Easy Fingerprint Holly Cards

Free Printable Fingerprint Wreath

I was just telling Aimée that there is no possible way it could already be Thanksgiving. So although it’s pretty mind blowing that it’s really time for the holidays, we have a fun idea for a craft project you can do with your kids this weekend.

Free Printables to make these adorable cards with Fingerprint Holly Berries via @PagingSupermom. I want to make a bunch to give as gifts.

We shared these Holly Wreath cards over at I Heart Naptime. They feature your kiddo’s adorable little fingerprints and are so easy to mass produce using our free printables.

Free Printables to make these adorable cards with Fingerprint Holly Berries via @PagingSupermom. I want to make a bunch to give as gifts.

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Ideas to Dress Up Your Bulletin Board

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We’ve been working on a fun Craft Room Command Center for a parternship with Tulip Paint, but we couldn’t help sharing a little sneak peek. Be sure to stay tuned for all the details and the big reveal.

Love this DIY Polka Dot Bulletin Board + Cute Inspiration Print #freepritnable via @PaigngSupermom

Want to make these adorable Yarn-covered Push Pins! Tutorial @PagingSupermom

Today we’re sharing a little tutorial for these adorable Yarn-Covered Push Pins. This project is one of those that we stumbled into by accident. As we were gathering things to display on our bulletin board (which I’m sure will very quickly become cluttered with various project inspiration), we were trying to stick with items that were coral, black and white. We couldn’t find push pins in that perfect coral color, but we did have yarn.

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Autumn Market: Free Printables

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Autumn Market Party and Decorating Ideas via @PagingSupermom #thepartyhop

We created a pack of free printables that coordinate with this Autumn Market party hop, including 11×17 signs that say “Welcome” and “This Way.” We also designed green checked Foldover Tags that could serve many purposes such as food labels, placecards or tags for a party favor.

Free printable "Welcome" sign for a Market Party via @PagingSupermom

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Make Your Own Shoe Decals

Catch Me If You Can Vans

We had so much fun using our Cricut Explore to create the iron-on decals for our girl’s leggings project that we couldn’t resist whipping up something for the boys too. These text decals are a subtle but totally rad way to dress up a pair of canvas shoes.

How to make custom shoe decals from @PagingSupermom #CricutExplore

You could write your child’s name, or any favorite quote or phrase. Inspired by our slightly rambunctious boys, whom we’re always chasing after, we made “Catch Me If You Can” decals.

How to make custom shoe decals from @PagingSupermom #CricutExplore

How to make custom shoe decals from @PagingSupermom #CricutExplore

We couldn’t decide whether we liked better the regular wording or the leftover strip peeled off from around the words — so we used both! We’re very curious which way you prefer, so please leave a comment below and let us know.

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Books Alive: Edgar Gets Ready for Bed


Our fun visitor today is Megan of Persimmon Floral, here with a craft project we know your kids are going to adore.

Hello! I am so excited to be a part of this fun series. I just had (well, I guess a year ago) my first baby boy, so I’m excited to be joining the ranks of supermomdom! And along with that, slowly gaining a really fun book collection. Some of my favorites so far come from Jennifer Adams, author of the adorable BabyLit series. Seriously, have you seen these? Jennifer takes well-loved classics (like Sense and Sensibility, Moby Dick, Jungle Book, and Alice and Wonderland) and creates primers to introduce your child to the world of literature. The artwork by Alison Oliver is amazing too. I can’t get enough of them so when I picked a book for this post, I had to use one from the BabyLit series. And since I’m a new mom, all things sleep and bedtime are high on my list of thoughts so Edgar Gets Ready for Bed was an obvious choice.

This "Edgar Gets Ready for Bed" book looks so cute via @PagingSupermom

In this book (inspired by Edgar Allen Poe’s The Raven), Edgar is a mischievous raven who answers all his mother’s requests to get ready for bed with a defiant NEVERMORE! The mother ultimately understands how to make bedtime happen however and the story ends with some snuggling and story time for Edgar. The artwork by Ron Stucki is incredible and the inspiration for this craft. Edgar is a black raven, but if you look closely he’s got a lot of fun color going on.

Edgar the Raven via @PagingSupermom

Edgar’s look reminded me of a fun elementary art project from back in the day. It’s scratch art using crayons, paint and toothpicks. Using this technique you can make a personalized bedtime routine book for your little one (with their help of course!). Let’s get started!

Supplies for Making a fun Scratch Book via @PagingSupermom

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Books Alive – Julius, Baby of the World

Baby Doll Blanket Tutorial

Today we have the talented Melissa from the Polka Dot Chair visiting with a little basic sewing tutorial for her Books Alive project.

Hello! I’ve had so much fun following along with the Books Alive series here at Paging Supermom this summer. Even though my kids are older now, I still love a good children’s book. When my kids were little we tried to read to them as much as possible. Some nights it went well, other nights not so much.

After we had our first daughter, we struggled with fertility problems for a few years. My oldest daughter was almost six when her twin siblings were born and was quite used to being the only kid around for a while. Overall she had a great transition to sibling”hood” but there were a few bumps along the way.

Which brings us to one of my absolute favorite books, Julius, the Baby of the World by Kevin Henkes. Lilly (of Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse, another AWESOME book) has a baby brother and does not adjust well to his presence. She says mean words to him while he’s sleeping and warns pregnant mothers that they will regret their baby bumps. She also spends more time than usual in her “uncooperative” chair. In the end she comes around to the idea of a baby brother, but the way that she deals with him early in the book is absolutely hilarious!

Easy Doll Blanket Tutorial via @PagingSupermom #sewing

Reading this book again reminded me how it can be sometimes hard for older siblings when new babies come home. There is so much love and attention focused on the baby, and I can see why they sometimes feel left out.

I always love giving handmade baby gifts, so I thought that maybe it would be fun to give a handmade gift to a sibling instead. So, for my Books Alive project, today I’m sharing with you how to make this very simple self binding receiving blanket that’s the perfect size for a baby doll! This is a VERY simple sewing project, so simple in fact that older kids could sew one themselves with just a little bit of help.

Easy Doll Blanket Tutorial via @PagingSupermom #sewing

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Books Alive: Fox in Socks

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So happy to have Jess from Craftiness is Not Optional visiting today. She brought along a super-darling craft that goes with a book I’m betting you know and love.

If you have kids (or even if not!) you’ve probably read a few Dr. Suess books. Or many of them… we have a whole stack! (I prefer the board books, honestly, they’re shorter haha! I’m not much of an “out loud” reader.) Anyways, the rhyming words of Fox In Socks has always made my girls giggle, so I knew my book for the Books Alive Summer Reading Series had to be this one.

Love this Sock Puppet Tutorial and read #FoxInSocks together! via @PagingSupermom

Also, foxes are so cute! Going along with the socks theme, I decided to make some fox sock puppets. (I felt very clever… heehee)

Love this Sock Puppet Tutorial and read #FoxInSocks together! via @PagingSupermom

Love this Sock Puppet Tutorial and read #FoxInSocks together! via @PagingSupermom

Fox Sock Puppet tutorial on @PagingSupermom

Aren’t they sweet!? And so easy to make.

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How to Make a Mobile

Galaxy Star Mobile 1

I am so excited to finally share Baby Rockwell’s nursery makeover with you. We’ve had a few delays, but I just put the finishing touches on things, and I’m happy to report that Mr. R loves his room (Thank you Land of Nod!) Today I get to share his favorite detail of the moment — the Galaxy Star Mobile we created to hang above the crib.

DIY Mobile Tutorial at PagingSupermom.com

Rockwell seems to have no choice but to stare into the Star Mobile with wonder and awe, while I scurry around after Modette who is shamelessly tearing the room apart faster than I can put it together. No wonder it has been so hard to get the place photographed! (Hopefully this week!)

DIY Mobile Tutorial at PagingSupermom.com

Using leftover American Crafts Cardstock and Glitter Paper from our Glitter Academy project, and my Cricut Expression 2, I cut out 140+ of stars in about an hour (WAAAAY better than by hand!). To make a mobile you will also need a few No. 12 Screw Eyes, fishing line, and two 3/8-inch, square, wood dowels cut down to 22-inches. (If you ask, the hardware store will usually cut them down for free.)

DIY Mobile Tutorial at PagingSupermom.com

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