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Advent Activity Calendar from an Egg Carton

We had an empty egg carton laying around, and when I opened it, I realized this one had 24 little compartments. Hmm… 24? Are you thinking what I’m thinking?? Hello, Advent Calendar!! Instead of gifts or candy, I thought it would be more fun (and meaningful) to fill each compartment with its own little holiday activity. I just love […]

Around the Web — Made from Egg Cartons

Don’t throw those empty egg cartons in the recycling bin — craft with them first! Here are some inspiring and creative ways to reuse egg cartons for some inexpensive (if not free) crafting fun!! Egg Carton Buttons from prettylittlethings.typepad.com   Egg Carton Flower Wreath from kraftykat76.blogspot.com   Egg Carton Sewing Kit from countryliving.com   Egg […]

Decorating Easter Eggs with Kids

Looking for ways to decorate Easter eggs with the kids that are quick and easy to do with beautiful results? Here are some tips and tricks to try the next time you decorate eggs. 1. Plan Ahead for the Mess Most egg dyes will stain, so wear aprons or old clothing you wouldn’t mind getting […]

Christmas Activities for Kids – Our Favorite Posts

These Christmas activities for kids are sure to bring lots of smiles! Whether you are making gifts for others, crafting your own advent calendar, or building a life-sized gingerbread house from cardboard, you will find lots of creative ways to enjoy the holiday season with your kids. Here are some of our favorite ways to turn […]

Advent Calendar Easy Holiday Craft

This advent calendar is easy to make and there are lots of different options for customization! I love how colorful and festive it looks. The best part is that there is no sewing involved in making this advent calendar. Would you believe it is made from a simple over-the-door shoe organizer? Scroll down for the […]

How to Make Paper Plants (Easy)

These plants are made from PAPER! I am so excited to share this tutorial with you today because these paper plants are so much fun to make! These would be great little hostess or teacher gifts. I love how bright and cheerful they look! Plus, they use recycled materials. These paper plants are such a […]

Hand Painted Thank You Cards

These hand painted thank you cards were so much fun to make! Making your own cards is a great way to foster gratitude and the perfect excuse for some crafty fun. My kids were so proud of how nicely their hand painted thank you cards turned out, and they cannot wait to mail them off […]

Valentine Crafts and Activities for Kids

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 […]

Cardboard Roll Craft: Truffula Tree Pencil Toppers

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 […]

DIY Cardboard Toy Gingerbread House

Do your kids enjoy decorating gingerbread houses? Do they wish they could build and decorate gingerbread houses all day long over and over? Do you have an empty cereal box on-hand?? Here’s a little DIY toy project to try! First, you will need to download and print out our free gingerbread house template. Each cereal […]

Outdoor Nature Discovery Lab

During a recent trip to the dollar store, Emily asked if we could spend an afternoon creating a “nature discovery lab”. I thought that was a great idea, and as it turns out, we were able to use a few inexpensive items from the dollar store to make our nature discovery lab even more educational […]

Weekend Art — Suminagashi for Kids

It is very rare that we feature a project here on Inner Child Fun that requires a trip to the art store, however this is the MOST requested project Emily has asked to do during Clara’s nap time. Suminagashi has kept Emily happily creating beautiful prints for hours!! Here are some tips for trying Suminagashi […]

Tiny Easter Baskets

Know what’s cuter than Easter baskets?? Teensy Tiny Easter Baskets filled with little chocolate eggs!!! I know, right??? SO cute!!!! To make your own, cut up an empty cardboard egg carton and invite the kiddos over to paint the cups, forming the “basket”! We used washable paint, and it worked quite well. Clara wanted to […]

Money Saving Tips for Teachers

I was invited to give a hands-on workshop for teachers at the Educator’s Networking Conference held at Cedar Crest College last weekend, and we had LOTS of fun!! The topic was Creative Money Saving Tips for the Classroom, and we were busy, busy, busy with all sorts of super-frugal classroom activities! I felt so lucky […]

Build a Flower Activity Set

Inspired by this post on Made by Joel, I thought Emily would enjoy a flower building toy of her own. There was just one small problem — I’m not skilled at woodworking…. yet! Though I have plans to explore that little hobby soon! But I didn’t let that stop me…. It’s basically a recycled cardboard […]

Cardboard Firetruck

Building toys from cardboard is SO much FUN!! With the help of our makedo kit, and a few recyclables we had on-hand, Emily and I built a fun firetruck!! I’m not sure why she wanted to wear safety goggles to put out fires..?? But she sure had lots of fun with this! It is basically […]

Top 10 Posts of 2010 — #8

We’re continuing with our countdown of the top 10 posts of 2010! Coming in at number 8…. Elevator Fun!! This happened to be one of my personal favorites because we had a blast playing with an egg carton stuck to the wall. So Simple, and so much fun! Enjoy! Wishing you and your family a […]

Creepy Crawly Placemats

Here’s a festive Halloween craft that toddlers or preschoolers could make! These creepy crawly placemats make fun gifts for family or friends. The best part is that this project uses common household items you probably already have on-hand!   Clara surprised her big sister with a creepy crawly placemat this afternoon! Here’s how to make […]