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Artsy-Fartsy Link Party

Welcome to Artsy-Fartsy Link Party! I hope you've had a great week and are ready to share what you've been working on this week! Here's 8 fantastic recipes and projects shared at last week's party:

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Glass Light Shade Vase: Three Ways! by Stacy Risenmay
Strawberry Granola by Dizzy Busy and Hungry
DIY Rainbow Doormat by Jennifer Perkins
Gluten-Free Mini Blueberry Muffins by What the Fork
No-Bake Blackberry Yogurt Pie by Our Table for Seven
Hello Spring Free Printables by The Turquoise Home
Easter Egg Nest Cake by Rose Bakes
Three-Step Pomander Flower Centerpiece Tutorial by Frog Prince Paperie

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  • The party starts every Thursday at 12:00am MST
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Free Printable Minion Bookmarks and Despicable Me 3 Preview

Get ready for Despicable Me 3 this summer with some Free Printable Minion Bookmarks!

Get ready for Despicable Me 3 this summer with some Free Printable Minion Bookmarks! #DespicableMe3 #Minions

If there's one thing that get get me laughing, it's Minions. The Despicable Me movies and Minions are some of my favorites. That's why I decided to create some Minions Bookmarks that are free for you to print out and use!!

Even though spring just got here, we are really, REALLY looking forward to summer so we can go see Despicable Me 3 on June 30th! Haven't seen the preview yet? Check it out (it's hilarious):


Illumination, who brought audiences Despicable Me and the biggest animated hits of 2013 and 2015, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, continues the adventures of Gru, Lucy, their adorable daughters - Margo, Edith and Agnes - and the Minions in Despicable Me 3. Directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, co-directed by Eric Guillon and written by Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio, the animated film is produced by Illumination’s Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy, and executive produced by Chris Renaud.

Joining Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig in Despicable Me 3 is Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award winner Trey Parker, co-creator of Comedy Central’s global phenomenon South Park and the Broadway smash The Book of Mormon. Parker voices the role of villain Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who’s grown up to become obsessed with the character he played in the ‘80s, and proves to be Gru’s most formidable nemesis to date.
 Get ready for Despicable Me 3 this summer with some Free Printable Minion Bookmarks! #DespicableMe3 #Minions

DESPICABLE ME 3 is in theaters June 30!

Get ready for Despicable Me 3 this summer with some Free Printable Minion Bookmarks! #DespicableMe3 #Minions

This was my reaction when I first saw the trailer, too! We love Minions and Gru, and cannot wait for summer to get here so we can grab a bucket full of buttery popcorn and watch Despicable Me 3!

Get ready for Despicable Me 3 this summer with some Free Printable Minion Bookmarks! #DespicableMe3 #Minions

To share my excitement for this threequel, I've designed some hilariously adorable Minion Bookmarks for you to save your spot in your favorite books while you wait for summer to get here. There are 6 different Minion designs included in the printable, and will look best printed on cardstock. You can also add a bit of hair on top by whipping up some easy bookmark tassels with black string!


Some things you should know before downloading:
*Artsy-Fartsy Mama printables are for PERSONAL USE ONLY.
*You may NOT modify, re-sell, redistribute, or claim the design as your own.
*Please do not remove the credits/watermarks.
*If you'd like to share this project, credit must be given to Artsy-Fartsy Mama & linked back to this post.

Who's your favorite Despicable Me character?


DIY Mother's Day Bottle Cap Keychain

Mother's Day Bottle Cap Keychains are a creative craft for kids to make an awesome, custom keychain that moms, aunts, and grandmothers are sure to love!

Mother's Day Bottle Cap Keychains are a creative craft for kids to make an awesome, custom keychain moms, aunts, and grandmothers are sure to love!

As a mom, I think some of the best gifts you can receive are ones that kids make especially for you. With a little help, my daughter made me this sweet bottle cap keychain that I can take everywhere with me. These keychains are so simple and quick to make, and kids of all ages will have a ton of fun creating something special with their artwork.

Mother's Day Bottle Cap Keychains are a creative craft for kids to make an awesome, custom keychain moms, aunts, and grandmothers are sure to love!

Supplies Needed:
Flat Bottle Cap
Epoxy Sticker
Key Chain Ring
1 inch (2.54 cm) Circle Craft Punch
Strong, Clear Glue (super glue, E6000, Beacon Mixed Media)
Ultra Fine Marker Pens
Cardstock

Mother's Day Bottle Cap Keychains are a creative craft for kids to make an awesome, custom keychain moms, aunts, and grandmothers are sure to love!

Punch some 1 inch circles out of white cardstock using the circle craft punch. Cut more than you'll need. Once kids get started making different designs, they want to keep making more, or sometimes they make mistakes and just want to start over.

Mother's Day Bottle Cap Keychains are a creative craft for kids to make an awesome, custom keychain moms, aunts, and grandmothers are sure to love!

Now, for the fun part! Grab some ultra fine marker pens in a variety of colors. It doesn't matter what brand you use. You can see that we used a few different kinds! Encourage kids to draw things they think the recipient will love. Things like hearts, self-portraits, words or phrases are a great place to start!

Mother's Day Bottle Cap Keychains are a creative craft for kids to make an awesome, custom keychain moms, aunts, and grandmothers are sure to love!

After kids are done drawing, lay out all the designs they created and choose the one to make into a keychain. This is probably the hardest part of the entire process!! So many cute ones to choose from!

Mother's Day Bottle Cap Keychains are a creative craft for kids to make an awesome, custom keychain moms, aunts, and grandmothers are sure to love!

Once they have chosen an image, it's time to put the bottle cap keychain together. You'll need the drawing, bottle cap, epoxy sticker, a keychain ring, and some strong glue.

Mother's Day Bottle Cap Keychains are a creative craft for kids to make an awesome, custom keychain moms, aunts, and grandmothers are sure to love!

Carefully place the epoxy sticker over the drawing. Be careful not to touch the back of the sticker before you stick it to the paper, otherwise you'll get fingerprints that show through on the image. Use a vinyl scraper tool or credit card and rub the back of the paper to get any air bubbles out.

Mother's Day Bottle Cap Keychains are a creative craft for kids to make an awesome, custom keychain moms, aunts, and grandmothers are sure to love!

Add a drop of glue on the bottle cap and then place the epoxied image into the bottle cap. Gently press it down and let dry for a few hours (check glue packaging for drying time).

Mother's Day Bottle Cap Keychains are a creative craft for kids to make an awesome, custom keychain moms, aunts, and grandmothers are sure to love!

Once the glue has dried, the keychain is ready to use! I absolutely love my keychain and think it's such a fun and creative gift idea from kids for any occasion, especially Mother's Day!
for more quick Mother's Day craft ideas!