Celebrate the everyday with Donna Erickson cooking, crafts, activities

Decorate Easter Eggs With Natural Dyes And Designs

By Donna Erickson | 04/02/2021

Bring back the past by dying your Easter eggs the way it used to be done – with natural items straight from the kitchen and garden.Here’s what you’ll need:–Hard-boiled eggs or blown eggs (see below for how to blow eggs)–Nontoxic, safe food items such as blueberries or red cabbage leaves…

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Birdseed Heart Shaped Treats for the Birds

By Donna Erickson | 02/12/2021

Give a little heart or two, or even three, to your backyard feathered friends with this birdseed treat shaped with cookie cutters. An ideal kitchen craft to enjoy with preschoolers when the big kids are off at school, it’s also super-fun for older kids to do with the whole family…

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Homemade Stamps for Heart-Shaped Cards and Gift Wrap

By Donna Erickson | 02/12/2021

If you are looking for indoor artful fun with the kids this week, put a heartfelt stamp on homemade Valentine’s Day cards, gift tags, lunch bags, stationery, you name it, using printing stamps you make together. First hunt for craft supplies and recycled items from around the house, and then…

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In-House Valentine Box

By Donna Erickson | 02/12/2021

Who doesn’t like receiving a little compliment now and then? Positive, sincere words are an affirmation of actions and intent, and they give the recipient a boost, sometimes just when least expected. Blush! Face it – validation from others just makes us feel good and creates that internal glow. Provide…

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Heart Candy Pocket Valentines

By Donna Erickson | 02/12/2021

Grab your school-age kids and make these eye-catching see-through “sewing card”-style hearts filled with sweet treats to share the love on Valentine’s Day. Here’s the stuff you’ll need for several heart pockets:–Clear acetate (find by the sheet at art-supply stores or by the foot at hardware stores)–4 1/2-inch-wide heart-shaped cookie…

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Make Paper Strip Hearts

Make Paper Strip Hearts

By Donna Erickson | 02/03/2021

The heart shape is a traditional and enduring symbol of love when celebrating Valentine’s Day. Why not display a beautiful heart with creativity in your home starting this week with this easy to make eye-catching version using easy to cut paper strips and a stapler? That’s all you need to…

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Grow Paperwhites Indoors

Grow Paperwhites Indoors

By Donna Erickson | 02/03/2021

You don’t need warm weather to enjoy a fun gardening project this month. Grow paperwhites indoors and watch them bloom! Plant several in a variety of small flowerpots or vases you have stashed away from last summer. Enjoy the cheerful white blooms in your home, and share with others on…

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Ice decanter

Ice Decanters Make Parties Magical

By Donna Erickson | 02/02/2021

Planning an outdoor winter party? On a budget? Fill an easy-to-freeze ice decanter with a fruit bevearage for your next neighborhood party and get ready for the ooh’s and ah’s when friends see the icy wonder. It’s a frozen party asset that won’t break the bank. Easy, fun, magical and…

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Grow Green Indoors and Get a Jump on Spring

By Donna Erickson | 02/02/2021

As winter comes to an end, there’s nothing like seeing and smelling fresh, green plants peeking out from the earth. Create that feeling indoors to get a jump on spring with these easy and gratifying “grow green” sprouting activities. Make it super easy by growing wheat berry or rye grass…

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Ice Cakes for Winter Birthday Fun

By Donna Erickson | 01/30/2021

Last month during our preholiday, 
subzero cold snap, the daily temperatures in Minnesota were so miserable that not even my most jovial friends could crack a smile through the numbing wind chill. With my husband’s birthday right in the middle of the worst of days, the cold weather inadvertently became…

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Celebrate the everyday here at my Donna’s Day website. Find tasty recipes, easy-to-make crafts, and lots of do-together activities that stir up creativity and fun for you and your friends and family. There are ideas for all ages and abilities. So jump in and get creative with me!

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