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by Rebecca Cooper

Rebecca Cooper is a 34-year-old wife and mother of four who lives with her family in beautiful Alberta, Canada. As a photographer, crafter, author, and blogger, she finds joy and fulfillment in celebrating everyday moments. She loves to read and eat chocolate, and is a firm believer in afternoon naps. Rebecca shares her family’s adventures, photo tips, simple craft projects + more at Simple as That.

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Creating gift tags from your child’s art

In our family, the holiday season is closely connected with crafting. I remember making ornaments with my mom as a child and I love sharing those same memories with my own children.

As much as the kids and I love a fun holiday craft project, in an effort to simplify  this year, we decided to scale the crafting adventures back to a minimum.

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We went back to the very basics. Armed with pencil and paper, we got to work creating some one of a kind gift tags.

The kids created some simple holiday art work, and with a little bit of technical know-how, I took their works of art and turned them into printable tags and cards.

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My kids loved everything about this, from the drawing, to seeing their art on my computer screen, and then printing and attaching their tags to gifts for their teachers and friends. It was such a fun project to work on together.
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Silly Stone Spiders: a simple Halloween kid’s craft

Halloween is almost here, and if you’re looking for a quick and easy activity to do with younger children, I’ve got just the thing for you. We’re not normally spider lovers, but for some reason at Halloween we just can’t get enough of these creepy, crawly creatures. To make these silly stone spiders here’s what you’ll (read more…)

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Celebrate summer memories with a mini summer scrapbook

As summer draws to a close, our thoughts turn to the experiences we’ve had during these magical months of warm weather and carefree days. Our kids have started back to school, and I can’t help but notice that as we eat dinner or get ready for bed, the conversation seems to drift towards some of (read more…)

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Printable travel game

A few weeks ago our family hit the road as we made the big move from Alberta, Canada, to sunny Arizona. Along with packing, cleaning, and the various tasks that come with a move, I knew I’d also need to prepare for the long drive ahead of us. With an ample snack assortment,  a handful (read more…)

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Crepe paper flowers for Mother’s Day

Since I was a child, Mother’s Day and handmade gifts went hand in hand. There’s something extra special about giving a gift that’s been created with love. As a mom myself now, I realize what a treasure these handmade gifts are. I may be grown, but I still love to make things for my Mom. (read more…)

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