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Easter Crafts and Ideas for Every Family

Easter, like Christmas, comes with a plethora of traditions, and wherever your beliefs lie, there is beauty in all of it. With this spring holiday, new life abounds as we naturally see more sunlight; we see pastels. According to Christianity, long ago Jesus rose from the dead, saving the world from sin, and this miracle is the origin of the holiday many of us honor today. While the original reason for Easter is certainly at the forefront of our minds, this is also a day when we begin to celebrate the inevitable season of spring. It seems that new life is not only found in the resurrection of Jesus, but in the resurrection of nature. We finally start to see color again after a long, cold winter. Our skin feels warmth, flowers bloom, and birds start chirping.

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Topics: Crafts, Holidays, Food

Three Fun Spring Crafts to Do with the Kids

Here comes the sun! Spring is here, so its the perfect time to work on crafts with the kids. From breezy, sunny days to the gentle rain showers that help the pretty flowers grow, there are many reasons spring is an inspiring time to create. 

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Topics: Crafts

Celebrating Presidents' Day with Kids

Presidents' Day is nearly here, which means it is time to decide how you and your family will celebrate. After all, this country's 45 presidents have certainly given us a lot to celebrate and be proud of.

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Topics: Holidays, Crafts

Craft Ideas You Can Do with Your Children on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is not just a day for couples to show their love for each other, kids can also display their love and thankfulness for friends and family with cards, gifts, and crafts. Show your kids kindness and service by helping them prepare Valentine’s Day gifts this year. Here are some fun craft ideas you can do with your children.

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Topics: Parenting, Crafts

Homemade Gifts: Christmas From the Heart

During the busy holiday season, it can be difficult to come up with great holiday gift ideas for every member of the family. You may also find yourself struggling to balance a tight budget. These homemade gifts from the heart will help stretch your holiday budget and make you feel more involved in the holiday giving process – not to mention offering up some creative ideas for the most difficult people on your list. 

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Topics: Crafts, Holidays, Gift Ideas

Fun Fall Nature Crafts

Fall is upon us. This means brisk mornings, sweaters, and mugs of hot cocoa. It also means the outdoor landscape is changing, and everything is turning various shades of orange, red, and yellow. 

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Topics: Crafts, Parenting

Fall Activities in Pittsburgh: Adult Coloring Books for Teens

Looking for a fun way to connect to your teenager this fall? Giving coloring a try! While most coloring books for adults are not designed for kids, they are a good way to keep most teenagers entertained. In addition, they provide a way for adults to break the ice with non-talkative teens.

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Topics: Crafts, Parenting