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How to Celebrate Every Kind of Mom this Mother's Day

Lauran Code | Posted 05.05.2016 | Parents
Lauran Code

With Mother's Day quickly approaching, it's time to up your gift game and give mom a day she'll never forget. Mother's Day is all about spending quali...

Building Blocks

Patrick Myles | Posted 04.29.2016 | Arts
Patrick Myles

(First published on Grafik, April 2016) Patrick Myles sings the praises of a beautifully crafted letterform which looks as impressive on a block of c...

The Global Search for Education: More Materials for the Arts

C. M. Rubin | Posted 04.15.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"Every day is Earth Day." --  Harriet Taub   Materials for the Arts is one of those organizations you look at and say to yourself - it's so obvi...

Exploring Diverse Skin Tones During Black History Month

Sonia Smith-Kang | Posted 02.22.2016 | Black Voices
Sonia Smith-Kang

The MultiCulti Corner collaborated on a project for a group I co-founded with Delia Douglas of DDHPR called MultiCulti Corner (MCC). This project is perfect anytime but found it a great learning experience for Black History Month.

12 Therapeutic Crafts To Kick Off A Creative New Year

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.04.2016 | Arts

Another new year, another opportunity to incorporate self-expression, creativity and mindfulness into your daily routine. You don't have to be a profe...

Woman Boycotts Internet In Cyber Monday Protest

Elizabeth Zephyrine McDonough | Posted 11.30.2015 | Comedy
Elizabeth Zephyrine McDonough

This Cyber Monday, instead of hunting for discounted Uggs inside a computer screen, we invite you to join Diane's cause and say "F the Internet." Go outside, meet a friend for racquetball, visit your grandmother at her old folks home or, if she's dead, make that trek out to the cemetery.

5 Great Ways to Save During the Holidays

Dave Austin | Posted 11.30.2015 | Business
Dave Austin

It's the holiday season, and for many of us that means spending season. Whether it's on holiday gifts or traveling to spend time with family, the costs can begin to add up quickly. Finding ways to save can help reduce the impact on our wallets.

Carve The Mona Lisa Of Pumpkins Like This Guy Who Carves Mona Lisa Pumpkins

Fatherly | Posted 10.27.2015 | Parents
Fatherly

This article originally appeared on Fatherly: If you want your kid to carve an elaborate pumpkin but aren't quite German enough to trust them alone...

The Radical, Life-Changing Power Of Arts And Crafts

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.28.2015 | Arts

"It was just a certain moment which made me start the art of carving," artist Pradeep Kumar explained to The Huffington Post. "As I was sitting idle i...

10 Easy Ways to Make Your Outdoors More Enjoyable

Hometalk | Posted 06.08.2015 | HuffPost Home
Hometalk

With the longer nights and the warmer weather, it's time to get your outdoor areas ready for entertaining and relaxing. Upgrading your backyard isn't as tough as it sounds, with these fun and easy DIY's to inspire your decorating spirit.

13 Insane Home Decor Upgrades With This One Miracle Material

Hometalk | Posted 06.06.2015 | HuffPost Home
Hometalk

Twine. Yep, that's it. Here's the answer upfront, because even now that you know what the miracle material is, you'll never guess the crazy things these brave DIYers do with it.

10 Incredible Home Decor Projects Using Old, Forgotten Wood

Hometalk | Posted 06.02.2015 | HuffPost Home
Hometalk

If there was ever a month to take the time to appreciate building and decorating with reclaimed wood, April is it.

10 Joyous Ways To Spring Into Warmer Weather

Hometalk | Posted 05.17.2015 | HuffPost Home
Hometalk

Do you feel that sun? Warmer days are just around the bend (though it might be hard to believe), and boy, are we ready for them!

10 Art Therapy Techniques To Get You Through That Lingering Winter Gloom

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.06.2015 | Arts

This post goes out to all our readers who have just about had it with winter. Whether you've been in hibernation since pre-Winter Storm Juno, watched ...

More Soup, Please

Carolyn Ossorio | Posted 01.07.2015 | Parents
Carolyn Ossorio

It's going to take more than arts and crafts to fix funding education in America. But the constant barrage of fundraisers isn't fixing the problem either.

The Glory of Homemade Brown Paper Bag Masks on Halloween

Diedre A. Ware | Posted 12.28.2014 | Fifty
Diedre A. Ware

How creative were you back in the day, with the big, brown paper bag from your grocer during Halloween?

These 12 Childhood Art Techniques Can Help Adults Relieve Stress

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.15.2014 | Arts

Making art doesn't necessarily sound like a stress reliever. Finding inspiration, keeping concentration, finding your artistic voice -- these things d...

7 Crafts That Will Keep Your Kids Occupied Before School Starts

Posted 10.06.2014 | Parents

When you have kids, you accumulate old clothes and little scraps of this and that at an alarmingly rapid rate. T-shirts they've grown out of, ripped-u...

Stay at Home Mom Explains How She Makes a Living on Etsy

Michael Price | Posted 10.12.2014 | Arts
Michael Price

Way back in the day, people used to make a living selling arts and crafts and useful objects they handcrafted. They'd create their products and then meet in the local town square or village market to sell them.

Artist Domesticates Masculinity, Quite Literally, With Crocheted Phalluses

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.08.2014 | Arts

Have you ever seen such an adorable phallus in all your life? We sure haven't. The soft and fuzzily rendered member below is brought to you by Andrea ...

The Holy Forces Of Etsy Would Bow Down Before These Precious Vintage Enchanted Creatures

Posted 01.26.2014 | Arts

A self-trained textile artist who goes by the name of Mister Finch has crafted a miniature world of flora and fauna that looks as if it was ripped fro...

11 Ways To Say 'Thank You' After The Big Day

Posted 11.29.2013 | Weddings

By Kellee Khalil for Lover.ly Once the reception is over and you've settled into newly-married life, it's time to think back and reflect on your Bi...

Man Surprises Girlfriend With Beautiful Handmade Engagement Ring

Posted 11.18.2014 | Weddings

Rather than head down to the nearest Zales, one man decided to craft his fiancée's engagement ring by hand -- and the result is priceless. Reddit...

Dazzle Your Party Guests With This Photo Display

Maureen Anderson | Posted 12.18.2013 | HuffPost Home
Maureen Anderson

I'd arranged them and rearranged them on the floor at home until I liked what I saw. I didn't want all the baby photos in one spot, or too many posed photos in a row. I was going for random -- a fireworks display of fun.

Yolanda Machado

Great Crafts For Hispanic Heritage Month

HuffingtonPost.com | Yolanda Machado | Posted 09.05.2013 | Latino Voices

September marks a lot of things. For many, it's heading back to school, back to work, back to schedules and life. September also marks the beginni...