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Backpack mixups can happen all of the time at school, between switching classrooms (for older kids), field trips, activities and more, especially when the bag designs are the same. The good news is, you can easily personalize your child's backpack with just a few supplies - for a result that stands out - and looks pretty too! Aleene's® Foiling Glue works on all kinds of surfaces and is super easy to use with stencils and applying with brushes. Purchase or create your own stencil and grab some Deco foil, and your child will have a shiny new personalized backpack to show off at school!

Spruce up your kitchen space with colorful accessories! If you've been wondering how to decoupage lately, this project is the perfect way to learn. Decoupage is one of the easiest ways to decorate items, and it's fun too! You can layer and mix papers of different colors and textures or you can apply one smooth piece for a super easy way to update any item. All you need is Aleene's® Premium Decoupage (which comes in Matte and Gloss), some pretty tissue papers and items to decoupage. For our kitchen project we chose wooden spoons and cutting boards, but feel free to get creative ... you can try frames, canvases and so much more! Keep reading to learn how to decoupage ...

Decorating eggs is such a fun Easter tradition ... round up the kids and change it up this year with this easy Easter craft - pastel fluffy slime in an Easter bunny egg case! But don't just stop at bunnies, you can also decorate your eggs to look like other cute critters such as chicks and other traditional (or not so traditional) springtime friends. Making the slime and decorating the eggs only requires a few simple supplies that are easy for kids to work with. Grab a bottle of nontoxic Aleene's® Original Tacky Glue® and check out the tutorial for this easy Easter craft that you can make before the holiday or the day of as a fun activity with family! 

If you're looking for a way to incorporate more natural elements into your home, you're not alone! This trend isn't going away any time soon, nor should it. There's something so simply elegant about earthmade materials like wood or stone, and textiles like wool and canvas. This wood craft idea is an easy way to add a natural touch to your space with something you already have or can find fairly inexpensively at a yard sale or thrift shop - a mirror! With some dye, unfinished wood beads and Aleene's® DIY Craft Super Glue, this wood craft idea will become a stunning new statement piece for your home.

Love is in the air year round, but there's something about Valentine's Day that especially makes us want to have our hearts out on display everywhere we go! This adorable heart wreath from Dream a Little Bigger is made out of puzzle pieces and Aleene's® Original Tacky Glue®, and is a great Valentine's Day project the kids can help make too. It only takes a few supplies - like that old puzzle in the back of the closet you could never find the missing pieces to - and you can easily create a wreath you'll love to put out on display year after year! 

Winter weather is in full swing, and we still have a ways to go before the chill lets up. Mittens are a MUST if you're heading out into the cold; no one likes freezing fingertips, especially when you have stuff to do! Before you splurge on a pricey new pair, get out that old sweater you've been thinking of tossing (thanks to moth holes - ugh - or normal wear and tear) and spend a little time having some fun with this upcycle idea! This tutorial from Club Crafted shows you how to upcycle your sweater into a cute pair of no-sew mittens using Aleene's® Fabric Fusion®. Winter weather beware, you've got a toasty new set of mittens to chase away the chills!

It's that time of year ... if you have young children in school, you know what we're talking about: 100 days of school! This milestone is a big deal, especially for little ones; so much learning and growth happens in the first 100 days of the school year! Gather the kiddos and celebrate this special day with a creative project like this googly eyed monster T-shirt made with kid-friendly Tacky Glue and 100 silly googly eyes. What an adorable way to celebrate!

The 100 day mark for being in school is just about here, and if you're looking for a 100 Days of School project idea, you've come to the right post! It's something to celebrate, after all ... 100 days of learning ... and blooming! We love this T-shirt from Design Improvised using Aleene's Original Tacky Glue to adhere 100 blossoms to a T-shirt; it's such an easy 100 Days of School project for kids to make and they'll love wearing their own creation to celebrate. Looking for a different T-shirt idea? Check out this cute monster T-shirt for another option. Then grab your Tacky Glue and get ready to get crafty!

Are you buzzing around ideas for Valentine's Day crafts for kids? Paper projects are perfect for little ones, and this "Bee Mine" Valentine's Day Craft from 7 Days of Play is sweet as honey and oh so easy to make with basic supplies you already have at home (or in the classroom if you're a teacher). Round up your nontoxic Original Tacky Glue, construction paper and a toilet paper roll, and you're ready to create a cute Valentine's Day craft that can be used for play or given as a special Valentine. 

Make your toes twinkle for Valentine's Day (or any day) with sparkly crystals on your favorite set of kicks! Whether you're a fan of sneakers, flats or heels, all you need is a set of closed-toe shoes, loose crystals and Aleene's The Ultimate Multi-Surface Adhesive to create a permanent crystal heart design. Check out this quick tutorial from Club Crafted for an easy way to add a cute pop of color to a pair of shoes you'll love wearing with any outfit! 


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