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Simple Science: How to Make a Volcano with Kids

July 23, 2013

While we were studying rocks and volcanoes during one of our homeschool units, we made a simple volcano using household items. Making a volcano with kids is an easy and fun science activity. Little ones are fascinated by the fizzy “lava” and can’t wait to do the activity again. Materials small disposable paper cup playdough […]

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Mommy & Me: Pretty Paper Factory

February 20, 2012

We love Eric Carle books. Alot. They are the books that we return to over and over and over again. One of the things that make Eric Carle books so unique are the way he makes his illustrations. They are made from paper that he has painted and added texture to himself. (You can see […]

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Mommy & Me: Coffee Filter Snowflakes

January 23, 2012

Snow is a precious commodity around our region. We get snow, just not very often. Nor does it stay around very long once it finally snows. So, we often have to make our own. Enter…Coffee Filter Snowflakes. Jonah still needs LOTS of practice with scissors. LOTS. He keeps wanting to rotate his hand like a […]

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Boutique Baby Series: No-Sew Pacifier Clip Tutorial {Guest Post}

October 25, 2011

Note from Sara: My friend Jenny from The Southern Institute is here today to share a tutorial with you while I snuggle up with my newest little guy. Let’s give her a warm welcome to the Happy Brown House! Hello, everyone! It’s so good to be here today as a guest… my first time at […]

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Boutique Baby Series: Wipes Case

October 24, 2011

Materials: Travel Wipes Case (Huggies brand is the only one I could find in my store) Fabric Decorative Trim (I used Gimp Braid Cord and found it in the Home Decor trims) Batting Scissors Hot Glue Spray Adhesive Directions: 1. Lay wipes case on top of fabric. Cut fabric larger than wipes case. {Optional Step~For […]

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Boutique Baby Series: Ribbon Tag Blanket Tutorial

September 21, 2011

You can buy Ribbon Tag Blankets in the store, but I figure, why buy one when I can make it with things I already have in my craft stash? Seriously, I already had all of the materials. So for me, this project was FREE~my favorite kind of project! Materials: 12×12″ square of Minky fabric (can […]

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Pirate Birthday Party: Treasure Chest Cake

August 5, 2011

I can’t claim this idea from Family Fun, but I can point you to the video tutorial! A few thoughts: Making this cake was slightly frustrating….but then again, it could’ve just been me. My cake was a little too crumbly and caused me issues when I tried to frost it. Possibly humidity and summer heat?  […]

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