DIY Slime – Great for Bored Kids This Summer!

Easy slime tutorial - make your own slime

This week has been crazy.  I wish my kids would have had time to be bored. I wish I would have had time to be bored!  But if you do have time and you have kids that are complaining of summer boredom, this post might help!  Did you know that you can make DIY slime using kid's glue? You can! It's a great post by my friend Kelley, of The Grant Life.  She shared it on this blog last year but it's a great easy summer craft to do with kids to keep them busy.  Check out the post here: DIY Glitter Slime … [Read more...]

My Craft Tool Wishlist – What are the must have crafting tools that I wish I had?

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Truthfully I don't have many machines or contraptions to craft with. I know how to hand letter signs and how to cut things out well with precision. However that doesn't mean that I don't drool over tools that would make it easier at times.  I do have a wishlist of tools that I wish I had to make crafting a little bit easier. Today I thought that I would share a few of my favorites with you to see if you agree.  1. Silhouette Cutting Machine -  It was love at first site the first time I saw a Silhouette. Sometimes when I go into Joann's I have to wipe the drool off the … [Read more...]

The Water Blob – Prepare for Summer Fun!

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Ah The Water Blob. To be truthful, this post is what first put this little blog on the map. Almost overnight it was a hit and ClumsyCrafter.com hasn't been the same since!  But! It's fun. It's the perfect summer activity for all ages! The water blob is cool and fun to play on for hours. I even had dreams of reading a book on it while the kids napped. However we all know that no kid will ever nap when you have plans to enjoy yourself. Go check it out and learn how to make your own water blob!  Or you can pin this post for later here!  … [Read more...]

Free Printable Reading Log

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Sometimes getting kids to read is harder than finding the weird smell in your refrigerator.  If you're having trouble getting your child to read, helping your kids fight off summer boredom or inspiring them to tackle a new book you need this free printable reading log.  Printable reading logs are a great tool to use to inspire your kids to read more. At first they might grumble. OK, they will grumble. But if you stick with it than it's a great way to show them that they can read more than they might have imagined.  Let's just be honest - I need this for my kids right now. … [Read more...]

T-Shirts For The 4th of July! All You Need Is Spray Paint And Tape!

DIY Flag shirt with spray paint

4th of July will be here before you know it! Chances are that you'll want something patriotic to wear. The other day I had a company approach me that wanted me to share with you guys their flag print bikinis and adult onesies. Something inside of me just screamed "NO!".  But the good news is that there's more modest and age appropriate ways to celebrate for those of us who have gravity working against us. This is also a really great way to make quick and easy flag shirts for kids.  Click over here for full instructions to make your own flag shirt using spray paint and painter's … [Read more...]