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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 →

Make Outdoor Art with Water Guns

Get Out and Play Summer Series Guest Post by Sarah of Our Daily Craft My daughter and I like doing art in all kinds of ways, and in the summer we want to be outside as much as we can,… Continue Reading →

10 Awesomely Fun Sidewalk Chalk Activities

HEY! I’m Kimbo from a girl and a glue gun here on Make and Takes today for the Get Out and Play Summer Series! We have probably every color of sidewalk chalk–and when my kids say they are bored I say, “go… Continue Reading →

Upset the Farm Animal Game

I’m Jamie from The Crafting Chicks and it’s great to be here on Make and Takes today for the Get Out and Play Summer Series! We love Marie and are inspired by her everyday. Excited to share a fun family game… Continue Reading →

How-to Container Garden

Get Out and Play Summer Series Guest Post by McKenzie of Girl Loves Glam Three summers ago, our family moved from our very first home that we owned. We had planted a tiny garden with our daughter and had harvested… Continue Reading →

Outdoor Summer Bucket List Printable

Yes, summer is here!! It’s time to get outdoors and enjoy the sun. All summer long we’ll be sharing all sorts of fabulous ways to enjoy the season with creative ideas, fun freebies, and guest bloggers for our Get Out and Play summer… Continue Reading →

Creative Kids Cooking Challenge

For kids, helping in the kitchen builds confidence and encourages independence, plus it’s a valuable contribution to the family. Not only do I want my kids to learn cooking and safety skills, I want them to enjoy creating and experimenting… Continue Reading →

Fall in Love with Simple Parent Hacks

This is one of those books you didn’t know you needed! My good friend Asha Dornfest of the blog Parent Hacks has turned her amazing parent hacks into a book. I mean even the first hack on the cover is… Continue Reading →

5 DIY Ways to Store Your Snacks on the Go

Most times when we’re needing a little snack, we’re out and about. Either at a soccer game, dance lesson, or running errands, we seems to always be on the go. I like to have a few snacks on hand while… Continue Reading →

Smartphone Clothes Shopping Made Easy with Totspot

I’m happy to be partnering with the Totspot App, a mobile shopping app, to share more about how you can buy and sell clothes – helping each other and our planet! Not only are you able to save money shopping for… Continue Reading →

Backyard Movie Night with S’mores Popcorn

For family movie night, we were excited to see some all-new antics from Boog and Elliot in OPEN SEASON: SCARED SILLY. What better way to hang-out with this silly group of forest friends than to take our movie night to… Continue Reading →

The Anything Sticker Chart – Free Printable!

Need a sticker chart for practicing piano? Potty-training? Dog walking? Swim practice? Running 3 laps? Violin? Flute? Tuba? Brushing Teeth? You name it, this chart is what you’re looking for. It’s The “Anything” Sticker Chart. This printable is a PowerPoint… Continue Reading →

11 Ways to Get Goofy at Disney Parks

There are just too many great things to do on a Disney trip, you don’t want to miss a thing. Over the years we’ve shared a Disney paper chain countdown to get excited before you go, 10 tips for family-friendly travel,… Continue Reading →

Whole Wheat Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut Muffins

My daughters had a hard time narrowing it down, but they chose these cinnamon sugar doughnut muffins as their favorite homemade muffin. Pretty high praise from some serious muffin-connoisseurs! These muffins are soft and just sweet enough, with a taste… Continue Reading →

Kid-Friendly New Year’s Eve Countdown

Every year our kids think they want to stay up until midnight to celebrate New Years, but it just never happens. They get tired and cranky around 9-10 at night, making it a real chore to try to stay up. So I… Continue Reading →

Happy Holidays from Seattle

When we first moved to Seattle 4 years ago, I had the idea to put together a holiday card with umbrellas, cuz you know… Seattle (psst, it rains in Seattle ;) Now finally this fun and silly idea has come… Continue Reading →

Christmas Picture Puzzles – Interactive PDF

Do you like riddles and picture puzzles? Here is a little something to do while you’re snuggled by the fire waiting for those chestnuts to roast. This Christmas Picture Puzzle pdf is meant to be viewed on your screen: computer, tablet, or… Continue Reading →

DIY Electro Dough Kit for Tons of Fun

It’s time to get a little goofy with dough, all while learning about technology! The DIY Electro Dough Kit comes with everything you need to get creative – you just need the dough. You can make your own with our 3 ingredient… Continue Reading →

2016 Word Art Printable for Kids

In keeping with our annual family tradition, my girls and I have been spending some time jotting down wishes and plans for the new year. This year, we are recording our ideas on a 2016 printable that we can fill… Continue Reading →

24 Creative Elf on the Shelf Ideas

It’s that time of year again! Time to get out your Elf on the Shelf and start the tradition. If you’re running out of ideas with where and how to place the Elf each day, I’ve rounded up 24 super… Continue Reading →

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