Creative Families

Crafty Homemade Cards, Full of Fun & Love


Never mind the chocolates, to the diamonds, say pshaw. No Valentine’s Day gift beats a handmade card from a child. Melt hearts with this surprisingly simple cut-and-paste craft project: Little fingers paste ribbons on paper willy-nilly, and then a cutout overlay pulls it all together for a sweet, polished look.          

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5 Ridiculously Cute Ornaments Your Kids Can Help Make

An oldy but a goody: yarn-wrapped stars. Photo © Pixel Stories/Stocksy United

Holiday ornaments are such a joy to bring out each winter. Whether you’re the sort that carefully wraps each one in a sheet of tissue paper or more of the “just-chuck-‘em-back-in-the-box” type, ornaments have a way of triggering good memories. Homemade ornaments especially evoke feelings of warmth and togetherness, which is why we love to

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Easy Pinecone-Stamped Ornaments


Nature makes its mark in this simple, fun project that turns air-dry clay into festive ornaments. They’ll make a great addition to your holiday décor, whether hanging from a Christmas tree or a garland above the fireplace! They also make great gifts for grandparents, favorite babysitters, and best buds.           What

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Posh Your Pinecone Two Ways!


Versatile and plentiful this time of year (depending on where you live of course), pinecones are the perfect material for kid-friendly holiday craft projects. Whether you gather them on a nature walk or from the wilds of a craft store, poshed-up pinecone décor brings a charming, rustic feel to your tree, mantelpiece, dining room table,

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Get Cran-Crafty: Add These Ruby Beauties to Your Holiday Décor


We have nothing against that cylindrical wonderfood that is cran-in-a-can, but cranberries are best when fresh. With their lovely crimson color and their sweet-tart flavor, cranberries are a healthy (and gorgeous) holiday staple. A quick lesson: Cultivated in soft, marshy ground, often called a bog, cranberries grow on long-running vines; the bogs are flooded right

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