by TeachKidsArt.net.

Thankful Paper Bag  Book

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I’m a big fan of paper bag crafts lately! This one is great because it could really be used to make a plain book! You could give blank books to your child’s at any time and encourage them to create an entire story beaning to end.

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Again- love a good paper bag craft! This is a great project for a group of kids. Encourage them to put on a little puppet show after they are finished to tell you more about all they are thankful for!

Wreath

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This Thanksgiving wreath could double as home decor! I found these foam leaves at Hobby Lobby that are blank on the back side. You could use these to give the wreath a little more finesse fit for your front door!  Use a coat hanger to create the circle frame and a hot glue gun to connect the leaves.  Brought to you by FamilyHoliday.net

 

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A paper plate, toilet paper roll, empty red balloon, who would have though you could combine all these things to make a turkey?! I love the hand print as the turkey feet too! Via Babble.com

Be sure to check out other Fall crafts like the popsicle stick turkey and the witch, scarecrow and pumpkin!

Happy Crafting!


 

 

15 Fun Fall Crafts- FOR KIDS!

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The pumpkin spice latte has been released meaning it’s officially Fall! Here are some of my favorite crafts to inspire creativity in you kiddos this Fall while mama sits back and enjoys her Venti PSL 🙂

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What a great way to encourage your kids to spend some time outside watching the birds feed on their homemade pine-cone feeders!  Fine the how-to at Freebie Finding Mom.

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I love crafts that show kids you can take an everyday used product and turn it into something completely different with a little imagination! Paper Plate Owl created by Huppie Mama.

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This could inspire some frame worthy artwork! Q-Tip trees brought to you by La Classe Del La Maestra Valentina.

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If you follow my blog, you know I LOVE a good popsicle stick craft. See it here.

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This is a great craft with an added education bonus! LOVE! Via I heart crafty things.

 

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What a great way to teach your kiddos fine motor skills! Brought to you by Ashley at Simply Designing

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Get the kiddos involved in the Holiday decor! See the details at eHow.

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Remember how I said I love popsicle crafts! Here’s another great one! Brought to you by yours truly.

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Again- more decor! This one could be for inside or outside!  Brought to you by Red Ted Art.

handprint-acorn-craft1Anything involving tiny little hand prints is a winner! Via Crafty Morning.

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Snack time and craft time in one! Way to teach your kids to muti-task! Via Crafty Morning. (can you tell i LOVE her blog??)

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Because hedgehogs are the cutest! Crafty morning

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Tiny handprints AND educational? Right up my alley. Via Education.

 

 

Toilet Paper Roll Halloween Craft

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I love any craft that can take something that one person may throw away and turning it into something fun! Start saving up those toilet paper and paper towel rolls because the possibilities are endless with this Halloween craft! A few other ideas- a black cat, a green witch or a mummy with toilet paper as his dressings! Let your creativity flow. You can even poke hole at the top when completed and hang to display!

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Don’t forget to also check out our paper bag monsters and other fun fall crafts!

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