Invitation to Explore: Pointillism

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Simple Art Exploration Activity for Kids Need a quick activity for the kids to do? Here’s a project that’s easy to set up for the kids and encourages them to explore the art technique of pointillism! Pointillism is the use of small dots to form an image when seen from a distance. You may want to sit […]

CRE8TIME Update

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As a follow up to my previous CRE8TIME post, in case you were curious what the final watercolor painting looked like, I thought I would share it here. While it’s far from a “floral masterpiece” (HA!), I did thoroughly enjoy the process of setting aside time each day to work on it. I even invited […]

Heart Treasure Boxes

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Every kid loves to have a special place to store all of those precious momentos from treasured outings with family and friends. What better place to store them than a hand-painted heart treasure box?? While at the craft store, I happened to pick up a pack of 3 of these unfinished heart boxes on a […]

Love Painting for Kids

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Do you have watercolor paints and masking tape on-hand? Here’s a quick and easy kid-friendly painting project with stunning results — just in time for Valentine’s Day! To make your own “LOVE” painting, use masking tape to spell out the word LOVE on heavy watercolor paper. Tip — use a craft stick or the back […]

5 Biggest Obstacles to Crafting with Kids

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The 5 Biggest Obstacles to Crafting with Kids (and how to overcome them) If you ever experience problems while crafting with your kids, you’re not alone. While crafting with my own kids, writing crafts for this blog and designing crafts for children’s magazines over the years, I have come across many issues. Thankfully, most of […]

Funny Kid Quotes

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Funny Kid Quotes Do you need a good laugh? Here are some funny kid quotes from my silly little ones to help brighten your day. Overheard from the living room one day. 4yr old (piling stuffed animals on the couch): Come on, kids! It’s time to go to IKEA. Vrrooom… Vrrrroooommmm… 8 yr old: What’s […]

Quick Valentine Window Display

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Need a quick Valentine’s Day craft idea for the kids? Looking for a fun way to brighten up an otherwise cold and dreary day? Do you have coffee filters on-hand?? Then this heart window display is for you! It has been awhile since we’ve last updated our front window with a new colorful display — […]

Kid Art: Process-Based Valentines

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Valentine’s Day is one of the best excuses to craft up special handmade gifts for the ones you love, and this invitation to create was a BIG hit here! Kids of all ages are sure to enjoy making Valentines with this process-based art project. To make your own process-based handmade Valentines, you will need a […]

No-Bake Winter Forest Treats

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Do your kids like to decorate cookies, cupcakes, and other treats? Are you tired of all that baking? Need a kid-friendly activity that is super quick and easy?? Then these no-bake Winter treats are for you! I liked that this was easy to set up, kept the kids happily entertained for a long time, and […]

Inspiring Materials for Budding Artists

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1. Jumbo Watercolor Paints — I love the simplicity of this set of watercolor paints, and how it encourages kids to experiment with color mixing. The large paint pans make painting easy for even the youngest artists. Ages 3 and up. 2. Artist Canvas Boards — Nothing makes a kid feel like a real artist […]

Make Your Own Paint!

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Kids Craft: Make your own paint using eggs and chalk with the help of this guest post from the lovely Rachel of KidsActivitiesBlog.com (Thank you, Rachel!) If you haven’t already seen her site, it is loaded with plenty of inspiring crafts and activities for kids! Yup. Raw egg and the leftover bits from your chalk […]

Hot Cocoa Bar

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Happy Friday, friends! The kids have been extra good all week, and deserved an extra special treat. This little hot cocoa bar did just the trick! I wish you could have seen the looks on their faces when they saw this — pure delight! Just some homemade peppermint hot cocoa mix and a few toppings […]

Milk and Cookies for Santa

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Do you ever wonder what really happens to the milk and cookies left out for Santa on Christmas Eve? These kids know all about it, and are sharing all the details in this adorable video from The Breakfast Project. (Hint: My daughter’s in the video!) You can watch it here.

10 Indoor Winter Fun Activities for Kids

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For most kids, winter break is right around the corner. Need a few indoor activity ideas to keep the kids entertained at home? Here are some of our all-time favorite winter activities that only require a few common household items you probably already have on-hand. Yay for indoor fun that doesn’t require a trip to […]

Quiet Time: Felt Gingerbread Cookies

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  I had a few sheets of inexpensive tan felt leftover from a previous project, so I cut them into gingerbread men shapes for the girls to decorate over and over again. It was a big hit around here! A few scraps of felt and some leftover ric-rack kept them happily entertained for a long […]

Let’s Play Santa’s Workshop!

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Wondering what to do with the kids indoors this Winter? Looking for a few creative ideas to keep from going stir crazy? Need a fun to way get into the Christmas spirit?? Welcome to Santa’s Workshop!! Our elves have been very hard at work. With a few of the toys we already had on-hand, some […]

Colorful Kid Made Holiday Cards

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Handmade cards play an important roll in our holiday preparations. Clara and I had a lot of fun making these bright and cheerful holiday cards! I thought you might want to make some of your own too. All you need to make these is an alphabet stamp set (we adore our Melissa & Doug Set), […]

A Guide to Hugs and Kisses

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FACT: There are many different kinds of hugs and kisses. Here at Inner Child Fun, we take our hugs and kisses very seriously. Consider this post to be your go-to guide for hugs and kisses! There are hugs that are so strong, they almost knock you over. There are Papock hugs that require a running […]