Easy Turkey Pumpkin Craft for Kids

Hi guys, it’s Jen from PinkWhen again to share a fun kids craft with you today. There is one thing about Thanksgiving that I adore, and that is about giving thanks. I try and make sure to incorporate this all year, but it’s fun to get the kids really involved, and one way to do that is by getting them to craft! Today I am going to share with you my cute and quick Turkey Pumpkin Kids Craft.

Easy Turkey Pumpkin Craft for Kids

 

Let’s grab the few supplies we need and get to crafting with the kiddos…

Turkey Pumpkin Kids Craft

  • tape or glue
  • pumpkin
  • construction paper
  • scissors

Easy Turkey Pumpkin Craft Supplies

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Scrapbooking Is Cool – Favorite Way to Scrap Memories


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Scrapbooking Is Cool.

 

I grew up with a mom who had scrapbooks filled with photos from her younger years. Photos and stories of parties from the 70’s-she and her girlfriends all dressed up looking so glamorous. She also had a scrapbook called “Mike & Me” that chronicles she and my Dad’s courtship and then their wedding-complete with letters she handcut out of felt!  When I was a baby she made me a baby book complete with details all about me as a baby, my first birthday party, my first haircut, etc. I treasure these books. I absolutely love reading all about my mom, my dad and all their parties and friends back in the day. I value and treasure the baby book she made for me, I pull it out a few times a year to read it and compare the baby photos to my babies’ photos and details.

 

A little history: I used to scrapbook, a lot. I was a on a few different design teams, I have pages and pages and pages I created before I had my babies. I have dozens of pages about me and my husband and parties and road trips. I published a book with a couple of my friends, I was addicted to it. I had a scrapbook room at my home! And then suddenly-I was done with it. Burned out, couldn’t scrapbook at all, I was over it. And so I pretty much stopped scrapbooking all together and started having babies.

 

All the while I missed making pages and recording our memories but it just seemed really overwhelming to me to get back into it. It was then that I discovered this new way of scrapbooking. It’s called Project Life and honestly it’s changed the way I scrapbook and even the way I think about scrapbooking. (Disclaimer: I am NOT getting paid/endorsed/reimbursed anything at all to discuss Project Life, I just love this system and thought you would too.)

 

Project Life is a different way to scrapbook than what I had been doing before. It is actually simple!  An easy and quick way to scrapbook! The main point is just to get the memories down, remember your life, be able to pass it down to your children. For me it is also an artistic outlet. You are able to create your pages as simple or as embellished as you want, either way they both look awesome.  I am going to show you just how easy this system is.

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Creating Laundry Room Space

Creating Laundry Room Space

I am under the impression that I have one of the smallest laundry rooms you could possibly have. With laundry a constant because of six people, I am always in this room. I never have enough space for much of anything, and my mantra is always “WASH DRY FOLD REPEAT”. Every day I am in this room, and I finally decided I needed to create additional space, and maybe give it a little lift.

The first thing I did to try and spruce it up from the plain jane walls was create a fun little stencil to remind myself of my daily mantra. You can do this easily if you have a vinyl cutting machine, but you can also just as easily go to the craft store and pick out the pre cut letters to apply.

Wash Dry Fold Repeat Stencil

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DIY Nautical Nursery Art

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DIY Nautical Nursery Art

 

What you’ll need:

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  • 3 12×12 canvases
  • 3 2oz bottles of acrylic paint
  • Foam Brush
  • Vinyl
  • Contact Paper
  • Acetone (optional)

Start by cutting out the chain link background using your silhouette machine and stretch it in the studio to match your canvas size. Initially I thought I could use one chainlink background for all three canvases, but the pictures turn out much better if you used a fresh vinyl each time. The vinyl will cost less than the canvas, so in my opinion it’s worth it.
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