simple designs for face painting

Face Paint can be easy to do, if you choose simple designs and good paints! #facepaint #Halloween

DISCLAIMER: This post is sponsored by NEUTROGENA®  I only recommend products I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions (FTC) guidelines concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising. Some of the products mentioned were purchased by myself AND some were provided by NEUTROGENA® for this post. #CollectiveBias Yesterday we gave some tips and tricks that we have picked up over the years of face painting, particularly the importance of good facial wipes. Be sure to check those out before you start! We also ...

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Tips, Tricks & Tools for face painting success.

Tips, Tricks, and Tools for successful face-painting

This post is sponsored by NEUTROGENA®  I only recommend products I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions (FTC) guidelines concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising. Some of the products mentioned were purchased by myself AND some were provided by NEUTROGENA® for this post. #CollectiveBias  We are not face painting experts by any means. But over the years of youth ministry, library work, camping, and more we have had our fair share of children's faces eagerly awaiting paint. Face ...

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Pom Pom Ghosts

Pom Pom Ghosts: a fun Halloween craft for kids! #pompom #ghost #Halloween #kidscraft #yarn

Can you believe it's already October! Yikes! We know some of us aren't quite ready to think about Halloween. But, it's time. Some of us are just fine with buying a few choice decorations, putting them up last minute, and calling it good. Some just forgo Halloween and go straight to Christmas (let's face it, poor Thanksgiving is getting forgotten more and more often!). But, some of you LOVE Halloween. You go hog-wild decorating and preparing. We fall more into the first category but created this cute garland with you hog-wild Halloween lovers in mind. A pom pom ghost ghost garland will make your Halloween decorating ...

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31 fun Halloween ideas!

31 fun Halloween ideas. #halloween #crafts

It is the end of September already! Halloween will be here in no time!. So, let's peek at 31 fun Halloween ideas. These are crafts, recipes, and fun stuff that I thought were just so cool...they needed to be shared with you.   And yes, there's more than one project from me.  That just seems fair, doesn't it? :)   I Heart Naptime This Old House Better homes and Gardens Martha Stewart (this pumpkin has a baby monitor hidden in it…it talks!) NellieBellie Sew Woodsy Humor Train (made with 2 beach balls) Bliss Ranch It All Started with ...

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give a cupcake and gain a friend.

make a cute individual cupcake holder. So easy to make and gift! #gift #cupcake

It's true, you know. Bring someone a cupcake in an individual cupcake holder and you'll gain a friend, or two. Everyone loves a cupcake. And everyone loves pretty packaging. These diy holders are such an easy way to gift a single cupcake! You'll be spreading sugar love to teachers, neighbors, friends, and more. These are so simple that we weren't initially going to put them on the site. We thought everyone knew them and we didn't want to insult anyone's intelligence. We were just bringing cupcakes to some local businesses near the studio. And then their reactions to our little individual cupcake holders ...

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Haystacks | toilet paper tube craft|tutorial

Make haystacks out of toilet paper rolls. A easy, fun project for the fall! #kidscrafts #fall #craft #recycledcraft

Aren't those the cutest haystacks you ever did see?? These are an easy, inexpensive idea for your fall table. You can get these made up very easily in a few minutes and they add so much to your fall table. And, because of how easy they are they make a perfect craft idea for children. Let's get to the tutorial: Materials: paper tubes (1 per namecard) colored twine tags (you can cut these out of paper if you like) Step 1: Cut your cardboard tube in half (the long way). Step 2: Cut small slits into each end of your cardboard tube (do not cut all the way to the middle). These make the tops and ...

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Clay Beads | easy tutorial

clay beads | tutorial from NellieBellie | easy | craft |

  We know that many of you are not crafters. Perhaps even the word CRAFT is a swear word. We think that's kind of unfair to the poor word. And we think you've just been bombarded by highly tricky, complicated, and difficult crafts pretending to be simple and easy. That just makes most of us feel completely inadequate. Well of course crafting gets a bad name with that to live up to!  We are sorry if we have contributed to the feeling that crafts are hard. We probably will contribute to that feeling again, it's true. But, we're trying really hard to keep our "crafts" approachable. And easy, for ...

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easy confetti poppers (with video tutorial)

confetti poppers tutorial. Easy to make with toilet paper tubes. Video tutorial to make it easy!

Summer is here and with it comes all sorts of festivities, and we made these great confetti poppers to help us celebrate. Graduation parties have started, barbecues can be heard and smelled from our apartment, and Fourth of July is less than a month away!  Yes, the summer festivities are in full swing.  You won't find us complaining.  We love summer.  Especially in Minnesota.  Doesn't get much better. Confetti poppers remind me of fun and laughter. So that means they are a perfect addition for your next party. Perfect! And these ones are inexpensive and fast to make. True story! Also, ...

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May Day envelopes.

May Day Envelopes from

We love the idea of May Day envelopes. Granted, dropping things off on people’s doorsteps nowadays is probably not such a good idea. Even if it IS a basket full of goodies. But, these little envelopes full of flowers can’t possibly be mistaken for anything other then sweet and thoughtful. Unless you live in Minnesota where we are currently under INCHES of snow (hopefully it will be green grass by May 1st!). Then leaving an envelope of spring flowers on a doorknob is just a cruel joke and may make you a forever enemy…not friend. So let’s put out a disclaimer…ONLY leave May Day envelopes full of flowers if you are ...

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3 easter crafts.

crayola featured image

 I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser. We decided to make you some Easter crafts when working with #CollectiveBias and #ColorfulCreations.  So, we went on over to Walmart and picked up a variety of Crayola options to work with.  See how bundled up I am?  That's because this was taken in Minnesota.  Where it is completely and horribly cold.  So I'm not looking that cute.  But you can see that I'm trying, so doesn't that count? ...

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puzzle magnets.

DIY Magnets from puzzle pieces

Maybe you are one of those super mom's that has all your kids' art projects and papers neatly organized. I've done 1 or 2 "art photo books" and thought I was SUCH a super hero! But, being honest, most of the time Levi's  works of arts are organized in one simple way...the fridge. Heck, if I'm feeling really "supermomish" I might even put it on the fridge neatly (gasp!). So in my home, a set of these puzzle fridge magnets is the sure-fire way to make the "fridge art display" a hit! The supplies that you need are quite simple and easy to find... Puzzle Magnet Materials: puzzle with low piece count. (you ...

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paint stick dolls.

Simple and easy paint stick dolls from

I had this plan for quite some time of creating a set of peg dolls. For whom, and clue. But, that's not the point. The point is that I adore those wooden peg dolls and needed to make a set. But, alas...those little wooden pegs in unfinished/non-painted form are not easily found. I mean, I could go online and order them. But, I'm an immediate gratification kind of girl and if I can't find them at the bagillion of stores in my go. *sigh*. I went home and pouted. As I was pouting I saw my bunch of paint sticks (please tell me that everyone keeps those, or steals extra? admit do too!) and I ...

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