Quick! You’ve got fifteen minutes before the kids’ show ends and you want to get your craft on. What are you going to do? How about make a super cute, cheap, and quick Mouse Trap Clip! Use it by your desk to catch random papers or stick it up in the playroom to display artwork. Come by on Wednesday and I’ll show you how I used it in my craft nook!
UPDATE: Check out my Mouse Trap Gallery Wall that helps me organize my craft desk!
Mouse Trap Clips
- Mouse Traps
- Wire Cutters
- Mod Podge
- Foam Stickers
- Paint Brush
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With just a few craft supplies you can welcome Spring in style with this fun and elegant wreath! Visit Crafts Unleashed for the full Speckled Egg Wreath tutorial.
Need a quick little gift for your favorite Leprechaun? You can print off the “So Lucky” Coloring Print I made especially for Craftaholics Anonymous (Linda’s awesome!) and color it in any way you like!
Need a quick housewarming gift for a good friend or neighbor? You can whip us these sweet bird pushpins in under 20 minutes! Jump over to the Crafts Unleashed blog to check out my super easy tutorial made almost entirely with supplies from Consumer Crafts. Hope you enjoy!
When it comes to my kitchen, there really aren’t that many steadfast rules. I mean, sure, there’s the normal safety regulations: don’t play in the stove, don’t run at your brother with that knife, don’t eat leftovers that are hairier than my legs in winter. (Hah, too much information?! Nah.) But other than that…pretty much anything goes.
Except for Mac & Cheese. Mac & Cheese must 1. Be ooey gooey cheesey and 2. MUST be super easy to make. It’s our emergency meal, when everything else would take too long to cook, Mac & Cheese usually saves the day. That’s why, when I was searching for homemade mac and cheese recipes, 90% of them lost me as soon as I read “melt cheese and milk in second pot.” SECOND pot? Are you serious? My children are practically eating their hands, they’re so hungry, and you want me to use two pots?! That’s why boxed macaroni and cheese is so perfect. Your kids are starving? BAM. Lunch. And only one pot to clean.
But can anything that comes out of a box with processed powered cheese really be perfect? It really is a battle of evils and sometimes convenience just has to win. I know powered cheese is not going to kill my children but what if I could find a homemade mac and cheese recipe that was super easy to whip up and didn’t have all the preservatives of the boxed variety? It’s a win/win, right?! YES!
Enter in the Revolutionary Mac & Cheese recipe from Macaroni and Cheesecake!
There’s an actual recipe over on that fabulous site but basically you just cook the noodles in milk until they’re soft and then (without draining!) just mix in shredded cheese. A little salt, a little mustard (really helps bring out the cheesy taste) and you’re good to go. Awesome, right?! Totally satisfies The Ooey Gooey and Ridiculously Quick Rules I have for Mac & Cheese.
We even use soy milk and store bought shredded cheese. Still tastes good. I’m hoping to start shredding/freezing my own cheese so it’ll be interesting to taste the difference, if any, that creates. We’ve been eating this instead of Annie’s for a couple months now and I haven’t had any complaints from my 3 year old son or my husband and both of them are big fans of Macaroni and Cheese! So I think we’re good. Yay for super quick homemade Mac & Cheese!