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Attacking the Laundry Monster

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

…and living to tell about it In many households, laundry is a chore that everyone dreads. It’s a never ending circle of drudgery, but the work can be minimized by […]

30 Quick Cleaning Tips for a Tidier Home

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

In the battle to maintain a tidy home, especially with children, we are always on the look out for great tips. We asked the FamilyCorner community to share with us […]

Salt Dough Dog Bone Magnet

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

click here for a larger view Make this cute dog bone manget to hang on your fridge. Use it to display a photo, hang reminders about the vet and the […]

Why Do You Weigh Less in the Water?

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

Helping a Child Understand Buoyancy While playing with my 6 year-old daughter in the swimming pool one day, she asked the question “Mom, why can I lift you up in […]

The Giraffe – Taller Than a House?

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

Kids ask the darndest questions. Ones that make you scratch your head and wonder why you don’t have the answers. My 6 year-old daughter asked me “Are giraffes taller than […]

How Busy Parents Can Stay Involved

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

There are ways that busy parents can stay involved in their children’s educational growth. Whether you work outside of the home, run a home office, or take care of other […]

Extra Curricular Overload

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

School is about to open and with it comes the barrage of extra curricular activities. Talent shows. Science projects. Homework. Dance class. Basketball practice. Violin recitals. Book reports. When is […]

Coloring Snow – Fun Winter Learning

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

All photos Copyright 2001, FamilyCorner.com Who needs a rainy day when you have a snowy day! Create you own winter wonderland with colorful buckets of snow. This is an easy […]

From The Mouths of Babes – A Teen Pregnancy

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

” I got pregnant in February of ’98 so when summer arrived and all of my friends were at the beach in bikinis I was shopping for maternity clothes.” An […]

Surviving Little League

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

“Woo hoo! You can do it!” A clapping parent yells out their encouragement to the awkward seven-year old standing at home plate. His stance looks uncomfortable, his arms crooked and […]

I’m Sitting Up Front!

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

It’s a common situation, all over the country. Who gets to sit in the front seat on the way to school? “It’s my turn! He got to yesterday!” whines Jessica. […]

Clothespin Magnets

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

Children love to display their artwork on the refrigerator. Dad is always hanging up phone numbers and slips of paper. And Mom, of course, has her own little notes, lists, […]

Flower Power Pencil Holder

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

To see a larger view, click here Make this cute and cheerful can for that special little girl in your life. This darling little can is perfect for pens, markers, […]

Clay Pot Gingerbread Pals

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

To see a larger view, click here (use your back button to return) These gingerbread are too cute to eat! If you are looking for an easy holiday craft, this […]

Clay Pot Elf

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

To see a larger view, click here (use your back button to return) Santa’s helpers are busy making presents for all the good boys and girls. This little elf is […]

Class Act Apple

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

Click here to see a larger view Here’s a fun and easy Teacher Appreciation gift to make with your child. Their teacher will hang this gift in their classroom with […]

Chenille Stem Skeleton

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

  Bend him, twist him, hang him from the ceiling! This cute little skeleton is perfect for Halloween. Kids will love making this craft from chenille stems! What you need […]

Cardboard Tube Scarecrow

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

Designed by Amanda Formaro   This fun recycled craft made from a paper towel roll and scrap fabrics and felts is an adorable project for Fall. Gather the kids around, […]

Cardboard Tube Pilgrims & Indians

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

  These cute little Thanksgiving characters are made from a paper towel roll and lots of imagination. They look hard but they are actually easy to make. Putting together a […]

Cardboard Tube Campfire & Marshmallows

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

  Children love to pretend, so nurture that creative side by making this easy campfire and roasting marshmallows from toilet paper rolls and cotton balls. Your child will love pretending […]

Cardboard Tube Bracelet for a Princess

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

  Little girls love to play dress up. Moms love to recycle. This is a win/win project for both! Make a fun jewel encrusted bracelet from recycled materials and your […]

Camouflaging Coffee Cans

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

  Pretty up a boring coffee can, make a decorative change bank, or make something fun for the kids to store small cars, toys, and tiny board books in. It’s […]

Bottle Bats

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

  This cute Halloween bat is the perfect project for your kids. Easy to make, recycles and best of all, it’s fun! Gather the kids around and make several of […]

Be Mine Valentine Wall Hanging

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

by Amanda Formaro Click here to see a larger view You’d never guess this darling heart was once a boring brown paper grocery bag! Make one yourself to give to […]

Acorn Snowman

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

This little fellow is perfect for hanging on the tree, or as a gift topper. Gather up your extra acorns and make a few today! Give away as gifts to […]

A Whimsical Wooden Santa

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

To see a larger view, click here (use your back button to return) This rosy-cheeked Santa Claus can be put together in less than an hour. These are wonderful accents […]

A Waste Not Pilgrim

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

  click here for a larger view Turn garbage and recycled goods into fun and adorable crafts. This whimsical pilgrim woman was fashioned from a plastic condiment bottle, a little […]

Salt Dough Sport Magnets

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

Designed by Amanda Formaro Click here for a larger view If the Dad in your child’s life is a sports nut, these magnets made from salt dough are a perfect […]

Football Star Shirt

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

  Is your child a budding football star? Maybe you have big football fans in your family? This shirt is an ideal gift and a really fun project for game […]

Foam Bug Magnet

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

This cute little bug is far from creepy! It’s not only adorable, it’s easy and inexpensive to make. All you need is some craft foam, glue and a magnet! You […]

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Parents are always looking for ways to sneak some vegetables into their child’s diet. Well, unless your kids are avid carrot lovers, just call these orange ice pops — they’ll […]