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    Watercolor Fun With Rubbing Alcohol

    Watercolor painting is my jam. I would go so far as to call painting with watercolor fun. It’s the thing that brought me back to art and painting. And it’s the thing I continue to fall back on whenever I feel the urge to create. (Which is often.) So when I came across a few watercolor-related tutorials online, I knew I would be trying some (if not all) of them over the course of #the100dayproject. I have played around with salt and watercolors before and kind of liked it and kind of hated it (too messy). So I just stuck to my tried and true ways of painting and called…

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    Tissue Paper Balloon Bowls

    These tissue paper balloon bowls were the first project that I didn’t really want to do but Anna did. Like, a lot. Since we already had the balloons on hand from our DIY Stress Ball adventure, I figured why the heck not. Our original idea was to use buttons because that looked the cutest in pictures and would put our button stash to good use. Turns out, it’s really hard to make a bowl out of buttons with regular old Elmer’s Glue because of how heavy the buttons are. They just slid right off the balloon and both of us ended up frustrated. We decided to switch gears and use…

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    DIY Bath Bombs

    Bath bombs, y’all. They are the bomb dot com. I’m not sure I would have classified this as a kids craft when I first came across the recipe a year or so ago. Or, at least not a craft suitable for a 4 year old. I think I got overwhelmed with the instructions or just made them out to be harder than they actually are. So it wasn’t until Anna and her daddy got super into taking “relaxing” baths that I seriously considered doing this one. Whatever the reason, I AM SO GLAD WE DID IT. Because this has been one of my favorites to do so far. Second only…

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    Homemade Playdough

    Homemade playdough is, hands-down, one of our very favorite things to make. We discovered the recipe two years ago when I got frustrated with how expensive Play-Doh is and how fast it dries out (for us, at least). I wasn’t willing to keep shelling out $$ for a product that went to waste so quickly and knew there had to be another option. Here’s what I love about this recipe: It makes a LOT of playdough You can make it whatever colors you want It’s super soft and fun to play with It lasts forever (we’ve seriously had one batch for close to year) Oh, and it’s made from a…

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    Popsicle Stick Superheroes

    We have a major stash of popsicle sticks in the house. We originally bought them for a popsicle stick fox craft that we came across a few years ago. After that project, the popsicle sticks have been sitting around collecting glitter or being turned into magic wands. Which, frankly, no one has been complaining about. Wait, I take that back. The husband has been complaining because glitter is getting everywhere… 😂 Fast forward to today when Anna had a friend over. I was feeling pretty tired after a busy week, so wanted to make sure we had something fun and easy to do that the girls could basically do without…

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    DIY Activated Charcoal Facemask

    Let me preface this post by saying that this DIY Activated Charcoal Facemask is most definitely a project that requires adult supervision, old clothing that you do not care about ruining, and copious amounts of cleaning product and paper towels. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. One of the first DIY projects that Anna and I did together way back when was sugar scrubs. They are easy to make and require ingredients that we always have on hand. It also helps that Anna loves taking showers and being fancy, both of which she was able to do with the sugar scrubs. After sugar scrubs, she graduated to face masks. I can’t remember…