Category Archives: Arts & Crafts

Easy to make Tee Pee for Kids!

If you've been anywhere near Pinterest in the last few years, you'll have seen some of these fun teepee hideouts for kids.  With a few little kids running around, we thought this would make a great present but the price was a little more than I was thinking of. So we took a few dimensions and…
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Snail Mail Fun For Kids!

Everyone likes to get mail; as in an actual letter in the mail box. It feels so much more personal than those quick shot messages through the internet or by text. Here's a few ideas to include your kids in on this time honored tradition. Start them young, even before writing age by having them…
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Make Your Own Water Xylophone

Need a quick distraction on a busy day? This is a fun project for kids about five years or older. Take a few different glass bottles and fill them to different levels with water. Put a little food coloring in each bottle to make it even more exciting. If you want, hang the bottles from…
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Kid Friendly Christmas Tree Alternatives

One struggle every parent of young children have at Christmas time is how to maintain a Christmas tree throughout the entire season when little hands are made for destruction. Here are a few kid friendly tree alternatives and some they can help create if they are a bit older. These trees made of felt are actually…
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Creative Leaf Animals For Fall

The weather is changing and summer seems to really be behind us now. But this is still a great opportunity for your kids to be outside and get some fresh air. If they're needing some inspiration, why not go on a nature walk with your family. The tree's changing colors and leaves falling to the…
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20 Awesome Ways To Decorate Your Pumpkin

Decorating Pumpkins is a great fall tradition and can be really fun for kids. When I was little we used to carve them out by hand. It was hard work and usually in the end, mine would look like the traditional triangle face jack-o-lantern only a little messier. These days there are so many creative…
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All the World is a Canvas …

Some kids are little artists that feel misunderstood. Normal people with their narrow minds simply don't see the beauty in a room full of paint ... ... or a colorfully decorated bed. Just like they cannot appreciate creative wall paper designs ... ... or creative visionaries that are not afraid to get in touch with…
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Fun Outdoor Aiming Game with Tin Cans

Here comes a fun, outdoor, aiming game that you and your kids can build yourselves. Start with coating different sizes of tin cans with white paper. Then you and your kids can get creative and draw on the tin cans whatever you like. After that, I added numbers to show how many points the different cans will…
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Happy Tin Can Tossing

With 4th of July just around the corner, I thought it would be fun to share a DIY, new edition of the all time favorite outdoor game, tin can tossing. This game will be the perfect pastime for young and old and shouldn't be missing on any July 4th barbecue or picnic. Most of the…
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Grape Shapes

I remember in school that geometry was one of the less boring math classes for me. Something about shapes just seemed so much more practical in everyday life. But this is one thing that might have really taken it off the ground for me back then. Making shapes with grapes. All you need are grapes…
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Creative Uses For Sidewalk Chalk

With the weather outside getting warmer, I've been more inspired to find fun ways for kids to stay outside. Sidewalk chalk is a go-to for summer fun. All you need is some blacktop and color for your kids to create a masterpiece. And when it rains you have a fresh canvas to start over.  I…
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Learning Shapes 101

The toddler years are full of new discoveries and learning at this age can be so fun. Here's a way to help your little one learn their shapes. First we made some recognizable shapes. We used cut outs from the internet to make sure we wouldn't confuse the little ones. I could just picture it.…
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Growing Six Inches In Five Minutes

I remember reading in a book when I was little about a girl who made herself stilts out of tin cans and string. I thought that was so cool but for whatever reason, never did it for myself. But that image has always stuck with me. Now as a mother, I’m again looking for fun…
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Flick it: Game With The Law Of Motion

This is a little game we call 'Flick It'. Great fun and adaptable to any location. We put a piece of sturdy cardboard over the top of a glass, place different objects on top and try to flick the cardboard straight out so the object falls into the glass.  It's actually based on the law of…
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