Cereal Bird Feeder

Cute, simple bird feeder made from Cheerios -- no mess and the kids would love it. via @PagingSupermom

Throwing bread to the ducks, the classic peanut butter on a pinecone rolled in seed, that bright red juice the hummingbirds like — there are lots of ways to feed birds, but none are as mess-free and straight forward as this cereal bird feeder.

No mess bird feeder made from Cheerios -- no mess and the kids would love it. via @PagingSupermom

We shared how to make this clever bird feed in this month’s issue of Raising Arizona Kids magazine. All you need is a bowl full of Cheerios and pipe cleaners to whip this up.

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Come Craft With Us at Pottery Barn Kids!

Our friend Rachel of Handmade Charlotte has been working on a fun collaboration with Pottery Barn Kids. She asked us to help her spread the word, and when we saw that her darling craft kits had a healthy dose of superhero action, you know we had to say, “Yes!” Actually it’s going to be a lot of fun, and you’re included! We are hosting a FREE, in-store crafting session at Pottery Barn Kids.

Handmade Charlotte Pottery Barn Superhero Kit via @PagingSupermom

We will be at the Pottery Barn Kids at Kierland Commons in Scottsdale, AZ, this Saturday, March 7, 2015. Kids are invited to come make a free craft project (they can choose from super hero wrist cuffs or an owl habitat). You can also purchase any of the Handmade Charlotte DIY craft kits to make along with us at the event. There are two sessions: 11:00-11:30 and 11:30-12:00. Each session has room for 11 kids, so hurry and call your local PBK store to reserve your spot.

This event is happening at every Pottery Barn Kids across the country, so even if you’re not here in Arizona, click here to find the store nearest you.

Handmade Charlotte Pottery Barn Superhero Kit via @PagingSupermom

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How to Clean Pennies + Lucky Penny Bookmarks

Free Printable "Lucky Penny" bookmarks plus tips for shiny up old pennies via @PagingSupermom

It’s a favorite St. Patrick’s Day traditions in our family to transform dirty, old pennies into shiny, lucky ones. I’ve never met a child who didn’t love coins, and to watch them go from dull brown to shimmery copper makes this experience all the more magical for little ones.

Free Printable "Lucky Penny" bookmarks plus tips for shiny up old pennies via @PagingSupermom

We shared some of our best penny-shining secrets (and the science behind them) in this month’s issue of Raising Arizona Kids magazine.

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Let’s Get Organized!

Easy DIY Tin Can Organizers for your desk or art closet via @PagingSupermom

We always find it hard to dive back into our normal routine after the holidays. We’ve been enjoying a laid back routine, and that’s probably why this post, which was supposed to go up yesterday, is making it up a day late. We hope you’ll bear with us as we try to get things back on track.

Easy DIY Tin Can Organizers for your desk or art closet via @PagingSupermom #KidsCraft

It seems only fitting to being the new year with a post about getting organized. I recently looked in on our family room cupboard and was bombarded by a disorganized tangle of craft supplies and toys. We’ve spent some of our time over the holidays getting organized, and these tin cans turned organizers are the perfect way to corral kid scissors, colored pencils, crayons and the like.

Easy DIY Tin Can Organizers for your desk or art closet via @PagingSupermom #KidsCraft

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Family-Friendly New Year’s Party Ideas

New Year's Clock Game

On New Year’s Eve, we love to invite a few families over and celebrate together. We usually have a little dance party and play some games. Then at “midnight” — since we are in Phoenix, we can celebrate with the crowd in Time Square at 10pm our time, which is conveniently more doable for the kiddos — we throw confetti and drink sparkling cider floats. It’s a whole lot of fun!

Kid-Friendly & Stylish New Year's Party with lots of cute Free Printables at PagingSupermom.com #freeprintables #newyears #2014

This year we made a pin the hands on the clock game that I’m planning to play at our New Year’s Eve party. Download our free printable New Year’s Clock Game template if you and your family want to play too!

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