Easter Gift Tags *Free Printable

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Sharing mini “Hoppy Easter” tags today.  Just print the download below on standard paper.  Cut each tag 2 x 2.75 in and add mini bright colored pom-poms for tails.  Perfect little tags to attach to a bag of goodies, or Easter basket. Easter Tag Download [wpdm_file id=128] All printables and downloads designed by The Crafting Chicks are for PERSONAL USE ONLY. Please do not alter or claim as your own. This file is not intended for resale, nor are the printed versions of this file. Feel free to link back to www.thecraftingchicks.com if you like our printables, and we’d appreciate a comment if you download. Pin It

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Easter Card *Free Printable

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Sharing a cute Easter card printable with you today.  We will be taking little neighbor, teacher gifts next month with this cute attached card. Just print my printables below…8.5 x 11 in (standard paper) and then cut the paper in half width wise…fold over and you have a very cute card.  I let my kids add pom pom tails.  I found these bright pom poms in the Target dollar section…the perfect colors.  I used Elmer’s quick dry glue to attach the “tails.” You can print them in all four colors.  Download below:) Easter Card: Pink & Blue Light Pink & Green  All printables and downloads designed by The Crafting Chicks are for PERSONAL USE ONLY. Please do not alter or claim as your own. This file is not intended for resale, nor are the printed versions of this file. Feel free to link back to www.thecraftingchicks.com if you like our printables, and we’d appreciate a comment if you download. Pin [Read More…]

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Sew an Egg from Paging Supermom {Spring Fever Series}

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Brace yourself for some amazing free printables from these two Supermoms at Paging Supermom.  We love them!  Thanks Aimee & Bettijo! Hello! It’s Aimée and Bettijo here from PagingSupermom.com. On our blog we like to share lots of family fun ideas and loads of freeprintables. We can’t wait to share this fun Easter games with you today. We are always on the search for simple, quiet activities to keep little hands busy, and these colorful lacing eggs fit the bill quite nicely. When we were kids we both had wooden lacing toys that were various shapes. Bettijo really only remembers the pony one because it was her favorite, and as a kids we just thought these toys were a lot of fun.  As Moms now we can appreciate that lacing toys encourage little ones to exercise fine motor skills and they are a great way to practice patterns. Show your little one that they need to sew up, down, up, down and so forth — a simple, AB pattern. [Read More…]

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Perfect Picnic Sandwich from Or So She Says {Spring Fever Series}

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Welcome Mariel!  We love Mariel and all of her amazing ideas!  She is one amazing mama and blogger!   Hello, lovely Crafting Chicks readers! I’m so thankful to my blog buddies for letting me share over here today. I was trying to think of something springy (or is it spring-ish?), yet easy. If you’re anything like me, spring time means busy time, and I only want to hear about EASY. So, I thought… picnics… spring… 5 minute meal… spring… happy kids… spring… oh, our favorite picnic sandwich! I’ve got two grocery stores right by my house… a Fresh Market and a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market. I think we all have the list of things we buy at one store and not the other. For example, most of my produce I get at Fresh Market, although it’s not anything too special. I LOVE the produce at Harmon’s… but, it’s a drive. However, if I need avocados, I go to Wal-Mart, because I [Read More…]

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10 April Fools Pranks for KIDS

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April Fools is coming up very quick! I came from a family where jokes were played all year long so this post is right up my ally.  Most of these tricks have to do with food, which is always fun.  I can’t wait to try some of these with the kiddos this year!  Thanks to all our highlighted blogs for such great projects! 1.  Fake juice from Jell-O from ivillage.com 2.  Faux KFC from Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons 3.  Fake French Fries by Parenting 4.  April Fools Day Cookies by MunchkinMunchies.com 5.  Faux Buffalo Wings from PartyPinching.com 6.  Toothpaste Oreos by Prankked.com 7.  Doughnut Seeds 8.  Marshmallow Creepers by Think Geek 9.  Burger Bite Cookies by Sue from Munchkin Munchies 10.  Food with Eyeballs by Mique from 30 Handmade Days Which one is your favorite???     Pin It

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DIY Polka Dot Shorts from Brassy Apple {Spring Fever Series}

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We are thrilled to have beautiful, tall Megan from Brassy Apple sharing this fun DIY idea…to help us get ready for warmer weather! From colored skinny jeans to polka dot shorts! BrassyApple is my name and Refashion is my game! This tutorial is great for jeans that have gotten to short for your kids (any age!) and if you are wanting to give new life and wear, to a pair of jeans! These skinny’s had such a narrow ankle opening I found myself not wearing them as often as I’d like. SO I  solved that problem and refashioned them into something I will WEAR – shorts! When the lengths of your jeans starts to get shorter and color reappears in fashion, you know Spring is coming! Supplies: Jeans Scissors Measuring tape Bleach Small container Paper towels Cardboard/wax paper/newspaper round sponge or cotton swab ruler or yardstick MEASURE: Find the length you want your shorts or capris to be. 1) Use [Read More…]

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Spring Printable from Carina Gardner {Spring Fever Series}

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Welcome Carina to our Spring Fever Series!  Carina has mad talent…we love her designs! She’s amazing!  So lucky to have her as our guest today!  {Don’t forget to check out her Glamper-“Fancy Camper”} Hi there! Carina Gardner here and at my house, I’ve been re-decorating, re-organizing, and spring cleaning. Especially now that my glamper is completely done, it’s time to turn to my house. So in honor of spring, I have a fabulous printable for you! This pdf is set up with a 1/2 inch white surround for your printer as well as a full bleed version if you have a printer that can print the full 8.5 inch x 11 inch size. As always, use the version that works best for you or shrink to fit an existing frame in your house. Happy spring! Carina Gardner Pin It

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Little Girl Room Reveal from My Mommy Style {Spring Fever Series}

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We are so excited to have Camille from My Mommy Style guest post today.  I LOVE this room she is sharing!  It is beautiful and HAPPY {just like the pillow says}, and reminds me of all the colors of spring!  What a lucky little lady! Thank you Camille! Hi there! My name is Camille and I blog at MyMommyStyle.com, a blog dedicated to sharing different styles in food, fashion, family, and fun. It is such an honor to be guest posting here for The Crafting Chicks. I admire their craftiness and can tell you they are beautiful women inside and out. When they said they wanted a guest post revolving around “Spring Fever” I knew I had to share my daughter’s recently finished “big girl room.” We recently added a third baby to our family and it was time to move her out of the crib and into a room of her own. You could say I’ve been planning her [Read More…]

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Homemade Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs {Spring Fever Series}

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We are thrilled to have Emily guest post again!  We love her and her recipes!  These delicious eggs are on my list to make!  Thank you Emily! Hi! This is Emily from is this REALLY my life? Before I share these homemade Reese’s peanut butter eggs, a recipe that is sure to become an Easter tradition in no time, I need to thank Crafting Chicks for giving me another opportunity to guest post on their site. I simply adore every single one of these amazing women. By the way, don’t you LOVE the new design? Fabulousness in a website! But let’s get back to the subject at hand: homemade Reese’s peanut butter eggs (i.e., peanut buttery goodness wrapped in a creamy chocolate shell). Here’s what I learned about these homemade Reese’s peanut butter eggs: They are delightful and you can eat a half dozen before the sugar coma kicks in. (I’m talking about the mini size. You can only eat [Read More…]

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Food Photography: The Easy Way

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When it comes to photographing food there is soooooo much to be said. Everything from lighting and shutter speed to staging and composition. Some photographers devote their entire work to food, like Michael Ray or Lou Manna. (*beware…you WILL be hungry by the time you finish looking at their photos!) But I like to take an easy, natural approach to food. If there is one thing you need to know about me it’s that I like to keep things simple. If something takes too much time, set up or clean-up, I tend to stay away. Could this be a form of laziness? Perhaps…but because I’m not a fan of elaborate set-up I’ve found quick, easy and stunning ways to do things. So let’s start. Food Photography Tip #1 The way to get natural looking pictures is to only use natural light. So turn off all of your overhead lights and only use what is coming in from the windows.  With that said let [Read More…]

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