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Review: Minecraft Papercraft Kit (animal mobs)

Bring Minecraft to life with a simple to use paper kit, available at Walmart, Target, Toys R Us and online. Let’s get crafty! We bought the “animal mob” kit from Walmart for $10–a lot cheaper than I’ve seen it online. I’ve been reluctant to buy a kit since we can download Minecraft creations for free from PixelCraft or from the…

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Spring Time Frame: An Easy Craft for the Kids

Welcome spring with a fun, colorful and super easy DIY frame that the kids can make with just a few cheap supplies. I got the idea for this project after a frame that Mitch made for me in pre-school was “broken” on “accident.” Seriously, I have no idea how my coffee spilled on a frame that’s been sitting proudly on…

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5 Reasons You Need to go to Yucandu!

No, Yucandu is not an exotic island in the tropics…but it is just about as fun. And a little exotic. Yucandu is the ultimate crafty studio for kids and adults to make fun and funky art. Yucandu is an “open” art studio where you can wander in, grab supplies and get crafty! No experience required! They also have classes for…

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Minecraft in Real Life: DIY Grass Blocks for Spring

Looking to put a little reality into your kid’s Minecraft play time? Try crafting some real grass blocks! Mitch and I made three different types of “real” Minecraft grass blocks for our “real” Steve. Two of them are just for show, since they are actual grass–but they look pretty cute on our window sill. Mitch also had fun making these!…

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Minecraft Paper Toys: 3 Ways to Play (Free or Cheap)

Does your kid spend way too much time with Steve and the Creepers? Want to give him a break from Minecraft without causing a fuss? Then you’ll want to check out the following Minecraft paper toys you can buy or download! Let your kid take their mining and crafting from the gaming screen to the kitchen table with one of…

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A Clothespin Wreath for All Seasons

This week’s Tips and Tricks link up theme is wreaths! They’re not just for Christmas, you know! Last fall I made a Pinterest inspired clothespin wreath with Mitch. It was pretty fun and we used all sorts of things to color the clothespins–crayons, glitter tape, markers and bits of scrapbook paper. It was also an upcycling project that used a…

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Welcome Spring with an Indoor Garden

Can’t wait for spring to get here? Give it a jump start by sprouting some seeds indoors! You can do it as a little science experiment, or just for giggles. Either way, kids will love to grow a cute garden of their own. We spotted these window sill garden kits at Walmart and couldn’t resist! Mitch already named the little sheep…

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Tips and Tricks: Valentine’s Day

The season of love is almost upon us–what are you doing for your special sweetie? This week’s linky is all about love and Valentine’s Day! Do you have a project to share with our 13 blogs? Or do you just want to check out the linky for inspiration? You’re sure to find something interest this week, so take a look….

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Trash to Treasure: It’s a Linky Party!

Rumpelstiltskin could spin straw into gold…and ever since we’ve heard that fairy tale, we’ve been seeing what kind of trash we can spin…or upcycle…into treasure. Do you have a great Trash to Treasure project to share? We want to see it! This week’s linky is going live on 13 blogs, plus it’s pinned on our shared Pinterest board. You’re sure…

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Make it a Minecraft Valentine’s Day

What would Steve give his sweetheart? Creeper Candy! Here’s a more Minecraft Valentine ideas than you can stick a diamond pickax into! If you’ve been following my blog, you know my six-year-old is smitten with Minecraft. We got him the full PC version for Christmas…and yes, I’ve been known to play it when he’s at school. We’ve done Minecraft for…

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Minecraft Valentine’s Day Cards for the Classroom (with a free printable)

Is Minecraft cool around your house too? Are you looking for an easy–and Minecrafty–Valentine’s Day card to print up at home? Well, here you go! There’s plenty of Minecraft inspired Valentine’s Day cards on Pinterest, but not everyone is showing how they made them, or worse, the links lead you to an out of stocky Esty site–if they lead you…

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Did You Forget a 2014 Calendar? Blame #Snowmageddon!

Today is the 6th, count ‘em, SIXTH snow day for my boys. They should have gone back to school on January 2, but Snowmageddon 2014 had different plans for us. Which is why I don’t have a 2014 calendar. Well, that’s what I’m telling myself. I made cute custom calendars for my mom and mom-in-law for Christmas–but didn’t think to…

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