Donna Erickson

Pancake spelling out the word “MOM”

Put Waffles On The Menu For Mother’s Day Breakfast In Bed

Wouldn’t a fluffy, crisp waffle taste good right now?Keep that thought, and now think about Mother’s Day. Mom would no ...
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Personalized notebooks

Decorate Mini Notebooks For A Mom’s Day Gift

Think of all the times you need a little notebook: to jot down an inspiring quote, the name of a ...
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Silhoutte cutouts

Traditional-Look Silhouettes With Photos

Remember back in your kindergarten days, making large shadow silhouettes on black construction paper for a one-of-a-kind Mother’s Day gift? ...
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A personalized flowerpot

Gardening Kit In A Clay Pot

A first-grade teacher does a project with her class where she gives each student a bag of “mystery seeds” to ...
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A lady with a balloon

Make and Decorate Easy Bunny Balloons

What is the difference between a bunny and a rabbit? And, just as perplexing, what is a bunny rabbit?To California ...
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Colorful Easter eggs

Decorate Easter Eggs Five Creative Ways

Hop to it! Easter is on its way. Here are some Easter egg-y ideas that are real kid-pleasers. For the ...
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Colorful twig art

Spring Bouquet With Branches That Sprout Pom-Pom “Blooms”

The first signs of spring are everywhere. Maybe you are noting them on your family calendar with your kids. Crocuses ...
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Easter eggs in a basket

Shake and Decorate an “Egg Plant”

Shake and decorate hollowed-out Easter eggs, then save them as keepsakes to display from year to year as a whimsical ...
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Easter eggs on a mini wagon

“Character” Egg-Decorating For Families

Which came first – the chicken or the egg? Well, for many families at this time of year, there’s no ...
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Painted eggs

“Spongeware”-Look Decorated Easter Eggs

When Easter is near, eggs of all colors and designs brighten our homes. We like to try a variety of ...
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Decorate Easter Eggs With Natural Dyes And Designs

Bring back the past by dying your Easter eggs the way it used to be done – with natural items ...
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Birdseed Heart Shaped Treats for the Birds

Give a little heart or two, or even three, to your backyard feathered friends with this birdseed treat shaped with ...
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Homemade Stamps for Heart-Shaped Cards and Gift Wrap

If you are looking for indoor artful fun with the kids this week, put a heartfelt stamp on homemade Valentine’s ...
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In-House Valentine Box

Who doesn’t like receiving a little compliment now and then? Positive, sincere words are an affirmation of actions and intent, ...
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Heart Candy Pocket Valentines

Grab your school-age kids and make these eye-catching see-through “sewing card”-style hearts filled with sweet treats to share the love ...
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Make Paper Strip Hearts

Make Paper Strip Hearts

The heart shape is a traditional and enduring symbol of love when celebrating Valentine’s Day. Why not display a beautiful ...
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Grow Paperwhites Indoors

Grow Paperwhites Indoors

You don’t need warm weather to enjoy a fun gardening project this month. Grow paperwhites indoors and watch them bloom! ...
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Ice decanter

Ice Decanters Make Parties Magical

Planning an outdoor winter party? On a budget? Fill an easy-to-freeze ice decanter with a fruit bevearage for your next ...
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Grow Green Indoors and Get a Jump on Spring

As winter comes to an end, there’s nothing like seeing and smelling fresh, green plants peeking out from the earth. ...
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Ice Cakes for Winter Birthday Fun

Last month during our preholiday, 
subzero cold snap, the daily temperatures in Minnesota were so miserable that not even my ...
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Heart-y Family Living for Valentine’s Day

When Valentine’s Day is around the corner, thoughts naturally turn to heart-shaped candies and cards. It’s also an ideal time ...
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Swedish Toffee Shortbread Slices

Holiday cookie baking time is here. There are so many tempting possibilities, like classic sugar cookies as well as favorite ...
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‘Sew easy’ fleece neck warmers

Feeling a little chilly around the neck this time of year? An odd question, maybe, but not quite so out ...
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ABC Postcard Game

If your child’s grandparents or aunts and uncles live far away and you get together only a few times a ...
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Apple Stamping

Some of my kids’ best and least expensive art supplies have come from nature. Acorns, leaves, shells, pinecones and sticks ...
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Potato Jewelry Is a Gem of a Craft Idea

Do you have a potato or two in your pantry that never made it to the dinner table? Maybe they’re ...
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Microwave popcorn snack

Easy Microwave Popcorn Snack

When it’s snack time at our house, all ages ask for popcorn! It is low in calories, tastes great, and ...
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zip toy

Backyard Toy With Zip!

If your school-age kids are moping around with nothing to do, show them how to make their own fun with ...
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Bedtime Nightlight

Just when it seems your young child has drifted off to sleep for the night, a plaintive voice echoes through ...
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Delicious Crepes For Meals And Snacktime

A quick trip to the grocery store has taken on new meaning these days. You never know what will be ...
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