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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 […]

Personalized Nameplate

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

This nameplate is a great addition to a little girl’s bedroom shelf or dresser top. Dress up some scrap wood in her favorite color and she’ll love you for it! […]

Knowledge Garden

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

Designed by Amanda Formaro Click here to see a larger view In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, we bring you this fun and creative craft that will light up that […]

Review: The Dyson Groom

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

I’ve been a devout Dyson owner for about 5 years and a dog owner for much, much longer. When I heard that Dyson developed a cool new tool to help […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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- […]

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 […]

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 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 Pilgrim

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

  click here for a larger view Isn’t she lovely? This pretty little pilgrim woman has that gentle and simplistic look that your guests will adore. She makes a dainty […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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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 […]