9 Valentine’s Day Classroom Printables from Project Inspire{d}

9 Valentine's Day Classroom Printables from Project Inspire{d} at cupcakesandcrinoline.com

9 Free Valentine’s Day Classroom Printables  My kids don’t go to school (homeschooled) so we don’t do Valentine’s Day cards and treats with classmates BUT I remember the days when I was in school and that was one of my favorite occasions.  I used to love to get all of my Valentine’s gathered up and then open each one when I got home ~ I

Give Yourself the Gift of Guilt-Free Creativity

Create Without Guilt

Give Yourself the Gift of Guilt-Free Creativity:: Creating for me is a therapy of sorts.  Whether it is creating something crafty, photography, digging in the dirt or cooking and baking there is something cathartic about it that gives me a sense of calm ~ it’s the same for me with cleaning….it sends me to some sort of altered universe 😉  I find, though, that that

How to Make a Snowman From Socks

How to Make a Snowman from Socks

Did you ever see those cute snowmen made from socks?  I’ve seen them and always wondered how to make one.  It’s so much easier than I thought and there is no sewing required.  This would make a great craft to do with your kids and it’s super inexpensive. *this post may contain affiliate links Supplies: 1 white tube sock 1 pair of colorful Christmas socks

20 Thanksgiving Ideas ~ What a Great Idea!

20 Thanksgiving Ideas

You guys are wonderful – You shared you best Thanksgiving Ideas and these week we’re featuring those at our What a Great Idea Roundup! Fall Decor by Lovely Livings Indian Corn Thanksgiving Favors by Shaken Together Life Cinnamon Candle Holder by Happy Mothering Pumpkin Buttered Rum by Kleinworth & Co. DIY Turkey Apron by 3 Little Greenwoods Pumpkin Pecan Hand Pies by The Love Nerds

Red, White and Blue Confetti Popper

Red, White & Blue Confetti Popper from Cupcakes and Crinoline

A Confetti Popper is so much fun.  I made this one with my little guy as Part of the Red, White and Blue Ultimate Roundup.  Check out all of the links below ~ over 100 bloggers came together to share crafts, recipes, projects and more to celebrate the 4th of July or any Holiday that requires a little Red, White and Blue! How To Make

How-To Make a Shamrock Pinwheel

how-to-make-a-shamrock-pinwheel #shamrock #pinwheel from Cupcakes and Crinoline

For every holiday I try to make at least ONE kids craft.  St. Patrick’s Day is less than a week away so I needed something quick and easy.  I found the directions for this Shamrock Pinwheel in Family Fun magazine along with a link for the Spinning Shamrock template.   I used green cardstock to print out the shamrock template and then cut it out

King Kong 2014 {Crafting with Kids}

Crafting with Kids Supply Collage

  I am part of the Make It:Fun® Team.  I received compensation and complementary products in exchange for creation of project ideas. King Kong 2014 My youngest son has an imagination that just doesn’t stop ~ which I love.  He’s been on a King Kong kick for a few months now.  He loves King Kong.  He’s watched the original movie from 1933 {he’s an old movie buff,

How To Make an Easy Pom Pom Garland

Easy Pom Pom Garland from Cupcakes and Crinoline

Easy to Make Pom Pom Garland I am so gaga {not to be confused with Lady Gaga} over Pom Poms.   They are so cute and fuzzy and bring a smile to my face.  For Christmas I wanted to make a Pom Pom Garland….but I didn’t.  I have seen all of the awesome tutorials on how to make them but I would need to actually

Magic Reindeer Dust {Poem} with Free Printable

Magic Reindeer Dust from Cupcakes and Crinoline

Magic Reindeer Dust A few years ago I found this adorable little poem and recipe for Magic Reindeer Dust.  The kids love to sprinkle the dust in the yard {hopefully on snow} every year to guide Santa and his Reindeer right to your door.  I’ve included the recipe and a free printable just for you! Come December 24th, as Santa flies here from the North,

Glow-in-the-Dark Ghost Necklace ~ Quick and Easy Kids Craft

Ghost Necklace Ichabod Crane Style

I love almost anything glow-in-the-dark {think cute…NOT spooky}.  I’m so glad to still have one little guy who shares my love of cool kidsy crafts.   These little necklaces are extremely EASY to make and if you let them charge {hang around a light source} they’ll glow for hours. When little guy {and me…yes..these look great with jeans and a T} aren’t wearing ours I