Free Printable for Preschoolers: Bakery Play Mats!

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Here’s a free printable for preschoolers that works as a great boredom buster, especially for kids who love to draw or play with play dough! These bakery play mats let kids decorate cupcakes and cookies however they would like. Keep the sheets in a binder, and you’ll have an instant (and free) play mat booklet […]

10 Cheap Busy Bag Ideas for Kids

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These busy bag ideas are a great way keep kids entertained, especially when you need a simple boredom buster with minimal set up required. Having busy bags pre-filled and ready to go is an easy way to organize materials for spontaneous play time fun whenever inspiration strikes! You probably have many of the materials to […]

Ways to Play during Spring Break

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These creative ways to play during Spring Break are sure to keep the kids happily entertained while creating or spending some time outdoors! Many of these use recyclable materials, or other common household items you probably already have on-hand. Yay for simple and fun activities for kids! Here are 20 of our favorite ways to […]

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Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

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Dr. Seuss’ birthday is March 2nd (also known as Read Across America Day), and here are some of our favorite ways to celebrate with crafts, activities, and play time fun! Most of these Dr. Seuss crafts use recycled materials or other common household items you probably already have on-hand. Yay for simple, frugal, and fun […]

Fun Crafts and Activities for Kids Ages 8-12

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Here are 10 fun crafts and activities for kids ages 8-12 that are sure to delight! These projects can be a great way to connect with your kids, spend time together, and learn something new. Best of all, they don’t cost a lot of money, and many of these make fantastic handmade gifts for family […]

Discover the Art of Zentangle

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Zentangle is a mediative art form that is easy to learn, and relaxing to create. Best of all, almost anyone can create beautiful images using zentangle techniques! It’s perfect for those who would like to increase their focus and creativity. I love that only a few key materials are needed, and they are small enough […]

No Cook Chocolate Scented Playdough Recipe

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I wish you could have smelled my kitchen after making this no cook chocolate scented playdough! My kids absolutely loved this invitation to play pretend Valentine chocolate shop! If the kids are old enough to know not to put play dough into their mouths, you can make your own no cook chocolate scented playdough with […]

How to Make a Mini Sketchbook from a Sheet of Paper (EASY)

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You won’t believe how easy it is to make these mini sketchbooks! These sketch books would be great for party favors, pocket journals, or just for doodling whenever inspiration strikes. They only take a few seconds to make, and my 9 year old made several of these as favors for her birthday party guests last […]

Valentine Crafts and Activities for Kids

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Valentine crafts and activities for kids can be so much fun to do! I’m always up for any excuse to do something crafty, and what better excuse to make handmade gifts and cards than Valentine’s Day? Here are some of our favorite ways to play and create with the kids. A big thank you to Melissa […]

Quick Craft – Fluffy Snow Paint Recipe

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My kids love to paint, so this quick craft and fluffy snow paint recipe was such a big hit with them! I love how something so simple can keep them happy entertained for such a long time. This is a great activity to try with a wide variety of ages too! My oldest painted portraits […]

5 Simple Ways to Be Kind to Your Family

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Do you know what I love?? Tiny acts of kindness that are done “just because”! Being kind to your family doesn’t have to take up hours of time or lots of money. It can be small acts of kindness that foster your family to be the very best it can be, whether you live under […]

Winter Craft for Kids — Snowflake Trivets

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The kids are always looking for pretty gifts they can make for family or friends, and these hand-painted trivets are perfect (and useful) gifts. They are simple to make, and even the littlest artists can have fun with this easy project!! This is such a fun Winter craft for kids! To make your own snowflake […]

Let’s Have an Indoor Picnic!

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Last week, my 5 year old came running over to me and excitedly declared, “MOMMY! We should put a blanket on the floor! In the living room! And have a picnic! *gasp* INdoors!!!!” She didn’t have to twist *my* arm.  It really was as easy as she described. She spread the blanket on the living […]

5 Low Mess Craft Ideas for Preschoolers

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Crafting with preschoolers doesn’t have to be messy. While we’re not afraid of messy art, it is nice to not have to clean up after every crafty session. Here are 5 of our favorite low mess craft ideas for preschoolers that are sure to inspire lots of creative fun! (A BIG thank you to our […]

Simple Craft for Kids — Cardboard Tube Construction Set

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It’s that time of year when many of us have leftover wrapping paper tubes just waiting to be repurposed in some fun crafty way! Here’s an inspiring idea to reuse empty cardboard tubes for a simple craft for kids that’s sure to keep them entertained for a good long while. Yay for simple and fun […]

Holiday Craft for Kids – Recycled Wreath

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Today’s holiday craft for kids is sponsored by our friends at Crayola, and it’s so much fun to make! As soon as I set out the washable paint, Clara squealed with joy and ran to find her craft apron — a sure sign that this project was going to be a huge hit with her! […]

Simple Holiday Crafts for Kids

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Here are a few of our favorite simple holiday crafts for kids to do that are quick and easy to set up, perfect for keeping the kids entertained during Winter break! Many of these use common household materials you probably already have on-hand. Yay for simple activities!! Some of these crafts can even double as […]

Cardboard Gingerbread House Life Size

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If you happen to follow me on Instagram, you may have seen that last night as soon as the kids went off to bed, Mark and I crafted up a cardboard gingerbread house life size to surprise them with this morning. We had so much fun making this for them and I loved seeing how […]