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Sparkle Crafts

Unleash your creativity and dive into the world of crafting with Sparkle Crafts. From DIY projects to artistic endeavors, this category is your go-to destination for all things crafty and creative.

Sparkle Crafts Round Up: Practical Crafts for Little Creators

Knitting, Cooking, Crafting, Candlemaking — so many things kids can do! Working with hands and creating practical items gives kids a sense of capability and confidence. Here are six excellent crafts for young creators.

Crafts for Growing Curiosity Round Up

Are you ready to grow your scientist skills? Dip into these simple experiments that will open your mind and your heart to the extraordinary quality of curiosity.

Create Your Own Fairy World Round-Up

We live in the world of the big people, but with just a bit of effort, we can help create environments that suit the fairy folk in our midst. Dig into this selection of homespun crafts to give your tiny friends a big welcome!

Sparkle Crafts: Fairy Faces

Take a nature walk and decorate a fairy face! Simply print the template, collect flowers and leaves, and create.

Sparkle Craft: DIY Superhero Cuffs

Unleash your inner hero and dive into the empowering world of superhero crafting.

Sparkle Craft: Joy Mobiles

Joy is yours! Sometimes it just needs a little reminding. Time for a family craft, using all your favorite creative supplies.

Sparkle Craft: Journal Prompts

Journaling is a powerful practice. Sometimes all we need to get started is a good prompt! Here are 30 of our favorites.

Sparkle Craft: Handwritten Kindness Cards

Need to give a little appreciation but not sure how to do it? Want to have a practice of being grateful and sharing love with others? Break out our kindness cards. The prompts will get you going, and the message will mean so much to the receiver!

Sparkle Craft: Halloween Printable Treats Poster!

Here is quick and easy tutorial for a door or yard sign that you can put up on Halloween and give away a free story instead of candy — or along with candy, if you choose!

Sparkle Craft: Sparkle "Halloween Trick-or-Treatables"

Whether you're making goodie bags full of candy or you're handing out non-food treats — like stickers and mini-erasers — a Sparkle Halloween treat tucks into a small goodie bag just perfectly.

Stock Your Cleaning Kit for Kids

It's time to clean — but where to begin? Stocking a kid-friendly cleaning kit with simple supplies will set the stage for your family to create a fresh and clean home.

Sparkle Craft: A Special Valentine Tote

Add a little sparkle to Valentine’s Day this year with this easy-to-make gift bag.

Family Activity: Projects for Winter Break

These six winter crafts and activities will keep little hands and minds busy while they are out of school.

Sparkle Craft: DIY Wooden Buildings

Perhaps you’d like to build a town, like Martin and Sylvia in "Our Own Town." Why not start with some handmade wooden buildings?

9 Last-Minute Gifts You Can Make at Home

If you're in need of a last-minute gift, these nine homemade presents are fun to make and guaranteed to bring a smile to anyone who receives them.

Celebrating Winter Solstice

Winter solstice is a pretty big deal at Sparkle Stories and we want to share a few of our favorite ways to celebrate it.

Nature School Project: Mushroom Spore Printing

Enjoy this easy tutorial for a fun mushroom art project! Mushroom spore printing is often done to differentiate between similar-looking species, but can be a very fun and simple nature study to do.

Sparkle Craft: Snowman Mug Buddies

Is there snow where you are? Whether or not you are surrounded by wintry white, these mug buddies are a festive way to celebrate the winter season.

Create Your Very Own Scrap Basket Softies

With a few fabric scraps and a little time at the sewing machine, you can make a whole stuffed menagerie!

Sparkle Craft: Milk and Oatmeal Soap

As far back as Cleopatra in Egypt, people have enjoyed the skin soothing properties of milk. In the recipes below — a milk bath powder and a milk soap — milk is combined with oatmeal for an extra punch of moisturizing goodness.

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