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Family DIY fun crafts and projects

May 2012

Q&A with Crafty Chloe Author and Mom Kelly DiPucchio

05/31/12

Q&A with Crafty Chloe Author and Mom Kelly DiPucchio

This Macomb Township mother has created the ultimate DIY kid heroine. Make It asked her about favorites supplies, inspiration and why crafting is so cool (and valuable!) for kids.

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Craft Roundup: DIY Projects to Gear up for Summer

05/29/12

Craft Roundup: DIY Projects to Gear up for Summer

Looking for a little how-to to do with the kids? This batch of fun tutorials includes sewing tips from a 9-year-old, nature crafts, a park party and more.

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Print Your Own DIY Temporary Tattoos

05/24/12

Print Your Own DIY Temporary Tattoos

Who needs a pricey Silhouette machine? Not your family! Craft all sorts of cool, just-for-now, fun 'tattoos' the kids will love sporting around metro Detroit.

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Craft Roundup: DIY Projects for the Whole Family

05/22/12

Craft Roundup: DIY Projects for the Whole Family

Looking to get a few fresh projects rolling? From cool coasters made out of Perler beads to a way cute giraffe toy, these picks will get your creative juices going!

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Woven House Project Made from T-Shirts Wows Kids

05/17/12

Woven House Project Made from T-Shirts Wows Kids

Crafty DIY Michigan mom Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood of CraftSanity surprises students at her children's elementary school with this big fun weaving project.

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Craft Roundup: Projects to Get You Inspired

05/15/12

Craft Roundup: Projects to Get You Inspired

Whether your kids are mastering a new crafting skill or hunting for their next DIY creation, these five cool tutorials are sure to get the whole family fired up.

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Upcycle Old T-Shirts into a Cool Scarf Accessory – VIDEO

05/14/12

Upcycle Old T-Shirts into a Cool Scarf Accessory – VIDEO

This DIY project is a perfect way to repurpose a scrap T. Scissors are about all you need for this easy, cool how-to that kids – and moms! – will definitely dig.

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Half-and-Half Paper Bouquet Craft for Mother's Day

05/10/12

Half-and-Half Paper Bouquet Craft for Mother's Day

Mix up cupcake liners with fresh flowers to make a one-of-a-kind DIY creation for mom that she'll love.

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Craft Roundup: Let's Picnic

05/08/12

Craft Roundup: Let's Picnic

Time to gather up the kids, a blanket, some snacks and head to a southeast Michigan outdoor park for lunch! Here's some DIY gear to bring along.

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How to Make Your Own Checkerboard

05/03/12

How to Make Your Own Checkerboard

Jumpstart your family game night with this nifty DIY set that parents and the kids can customize and create together, too – right down to the pieces.

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Craft Roundup: Baby Shower DIY Gifts

05/01/12

Craft Roundup: Baby Shower DIY Gifts

Who go generic for a new arrival? The Make It blog found five adorable, unique grabs for infants that are perfect for that special mom (or mom to be) in your life.

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Michigan Stamps and Crayons DIY Projects

04/30/12

Michigan Stamps and Crayons DIY Projects

Celebrate our state's big week in May by creating your own cool craft tools, including 'Mitten' and UP stampers and Michigan-shaped crayons kids will love.

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