• Crafts with Kids,  Uncategorized

    DIY Sight Words Go Fish Game to Make with Your Kids

    Keep Reading Skills Going During Summer My youngest is going into first grade in the fall.  I wanted to keep working on sight words with her this summer, but I wanted a more engaging way to do it rather than flashcards.  Luckily, I remembered I had created a game back when I taught primary grades.  This DIY sight game can be used either as Go Fish or Memory. Check out this Amazing Website I used free graphics from MyCuteGraphics.com to create this cute game.  This site has a ton of free cute clipart for teachers to use to create printables. The site has colored graphics and black and white.  I created…

  • Crafts with Kids

    Make Superhero Gift Wrap with Your Cricut

    This past Saturday, we were putting the final touches on our Father’s Day present.  We got Daddy a video game, but my daughter loves to make a gift too.  I remembered this cute idea from Pinterest. I liked the idea, but I wanted to tweak it a little. I bought the images from Etsy.  While we were assembling our superhero images, I got the idea to create custom gift wrap with Cricut drawing the images on the paper and my daughter coloring them. Laying out the Superhero Gift Wrap As I have mentioned before, when I am looking for images from the Internet to load into Design Space, I always…

  • DIY Disney Coasters
    Cricut Crafts

    Make These Adorable Disney Coasters

    So I got this idea when I was making the photo coasters with the ceramic tiles.  I wanted to do Disney themed coasters, and I thought cork would be fun.   http://weekendsintheloft.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Mickey-take-2.mov Supplies Needed: Cricut Design Space Red Siser HTV White Siser HTV Black Siser HTV Plaid Clear Acrylic Sealer Cork Coasters  I have to admit after I ordered these coasters off Amazon, I remembered I had a roll of cork left over from another project.  I could have cut the cork out using my Cricut and my deep cut blade and housing I had just ordered from Amazon. I’ll have to try that the next time around. How to Make…

  • Crafts with Kids,  Cricut Crafts,  seasonal

    How to Make a 4th of July Wreath

    I was inspired to make a wreath by all the cute 4th of July decorations at Hobby Lobby.  I picked up the tinsel garland, the pick, and the scrapbook paper there.  I had this wire wreath frame that I had picked up at the Dollar Tree a few weeks ago.   Complete List of Supplies Needed 14″ wire wreath frame. I was lucky to find this one at Dollar Tree, but Amazon has a good price for a pack of three. Tinsel Garland I got my garland at Hobby Lobby for $3.49.  Amazon has a cute pack of a 24-foot garland. Red tinsel pipe cleaners  Assorted picks 4th of July themed scrapbook…

  • Crafts with Kids,  Gifts to make,  Uncategorized

    DIY Photo Coasters

    These custom coasters make a great gift or you can make them for yourself with some of your favorite pictures.  I saw this idea on Pinterest and thought they would look great using some old black and white family photos.  The best part is this is a totally inexpensive craft that makes a great gift. It’s so simple that you can definitely have the kids help you with it. Supplies You Need: Ceramic Tiles (I grabbed a few at Home Depot for 11¢ each) Modge Podge I used matt finish (more on that later) Foam Brushes I used the widest brush I had Felt Pads I used 1-inch pads Plaid Acrylic Sealer Getting Started…