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but as the opportunity to do what is right.”

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    Kid-Friendly Canvas Valentine Craft

    There’s still time to make a little Valentine craft with your kids this year, and this easy child-friendly canvas and paint project may just be the ticket. With the aid of a few other moms and teachers, I helped sixteen preschoolers create their own fingertip heart prints yesterday at my son’s school party, and each child’s unique take on the project was a success. Some went with the dotting method, some picked the smearing approach, and then some just went all out freestyle; but they all used their fingertips to paint, and on the back of every canvas was this sweet saying I penned ahead of time: I made this little heart with fingertips of…

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    From T-Shirt to Self-Tying Paint Smock 2.0

    Since we are in the throes of Vacation Bible School prep, I decided to pull out one of my favorite VBS posts from my first days of blogging and repost it here today. I think it’s just awfully clever (yes, I say so myself) and has proven very useful. This  post was first published on August 6, 2013. Okay, so it’s not often that I have a completely original idea, so here’s one for the books. . . or the blog, or however the saying must go in today’s electronic age. It’s not like it’s an earth shattering discovery or anything, but it sure did make last week’s VBS painting projects…

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    Rainy Day Caterpillar Craft

    It rained here today. . . for the umpteenth day straight. But thankfully it was also MOMS Club® craft day at my house, which is always a good way to spend a few hours of the day (especially when I don’t have to leave home). Today’s project was this cute little pompon caterpillar that was also a former VBS project, so rounding up the supplies was a breeze. Here’s what you need: 5 medium pompons green craft foam sheet printable leaf pattern glue small google eyes flower stamen or light-gauge wire clothes pin hole punch scissors How to make your cute caterpillar: Cut out a leaf from the green craft foam…

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