Safari Crafts and Activities

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Safari crafts and activities are a great way to keep the kids entertained this Summer while learning lots of new things about animals and wildlife. A big thank you to our friends at Melissa & Doug for sponsoring our wild adventures while we celebrated “Safari Week” here at home! These safari crafts and activities are […]

Puppet Crafts and Activities

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Puppet crafts and activities are a great way to foster creativity for kids (or the kid-in-you). Many types of puppets can be made using common household items. Once the kids are finished creating their puppets, invite them to put on a show of their own. Later, you can watch movies with puppets streaming on Netflix. Below […]

Awesome Summer Activities with Camp Playful!

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Are you looking for awesome Summer activities? Wondering how to make the most of your time with the kids? Exciting news! I have teamed up with creative vloggers Maggy at Red Ted Art and Ana at Babble Dabble Do to produce an inspiring 5 part video series called Camp Playful. You won’t want to miss it! […]

Cardboard Roll Crafts!

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These cardboard roll crafts are fun and easy to make! We save plenty of empty paper towel rolls and wrapping paper rolls to re-use for these crafts. These are perfect for a rainy day or anytime you are in need of some simple crafty fun! Here is one of our favorite cardboard roll crafts — […]

How to Make a Simple Kite

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This video tutorial is great for learning how to make a simple kite! With just a few common household items you probably already have on-hand, you can make a simple kite in about 2 minutes from start to finish. My kids and I love making these kites and spending the afternoon at a local park flying […]

Marble Nail Polish Craft

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This marble nail polish craft would be a fun weekend project for older kids. These painted tile coasters would be lovely handmade gifts for Mother’s or Father’s Day. I love how each tile is unique! This marble nail polish craft is a great way to use up the last bits of leftover nail polishes you […]

Simple Spring Snack for Kids

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This simple Spring snack for kids is sure to bring lots of smiles! These festive butterflies are easy to make, and perfect for an on-the-go snack! With just a few materials you probably already have at home, you can make this adorable butterfly snack. Invite the kids to join you in the kitchen, and this […]

How to Make a Fairy Door

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Ever wondered how to make a fairy door? This simple garden craft is an easy way for kids to add a little whimsy to their outdoor garden space. Making fairy doors with your kids is a great way to foster their imagination! My kids enjoyed crafting their fairy doors and decorating them however they liked. […]

How to Make a Paper Hat

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Want to learn how to make a paper hat? The kids and I had so much fun making these! You will not believe how EASY these paper hats are to make, and you probably have everything you need to make a paper hat in your home right now. The best part is, you can make and decorate […]

Ways to Play Spring Calendar 2015

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Here’s a super convenient list of things to do with the kids this Spring, outlined in a handy calendar printable! Each week from March through May includes 3-4 activities, most of which use common household items you probably already have on-hand. Yay for simple and fun Spring activities!!! Ways to Play Spring 2015 Calendar Printable Includes activities and […]

Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

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This craft and writing activity inspired by the Dr. Seuss book Oh, The Places You’ll Go! was a big hit with my kids! They both enjoyed crafting up their own mini suitcases from brown paper lunch bags. Later, they added index cards to draw pictures and outline some of the details for upcoming adventures they […]

Weekend Reads — The Artful Year

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If you follow me on Instagram, you have probably seen that I recently listed The Artful Year by Jean Van’t Hul as one of my favorite things. It is chock full of inspiring crafts, recipes, and activities to do with kids to help you celebrate the seasons and make the most out of your time […]

Chinese New Year Crafts and Activities

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These Chinese New Year crafts and activities are simple to set up and fun to do together with the kids! My kids (ages 6 and 10) share a fascination with China, so these activities were a big hit with them! Who knows? These festive crafts may even bring you a bit of good luck! Chinese Character […]

Last Minute Valentine Ideas for Kids

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These last minute Valentine ideas for kids are simple and easy to put together, but they are BIG on love! I love to use things we already have on-hand like wrapping paper, felt, heart cookie cutters, and brown paper bags to make fun Valentine activities for us to enjoy together. Celebrating Valentine’s Day doesn’t have […]

Polar Party for Snow Day Fun

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These ideas for snow day fun are simple and easy to set up! Most of these use items you probably already have at home. When school is cancelled for a snow (and ice) day, it can upset daily schedules and frigid temperatures can mean lots of time indoors. These activities are great for when you […]

Groundhog Day Craft

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This Groundhog Day craft for kids is simple for them to make, and uses supplies you probably already have on-hand. Perfect for some last-minute fun to celebrate Groundhog Day! My kids enjoyed using a flashlight with these brown bag puppets to recreate the scene as Punxutawney saw his shadow to predict 6 more weeks of […]

DIY Cupid’s Cookie Shop!

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This sweet little pretend Cupid’s Cookie Shop was so simple to set up, and kept the kids happily entertained for a long time during a recent snow day when they had off from school. I love how something as simple as a few sheets of felt and bits from the dollar store can make them […]

Valentine Craft for Kids

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This Valentine craft for kids would be great to do as a party activity! Here’s how to make Cupid Cottages from paper bags, recycled newspaper, Valentine stickers, and some leftover crafty bits you may already have on-hand. These would look great as a table centerpiece or on display in your home! My kids had so […]