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Quick As A Flash Felt Wallets ~Great For Beginners

Quick As A Flash Felt Wallets ~Great For Beginners @NotSoIdleHands.com

My kiddos have been wanting to flex their sewing muscles more and more, so I'm always trying to think up little projects that are cute and useful. And we decided to match the thread to the ribbon, so it shows up against the felt. Today we made these little felt envelope wallets and they turned out perfect! I like felt for kids' projects since you can just slap some together and sew it up … [Read more...]

Painted Rainbow Bead Necklace + Cool Painting Hack

Painted Rainbow Bead Necklace + Cool Painting Hack @NotSoIdleHands.com

Since the weather has warmed and St. Patty's Day is next week, we wanted to make more fun things to wear for Spring. I also wanted to show you a cool hack to use when painting beads....it's life~changing. Seriously! You'll Need: Wooden Beads {I carry these in my Etsy shop} Paint~ I used the "pearl" finish from Martha Stewart Paintbrush~ duh Plastic Straws Rice in a container … [Read more...]

Inspire Your Little Architect with DIY Chalkboard Blocks

Inspire Your Little Architect with DIY Chalkboard Blocks @NotSoIdleHands.com

~By Merri Cvetan Winter is such a long season. By this time of year, parents are always looking for fun and inexpensive indoor activities. The best play time encourages kids to use their imagination and creativity. Although wood blocks have been a staple in the toy box for centuries, they're hardly high-tech. That's probably why parents love them. Blocks are almost the perfect toy. They help … [Read more...]

18 Easy Sewing Projects for Kids, Teens, and Tweens

18 Easy Sewing Projects for Kids, Teens, and Tweens @NotSoIdleHands.com

  Right now the days are still chilly and sometimes the kiddos can't get out to play and burn off energy {and give mom some quiet time}. So, we have been busy hunting down more sewing projects that my older 2 girlies can busy themselves with at times when their hands are "Not So Idle." I posted these ideas here last year and they have been great at the times when kiddos get bored … [Read more...]

Kids Winter Fun~Simple & Colorful Ice Ornaments

Kids Winter Fun~Simple & Colorful Ice Ornaments @NotSoIdleHands.com

We've had some pretty chilly weather here lately and have a lot of white snowy landscape around as a result. The girls and I have been wanting to try something and this has been the perfect climate to hang some pretty colorful jeweled ice ornaments a midst all the white. These are super easy and fun for little ones to do as well. You'll need: Paper cups ~ These ones were 5 oz size Food … [Read more...]

Fun Instagram Mom~Paper Strip Christmas Tree

Fun Instagram Mom~Paper Strip Christmas Tree @NotSoIdleHands.com

This Christmas craft is so easy and turns out very cute! My kids loved doing and didn't need a lot of help. All you do is cut out thin strips of different colored paper line them up and make each piece slightly shorter then the one before... Give the strips to your kids and let them glue onto a piece of card stock And always, ALWAYS, let them know that their bedroom door is the perfect place … [Read more...]

No~Sew Sleeping Bag for Kids…Makes A Great Gift!

No~Sew Sleeping Bag for Kids...Makes A Great Gift! @NotSoIdleHands.com

Well, the weather here has been pretty warm lately, but it will get definitely get frosty again soon and the kiddos have been┬álonging for snuggly warm things to cuddle up with on those days. We were lucky to hit up Joanns on black Friday when they had some screaming deals on fleece and got tons of it for %70 off. The girls really wanted to help make these, so they aren't going to be Christmas … [Read more...]

Color On Shape Magnets ~ Father’s Day & Summer Kids Craft

Color On Shape Magnets ~ Father's Day & Summer Kids Craft By: NotSoIdleHands.com

I have been racking my brain for a cute craft the kiddos could make for the hubs for Father's Day this year. So, as I was ransacking my craft supplies for inspiration, I came across these cute shapes I made from magnet material {we all know how much I LOVE magnets!!} that the kiddos could draw on with colorful permanent markers. I knew the hubs would love being able to use these and see the … [Read more...]