Fall Fun

Wood pumpkins, leaf faces and scarecrows, oh my!   Story and photos by Shannon Fisher Fall is finally here in AZ! Here are some easy crafts to celebrate. Wood pumpkins are fun to paint and decorate. We ordered ours from a local wood maker, but they sell them at crafts stores as well. You can use acrylic paint to make the colors of your choice. You can also use paper covered with Mod Podge to create ano ...

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Classy Crafts

4 easy DIY school supplies to make at home By Madison Rutherford The smell of fresh pink erasers and clean white binder paper is in the air, which can only mean one thing – the first day of school is fast approaching. While you may have to hit Staples or Target for standard stuff like highlighters and pencils, there are plenty of supplies you can make at home for cheap. These four personalized DIY ideas wil ...

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Quick Crafts

Try these simple projects to help your kids get into a school bound state of mind By Shannon Fisher Photos by Shannon Fisher Photography   Summer flew by and kids are getting set to head back to school. With that in mind, here are some crafts to get the kid-dos thinking about the school year ahead of them.   Bookmarks Bookmarks are easy to make with ribbon and little stuffed animals, felt, fleece, ...

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The great outdoors inspire these craft projects

Inspired by Nature  Crafty local mom Shannon Fisher takes a cue from the great outdoors for this month’s craft projects. By Shannon Fisher Photos by Shannon Fisher Photography March is here and we’ve been enjoying the amazing spring-like weather! If you’re like me and can’t grow plants of any kind, these crafts are for you. These crafts can go in your garden for all to enjoy. Fairy Gardens Fairy gardens are ...

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Show those you cherish just how much you adore them with these love-themed crafts

Heartfelt Show those you cherish just how much you adore them with these love-themed crafts. By Shannon Fisher Photos by Shannon Fisher Photography Tie-dye Hearts Tie-dye coffee filter hearts are an easy way to show your love. Start with some coffee filters and fold them all in half. Draw a heart shape on the folded filter, cut along the line, and open to see the heart shape. Now place the filter heart on a ...

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All About the “Snow”

All About the “Snow”  By Shannon Fisher Photos by Shannon Fisher Photography Since it’s not likely we’ll see snow in North Phoenix during our winter months, we can make our own snow fun. Snowman To make a bottled snowman, start with a coffee creamer bottle that is cleaned out and dry. Take off the outside labels as well. Fill the jug with cotton balls or you could use white paint that is water downed a bit ...

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Christmas Crafts: Celebrate the season with these festive projects

Christmas Crafts Celebrate the season with these festive projects. By Shannon Fisher Photos by Shannon Fisher Photography December is one of my favorite months. We love to make ornaments and give homemade gifts. Candy Sprinkles Ornaments Candy sprinkles ornaments are so easy and fun. Start with a clear plastic bulb ornament and fill it with colored sprinkles. If you want the sprinkles to be able to move whe ...

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Share the love with these group craft projects

Season of Thanks  Share the love with these group craft projects. By Shannon Fisher Photos by Shannon Fisher Photography A chill is in the air finally and there is much to be thankful for! Here are some crafts that can spread the love. I asked a group of my girls’ friends how they would show gratitude and love to others. They said painted rocks. They are easy to make and spread the love around. Start with a ...

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Celebrate the changing of the seasons with these fall projects

Craft Works Celebrate the changing of the seasons with these fall projects. By Shannon Fisher Photos by Shannon Fisher Photography October is when it finally starts to feel like fall in Arizona. Crafts are a great way to celebrate the changing season and decorate your home. Here are a couple of my favorite crafts to ring in the cooler weather. Zentangle Web Zentangle webs are inspired by my girls’ art teach ...

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Experiment with these interesting projects designed to encourage curiosity and creativity

Science Crafts  Experiment with these interesting projects designed to encourage curiosity and creativity. By Shannon Fisher Photos by Shannon Fisher Photography Since most children are now back in school, September is a great month to combine science and crafts. Here are a few quick and easy projects to pique your kid’s interest. Milk Sculpture You can make a sculpture with milk and vinegar. Start with a c ...

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