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Celebrate 4th of July With A Patriotic Craft

July fourth is coming up this weekend! How are you going to celebrate this summer holiday? We’re probably going to eat hamburgers, attend a small …


Celebrate the Great Outdoors with Nature Bingo

BINGO! See who can find a whole row of nature finds with these adorable printable game cards.Read more here - Celebrate the Great Outdoors with …


Homemade Ice Cream Cake Recipe

Growing up, every birthday party seemed to include the classic ice cream cake. It was a perfect combination: ice cream, cookie crumbs, chocolate …

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Bite-Size Raspberry Candy Melts

My four year old is a serious sugar-holic. While my other kids could happily go for a piece of fruit over a sucker, he would happily give every dime …


Build A City In Minutes With Printable Magnets

Is your fridge in need of something new, something fun? Push aside those alphabet letters and weekly dinner schedules to build a magnetic city …


7 Purrfect DIY Crafts for Cats And Their Humans

If you’ve ever had the pleasure of owning a cat, you’ll know they are far more than finicky furballs with a tail. Make no mistake, they are the kings …


Reinventing The Ice Cream Sandwich

7 creative ways to update this classic frozen treat - from pie to chai to cookie dough!Read more here - Reinventing The Ice Cream Sandwich

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Recycled Pizza Box Car Garage

Does your kid like cars? My preschooler just adores them! He owns dozens of toy cars and you’ll often find us racing them around our living room or …


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 …


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 …


How To Make Flower Petal White Chocolate Bowls

I’ve sort of had a thing for edible bowls lately. Nothing gets my kids more excited about eating than being able to bite right through their dishes! …


DIY Shaggy Dog Is The Easiest Pet Ever

Meet your crafty kid's new best friend! All he needs is a little bit of time and a whole lotta love.Read more here - DIY Shaggy Dog Is The Easiest …


3-Step Blueberry Puff Pastry Tart

Dessert in the spring and summer time doesn’t have to be complicated. Fresh berries paired with puff pastry make for a delicious and uncomplicated …

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6 Cute Kid-Friendly Cactus Crafts That Won’t Hurt

Paper, knit, and cupcake cacti are the way to go! Lovely, low-hassle crafts to celebrate our favorite southwestern friends.Read more here - 6 Cute …


DIY Coloring Placemats

How many times have we heard (or said), don’t play with your food! Well, I don’t want to totally turn things upside down, but here’s a little secret: …


Learn How To Line a Drawer Like a Pro

The party never stops at Handmade Charlotte! Especially when you’re joined by super talented party people like Barb Blair. Furniture designer, …


Popsicle Art Is The Best Kind Of Art

Fruit juices make great paints! A fun and healthy way to turn that popsicle in your freezer into your little artist's next masterpiece.Read more here …


6 Butterfly Projects to Make Your Imagination Flutter

Butterflies are like living art! Use their eye-catching colors to help kids spread their own creative wings with these time-flying DIYs.Read more …

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Fun Fruity DIY Coloring Stickers

Using your shirt to wipe away juicy watermelon as it runs down your chin. Picking bright red strawberries from a roadside field. Squeezing lemons …


Candy Bar Party Pups Are Best In Show

These candy canines are so doggone cute, I had a hard time giving them away! I surprised my daughter’s second grade class with a great big litter of …


Easy Breakfast Bagel Bunnies

Bunnies are my little one’s favorite animal, so you can imagine how excited she gets when all the cute Easter stuff starts trickling into stores. …


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 …


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) …


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 …

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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 …


DIY Mail Carrier Bag for Kids

This simple cereal box mail carrier signs, seals, and delivers hours of imaginary play.Read more here - DIY Mail Carrier Bag for Kids


Carrot and Beet Sorbet

A healthy dessert to keep kids cool and happy during the warm summer months.Read more here - Carrot and Beet 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


Create A Cup-and-Ball Bouquet

Cut paper petals turn this classic toy into handfuls of flowery fun.Read more here - Create A Cup-and-Ball Bouquet