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5-minute DIY Silly Grass Head Craft

It’s Friday! Don’t take life too seriously! Crafts are supposed to be fun and silly. So with that in mind, I quickly made these wheat grass people. My son Kai who is obsessed with plants convinced my hubby to buy him this wheat grass plant. We don’t even have a presser. Kai keeps playing with

How to Make a DIY Planter Craft out of Recycled Water Bottles

It’s almost Earth Day and I thought it’d be fun to make a planter project out of recycled water bottles. I have the full tutorial on momtastic.com. Basically, I painted recycled Smart Water bottles (I like them the be the best because the bottles are smooth and are easy to paint), hung them up with yarn

DIY Backyard Bunting

Years ago when I was the Lifestyle Editor for Parenting magazine, I created this oh-so-cute garland for the backyard. It’s so colorful and happy. I need to do it again. I got the idea from Tibetan prayer flags. Here is a link to parenting.com for complete instructions. Here is a quick how-to: 1: Cut canvas

DIY Modern Flower Pot Family Craft

I’m so obsessed with these adorable flower pots that I created using paper and Mod Podge. The green one represents my son Kai, the yellow one me and the blue my husband Alex. I think they are so fun for a spring craft. Check out a complete how to on momtastic.com.

Recycled Self Watering Water Bottle Garden Craft

  Materials needed: Water bottles, Scissors, Acrylic Paint, Paintbrush, Yarn, Nail, Hammer, Soil and plants/seeds, Glitter, Water, Needle, Painter’s tape           How to: Cut your water bottle at about the five-inch mark with scissors. 2. Wrap a piece of painter’s tape around the top part of the bottle and paint a