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About Guest Blogger

Interested in Guest Blogging? Got a project idea you would like to share? A craft tip to tell us about? Then sign up to be a Think Crafts Guest Blogger! If you are interested, simply email us at info@thinkcrafts.com with your blog post title, text and attach any pictures. We will let you know if your post was approved or not, and when it will be posted on Think Crafts. Please also contact us if you have any questions or would like further information regarding guest blogging. We look forward to hearing your ideas!

Patchwork Placemats

By Guest Blogger Seisha from Education.com

Create patchwork placemats with your kids for a fun geometry lesson.

When you’re preparing big meals for any occasion, it’s always wonderful to involve your child in any way you can. Looking to spruce up your table? Here’s a placemat your second grader can make, based on the classic frontier tradition of quilt making. Some second graders may be able to handle a needle and thread and a sewing machine, but if yours isn’t quite up to it, don’t worry. This project allows him to create a patchwork piece out of paper, no pins and needles required! To make the piece, he’ll need to practice good math skills of measurement and calculation. This activity also allows your child extra practice in combining geometric shapes, a skill which will continue to help him throughout each grade to come.

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Nursery DIY: Adorable Animal Storage

By Guest Blogger Monica from MonicaRichards.tv.

Monica Richards is an Eco-Baby Expert who is on a mission to keep your Little Ones safe in the only environment you can control – your home! With Eco-friendly products and beautiful nursery design for Baby, as well as natural beauty and green lifestyle hacks for You, Monica’s flipping your home into a chic, healthy one. Because Healthy equals Happy, and Happy starts at Home.

Baby stuff is tiny! So, why not stay organized with these adorable mason jars?!! You can customize them any which way you’d like: ANY color, ANY animal (or insect) for the lid!

It only takes 2 steps. And you only need 4 things: Mason Jars, Spray Paint, Hot Glue Gun, Plastic Toy Animals

These jars also make the sweetest gifts. And they’ll even look super chic on that gold and white desk of yours (think unicorns and metallic).

So press play, have fun & enjoy the cute outcome! X

Hot Chocolate Face Mask

By Guest Blogger Monica from MonicaRichards.tv.

Monica Richards is an Eco-Baby Expert who is on a mission to keep your Little Ones safe in the only environment you can control – your home! With Eco-friendly products and beautiful nursery design for Baby, as well as natural beauty and green lifestyle hacks for You, Monica’s flipping your home into a chic, healthy one. Because Healthy equals Happy, and Happy starts at Home.

Chocolate and Beauty Lovers unite!

During Winter, there’s nothing like warming yourself up with a big, cozy mug of rich hot chocolate. But what I just discovered, is that hot chocolate isn’t just for rosy cheeks when you’re cold. With some added flour, it’s also for rosy cheeks in need of soothing and plumping!

Press Play and get this easy, super fun recipe for your newest skin obsession – the Hot Chocolate Face Mask.

This mask also makes for the cutest homemade gifts – just skip the milk, mold into cubes, and individually wrap! Then when ready to use, mix each cube with 3 tablespoons of milk.

Here’s to spreading the joy of great skin! Be sure to use organic ingredients, of course. X

Create Easy Do-It-Yourself Snowflake Art

By Guest Blogger Rachel from the blog Rachel Antonia Designs.

Rachel Antonia Designs is a website dedicated to Rachel’s whimsical hand drawn illustrations and blogs about dipping her toes into the world of illustration, business, and the creative community.

DIY your own winter inspired art for Christmas and after!

This Christmas (much like every Christmas in years past) seemed to just creep up on me. As I’m writing this there’s only one more week until the big day and I’ve still got friends to see, cookies to make, and presents to wrap… So, naturally I’m crafting…

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Make your own Guatemalan Worry Dolls

By Guest Blogger Bridget from the Blog Fathom Kid.

Bridget is a passionate early childhood education manager, teacher and advocate. She is the author of Road No Good runner up in the Finch Memoir Prize 2016 and available in bookstores from 1st February 2017. Bridget is a busy mother of two children, a one year old and a three year old. She shares easy ways to help young children develop critical social and emotional skills on her blog at www.fathomkid.com.

Teach kids to create their own worry dolls for times they feel overwhelmed

Like everybody, children worry. Sometimes having someone to listen is enough to help soothe a worried mind. Dealing with problems is a complex skill for children to learn, but it’s important to be able to put problems aside until a solution is found.

These magical little worry dolls will help children develop emotional resilience. They will learn to communicate, develop coping strategies and put their worries and concerns into perspective.

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The Candle Making Mania

By Guest Blogger Satya from the blog Craftopedia

Satya shares tons of tips for painting in all different mediums and on many different things. Check out the YouTube tutorials for even more explanations!

Candle Making

Let your inner creativity out and create beautiful candles for your home for your loved ones. Millions of people incorporate the beauty of candles in their homes for celebrations, romance, and spiritual purposes and even just for relaxing. Candles used to be a vital part of people’s lives. People around the world would use candles to conduct activities during the night, whether those are reading, sitting up late with family or friends. We need light. Candles are relatively cheap and easy to find on the market today. Because of that, why would you want to make candles? For some, the pleasure comes from making something they find meaningful or useful. Others want to create something for home decoration or to gift someone. Candles are the perfect gift for birthdays, weddings, or anniversaries. In this post, we can make candles at relatively low cost and work.

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