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13 Cinco de Mayo Party Ideas - these are perfect for a class party!  Decor, printables, recipes, pinatas, crafts, kids activities, and so much more!

13 Cinco de Mayo Party Ideas

Are you planning a Cinco de Mayo class party or family party?  We’ve rounded up 13 of our favorite Cinco de Mayo party ideas to help you out.  You’re going to love them!

Cinco de Mayo Table Setting Printables from The Crafting Chicks

13 Cinco de Mayo Party Ideas - these are perfect for a class party!  Decor, printables, recipes, pinatas, crafts, kids activities, and so much more!

DIY Cereal Box Pinata from Messes to Memories

13 Cinco de Mayo Party Ideas - these are perfect for a class party!  Decor, printables, recipes, pinatas, crafts, kids activities, and so much more!

Tostadas from Culinary Mamas

13 Cinco de Mayo Party Ideas - these are perfect for a class party!  Decor, printables, recipes, pinatas, crafts, kids activities, and so much more!

Cinco de Mayo Napkin Rings from Tiny Side Kick

DIY Cinco de Mayo Napkin Rings

Papel Picados from Create Craft Love

13 Cinco de Mayo Party Ideas - these are perfect for a class party!  Decor, printables, recipes, pinatas, crafts, kids activities, and so much more!

Mexican Street Corn Dip from Cooking and Beer

Mexican Street Corn Dip

Sombrero Cookies from Random Thoughts of a Supermom!

Cinco de mayo Sombrero Cookies

Fiesta Party Kit Printable from The 36th Avenue

Cinco de Mayo Party printables

DIY Sombreros from Craft Klatch

13 Cinco de Mayo Party Ideas - these are perfect for a class party!  Decor, printables, recipes, pinatas, crafts, kids activities, and so much more!

DIY Felt Sugar Skull Sachets from Adventures in Making

DIY Felt Sugar Skulls

Paper Fan Garland from The House That Lars Built

DIY Cinco de Mayo Paper Fans

Let the Fiesta Begin! Printable from Whipperberry

Cinco de Mayo printable

Fresh and Easy Guacamole Recipe from My Sister’s Suitcase

13 Cinco de Mayo Party Ideas - these are perfect for a class party!  Decor, printables, recipes, pinatas, crafts, kids activities, and so much more!

13 Cinco de Mayo Party Ideas - these are perfect for a class party!  Decor, printables, recipes, pinatas, crafts, kids activities, and so much more!


Pirate Party Table

I recently put together a quick and easy Nautical Party Tablescape using the Recollections™ Craft It™ party décor items from Michaels. All the decorations came together in less than a half an hour, thanks to the convenience of the line. Now that’s a really big deal, cause you know the “party moms” out there? The ones who start planning birthday parties 6 months in advance and spend hours and hours creating and decorating for that party? Whelp, I’m not that mom. So the fact that this went together so quickly with so little effort is a really big deal! I’m all about the shortcuts!

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The cake topper was made with 2 skewers, a piece of bakers twine with flags from the line attached with glue dots.

Pirate Party

The same flags were attached to skewers to create these donut kabobs. I think the crumb donut holes look like they’re covered in sand

Quick Ideas for Nautical Party

The blue banner was create from a pack of patterned triangles that I attached to baker’s twine with mini clothespins

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Play Like a Pirate bottle wrappers add another fun and quick touch to this simple party.

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Easter Egg Dye Kit Free Printables

This Easter Egg Dye Kit printable is too cute not to share with your friends and neighbors! Emily from Sissyprint designed this cute little gift.

Help others build holiday memories by packaging one up and gifting it away! Help cut some of the work by preparing the boiled eggs ahead of time, and wrapping it up in this vintage egg carton sleeve. Here’s a great way to prepare a lot of boiled eggs at once, without smelling up your house. As a mom I’m fully aware at the chaos that comes with dyeing eggs, so aware that I’ve gotten really good at putting it off. But if I received this with everything we needed, including the eggs already to go, it would be so helpful! Cut out the colored egg printable and place on top of each egg, giving your friends a happy surprise when they open the box. If you want to gift them a bottle of vinegar, there’s even a coordinating vinegar bottle wrapper included in the kit, making it look perfectly festive for an upcoming egg decorating bash!

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You could use the paper eggs to write little notes, or jokes, or even the instructions for dyeing eggs found here. It’s a little gift that will cost around $3, but so thoughtful and sugar free!

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Easter Egg Dye Kit gift idea including free printables


Springtime Printable Pack

Who doesn’t love Springtime?!? We love it around here. New blooming flowers, colorful eggs, and adorable baby animals. So much fun to be had. We wanted to get in on the celebration of all things spring so we designed this Springtime Printable Pack.

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This pack includes 11 printable games and activities that are sure to provide you with everything you need to enjoy springtime as a  family!

You could use this pack for a Springtime themed party at your home, a joy school or home school group, or just for fun around the house. Or turn it into an Easter party and the kids will loving using it after all the eggs have been dyed.  Kids at all three of ours homes have been busy using this kit to its fullest.

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Each Springtime Printable Pack contains:

  • Don’t Catch the Bunny–This is our spin on “Don’t Eat Pete,” using a Bunny.
  • Bunny Headbands– Kids will love to make these cute Bunny headbands.
  • Springtime Memory Game–Kids will want to play this game over and over. It’s a crowd favorite at our house.
  • Roll A Bunny Tail– This game is a hoot to watch and see who can fill up their bunny tail the quickest.
  • Color by Number Eggs–Kids will love to color their eggs and using the coloring guide on each page.
  • Do A Dot Springtime activities–Do A Dot Markers are used to add color to these sheets. Kids will have so much fun using these.
  • Easter Egg Coupons–Instead of candy use these coupons to give your children the best treat they could ask for–time together as a family.
  • Springtime I-Spy–This game is a fun for everyone. Race to see who can count the correct number of images in the quickest amount of time.
  • Bunny Hop: Get out some fun music about love and watch the kids jump from Bunny to Bunny and do the action of the Bunny they land on.
  • Springtime Coloring Pages–Let the kids color up some eggs and springtime themes on paper while you are hiding eggs, or just as a fun activity after school. They’ll love these fun coloring pages.
  • Egg-cellent Activity Eggs–These coupons can also be used in Easter eggs instead of candy. Or a fun springtime way to reward kids for a job well done.

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You can purchase this pack for only $5.99 right now.

Springtime and Easter Printable Pack

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Rainbow Seeds Free Printable I love springtime and can’t wait for it to get here.  March is such a fun month.  We’ve pulled out one of our favorite picture books by Lois Ehlert.  Planting a Rainbow. We love it for springtime with all the vibrant colors.  This book teaches how bulbs and seeds grow into beautiful flowers and plants.  I love the art by Lois Ehlert.   planting a rainbow We made a rainbow windsock and “rainbow seed” packs to go along with the story.  These rainbow seeds are also a fun treat for St. Patrick’s Day.  Just use skittles.  You can add M&M’s too.  Just any brightly colored candy.
rainbow seeds I made a fun little printable to go with the “rainbow seeds.”  Just fill your plastic sacks with the bright colored candy and attach the rainbow tag on top with a staplers.  Makes the cutest treat topper. rainbow seeds printable printable rainbow seeds tag Download below.  PERSONAL USE ONLY PLEASE.  All downloads and printables belong to The Crafting Chicks, LLP.
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Rainbow Treasure Hunt

This rainbow hunt is so much fun!  Follow the adorable rhyming clues to the treasure.  You could even hide the “rainbow seeds” for part of the treasure. sm st patricks day lucky hunt

Rainbow Kid Snack

This adorable Rainbow Kid’s Snack is so much fun.  Let the Kids make one this St. Patrick’s Day…or any day!  Just a few simple ingredients to make the cutest treat ever! rainbow kids snack

Rainbow Layer Cake

This yummy and pretty rainbow cake is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day or just for fun!  Perfect for a Rainbow themed birthday party too. Love the vibrant colors and the cream cheese frosting. 6 Layer Rainbow Cake

And don’t forget our St. Patrick’s Day Printable Pack.

St. Patrick's Printable Pack


Hello! My name is Crystal Wilkerson & I’m so excited to have this opportunity to guest post for the Crafting Chicks!  I’m a stay-at-home mom, graphic designer, scrapbooker & organizational enthusiast. I’m also just trying to make it through the daily maze of home, work, & family responsibilities like the rest of you. In my constant effort to try to stay on top of the chaos (always a work in progress), I’ve discovered a binding system that I absolutely love. Today I’m excited to share that system with you!

This system is often referred to as the “rollabind” system, however it can actually be found under several different names/brands. You may have heard of a few of them: Martha Stewart’s Discbound SystemStaple’s ArcLevenger’s Circa, & Rollabind. While I am not affiliated with any of these brands, I’ve experimented with all of them & definitely have my favorites that I’ll be sharing with you.

My Favorite Binding System

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This is made possible through the combination of their unique punch & circular discs. You can easily add, remove, or rearrange your papers at any time!

One of my favorite punches is the Arc Desktop Punch (pictured above) from Staples. You can easily punch up to 8 pages at a time.

If you’re looking for something that can punch through laminated material or plastic, then you’ll want to go with Levenger’s Circa Leverage Punch (15-page capacity). I recently purchased this & have loved using it to create laminated covers like the ones seen below.

Levenger also has a slim Portable Punch that is great for traveling (1-3 page capacity).

My Favorite Binding System

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The reason for this is because you add the discs individually. This gives you the ability to make it as big or small as you’d like depending on how many discs you use. I have made binders of all sizes for all kinds of purposes!

You can find ready-made covers in a variety of colors & materials. One of the most popular covers seen all over Pinterest (and one of my personal favorites) is the Martha Stewart Discbound Notebook in Faux Leather (pictured below on the top right). It comes in a beautiful light turquoise color. It was unavailable for a while but is finally back in stock again! Staples & Levenger also have a variety of quality covers to choose from called Arc Notebooks & Circa Notebooks.

You can also make your own covers by laminating your own design or you can use a cute piece of scrapbook paper! Below are some notebooks I made to keep on my desk while I’m working. I’m including the download for you to make your own! Just print out on a piece of white cardstock, laminate, bind, & enjoy!

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My Favorite Binding System

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The smallest discs can hold up to 50 papers, while the largest discs can hold up to 450 papers! There is also a variety of styles & colors to choose from. My favorite discs are from the ones pictured below from Levenger. They are made out of 100% lightweight aluminum & look beautiful!! You can find them HERE. They are a little pricey, but keep in mind that you will never need to throw these away. You can literally keep reusing them for years to come.

Martha Stewart & Arc have more affordable discs that come in a variety of colors. The quality isn’t as good as Levenger as they are made out of plastic, but they still work great & look good too! Hobby Lobby has also recently come out with a fun line of discs & planner accessories called Create 365 by “Me & My Big Ideas”.

You can also find lots of accessories that work with your binders like tabs, page protectors, rulers, notebook paper, etc! The possibilities really are endless!

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Last year I created my life planner utilizing this binding system. I’ve been working on a new version for 2016, but have yet to finish it due to the craziness of my life lately.  However, If you’d like to try out my planner from last year, I’m doing something I’ve never done before & it’s just for Crafting Chicks readers! From now until my new planner becomes available (which should be very soon), you can grab last year’s version for 90% off! And the best part is, 90% of the pages are not dated, so you can use them forever! I’ll post a picture of the cover of my planner below, but you can see it in it’s entirety by clicking HERE & HERE. And you can purchase it HERE. Be sure to enter the coupon code: CRAFTINGCHICKS to get it for only $3.99!

My Favorite Binding System


St. Patrick's Printable Pack

We are so excited to introduce you to our St. Patrick’s Day Printable Pack.

St. Patrick’s Day is one of those holidays that can be celebrated with family and friends and what better way to celebrate then with this printable pack of games and activities.  sm st patricks whole kit

This pack includes 17 printables that are sure to provide you with everything you need to pull off a fun and memorable St. Patrick’s Day activity as a  family!

You could use this pack for a St. Patrick’s Day themed meal, a St. Patrick’s Party at your home, a joy school or home school group, or just for fun around the house. Our kids have loved to play each of the games and we know yours will too.

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Each St. Patrick’s Day Printable Pack contains:

  • Don’t Eat the Leprechaun–This is our spin on “Don’t Eat Pete,” with fun St. Patrick’s images.
  • Leprechaun Masks– Kids will love to make these silly Leprechaun masks.
  • Leprecahun Memory Game–Kids will want to play this game over and over even after St. Patrick’s Day is over.
  • Roll A Leprechaun: This game is a hoot to watch and see who can build a Leprechaun the quickest.
  • Pot of Gold, Butterfly, Leprechaun Face, and Rainbow Play Dough Mat–Kids will love using play dough to make designs on these play dough mats.
  • Do A Dot Shamrock and Rainbow–Do A Dot Markers are used to add color to these sheets. Kids will have so much fun using these.
  • St. Patrick’s Headbands game: See who can guess the quickest, who/what they are. This game is a hoot.
  • Rainbow Cupcake Toppers, Place cards, Napkin Rings and Treat Bag Toppers–The easiest way to host a St. Patrick’s day meal. Everything you need in this fun pack.
  • Shamrock Walk: Get out some fun music about love and watch the kids jump from Shamrock to Shamrock and do the action of the Shamrock they land on.
  • Leprechaun Photo Props–Get ready to take some fun pictures as everyone gets to be a leprechaun.
  • Lucky Treasure Hunt Clues–You’ll get 8 generic clues and 2 blank ones to build a fun treasure hunt for the kids in your life. Watch as they race from clue to clue to find the treasure.

That’s 37 pages of fun for you and your family!

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St. Patrick's Day Printable Pack Don't Eat the Leprechaun

You can purchase this pack for only $5.99

St. Patrick's Day Printables

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We are so excited to announce our Valentine Party Pack! This pack is full of fun and games that will help you become the star of Valentine’s Day just by hitting PRINT!

We know how much you love our Valentine Printables so we wanted to put together something super special for all of you.

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This pack includes 6 games that are sure to provide fun for hours. You could use this pack for a Valentine’s Class Party, a Valentine Party at your home, or just for fun around the house. Our kids have loved to play each of the games and we know yours will too.

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Each Valentine Party Pack contains:

  • A special Valentine’s edition of the Memory Game–Kids will want to play this game over and over even after Valentine’s Day is over.
  • Roll A Heart Man: This game is a hoot to watch and see who can build a Heart Man the quickest.
  • Valentine’s Headbands game: See who can guess the quickest, who/what they are. This game is a hoot.
  • Musical Hearts: Get out some fun music about love and watch the kids jump from heart to heart to land on the number that is called out.
  • Valentine “I Spy”: This game is a fun for everyone. Race to see who can count the correct number of images in the quickest amount of time.
  • Don’t Eat My Valentine: This is our spin on “Don’t Eat Pete,” with fun Valentine images.
  • And the BONUS: Heart Attack: Have fun showing someone how much you love them by decorating their space with hearts that tell how much you love them.

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You can purchase this pack for only $2.99.

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Star Wars Lightsaber Bubble Wand Valentines

Star Wars Lightsaber Bubble Wand Valentines

Sharing a fun valentine idea for your little “Star Wars” lover! Star Wars Lightsaber Bubble Wand Valentines…and a free printable for our readers. sm lightsaber valentine 6 I found these mini bubble wands at Target in their valentine section…perfect little lightsabers. sm lightsaber valentine 3 After printing my printable…that says “May the Force Be With You!….Have your child sign their name.  Then taking a razor blade, make a slice on the right side of the lightsaber handle.  This will allow you to slip in the mini bubble wand.  Take a piece of tape and affix it to the back.  Voila!!! sm lightsaber valentine 1 My little guy is so excited to share these with his kindergarten friends.  And with all of that candy, this will be a refreshing little gift! sm lightsaber valentine 4 Download Black PERSONAL USE ONLY PLEASE.  All printables and downloads are property of The Crafting Chicks, LLP. sm light saber bubble wand valentine sm lightsaber valentines 2 sm lightsaber valentine 5


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 Each year I like to sit down and evaluate what I’ve accomplished and what I need to do better. Some people do this as a resolution, some use a Word of the Year. It hit me this past year that my girls could really benefit from setting goals and feeling a sense of accomplishment once they reached a goal. So I came up with this little printable. Helping Kids Set Goals Worksheet that is a free download for you to use with your own children.
I’m excited because this year we were able to team up with Horizon Organic, to show how easy it is to teach children to plan out goals, and especially find a way to eat healthy while doing it.
Here’s how we started!
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For the first section on the printable I asked my girls, “What is 1 thing new you’d like to try this year?” We are working on eating healthier as a family, but sometimes they don’t want to try the new veggies or fruits I bring home. They decided that they wanted to try new foods. (It kinda counts as more than one new thing, but if it’s helping them eat healthier, hey I’ll go for it.)
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 The second question I asked is, “What are 2 ways you can serve others?” I love incorporating service into their thoughts. So much of a child’s mind revolves around themselves. I’ve learned that as a parent, if I ask them to serve they are more than happy to and end up LOVING the resulting feelings. It’s never too young to teach them how to serve.
The third question on the sheet is, “What are 3 things I want to learn?”  We got a variety of answers from each girl. From learning to sew, to learning how to play the flute. We will see how much I can help out with those
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The 4th question is, “What are 4 things I want to get better at?” I think it’s important for children to work on being better at something. Weather it’s sports, reading, writing or coloring, there is always room for improvement.
The final question to ask, “Where are 2 places you want to go?” You can keep this in reason or have them reach for the stars. Our girls settled on Disneyland and a hike we’ve wanted to try as a family.
My girls had such a fun time working on this. They even invited friends to do a sheet too. I’m having them post the goal sheets next to their beds so they can be reminded and work on their goals through out the year.

Here’s the printable for you to download a Kids Goal sheet for your children. Download Black

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