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Artsy-Fartsy Link Party

Happy Thursday and welcome to Artsy-Fartsy Link Party!! Thanks to everyone who linked up last party. Everything that gets linked up at the parties is so inspiring and I'm excited to see what everyone has to share this week.

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It's always hard to narrow down features, but here are a few of my favorites from the last party:

Artsy-Fartsy Link Party Features at artsyfartsymama.com
DIY Hanging Nightstand by The Weathered Fox
Copycat Monte Cristo Sandwich by Simply Designing
Natural Branch Coasters by Garden Therapy
Sunshine Pancakes by My mommy Style
Summer Berry Dessert Crostini by The Life Jolie
Harry Potter House Necklaces by Housewife Eclectic
Homemade Honey Barbecue Sauce by Produce Gathering
Large Pick Up Sticks by Nap Time Creations

Please grab a featured button!

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Link up your awesome crafts, DIYs, and recipes to share!

A few guidelines:
  • The party starts every Thursday at 12:00am MST
  • Link as many posts as you'd like! Make sure they are a specific post (not your homepage)
  • All craft, recipe, beauty, and DIY posts welcome. No shops or link parties, please.
  • Visit at least 3 other links and leave some comments (because we all love comments!)

Please grab a button and share the party with your friends!!

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Encourage Kids to #KeepBuilding with LEGO®



Encourage Kids to #KeepBuilding with LEGO® with Free Printable Challenge Cards at artsyfartsymama.com

LEGO® Classic encourages a “no instructions necessary” building experience. The possibilities of open-ended building to inspire endless play. There are ten sets (ranging from $16.99 to $59.99) that make the perfect solution for those wanting to inspire their children to start building, to add to an existing LEGO collection, or to give as a gift. Each set includes classic LEGO bricks, a mix of special pieces and ideas to help you get started.

Encourage Kids to #KeepBuilding with LEGO® with Free Printable Challenge Cards at artsyfartsymama.com

STEM is a big deal in our house. Using LEGOs has definitely helps develop your child’s knowledge and skills to be innovative and imaginative. Building play is easy with these bright, colorful and versatile bricks! And because LEGO Classic spans so many different age groups, there’s fun for all the family (find inspiration here).

My daughter can spend hours building and playing with LEGOs, but sometimes comes to me asking what she should make next. I try to remind her that building can be satisfying and fun even if it’s simple! Choosing 20-30 random bricks and clicking them together is an easy way to get started and give your imagination a jump-start.

Encourage Kids to #KeepBuilding with LEGO® with Free Printable Challenge Cards at artsyfartsymama.com

To make imaginative building a little more challenging, I designed some LEGO challenge cards to help my Master Builder when she gets into a creative block. Building with guidelines is a great way to inspire more innovative and imaginative creations.

The first card she chose was to build an animal. She saw an alligator in the LEGO idea book and decided to follow the directions to build it herself. It doesn't matter where you get your inspiration - just keep building

Encourage Kids to #KeepBuilding with LEGO® with Free Printable Challenge Cards at artsyfartsymama.com


After that alligator, her confidence was boosted immediately. She decided to build a house next and whipped up this masterpiece in just a few minutes! I love the details she included like windows, the tiny door, and the smoke coming out of the chimney!

Encourage Kids to #KeepBuilding with LEGO® with Free Printable Challenge Cards at artsyfartsymama.com

When it came to building something to drive, dad couldn't resist not helping her out. It was so fun watching the two of them building together and coming up with new ideas to make it even better.

Encourage Kids to #KeepBuilding with LEGO® with Free Printable Challenge Cards at artsyfartsymama.com

The two of them also built this awesome airplane (that doesn't literally fly) together. They even went searching for some minifigures in our LEGO collection to take the plane for a spin. To me, LEGOs have always been about moments like this - having fun and creating special memories together.

Encourage Kids to #KeepBuilding with LEGO® with Free Printable Challenge Cards at artsyfartsymama.com

Encourage your kids to keep building with LEGOs by printing out these cards for yourself. They are totally free for you to use, and I hope you and your family have a great time building all kinds of new creations!


Some things you should know before downloading:
*Artsy-Fartsy Mama printables are for PERSONAL USE ONLY.
*You may NOT modify, re-sell, or claim the design as your own.
*If you share this on the internet, credit must be given and linked back to this post.

LEGO Systems and world-renowned improv group, The Upright Citizens Brigade, teamed up to show that all you need is a few bricks for hours of fun, inspiration and “out of the box thinking.” They encourage kids, parents and families to “don’t think” and let your creative juices flow. Check out this awesome video they put together:


I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.



Free Printable Harry Potter Bookmarks

Print out these Free Printable Harry Potter Bookmarks to save your spot in your favorite books!

Free Printable Harry Potter Bookmarks at artsyfartsymama.com

To all my fellow Harry Potter fans, this one is for you! I created these fun Harry Potter Bookmarks as part of the annual Happy Harry Potter Series with other talented Harry Potter-loving bloggers. I have been reading the Harry Potter books with my daughter (just starting book 4) and she is loving it so far.

Free Printable Harry Potter Bookmarks at artsyfartsymama.com

Download and print out the bookmarks on cardstock. Use a paper cutter or scissors and cut out the bookmarks. 

Free Printable Harry Potter Bookmarks at artsyfartsymama.com

Lucky for me, my daughter is a book nerd just like her mama. She helped me throughout the design process of making these bookmarks to make sure they turned out right. There are four characters included in this printable. Just in case you are *gasp* new to Harry Potter, they are: Harry Potter, Ronald Weasley, Hermione Granger, and Albus Dumbledore.


Some things you should know before downloading:
*Artsy-Fartsy Mama printables are for PERSONAL USE ONLY.
*You may NOT modify, re-sell, or claim the design as your own.
*If you share this on the internet, credit must be given to Artsy-Fartsy Mama & linked back to this post.

Free Printable Harry Potter Bookmarks at artsyfartsymama.com

We love how they turned out and are a fun and magical way to encourage reading!

For more Potter-iffic fun enter to win these TWO amazing Harry Potter Prize Pack Giveaways!!

Harry Potter everything. Great book nerd gifts and book swag.

Prize Pack #1 See more about each prize and sponsor at this giveaway post! Winner must have a US address or be willing to pay for international shipping.

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So many awesome Harry Potter gift ideas. Great for readers

Prize Pack #2 See more about each prize and sponsor at this giveaway post! Winner must have a US address or be willing to pay for international shipping.

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Who is your favorite Harry Potter character? Let me know in the comments!


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