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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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Clay Pot Rudolph

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Had a Very Shiny Nose! This cute little reindeer will bring smiles all winter long. Make the matching snowman for a fun set to display […]

Clay Pot Santa & Mrs. Claus

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

To see a larger view, click here (use your back button to return) Santa & Mrs. Claus are ready to bring joy to all the girls and boys. What a […]

Clay Pot Snowmen

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

  This darling snowman and snowwoman make the perfect couple. All bundled up for a cold winter’s day, and so easy, the kids can make them too! You will need […]

Clay Pot Turkey

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

  This little turkey is quite simple to make. The cost is minimal and he makes a great table decoration or hostess gift for Thanksgiving dinner! You will need 1- […]

Clay Pot Winter Friends

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

To see a larger view, click here (use your back button to return) Ice blue is the popular color for snowmen and winter scenes. These winter friends are looking cool […]

Clothespin Vampire Bats

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

Designed by Amanda Formaro   These adorable little blood suckers are easily put together with some paint, a wooden clothespin and some felt. Make a whole bunch of them to […]

Coffee Filter Daffodils

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

Daffodils are a sure sign of spring. Make your own sunny bouquet out of water color paint and coffee filters! Easy to put together and so pretty you could even […]

Children’s Museums: A Hands on Learning Adventure

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

Once you’ve plucked an apple from its tree, there’s no putting it back on. Or is there? Like hundreds of other youngsters that will pass through children’s museums daily, 2-year-old […]

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 […]

30 Healthier Snack Ideas for Kids

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

It’s time for the kids to head back to school. When they come home each afternoon have healthier snacks waiting so that they don’t grab for potato chips or cookies. […]

A Priceless Gift

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

There is always a lot of talk about how we can save money over the holidays. And how can we get the kids involved more? This particular gift idea is […]

Children Lost But Not Forgotten

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

I was 22 years old and had been reunited with my high school sweetheart just one year prior. When I got pregnant I was overjoyed at the prospect of having […]

20 Fun Ideas That Won’t Break The Bank

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

When the kids get home from school, make some of these fun and inexpensive crafts! Not ready to spend a fortune on supplies? We’ve come up with some fun projects […]

ABC Salt Dough

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

  Making gifts from salt dough is fun and creative. Make these easy salt dough alphabet letters for your teacher. Whether you simply add a magnet or your glue them […]

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, […]

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 […]

Helping Your Child Look Forward to School

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

“I hate school!” No parent wants to hear their third grade daughter yell out these words on a regular basis. Your first grader conveniently forgets to bring home his homework […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]