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Mini Embroidery Hoop Flowers - Kids Sewing Series at One Savvy Mom™ Project #10

These Mini Embroidery Hoop Flowers are so adorable, aren't they?! They're also incredibly simple to stitch together too, so this is the perfect sewing craft for kids that are just learning to sew.  Once complete, these mini embroidery hoop flowers are perfect for gifting in bunches or individually in their own little flower pots. Fashion your mini embroidery hoop flowers after your favorite seasonal flowers or create a something totally original.  Grab a few mini embroidery hoops, felt,  and a few additional simple supplies and make your own very own mini embroidery hoop flowers!

This mini embroidery hoop flowers kids sewing craft is project #10 in the Kids Sewing Series here at One Savvy Mom™. Read on for the full supply list and simple step-by-step instructions to make your own mini embroidery hoop flowers with the kids.

Stay Charged: The Impact of Car Battery Chargers on Auto Longevity

Stay Charged: The Impact of Car Battery Chargers on Auto Longevity

When it comes to your car, maintaining its longevity is a magnificent feat. Every triumph, every journey conquered, contributes to the story of your vehicle. But like any great story, it requires care, attention, and reinvestment. One crucial aspect often overlooked is the health of your car's battery. It's the heartbeat of your vehicle, providing the power necessary to start your engine and keep everything running smoothly. Yet, without proper maintenance, it can falter, leaving you stranded and your vehicle's longevity at risk. That's where battery chargers come into play, offering a lifeline to ensure your car stays charged and ready for the road ahead.

Embroidery Hoop Suncatcher Craft

This embroidery hoop suncatcher craft is so easy and fun for kids. We just love how beautifully these embroidery hoop suncatchers catch the light, when complete; they look like stained glass.  Aren't they pretty?! This is also a craft that everyone can have fun with; young and old! Younger kids can make simple suncatchers using simple shapes and patterns, while older kids, tweens and teens can easily get more creative and detailed with their suncatcher designs. With the sunny warmer weather upon us and summer nearly here, this embroidery hoop suncatcher craft is the perfect activity to kick off a new season of fun, sunshine and creativity with the kids!  These embroidery hoop suncatcher's would also make wonderful little handmade gifts.

Ready to make your own embroidery hoop suncatcher with the kids? Read on for the full supply list and step-by-step instructions, below.

5 Tips For Families Traveling To National Parks This Summer

5 Tips For Families Traveling To National Parks This Summer From CW Rock The Park  One Savvy Mom

Emmy award winning travel show Rock the Park taps into America's love affair with our national parks. Jack Steward and Colton Smith are on a mission to explore every national park in this country and in the process, go off the beaten path coming face to face with nature and some of the most awe-inspiring places on earth. The series inspires all generations to hit the road and find adventure in one of America's awesome national parks. 

From majestic geysers in Yellowstone to molten volcanoes in Hawaii to the tallest living trees in the world in Sequoia National Park, wherever they travel, there's always plenty of adventure!

With summer vacation just around the corner, Jack and Colton recently shared some fantastic tips with us for families planning a national park trip, and the best ways to explore the parks with little ones.

Silk Flower Fairies - A Super Cute & Simple Fairy Garden Kids Craft!

These silk flower fairies are so simple to make for your fairy garden and they're super cute! If you're looking for fairy garden kids crafts for summer, this easy fairy gardening craft is perfect! It's incredibly frugal too! My daughter made 8 Silk Flower Fairies for our planters from a singular bunch of silk roses (the entire bunch was just .97 cents) and a handful of painted wooden beads (we found a big bag of them at Dollar Tree), along with a few additional very basic supplies.

Friends, the one thing that my daughter never seems to tire of as the years pass, is fairy gardens. They're whimsical and timeless. While there are a TON of fairy garden ideas on Pinterest, and so many items that you can purchase to add to your fairy garden, I still enjoy the handmade items the most. Handmade / DIY fairy dolls, DIY fairy garden furniture,  DIY fairy houses. It's such a fun way to see a child's imagination on full display. Making / crafting little bobbles with your child / children from their fairy garden is also a fun boredom buster on long hot summer days. The memories that I have collected over the past several years, assembling these adorable fairy garden treasures, are completely magical and priceless. It's one of my most treasured summertime traditions.

Ready to make your own silk flower fairies for your fairy garden this summer? Read on for the full supply list, our easy step-by-step tutorial and more imagery, below.

Jell-O Slime! An Edible Taste-Safe Recipe

Jello Slime! Looking for a fun edible taste-safe slime recipe? This easy Jell-O Slime recipe, is it! No borax, no glue, or any other crazy ingredients required. You'll just need a few simple ingredients (that you may already have on-hand in your kitchen.) This Jell-O Slime is perfect for younger kids, and toddlers. It also makes a great little kitchen experiment / STEM activity, for children.

Hi friends, how is your summer going? We've been filling most of our days at the pool and the water park.  In our "downtime," we've been enjoying fun and simple activities, like this one, at home. The slime craze is still going strong around here, so this DIY Jell-O Slime was a BIG hit with all of our kids. Because this Jell-O Slime recipe only requires simple ingredients that you can find in your kitchen, it was safe for all of the kids to play with {and taste-test!} even the toddlers.

Grab the simple list of ingredients and instructions to make your own Jell-O slime, below.

Mini Canvas Butterfly Craft

This mini canvas butterfly craft is so fun, and it's a great way to introduce kids to symmetry in art. Each mini canvas butterfly is comprised of two mini canvas panels and a wooden craft stick that joins the two canvases together. The concept of this project is fairly simple, so this would make a great craft for preschool kids, elementary kids, and even tweens and teens! You can easily make this craft more simple for the younger age groups (simple color block art) and more ornate for the older age groups.

I made these mini canvas butterflies with my tween daughter and my toddler;  this past weekend, and both of them really enjoyed this butterfly craft project. My toddler kept it fairly basic (and colorful!) and my older daughter was pretty detailed with each  mini canvas butterfly, This mini canvas butterfly craft is perfect for making some really fun DIY room decor or for crafting up as a gift for someone special. It's also the perfect craft to kick off the new sunny summer season with the kids!

Ready to make this mini canvas butterfly craft with the kids? Read on for the simple supply list and step-by-step instructions, below.

Irish Potato Candy

Have you ever tried Irish Potato Candy? It's SO good! It's also super simple to make, so it's the perfect St. Patrick's Day recipe to make with the kids. As an added bonus, Irish Potato Candy is also gluten-free. 

Did you know that Irish Potato candy is a bit of an Irish- American tradition? These small no-bake hand-rolled sweet candies are made to resemble potatoes and are comprised of a simple list of ingredients [not including actual potatoes!] After you mix your ingredients together, you simple roll them, dip them in cinnamon mixture, refrigerate and serve! Like I said, super simple!  

Grab the simple ingredient list and recipe for the BEST Irish Potato Candy recipe, below.