Quick Minute Project No. 4

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Hello! Here we meet again for another QMP. I try to keep these kid friendly because: no. 1, crafts are always fun with company and no. 2, I strongly believe in parent/child togetherness.

Just the other day I was at Lowes for some yard stuff and I wandered on over to the wall of colorful paint samples. I LOVE the sample walls! I understand this may intimidate some people, but for me it brings me joy. While browsing through all the colors I came up with a fun little something….

Why not make some alphabet flash cards for my son using all these beautiful colors?!

So that’s what we have here. All you need are a few supplies and you are ready to go.

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First, gather 26 colorful paint samples. You can choose to do more if you want to include numbers as well.

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Next, you need a permanent marker, a set of alphabet stencils, and some painter’s tape.

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Now all you need to do is place down a stencil and fill it in. Also, fill in the blank space on each letter to help the letters look more accurate. This is such an easy project, so be sure to let your kiddo(s) help out.

(Unfortunately, I started this project right before my sons nap, which meant I was left doing it alone because he was a not in the mood for crafts.)

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There you have it! A colorful Quick Minute Project that anyone can do. Plus, this one was free for me because I already had the stencils and permanent markers on hand. Enjoy!

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Quick Minute Project No. 3

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Here we meet again with another QMP! I just love a simple project that requires little time and money but that is loaded with fun! And another bonus with this project is it is kid-friendly. Below are the step by step instructions with photos to guide you through the simple process. Just a few notes before we get started though…

First off, I painted the pots without my little assistant. I was really going for a certain look and if I let him help, the pots would have been blobs of color. Not bad, but just not what I wanted this time around. I think I will let him have at it with some outdoor pots.

Next, we bought three succulents in different styles and sizes, but I misjudged the pot size for one of them. This is pretty obvious, but be sure to buy pots big enough for your plants. Silly me.

Lastly, the cost of each pot with a base came to about $1.50 a piece and the succulents varied from $2.98 to $4.98. I had all the acrylic paints on hand, but you can purchase a tube for less than a buck a piece and even cheaper with a coupon.

And that’s a wrap! Enjoy.

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Quick Minute Project No. 2

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Recently I found a blank canvas in my craft stash and decided to put it to work. I wanted to keep it simple because this mom is always short on craft time.

Here are the supplies I used…

-long, skinny canvas

-black chisel tip Sharpie

-painter’s tape

-foam brush

-one tube of paint

First off, I had to practice writing on an equal sized scrap of paper before writing on the canvas just to save myself heartache. Once I decided on wording, spacing, and sequence, I went for it.

After all the writing was complete, I taped off the sides and painted the outer edge of the canvas with a fun color. Done!

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And there you have it! Another quick minute project that anyone can do! Enjoy.

Quick Minute Project No. 1

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One thing I have come to realize about being a mother is you have very little time to do things for yourself. The few hours (if you’re lucky) of nap time are pretty much the only time I get to pamper myself; which usually means a shower and some clean clothes.

With all that being said, I wanted to start sharing some quick minute projects that anyone can do!

So let’s begin with some nail polish and some keys. This project is super simple and super cute. All you do is paint the keys. I did two coats with some dry time in between. And just like that, you have a flirty set of keys!

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