Getting Ready for Halloween with Pretend Play

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With Halloween around the corner, now is a great time to prepare kids for trick-or-treating fun using pretend play to reinforce good manners, important safety tips, and proper Halloween etiquette. Here are some of our favorite ways for getting ready for Halloween with pretend play with lots of imaginative playtime fun thrown in! A BIG thank you […]

Quick Craft: Modern Hand Painted Trivets

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These modern hand painted trivets would make great hostess gifts for family or friends, and are easy enough for even the littlest crafter to make with great success! With just a few inexpensive materials, these can be custom-made to match any kitchen. My 5 year old was quite proud of how hers turned out, and […]

How to Play with Stuffed Animals

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Do your kids own lots of stuffed animals? Wish your kids would play with their stuffed animals instead of letting them collect dust on the shelf? Looking for something fun to do on a rainy day?? For a fun time, create a disguise kit for pretend stuffed animal “spies”! You’ll want to change their appearance […]

Patriotic Firework Paintings

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Patriotic Kids Craft for 4th of July These painted firework prints are an easy patriotic craft the kids can make to be displayed in your home in time for the 4th of July holiday! A big thank you to our friends at Melissa & Doug for sponsoring today’s creative craft project! To make your own patriotic firework paintings, […]

Gifts Kids Can Make for Mother’s Day: Jewelry Dish

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Looking for a last-minute handmade gift idea for Mom this Mother’s Day?? These pretty jewelry dishes are quick and easy for kids to make! A big thank you to our friends at Melissa & Doug for sponsoring today’s creative craft project! To make your own jewelry dish, you will need some oven bake clay, an […]

Spring Baskets from a Paper Plate

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These Spring baskets are a quick and easy craft project the kids can make and they are quite useful for snacking or gift giving! A BIG thank you to our friends at Melissa & Doug for sponsoring today’s creative craft project! Psst — did you see we recently teamed up with Melissa & Doug and […]

11 Recycled Crafts for Kids

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Happy Earth Day!! To celebrate, we’ll be planting seeds in the garden, helping to clean up a local playground, and of course crafting with our invention kit made up of recycled materials. Need some eco-friendly craft ideas to help you get started? Here are 11 inspiring crafts to make from recycled materials and other common […]

Kid Craft: Upcycled Clipboard

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This creative craft for kids project is sponsored by Mod Podge Washout for Kids, an all-in-one sealer, glue, and finish that is designed to be kid-friendly and washes out of clothes in the washing machine and Apple Barrel paint, an all-purpose acrylic paint that comes in a wide variety of colors.  These upcycled clipboards will keep […]

Work in Progress — Potted Herb Garden

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Do you have old or worn things around in your home or garage collecting dust? These plain and dirty terra cotta pots were in need of TLC after sitting in the garage for far too long. When Michaels® asked me to participate in the RE-love blogger challenge to repurpose or remake an old item into […]

10 Easter Crafts for Kids

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Celebrate Easter with Crafts, Activities, and Recipes for Kids Easter is right around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than with some adorable Easter crafts, activities, and maybe even a new recipe to use up some of those leftover hard-boiled eggs? Here are some of our favorites from the archives and from our […]

Spring Craft – 5 Little Ducks Play Set from Red Ted Art

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Here is a cute Spring craft for the kids to make — a 5 little duck play set as inspired by the upcoming book Red Ted Art: Cute and Easy Crafts for Kids by Maggy Woodley. This book would be a wonderful addition for your family’s bookshelf, or even as a birthday gift for any […]

St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids

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St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids Here are ten simple and easy St. Patrick’s Day crafts for kids, using items you probably already have on-hand! 1. Colored Cereal Rainbow Necklace — Practice patterning, color recognition, and fine-motor skills with this simple activity using colored cereal. 2. Leprechaun Trap — Decorate your house as a “leprechaun […]

Kids Craft: Paper Bag Easter Tree!

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I love when our neighbors decorate their trees for Easter! Here is a super quick and easy Easter craft the kids can make for a festive center piece on your family’s table, and all you will need to make one of your own is a paper lunch bag, some stickers, and string! This is a […]

Crayola Ultimate Easter Basket Giveaway

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Wow!! It’s time for another FUN giveaway, and this one comes from our friends at Crayola! Recently, Crayola provided me with a $25 Michael’s gift card and an inspiring assortment of Crayola goodies to create the Ultimate Easter Basket. Plus, I’m hosting a giveaway to pass along the Easter fun to one of my readers […]

Cardboard Roll Craft: Truffula Tree Pencil Toppers

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A few days ago, I asked our lovely readers on our Facebook page to help us with a quick survey asking which material they would like us to use in our next crafty project — cardboard rolls, egg cartons, or newspaper. It was a close race, but the winner was cardboard rolls!! With Dr. Seuss […]

Potato Soup Mix In a Jar

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Looking for an idea to keep the kids busy AND have a finished useful gift they can make?? This potato soup mix is an easy homemade gift the kids can make, and it is delicious! It’s a great way to teach kids how to measure properly, and uses ingredients you probably already have on-hand in […]

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 […]