How to Make Paper Fortune Tellers

These paper fortune tellers are a great craft for a little rainy day fun or for celebrating the arrival of the new year! Kids can work on developing fine-motor skills, and listening carefully to instructions. For students in grade 1 or above, this would be a fun project as part of a new year’s eve celebration […]

Paper Tacos!

These paper tacos are a fun way to encourage lots of imaginative playtime fun! When I first set up this simple invitation to play, I completely underestimated how much fun my kids would have crafting up tacos. By the time they were done with this, they had made 23 paper tacos!! I left the table […]

Play Dough Pumpkin Pie Shop!

After making our own pumpkin spice play dough and a second batch of cinnamon play dough, the kids were ready to make a pretend pumpkin pie shop! Our house smelled like an Autumn café, and this activity kept the kids happily entertained for a long time. I love that they were able to practice some basic […]

DIY Kitchen Concoctions

I’m sharing #purclean in my life as part of a Tide® sponsored series for Socialstars™. These DIY kitchen concoctions are great fun to make with the kids! The best part is you probably already have the ingredients needed on-hand in your pantry. With glitter slime, super soft play dough, and homemade oobleck, these kitchen concoctions are […]

Favorite Messy Paint Projects

I’m sharing #TideThat in my life as part of a Tide® sponsored series for Socialstars™. An important part of the creative process is learning to embrace the mess, and some of our most FUN and memorable art experiences are quite messy! Don’t let the fear of messy art keep you from making some great memories […]

Simple Magic Tricks for Kids

With a little help from the NEW Discovery Magic Set by Melissa & Doug, young magicians can perform several tricks! These tricks are perfect for April Fool’s Day fun, or anytime you want to add a little magic to your day. A big thank you to our friends at Melissa & Doug for sponsoring today’s creative […]

Weekend Breakfast Treat – Happy Face Pancakes!

This is a fun weekend breakfast treat the entire family will enjoy! With the weekday rush to get the kids ready for school, I am particularly thankful for Saturday and Sunday mornings that are more relaxed. I love that the kids can help make these happy face pancakes by measuring out ingredients, stirring the mix, and arranging […]

Active Play – DIY Flying Disc Games

Do your kids have lots of extra energy? Are you looking for a few easy activities for active playtime fun?? These flying disc games are quick and easy to set up, and most can be played right in your own backyard or a local park. Yay for fun, active, outdoor activities!! A big thank you […]

Rabbit Racer Treats

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Rice Krispies®. As always, all opinions are my own. These rabbit racer treats are super fun to make! The best part is that no baking is involved! With just a few simple additions to standard Rice Krispies® treats, you can make these adorable rabbit racers. […]

Fun Dr. Seuss Activities

Here are some fun Dr. Seuss activities to celebrate Read Across America Day on March 2nd! This list features crafts, snacks, and lots of playtime fun! Most of these Dr. Seuss activities use recycled materials or other common household items you probably already have on-hand. Yay for simple, frugal, and fun learning activities!! Fun Dr. Seuss […]

Simple Star Wars Room Makeover

Here is a simple idea for a Star Wars room makeover that teens or tweens could do with very little help from grown ups. My kids were so happy to learn about the new glow-in-the-dark Star Wars decals that are available in specially marked packages of General Mills cereals! As of this month, Cinnamon Toast […]

How to Make Spiral Friendship Bracelets

Friendship bracelets are fun to make, to give, and to receive! This spiral friendship bracelet is the perfect beginner project because it is quick and easy to make by using the same knotting technique over and over. My kids and I made several of these in so many different color combinations. A big thank you […]

How to Make a Paper Airplane (Easy)

Do you remember making paper airplanes when you were a kid? Here is a step by step tutorial for how to make a paper airplane (dart style) with a video to walk you thru the process. It is one of the fastest and simplest paper airplane versions you can make. This is a classic childhood […]

Snow Books, Crafts, and Activities

Need some ideas for what to do with the kids during Winter? These books, crafts, and activities are perfect for celebrating snow whether you are stuck inside during a blizzard, outdoors playing in the snow, or wishing you had snow, you will find lots ideas to inspire plenty of Winter-themed creative play fun! In case […]

Mardi Gras Crafts and Activities

February 9th is Fat Tuesday in New Orleans! You don’t have to travel to the Big Easy to enjoy some festive fun. Here are some at-home crafts, activities, and recommended books to celebrate Mardi Gras with kids (of all ages). A big thank you to our friends at Melissa & Doug for sponsoring today’s ideas […]

How to Make Balloon Dogs

Balloon Animals for Beginners: Hi, I’m Emily from Inner Child Fun. I am eleven years-old. Why don’t you join me for some crafty fun? For this project, we are going to make balloon animals, particularly DOGS! Once you learn how to make a balloon dog, other animals use many of the same techniques. If you think […]

Winter Treat – Snowman Snack Mix

This snowman snack mix is the perfect no-bake Winter treat that kids can make to give to friends or family! The best part is that it uses common ingredients that you may already have on-hand in your pantry. My kids enjoyed making several small bags of this snowman snack mix for simple handmade holiday gifts! You may […]

Cabin Fever Boredom Busters

These cabin fever boredom busters are the perfect cure for anytime you may be stuck indoors during the long Winter months! Keeping the kids entertained indoors is not always an easy task, but these activities use common household items and the set ups are simple. I love how many of these activities can inspire lots of learning […]