8 DIY Mother’s Day Home Decor Craft Ideas


These DIY home decor craft projects are sure to brighten up Mother’s Day this year! Give Mom a personal gift you created that she can use for decorating her home.

DIY Wood Pallet Sign

Use paint sticks and watercolor to create this beautiful wood-stained pallet! Paint words like “Family”, “Love” or “Mom”, then wrap jute around and attach family photos with mini clothespins. Mom’s will love hanging this personal gift! View the tutorial here.

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5 Simple Crayola Craft Activities for Kids


Celebrate holidays like Mother’s Day, Earth Day, and the upcoming Spring & Summer seasons with these 5 simple Crayola® craft ideas! Each activity has a video tutorial and printable instructions for easy crafting.

Cactus Desk Organizer

This adorable cactus organizer allows you to pin messages and store supplies! Create your design using Model Magic air-dry clay – use green for a classic cactus, or have fun blending colors for various styles. Hold the clay in place with toothpicks and foam, then place it inside a small clay pot. You can also use your cactus for a decoration at your desk or home, or give it as a gift!


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DIY Wood Pallet Sign Projects for Under $3


DIY wood pallet signs

Many of our customers ask for ideas on adult and teen crafts, and DIY crafts that can be given as gifts or used as decoration. That was our inspiration for this DIY Wood Pallet Sign project, which can also be customized in so many different ways and makes a great group project.

DIY Wood Pallet Signs are a very popular and trendy home decor addition for that farmhouse, shabby chic look – just check out this search on Pinterest! These wood pallet signs we created are sized just right to keep on a counter, desk, or even hang on a small area of the wall.

Great Addition to Your Crafting Program

Since these are so popular and EASY to make, participants will love that they can enjoy them or even gift them to a loved one for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or even Grandparent’s Day. The wood paint sticks are large enough where this craft project can be inclusive for many ages and abilities. Plus, to make the sized pallet sign you see below, it costs your group less than $3 per sign!

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Birdhouse Activities – Planning a Spring Nature Watch


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Spring is coming and we are ready to welcome warm weather. Now is a perfect time to think about incorporating activities into your program that relate to gardening, nature, and of course, birdhouses.

Benefits of Including Nature in Your Program

Observing nature has proven benefits to the mind and body. There are a growing number of studies that suggest bird watching and creating outdoor habitats for birds can increase morale and reduce stress. Spending time outdoors is also important for today’s youth with the increased use of digital technology and video games. By planning some nature activities along with building and decorating birdhouses, both kids and adults can learn more about the importance of birds in our ecosystem, their unique features, and even incorporate STEM by discussing the aerodynamics of flight.

Use a variety of decorative and functional wooden birdhouses, bird feeders and butterfly houses for your group to create and decorate. In addition to the benefits of a group craft activity, these projects can help to create a home for birds and butterflies in a garden, along a walk way, and in the trees. Continue reading

Grow Your Own Morning Glories – Garden Craft Kit


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Combine STEAM and nature studies by adding a flower garden activity to your Spring activity calendar. Your group will learn all about Morning Glories with our EduCraft® Morning Glory Gardens Pack

This craft is a very easy and fun way to incorporate a STEAM lesson into your classroom, after school program, camp or even with your senior residents as a great Spring themed craft. For educators, by combining the science of growing plants and the creativity and personalization of their art work, students will be excited and engaged in the learning opportunity presented for weeks to come as their flower grows.

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