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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...]

Pumpkin Spice Brown Sugar Scrub + Free Printables

Pumpkin Spice Brown Sugar Scrub + Free Printable @NotSoIdleHands.com

I love a good sugar scrub, and when it smells like pumpkin pie and brown sugar.....that's even better! I've been making my own scrub for years, so I thought it was about time to do a post about it and share my secret recipe {wink, wink}. I even made some printable labels, so you can be a rock star and give out jars to your besties for Christmas. All this dry winter skin needs some TLC, after … [Read more...]

Handprint Windowpane : The Perfect Christmas Gift for Grandparents

Handprint Windowpane : The Perfect Christmas Gift for Grandparents @NotSoIdleHands.com

Hi all! Today we have Merri Cvetan as a special contributor, showing us how to make a special gift that's perfect for the grandparents to your little ones.   I never met a Grandma who didn't love a gift made by the grandkids. This year, surprise Grandma with a 'handprint' windowpane. Not only are you creating an original work of art, but you're keeping an old window out of the landfill. … [Read more...]

Cute & Easy Gift or Stocking Stuffer ~ Clothespin Magnets

Cute & Easy Gift or Stocking Stuffer ~ Clothespin Magnets @NotSoIdleHands.com

It always surprises me once Halloween is over and suddenly the days get chillier and it's the season for gift~giving. I feel a tightness in my chest and hyperventilate a bit when I start thinking about all the things that need to be done and all the awesome peeps I want to show appreciation for with some fun little things {you know who you are!}. But luckily there are about a million {give or … [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...]

St. Patrick’s Day Treat ~ Leprechaun Loot Pail + Printable

Saint Patrick's Day Treat ~ Leprechaun Loot Pail By: NotSoIdleHands.com

With 3 girlies around, St. Patty's Day has become kind of a big deal here.....What, with all the rainbow and pot o' gold themed stuff out there, and little people with magic and allllll the green tinted food! It's no wonder my girls have warmed up to this fun holiday pretty quickly. I added these cute clear paint cans to my Etsy store recently, and wanted to play with some fun ways to dress them … [Read more...]

Easy Valentine Toilet Paper Tube Crackers for Kids

Easy Valentine Toilet Paper Tube Crackers for Kids By: NotSoIdleHands.com

We're getting closer to the biggest day of love and romance of the year and it feels like the weather is trying it's darnedest to make doubly sure that all the love~birds out there have plenty of reason to cuddle for extra warmth. If you do need a fun craft to help keep you warm out there, check out these easy hand warmers here. These Valentine crackers are super easy and your kiddos can whip … [Read more...]

Awesome Recycled Cereal Box Chalkboard Tags

Awesome Recycled Cereal Box Chalkboard Tags By: NotSoIdleHands.com

Happy New Year's everyone! Hope you all were able to celebrate with your families and enjoy. We have a tradition here that everyone gets to pick a snack or treat and then we eat the snacks and watch movies all night. Then, we watch the ball drop in New York (at 10pm our time) and then head off to bed. The kiddos still get to stay up way after their bedtime, but not till midnite LOL. Today I … [Read more...]