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Kids

Colorful Spiral Doodle Snakes and Snails

These colorful and bold doodle snakes and snail drawings start with a simple spiral, which is sectioned and filled with all kinds of interesting doodles. Then, bright watercolor paints are added to bring them to life! When my girls and I sit down… Continue Reading →

13 Mischievous Garden Gnomes Ready to Craft

Garden gnomes make the perfect whimsical addition to any garden. The classic garden gnomes have a red pointy hat with a mischievous look in their eye! Today we are crafting all things garden gnomes! Jump into a world of make-believe with… Continue Reading →

STEAM Activity for Kids: Temperatures Around the House

My three-year-old son loves working with real tools – things like rakes, salad spinners, magnifying glasses, and mixers. As preschoolers, my girls would measure everything in the house with tape measures and weigh all their stuffed animals on the kitchen scale…. Continue Reading →

Hand-Painted Shopping Bags For Mom

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. If you are making Mother’s Day gifts with your kids, or are looking for an easy craft that older siblings or dad’s can do with the kids along with hand-made cards and flowers,… Continue Reading →

Garden Pinwheel Craft for Kids from Recycled Artwork

This easy garden pinwheel craft for kids is a perfect way to personalize your garden space and use up some of that old artwork you have laying around. We love simple ways to dress up our garden, like these fairy garden… Continue Reading →

13 Family Garden Crafts You’ll Love to Make

It’s time to get your garden ready for spring and summer! If you don’t have a garden in your yard, let these family garden crafts inspire you to plant your own. Here’s an idea- put gardening on your summer bucket list! These… Continue Reading →

Kid-Made Jewelry Dish Gift for Mother’s Day

Looking for a creative gift for Mother’s Day that kids can make for mom or grandma? This easy jewelry dish is a perfect kid-made Mother’s Day gift that kids can easily make and personalize. It only takes some air dry clay, you can… Continue Reading →

15 Simple Keepsake Fingerprint Crafts

If your child loved finger paints as a toddler, they’re bound to love these fingerprint crafts too. There are so many fun things that can be created with a fingerprint! And each of these projects make for the perfect keepsake… Continue Reading →

Keep Kids Learning All Summer Long

We’ve partnered with Workman Publishing for a fun summer giveaway! All you parents of school-age children are going to love these SUMMER BRAIN QUEST workbooks. They are all about bridging the gap for kids learning between summer months and the next school… Continue Reading →

15 Colorful Plastic Easter Egg Crafts

Now that spring is officially in the air, it’s time to start making Easter egg crafts. I love using plastic Easter eggs to create colorful and festive kids crafts. You can find so many different colored Easter eggs in the… Continue Reading →

15 Clothespin Crafts Your Little Ones Will Love to Make

Clothespins are such a great addition to any crafting closet! They’re a great way to add dimension to almost any project. From fun to functional, clothespin crafts possibilities are endless! 15 Clothespin Crafts for Kids 1. Cupcake Liner Butterflies: Turn a… Continue Reading →

DIY Watercolor Bookmarks to Make With Your Tween

We love making handmade bookmarks for our collection of books! Not only are they fun to craft, but they can be used again and again with all the books in our little library. Today, we’re making DIY watercolor bookmarks with words inspired… Continue Reading →

Create a Planet Art Project

We were fascinated by NASA’s recent report of seven Earth-sized exoplanets in the TRAPPIST-1 system. Science is amazing! With all that talk about planets, we decided to design our own unique planets using just markers and water for a planet art project!… Continue Reading →

Kids in the Kitchen: Tortilla Pinwheel Flower

As soon as March hits, I’m dreaming of spring – warmer days, green grass, and flowers! This tortilla pinwheel flower is so easy to make – no special culinary superpowers required! Toddlers and preschoolers can help you prepare this for… Continue Reading →

Drawing with Kids: Illustrated Names

A couple times a month, my 12 and 14-year-old daughters join me for some art journaling. It’s a great opportunity to sit and chat over a simple, personal art project. Elementary-age kids through adults can enjoy creating these unique illustrated names. The… Continue Reading →

Toy Car Balloon Racers

Bring a little science fun into your playtime! You can explore forces and motion with a these balloon-powered toy cars. With just a few basic supplies, create your own speedy balloon racers. Can your car win the race? Toy Car Balloon… Continue Reading →

The Powerpuff Girls Craft Stick Puppets

This post is in partnership with Hulu. Oh ya, The Powerpuff Girls are here with a power-packed-punch of excitement exclusively on Hulu! Blossom, Buttercup, and Bubbles are ready to “save the world before bedtime”! Hulu is now the only place to stream… Continue Reading →

LEGO Batman Finger Puppet Printable

Are you as excited as we are to see The LEGO Batman Movie?! We’ve been watching the trailers and it looks so funny, perfect for the adults as much as the kids. We’re partnering with Warner Bros. Pictures and The LEGO Batman… Continue Reading →

15 Origami Paper Crafts for Kids to Create

Origami is such a fun crafting option for kids! It provides great fine motor skill practice, and it’s so exciting to see the creation appear! Check out each of these 15 origami paper crafts to create. 15 Origami Paper Crafts… Continue Reading →

Bouquet of Hearts Card for Valentine’s Day

For holidays and birthdays, homemade cards are my favorite! With just a stack of colored paper, markers, and glue, my kids and are making an adorable bouquet of hearts card for Valentine’s Day. We will make some to share with friends… Continue Reading →

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