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Why Fresh Starts Matter at Any Age

Posted by on Jan 18, 2017 in A HAPPY HOME, Blog, Smarts-n-Crafts | 0 comments

Welcome to Smarts-n-crafts, where you’ll find smart activities to do with your children—no matter what age—and fun craft projects for rainy days or just for giggles. You’ll be provided with step-by-step instructions, a variety of use ideas, approximate time of activity, and an age-tested skill level. Let’s get started! We’ve got “just 18 summers” to create lots of memories with our loved ones. January offers fresh starts to those wanting a healthier lifestyle or new priorities for their new year. Jesus represents fresh starts to all who believe and ask him, by faith, to be forgiven. This month’s craft will offer a fun way to remind our children and grandchildren of both the beauty and importance of embracing God’s forgiveness. What you’ll need: Card stock or construction paper (card stock colors are usually brighter): 1 sheet each of light...

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Creating Memories with a Christmas Box

Posted by on Dec 2, 2016 in A HAPPY HOME, Blog, Smarts-n-Crafts | 0 comments

Welcome to Smarts-n-crafts, where you’ll find smart activities to do with your children—no matter what age—and fun craft projects for rainy days or just for giggles. You’ll be provided with step-by-step instructions, a variety of use ideas, approximate time of activity, and an age-tested skill level. Let’s get started! We’ve got “just 18 summers” to create lots of memories with our loved ones. This month we celebrate Christmas—a celebration filled with an everlasting hope through the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Today’s craft offers practical ways to share this hope with others while also providing fun opportunities for children and parents to enjoy their time together during this busy season. What you’ll need: A container (I used a container from the powdered chocolate milk mix and removed the labels – and have fun decorating it if...

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A Thanksgiving Centerpiece with a Grateful Twist

Posted by on Nov 3, 2016 in A HAPPY HOME, Blog, Smarts-n-Crafts | 0 comments

Welcome to Smarts-n-crafts, where you’ll find smart activities to do with your children—no matter what age—and fun craft projects for rainy days or just for giggles. You’ll be provided with step-by-step instructions, a variety of use ideas, approximate time of activity, and an age-tested skill level. Let’s get started! We’ve got “just 18 summers” to create lots of memories with our loved ones. This month we celebrate one of our country’s most beloved holidays, Thanksgiving. It’s a time when we come together with friends and family to show our gratitude for our many blessings. Today’s craft will give children an opportunity to gather the materials and prepare family and friends for a special time around the Thanksgiving table. What you’ll need: Warm clothes A basket or bag for each child A decorative basket for the table Paper and pen...

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Blessing Others Through the Gift of Work

Posted by on Sep 20, 2016 in A HAPPY HOME, Blog, Smarts-n-Crafts | 0 comments

Welcome to Smarts-n-crafts, where you’ll find smart activities to do with your children—no matter what age—and fun craft projects for rainy days or just for giggles. You’ll be provided with step-by-step instructions, a variety of use ideas, approximate time of activity, and an age-tested skill level. Let’s get started! We’ve got “just 18 summers” to create lots of memories with our loved ones. Every first Monday in September we honor those who work hard to make our country great, but that’s something we can do all year long. Working hard honors God. Today let’s consider some ways we can help and bless those around us through working. A few involve crafting a card or a note but the other ideas involve a little hard work, which will soon be followed by a warm heart, because that’s what often happens...

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You Are the Apple of God’s Eye (A Back-to-School Reminder)

Posted by on Aug 16, 2016 in A HAPPY HOME, Blog, Smarts-n-Crafts | 0 comments

Welcome to Smarts-n-crafts, where you’ll find smart activities to do with your children—no matter what age—and fun craft projects for rainy days or just for giggles. You’ll be provided with step-by-step instructions, a variety of use ideas, approximate time of activity, and an age-tested skill level. Let’s get started! We’ve got just 18 summers to create lots of memories with our loved ones. Apples and school have gone hand-in-hand since the prairie days when it was often the only gift a poor family could afford to share with their teacher. But did you know that apples are also mentioned in the Bible? This craft will serve as a reminder of God’s love for your children, a truth they need to remember regardless of their age or grade. What you’ll need: Plain white paper plates Safety scissors Red washable marker...

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Creating a Patriotic Parfait with Purpose

Posted by on Jul 6, 2016 in A HAPPY HOME, Blog, Smarts-n-Crafts | 0 comments

Due to technical difficulties, our two posts for the 4th of July are a couple of days late—but since they can be used throughout the year, we decided to go ahead and share them. Welcome to Smarts-n-crafts, where you’ll find smart activities to do with your children—no matter what age—and fun craft projects for rainy days or just for giggles. You’ll be provided with step-by-step instructions, a variety of use ideas, approximate time of activity, and an age-tested skill level. Let’s get started! We’ve got “just 18 summers” to create lots of memories with our loved ones. Today’s craft is a beautiful blend of food and truth. (Does it get any better than that?) The Patriotic Parfait with Purpose will provide nourishment for both body and soul. With minimum ingredients required, it also makes the perfect summer picnic food...

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