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

By Donna Erickson | 04/02/2021

The first signs of spring are everywhere. Maybe you are noting them on your family calendar with your kids. Crocuses and daffodils poking up through dry leaves and songs of returning birds. Even in places where there aren’t mittens and woolen hats to put away, the first, fresh spring breezes…

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Shake and Decorate an “Egg Plant”

By Donna Erickson | 04/02/2021

Shake and decorate hollowed-out Easter eggs, then save them as keepsakes to display from year to year as a whimsical “egg plant” centerpiece. The lovely eggs, together with other favorites, can be “blooming” out of a pretty Easter basket, a medium-size flowerpot or several mini containers lined down the center…

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“Character” Egg-Decorating For Families

By Donna Erickson | 04/02/2021

Which came first – the chicken or the egg? Well, for many families at this time of year, there’s no doubt. Eggs rule! While the kids are busy mixing, dipping and dying Easter eggs, rescue a few from the frenzy and decorate them together to fit each child’s personality, interest…

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“Spongeware”-Look Decorated Easter Eggs

By Donna Erickson | 04/02/2021

When Easter is near, eggs of all colors and designs brighten our homes. We like to try a variety of egg-decorating techniques, from the easy commercial dyes in a tablet to experimenting with natural dyes that we concoct with onion skins, tea and berries.Many of the artistic memories live on…

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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

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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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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