St. Patrick’s Day Crafts & Activities


Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with some fun crafts and activities! Make shamrocks, leprechauns, and other creative Irish themed projects to add some luck and color to the holiday. These ideas are great for both kids and adults.

Wooden Shamrock 

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This is one of our favorite holiday craft ideas from our craft expert Crafty Kate. She used some of our leftover wooden hearts from Valentine’s Day and used them to make a 4 leaf clover! Use green stain to give it a realistic look. Then fit them together with tacky glue. Add a popsicle stick to the end for the stem. The finished clover can be used as a hanging decoration or a cup holder! Continue reading

Non Candy Valentine’s Day Ideas with Play-Doh


We are so excited to share these ideas for the upcoming Valentine’s Day holiday. The tradition of handing out candy Valentines with cute little messages, sending friends a treat, or expressing your love and care for your students with a small gift, is something that is still enjoyed by many.  Although candy hearts, red hots, and yummy chocolates are still favorites for Valentine’s Day gifts, there are many classrooms or organizations that do not allow candy, or even teachers and administration that may not want to encourage piling sugar into the day.

One of our new products this year are our Play-Doh Schoolpacks. They are the perfect Valentine’s Day non-candy craft that inspire creativity, encourage play, and last much longer than chocolate or candy. Plus, our Play-Doh Schoolpack of 48 mini play-doh tubs end up being less than $.84 cents each!

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Heart Crafts for Valentine’s Day


Hearts are the traditional symbol for Valentine’s Day! There’s so many ways to show you care on this love-filled holiday. We’ve chosen 8 of our favorite heart crafts that are great for a variety of ages, and make wonderful gifts, decorations, and accessories. Each craft can be personalized and made from the heart!

Heart Frames

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Our adorable Color-Me™ bisque frames are the perfect memorable Valentine’s Day gifts! Kids can use acrylic paint to decorate, and add fun designs like polka dots, xoxo, or hearts. Once it dries, they can choose a photo for the center and bring it home to their family! Our 4×4 frames come in a pack of 24, so this is a great activity for the classroom and afterschool. Continue reading

How to Make Snowman Candy Treat Gifts



With two kids in daycare full time, I am always looking for special ways to thank their teachers for all the love and support they give my kids. Just a little something to let them know they are appreciated. I decided to make these fun winter snowman treats one morning when I was wishing I had a pair of fuzzy socks myself! On a cold winter’s day who doesn’t want some warm socks and a sweet treat? Once I made some for my children’s teachers, I decided that there were many other people in my life who would enjoy this gift as well. So I made some for my sisters, colleagues and even the mail carrier. Continue reading

Budget Friendly Color-Me Crafts for Holiday Gifts


It is that time of year when thoughts turn to gift giving with the holidays being right around the corner. For many of us DIY-ers and instructors, this is a great time to start planning projects that can make great gifts. When you want to create a keepsake gift, our Color-Me product line is a perfect place to start, and at budget friendly prices! Most projects come in pack of 12 or 24 so you can easily choose the size that best fits your list! Use your own decorating supplies to keep the cost per project as low as possible, or check out our arts and craft supplies to create that special gift for someone.

Here are a few of my favorites “gift” worthy Color-Me projects for Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and more! These all come in pack of 12.

Color-Me Ceramic Bisque Mason Jar
($2.24 per project)

Jump on this hot craft trend with our Mason jar inspired vase. Use acrylic paints, permanent markers and more to create a one of a kind gift for Christmas or Mother’s Day! The inside of the jar is glazed to hold water. Write a message on the bottom of the jar to create an extra special artist touch!

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