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Simple Rainbow Smoothie Recipe

Last week, we finally had a stretch of mild days bathed in spring sunshine. The kids were happy — their cheeks sporting the rosy glow that comes from …

Recipes

Simple Hot Cross Cinnamon Rolls

I sort of have a thing for cinnamon rolls. I find them to be the perfect breakfast indulgence and like to make them for special (and non-special) …

Breakfast

Root Beer Float Pops

Minnesotans often get teased for always talking about the weather — and looking back at all my previous posts here on Handmade Charlotte, it’s clear …

Root Beer

Turn Your Collections into Clutter-Free Wall Art

Wrangle up kids’ collections from around the house and create an interesting art piece that cuts down on the clutter. This dual-purpose DIY art …

Art

DIY Cereal Box Mail Carrier Bag for Kids

One of my preschooler’s favorite afterschool activities is to check the mailbox with me. I’m not sure why he loves it so much. Maybe it’s the fact …

Kids

Carrot and Beet Sorbet

Vegetables have been a big focus for our family over the past few weeks. After months of winter comfort food, we all needed fresh produce, stat. …

Sorbet

Design Your Own DIY Eraser Jewelry

Kids will have a ball transforming everyday school supplies into precious gems!Read more here - Design Your Own DIY Eraser Jewelry

DIY

Create A Cup-and-Ball Bouquet

Wooden cup-and-ball games have always mesmerized me. They’re so simple, yet before you know it, you’ve spent hours trying to toss that little ball at …

Bouquets

Organize With Recycled Shoe Boxes

Keeping your kid’s clutter to a minimum may be a challenge, but this clever DIY project is sure to help! All you’ll need are a few old shoe boxes and …

DIY

Jam & Cream Cheese Pastry Pinwheels

We love homemade danishes for breakfast in my house. One sure-fire way to make them irresistible? Serve them in fun shapes like these whimsical …

Cheese

DIY Chalk & Cardboard Computer

I’ll admit, I’m not much of a techy and I don’t really love my kiddos to be nose-to-screen with the computer. But I think I’d be more of a fan if …

DIY

Polka Dot Strawberry Ginger Slab Pie

I’ve been seeing strawberries popping up in stores since February, but I find it’s worth waiting for the smaller, more flavorful strawberries that …

Dessert

Easy-Sew Animal Belt Buddies

I’m in a cute animal obsession right now, and I’m not sure it’s temporary. Who can resist cute animals, right? These colorful felt creatures are …

Animals

S'Mores Ice Cream Sundaes

Gooey, crisp, and chocolaty, s’mores are the definitive summer treat. And even though summer camp and warm nights under the stars are still months …

Ice Cream

Go Wild Making A DIY Snake Belt

Let’s take a trip to the jungle by making a super simple snake belt! As easy as it is fun, this one is for the entire family. You (or older children) …

DIY

Get To Know Your Shapes With Funny Face Printables

What’s more fun than learning your shapes? Learning them with a group of funny faced friends, of course!

In Montessori classrooms, 3-part cards, or …

Kids

Decorate Your Day With DIY Pocket Planners

When I was a kid, I had a sky-high stack of notebooks that I used for just about anything and everything under the sun. I had one for stickers, one …

DIY

Whale, Whale, Whale, Aren't These Cookies Cute?

Step 1
Cream the sugars with butter, then beat in the eggs and oil.

In a separate bowl, combine all dry ingredients. Gradually add to wet mixture. Mix …

Cookies

No-Churn Lemon Thyme Ice Cream

When it comes to desserts, ice cream will always be my first love. (Though pie is a very close second!) I’m pretty sure I’ve never met an ice cream …

Ice Cream

Recycled Pizza Box Car Garage

Vroom! Transform a cardboard pizza box into the perfect place to park all your little one's favorite little rides.Read more here - Recycled Pizza Box …

Pizza

Hit The Recipe Runway With Sugar Wafer Dress Cookies

How about a clever cookie that combines food, fashion, and fun? These sweet treats are just simple, store-bought sugar wafer cookies that have been …

Cookies

Make Your Own Fruit and Herb Infused Ice Cubes

Creating edible crafts with kids doesn’t have to be complicated! Everyone will have a blast making these simple fruit and herb ice cubes – not to …

Fruit

Bring On Summer With Easy Stick-On Balloon Tattoos

One of my favorite things about warmer weather is putting my little ones in little tank tops! And one of my favorite things about kids wearing tank …

Tattoos

DIY Cardboard Unicorn Ring Holder

Unicorns are real! Make a magical recycled ring holder to keep watch over your kiddo's most prized possessions.Read more here - DIY Cardboard Unicorn …

DIY

How To Make Flower Petal White Chocolate Bowls

Edible chocolate bowls are the best way to serve up springtime desserts! It's a treat in a treat :)Read more here - How To Make Flower Petal White …

Chocolate

3-Step Blueberry Puff Pastry Tart

Fresh berries in warm, golden crust? Yes please! Fruity recipes are the best way to keep dessert healthy and summer sweet.Read more here - 3-Step …

Puff Pastry

DIY Shaggy Dog Is The Easiest Pet Ever

Not a week goes by without my 8-year-old daughter bringing up the “can I PLEASE have a dog” conversation. She would be a wonderful dog-mother and …

DIY

6 Cute Cactus Crafts That Won’t Hurt

The humble cactus is having quite moment these days. They’re popping up everywhere. At first I was a little meh about the whole phenomenon, but I can …

How-To's