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Arts and crafts can be way easier than you may think

The Martha Stewart’s of the world (you know who you are) make it look sooooooo easy. Handmade raffia tote bags with blooms? No biggie. Tissue-paper pom-poms? Done. Precisely pruned boxwoods? Amateur hour. Homemade French macaroons? Mais oui.

There are tons of sites that show you step-by-step how to DIY, but for most laypeople, those steps can be the entry to insanity. Trying throwing a kid or two into the project and you’ll be lucky if you escape with a single nerve in tact.

That’s where comes in. A cousin site of, it’s a place that’s sole purpose is to be an outstanding resource for activities, crafts, and recipes that you can do with and for kids.

Things like boys’ superhero-mask making 101, ladybug birthday parties, St. Patrick’s Day treats, gardening with kids, are all just a click away — and a few easy-peasy steps to an occupied afternoon and some seriously easy fun.

It’s a site that can help you turn the everyday into an occasion. Whether the occasion is a sick kid, snow day, school vacation or birthday party —’s blog has got you covered.

Check it out and get busy creating with and for your kids!

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