Mason Jar Edible Bird Nests

Hello there friends!

I’m super excited to share this last minute Easter treat with you. It’s easy to make, affordable, and I even made cute printable tags to go with them. How adorable are these Mason Jar Edible Bird Nests?

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I just love them! And they are easy for the kids to help with too. Here is a list of supplies you will need:

  • Mini mason jars
  • Edible Easter grass (or green coconut)
  • Egg shaped candy such as Jelly Beans, Robin’s Eggs, etc. 
  • Baker’s twine
  • Hole punch
  • Printable “You are an EGGSellent someBUNNY” tag

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Just place the grass and eggs in the jars, twist on the lids, print off the tags and attach them to the jar with baker’s twine. Cute and easy right? These would make great gifts for teachers, coaches, neighbors, coworkers, friends…

You can download and print off the Easter tags I made HERE. I just love the cute little bunny peaking in, don’t you? Please remember all freebies are for Mine for the Making readers’ personal use only. 

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! I have one more Easter project I’m hoping to share…BEFORE… Easter. Fingers crossed! ;) 

 

Mommy Tell All Monday: Blessed

Hello and welcome to Mommy Tell All Monday, a weekly series where we share all things *motherhood.*

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With my daughter turning 6 years old this month, I have been looking through baby photos and videos of her as a wee toddler… completely reminiscing and not understanding how my baby can possibly be 6 years old already. And ya know, it makes me feel so unbelievably blessed. I have struggled with miscarriages and tubal pregnancies, and out of 6 pregnancies, my Lucianna is a healthy, smart, independent, creative, funny, sassy, imaginative, active, kind hearted, loving, talented, ambitious little girl. She loves ALL things girly and is down to run down the soccer field, read superhero comic books, and play with Star Wars “dolls.” She made me a mommy, and for that I am so very blessed. It’s my very favorite thing to be….her mommy.

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This is one of my favorite scriptures…it speaks volumes to me. I made this pretty print to frame and hang in my craft room. A reminder of how blessed I am. A reminder of what kind of mother and wife I strive to be…one that can be praised

If you would like to print this off, just click HERE to download a free copy. Please remember all printables are created for MFTM readers for personal use only. This print is sized to be an 8×10 or smaller. Don’t forget to PIN it by hovering over the image with your mouse.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a blessed week.

 

 

 

Teach Me Tuesday: Pin the Arrow on the Heart Game

Hello there to all my night owl friends! Thanks for stopping by for our kid-friendly weekly series, Teach Me Tuesday!

I thought I was done with the Valentine’s Day posts, but I have just one more to sneak in if that’s okay!.I have a fun printable that you and the kiddos are sure to love. Check out this PIn the Arrow on the Heart Game!

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So cute right? We had so much fun playing our game at our Valentine’s Day party with our sweet homeschool friends! Do you want to play? 

All you need is:

  • Printable Pin the Arrow on the Heart Game
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Bandana (blind fold)

Put the bandana on the kiddo…

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Give them a spin or two…

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And let them pin!

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Such cute kids. Download the printable game HERE and HERE for your kiddos! Please remember that all free printables are available to MFTM readers for personal use only. 

Our party was full of fun, giggles, games, music, yummy food, and lots of LOVE!

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Us mommas pooled together to give our kiddos a super sweet, love filled day. So grateful for these sweet kids and their creative, inspiring, caring mommas!

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Their friendship blesses me! 

Thanks to Mel for all of the awesome photos of our fun party day! Her blog is a MUST to check out… head on over to Mbrace Life!

Teach Me Tuesday: Painted Rock Valentines + Printable Tags

Hello my friends and welcome to Teach Me Tuesday, where I share all things kid-friendly!

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Today I am sharing the Painted Rock Valentines + Printable Tags my daughter and I made! I love that this is a candy-free valentine idea and that it’s pretty much FREE. My 5 (almost 6) year old is into rock collecting AND she loves all things arts & crafts, so we combined the two. Then I made up some cute tags to go along with them.

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We used rocks from our front yard and paint we already had on hand to decorate them. We used craft paint, paint brushes, and paint pens and then I sealed them with a coat of clear spray paint. 

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We had lots of fun rock painting… I think your kids would like it too! Then I printed out the cute tags on white card stock and cut them out. I can either tie them to the rocks with a bit of baker’s twine OR I can tape them on with some cute washi tape…or maybe even a dab of hot glue on the bottom of the rock to stick to the tag. 

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There are two different sayings on the tags- “Valentine you ROCK” and “Valentine you’re the ROCK to my ROLL.” Cute right? You can get them HERE. Please remember all MFTM printables are free to MFTM readers for personal use only. 

I think these Rock Valentines are PERFECT for boys and girls. You could even add googley eyes and make faces on them! And let’s be honest…I was about to clear a bit of my daughter’s rock collection out of the house (it’s growing daily), which is a relief! *wink* 

Thanks for stopping by today! If you liked this post, check out the Heart Wands + Printable Tags and the Marshmallow Heart Pops Valentines! 

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Teach Me Tuesday: Heart Wands + Printable Tags

Hello there and welcome to Teach Me Tuesday! I’m getting this post up later than expected but you know what they say… better late than never *wink.*

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I’m excited to share the Heart Wands + Printable Tags my daughter and I made for a few of her besties for Valentine’s Day. We love to have some cute non-candy options to give to our Valentines, and these are just the thing! Below is a supply list, easy tutorial, and a link to the printable tags!

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You will need:

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How To:

  1. Cut out 2 felt hearts per wand and set aside.
  2. Cut strips of ribbon at different lengths, ranging from 2-4 inches long. Each wand should have 5-8 pieces of ribbon.
  3. Glue the top of the dowel onto one of the felt hearts. 
  4. Glue 5-8 pieces of ribbon onto the same felt heart so that the ribbon hangs down the dowel.
  5. Glue the second felt heart over the top.
  6. Download and print off your “Valentine You are Magical” tags on white card stock, cut them out, punch a hole in the top and add a bit of baker’s twine to tie around the wand. 
  7. Pass them out to friends!

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Pretty easy right? And let’s be honest… wands are FUN!  My daughter really enjoyed helping me make these. She was able to practice her scissor skills and I even let her use the glue gun… SUPERVISED of course. She was pretty proud, to say the least LOL!

Please remember all free printables are available to MFTM readers for personal use only. Be sure to PIN them too!

Thanks for stopping by today! If you enjoyed this post, check out the Heart Marshmallow Pops and the cute tags that go along with them! And if you haven’t entered the $200 giveaway, head over now!

Food-a-licious Friday: Heart Marshmallow Pops

Helloooooooo Friday! So good to see ya!

I’m in Valentine mode, my friends. So the other day my daughter and I made the cutest little treats to give to our friends… Heart Marshmallow Pops! These yummy treats were so super easy to make and turned out really cute. Plus, if you keep scrolling down there’s FREE printable Valentine’s tags to go with them!

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Here’s what you need and you can find it ALL at JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores:

  • Marshmallow Peeps
  • Paper Straws
  • Pink Chocolate Melts
  • Sprinkles

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The package of Marshmallow Peeps came in a package of nine. I simply separated them while I melted my pink chocolates in the microwave (directions are on the package). I also added some white chocolate melts to the pink to lighten the pink a bit. I then inserted the paper straws into the bottom of the hearts and then drizzled the tops of the hearts with melted chocolate. I laid them on parchment paper on a pan and added sprinkles to the tops also. After I finished all 9, I popped them in the fridge so the chocolate could harden.

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Once the chocolate hardened (10-ish minutes), I pulled them out of the fridge and slipped them into clear plastic lolly pop bags. I tied them with baker’s twine and attached the cutest Valentine tags.

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These “Valentine you have my HEART” tags come in 3 color choices (aqua, red, pink) and are FREE for MFTM readers to download! Just click HERE and save them to your computer to print out. These tags are for personal use only.

I printed mine on white card stock, cut them out, and punched a hole in the top corner. Then attach them to ANY of your Valentine treats this year with a bit of baker’s twine!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today, friends! 

If you enjoyed this post, check out these 14 Valentine’s Day Kid Snacks and 10 Valentine’s Day Fonts!

 

10 Christmas Light Scavenger Hunt Printables

One of our FAVORITE Christmas traditions is driving the neighborhoods and looking at the Christmas lights, decor, and displays. We always wear our jammies, bring our favorite blankets, sip on hot chocolate and listen to Christmas music too. It’s just plain FUN and I’m sure it’s a tradition that most of you partake in as well.

I thought this year I would turn up the fun just a bit more and add a printable scavenger hunt to the mix since my 5 year old is all about ‘I Spy’ books and games. I thought I was being super clever…like I was the very first to ever think of this idea (silliness). But sure enough, I found some already created by other super clever bloggers *wink*. I created a MFTM version + you get 9 others… Here are 10 Christmas Light Scavenger Hunt Printables that you can print out for your kiddos before heading out to look at lights!

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Cute right? Print out this freebie HERE and remember MFTM printables are for personal use only by MFTM readers. 

Here’s 9 more printable Christmas Light Scavenger Hunts for you to check out! 

Now you have your pick…or maybe you give each kid a different scavenger hunt…or PIN this and save it for other Christmases so you can switch it up. 

Create a memorable Christmas with your littles, friends! They are only little for a teeny tiny bit.

Merry Christmas, friends!! 

Teach Me Tuesday: Build a Snowman Game

Hey there and welcome to Teach Me Tuesday where I share all things kiddo-friendly. Games, crafts, educational activities, and more!

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Have you taken the kids to see Disney’s Frozen yet? We have already seen it twice (we LOVE it) and my daughter is always singing the songs from the movie and reenacting different scenes. We both fell in love with the snowman character, Olaf, and since we don’t have snow where we live, I improvised and came up with a different plan.  Check out this Do you Want to Build a Snowman Game…

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Back when I taught first grade, I had a winter center that was very similar to this and my students loved it. So I decided to recreated it for my daughter and she loves it. And of course I want to share it with Mine for the Making readers so that you can play with your kiddos too!

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Just download these printables (personal use only) HERE and HERE. Then print them out on white card stock and laminate the snowman print. Then grab a dice and dry erase marker and have fun!

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Roll the dice and draw the corresponding snowman part with the dry erase marker. Once the snowman is complete, you can erase it and play again!

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Although this snowman may not be as exciting at a real snowman (or a singing snowman from a DIsney movie), it’s still super cute and super fun! I’m positive your kids will love it too. 

Easily PIN this activity by hovering the mouse over an image and clicking on the “Pin It” button. 

 

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Three Christmas Prints You Will Love

Hello there!

I created a few more holiday freebies for you the other night, friends. I had my pumpkin spice hot chocolate, holiday jams on Pandora, and I just HAD to create something. You know what I’m talking about, right? Well, what did I make, you ask. I designed Three Christmas prints you will love!

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I used PicMonkey to create them…don’t you love them?! Print them out and use them as Christmas cards, pop them in a frame for an easy gift or decor, Mod Podge it to a piece of wood to create an easy sign, print them small and use them as gift tags… there are SO many ways you can use printables!

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

{Download HERE}

Merry Christmas Happy New Year Print

{Download HERE}

Deck the Halls print

{Download HERE}

Please remember all printables I share are FREE to download and use for personal use only. I would love for you to share them with your friends and PIN them if you LOVE them! Just hover over the prints with your mouse and a “Pin” button will pop up for your convenience! 

Which one is your favorite? It’s hard for me to decide but I think I like the Winter Wonderland one best. 

Thanks for reading today! I’ll be back soon to show off a few more Christmas crafts up my sleeve :) 

 

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Three Chalkboard Christmas Prints

Hello there friends!!

I really wanted to hold off on my Christmas posts for another week or two but I just couldn’t help myself when I noticed that picmonkey updated their site and added a few new fun things to their editing tools. I designed three Chalkboard Christmas Prints that I cannot wait to display and use as cards this holiday season. You can download each of them for free right here at Mine for the Making!

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Aren’t they fun?! I really can’t decide which one is my favorite… You can download each of them below.

If the Beard Fits {Download “If the beard fits wear it” HERE}

Merry Christmas {Download “Merry Christmas” HERE}

Oh Deer  {Download “Oh Deer” HERE}

I just love the way all 3 of them came out. And there are so many things you can do with them! use them as holiday cards, gift tags for presents, frame them and give them as gifts, Mod Podge it to a piece of wood for an easy sign…. and the list goes on! 

Please remember all free printables are available for personal use only. Each print can be printed as an 8×10 or can be sized down. 

And don’t forget! If you love it, PIN it! Just hover over the photos above.

Have a great day friends and I will see you tomorrow for a YUMMY blog post.