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5 Ways to Organize and Display Your Child’s Artwork

Guest Post by Heidi of Budget Wise Home When your child’s artwork starts overtaking the refrigerator, it’s time for a better display system. With so much artwork coming in every day, figuring out where to put it all can get… Continue Reading →

Get Your Hands Messy with Oobleck

Oobleck, the stuff kids dream about – getting messy. The name sounds fun, doesn’t it? I wrote earlier about Playdough, which is great, but Oobleck takes the cake. This substance is only made with 2 ingredients: water and cornstarch. Cornstarch… Continue Reading →

Get Outdoors This Spring With Spray Chalk

I’m a big proponent of getting kids outside to play. And messy play is more than okay with me too, just as long as it can be cleaned up which is why we love getting outdoors especially with Spray Chalk…. Continue Reading →

Sparkly Painted Butterfly Craft

It’s spring! Maybe your weather is still gray and dreary, but this sparkly painted butterfly craft will add some cheerful color to your day. The butterfly’s wings are created with an engaging mixed-media painting project, including a not-so-messy glitter technique and tissue paper… Continue Reading →

Washable Paint Frisbee Game

Hello, it’s Toni from Design Dazzle here today. Thank you to Make And Takes for letting me be a part of their fun summer ideas – Get Out And Play Summer Series! I enjoy sharing lots of fun kids ideas,… Continue Reading →

Woodland Art Project for Kids

This Woodland Art Project for Kids is a great way to get creative (and a little messy) with kids at home or in the classroom. Follow this step-by-step lesson that will walk you through using charcoal and masking tape to create… Continue Reading →

No-Carve Spider Web Pumpkins

Do you love the idea of decorating pumpkins for Halloween but hate the messy “guts” part? Maybe you are looking for something different from the traditional look? Do you want something that will last WAY beyond the Halloween season {and for… Continue Reading →

DIY Floral Crown Craft

Hi Make and Takes friends, this is Tonya from Create-Celebrate-Explore and I’m so happy to be here sharing a fun DIY floral crown project from my daughter for the Get Out and Play summer series. The sun is shining outside,… Continue Reading →

Homemade Window Paint for Kids

Hey friends! I’m Jamie of hands on : as we grow where I share tons of fun things to do with the kids (just for fun and learning as well)! I’m so excited to take part in Make & Take’s… Continue Reading →

50 Crafts and Activities to Explore Our 5 Senses

Our 5 senses are so important to our every day life. We use them all without even knowing it. Let’s help teach our kids more about these 5 senses of ours with these crafts and activities that are easy, fun, and educational!… Continue Reading →

Crafting With Kids: Salt “Glitter” Shape Garland

Glitter isn’t a supply I use often for my own crafts because it is so messy, and I definitely don’t get it out for crafting with my son! But I wanted to do a glitter type activity with him, and… Continue Reading →

10 Ways to Catch Sneaky Leprechauns

Leprechauns are sneaky little guys! Don’t let them get away when March 17th rolls around. I’ve rounded up 10 ways to catch a leprechaun. These traps are fool proof and will catch even the sneakiest leprechauns. The best part about… Continue Reading →

The Artful Parent Resource Book

I love a good kids craft book and I’m so excited about this one from Jean of The Artful Parent. I’ve been following her blog since I started blogging and her site is filled with so many fabulous ideas. It’s… Continue Reading →

Motivating Kids to Help With Chores

Last week, my husband asked me, “What are the hardest things about being a mom?”  No, he wasn’t trying to get some action.  Nor, did he just get some.  He was asked to speak in church on Mother’s Day, and… Continue Reading →

Earth Day Challenge Update + DecoArt Winners

I like to give a BIG thank you to all the people who participated in the DecoArt Earth Day Craft Challenge! It was so fun to see all the recycled crafts being created to celebrate Earth Day. If you want… Continue Reading →

Mini Tin Can Drums Earth Day Craft

I love a good challenge, especially a craft challenge! I love to see all the entries and what people are creating. So, happily I’ve joined forces with Steph of Modern Parents Messy Kids (MPMK) to bring you a craft challenge celebrating… Continue Reading →

St. Patrick’s Day Family Traditions

“What’s the next holiday coming up??” is the question I’m asked, without fail, the day after EVERY holiday.  My kids super-love holidays.  And, you’ve probably figured out by now, that I love traditions…SO, why not delve right into the next… Continue Reading →

Summer Camp for Kids: Salt Dough Beads

Summer Camp guest post by Cathy of Nurture Store. My daughter loves accessorising as much as she loves crafting and this project to make salt dough beads is the perfect combination of the two. The dough is super easy to… Continue Reading →

Summer Camp for Kids: God’s Eye

Summer Camp guest post by Steph of Modern Parent Messy Kids The God’s Eye is a quintessential summertime project.  Whenever I see one it sends me straight back to my childhood summers spent at Camp Roganunda crafting and exploring nature. … Continue Reading →

9 MORE Kid Craft Websites You’ve Got to Know

After posting last week about 9 Kid Craft Websites You’ve Got to Know, I couldn’t just leave the list to 9. So today I’m adding another 9 fabulous kid crafty sites, all worthy of exploring, discovering, playing, and creating! Check… Continue Reading →

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