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Stephanie loves crafting, thrifting, and vintage things. Check out Stephanie’s lifestyle and parenting blog A Geek in Glasses.

Watermelon Printed Paper – Great for Book Covers!!!

By Kid’s Crafts Contributor Stephanie, from the Blog A Geek in Glasses.

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This project uses potatoes as the print maker. It is a fun way for kids to make a really great looking print without having to be overly artistic. The printed paper can be used for back to school book covers. I was lucky enough to find large white sheets of easily foldable paper for this project, but CreateForLess has a great roll of Brown Paper, perfect for book covers and print making!

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Back to School Printable

By Kid’s Crafts Contributor Stephanie, from the Blog A Geek in Glasses.

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I created these back to school printable signs to help spice up the first day of school pictures. We are just heading back to school and it’s a fun time to take pictures of the little ones on their first day. These chalkboard signs now will make it easy to put school years in order later. They also can be printed out and used for photo album covers.

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Download the printables here. These printables are sized for 8.5” x 11” paper.  Print them out on your printer. Trim the white edge off. If you want to use them for picture props, use a cardstock. I think that the thought bubble would be fun to mount on a dowel rod so the student can hold it over their head. Now, take some great back to school pictures!

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Beachy Eye-Spy

By Kid’s Crafts Contributor Stephanie, from the Blog A Geek in Glasses.

Keep the kids occupied on the way home from your beach vacation with a recycled eye-spy game!

While on vacation at the beach this summer, we drank a lot of water in bottles. We filled the empty bottles with sand to bring home. We also collected little things from the beach such as feathers, drift wood, shells and pebbles. Then we picked up some trinkets from the shops around the island. On night at the beach house we created a little eye-spy game in the bottle for the kids to have a new activity for the ride home. A fun way to remember the trip and create a fun toy.

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Modern Shell Sculpture

By Kid’s Crafts Contributor Stephanie, from the Blog A Geek in Glasses.

Seashell Sculpture DIY

Create one of-a-kind sculptures using found shells from your summer vacation. We gathered all different shape and sized shells from the shore and I had my little one use her creativity to glue the shells together in a fanciful shape. I love the interesting shape and it is modern enough to sit on a shelf in the house and looks like a purchased sculpture.

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Shell Candle Holders

By Kid’s Crafts Contributor Stephanie, from the Blog A Geek in Glasses.

DIY a Shell Tea Light Holder on your next beach trip!

We were lucky enough to get to spend some time on a little island in the ocean. We explored the island and found these beautiful shells. I came up with this cute little project to make our beach house and dinner table a little prettier. Just because you are on vacation doesn’t mean you can’t be crafty. These little projects keep the kids busy searching for shells and keeps the creativity flowing. These would also be great for beach weddings!!!

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Picture Puzzle

By Kid’s Crafts Contributor Stephanie, from the Blog A Geek in Glasses.

Create a DIY puzzle with your favorite picture!

I really like this project. It’s great to make with the kids. Have them choose a favorite picture, get a copy made of it, because it will be cut. Then have them make it into a simple stick puzzle. This is a toy that can be taken along on trips or played with in the car. It’s small enough to fit in any handbag, so it can always be a time buster in long waits.

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Pom Pom Tree Centerpiece

By Kid’s Crafts Contributor Stephanie, from the Blog A Geek in Glasses.

Create a fun and summery centerpiece with pom poms!

This is a fun center piece for a child’s summer party or play tea time. They also can have a large hand in making it. Have the children gather a few branches and sticks that are fun to them. Get the whole family crafting and creating this summer.

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