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The Dainty Maker Box No. 4 // Bear Hugger Keepsake Visual

I'm thrilled to share The Dainty Maker Box No. 4 with you! This month's project is a bear hugger keepsake. Hang it anywhere to "hug" your little one's masterpieces, notes, etc. This box also comes with a few pre-printed notes (including one to give it as a gift for Father's Day if you wish).   These maker boxes are made to be done together, to encourage quality time, that's why I don’t put an age limit on these projects. Depending on how old your child is, you may need to tweak the steps slightly in order to make it fun for everyone.  This keepsake is meant to be kept for a lifetime, so we used two types of glue to help...

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The Dainty Maker Box No. 3 // Mixed Media Butterfly Wall Hanging Visual

The Dainty Maker Box No. 3 is a mixed media butterfly wall hanging. I had Mother's Day in mind when I created this maker box and I'm so excited for each of you to make it your own! This would be a fun craft to make for mom or with mom, but, really, these boxes are sweet for any occasion. I know that my girls and I definitely had a lot of fun making ours! Whether you or your littles are neutral lovers, or the "color all the way" type, there is something for everyone with this maker box.  These maker boxes are made to be done together, to encourage quality time, that's why I don’t put an age limit...

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The Dainty Maker Box No. 2 // Leprechaun BnB Visual

Box No. 2 is a fun one. I’m excited to share these leprechaun houses with you! One of the best things about this craft is that it can be used after St. Patty’s Day for imaginative play with any little figures! The possibilities are endless and I can’t wait to see what you create.    As always, you can use the back of the Dainty Maker card included to draw out your design ideas. 1. Cut out pattern pieces  2. Cut flap of white box off. (It will be used to trace flower box/ number sign pattern pieces and whatever else you’d like to add.)   3. Flip box over and paint if you’d like. 4. Allow to dry.  ...

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The Dainty Maker Box No. 1 // Love Bug Visual

I should start by saying that these instructions are not written in stone. The steps are just a guide and depending on your (or your little one's) style of crafting, you can either follow step-by-step or dump out all of the components and let them have at it. I suggest that these projects be done together. They are put together to intentionally promote quality time, which is, not surprisingly, some of the best times that happen within our four walls. :) They can sketch out their ideas/ design on the back of the postcard included before you start. (This is a step that my oldest really enjoys.) It can also be fun to draw a picture of your finished bug...

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The Dainty Maker

I'm so excited to share @thedaintymaker with you! This new extension of the Dainty Cheeks brand has been a long time coming and there has never been a better time to share this latest venture with you. One major thing this past year has taught me is that quality time is so very crucial; not just for when things are really uncertain, but also simply as a way of resetting and recharging from the craziness of everyday life. During quarantine, coming up with fun things to do with my girls (that they’d BOTH enjoy- 3yrs & 11yrs) has become my mission and has really made me fall back in love with simple crafting. My girls always want to help in the...

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