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Kids Crafts

7 Unique Painting Tools for Kids

We have a good-sized stash of paint brushes, but my girls love the novelty of painting with various gadgets and objects from around the house. Whether we’re raiding the office supplies or the kitchen drawers, there are always interesting items… Continue Reading →

Paper Tube Apple Stamps for Fall

You know us and paper tubes, they are one of my favorite recycled craft supplies. We’ve stamped with them before and our snowman prints and heart shapes. Today we’re making a few fun apple stamps for fall. And I bet… Continue Reading →

All About Me Wordle for Kids

Have you ever played with Wordle? It is a fun way to create an interesting graphic or word cloud using text of your choice. I didn’t have much experience with Wordle until recently, and now my girls and I are… Continue Reading →

I Spy Egg Carton Glasses

How fun are these egg carton glasses from Amanda over at Crafts by Amanda? I spotted them over at the M&T Spotlight and couldn’t resist sharing them here. I love the crazy colors and patterns. These are definitely the perfect… Continue Reading →

Kids in the Craft Room: Duct Tape Bracelets Video

Here is another installment of Kids in the Craft Room, my kid crafty video series. We created these fun duct tape bracelets a couple of weeks ago, but I thought it would be fun to show you the how-to video… Continue Reading →

Rainbow Birthday Party Ideas

Over the summer, my youngest daughter turned 4. For her birthday party, as I do with each of my kids, I let her choose a fun theme for their birthday.  This year she chose Rainbows! It’s the perfect theme for… Continue Reading →

When Dinosaurs Came With Everything with Mama Smiles

Storybook Summer post by MaryAnne of Mama Smiles The book When Dinosaurs Came With Everything by Elise Broach is a long-time favorite in our house, so I wasn’t surprised when six-year-old Emma picked it when I asked her to choose a book… Continue Reading →

Coloring Fun with Black and White Photos

My girls have been shutterbugs this summer, taking photo after photo of flowers in the yard, dressed-up stuffed animals, and each other. Yay for digital photos! We wanted to do a project with some of our summer photos, so I… Continue Reading →

Engage in Crafts with BabbaBox Kits + Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered. Congrats to #99 Ellen. We’ll contact you for details! I’m so happy to introduce you to BabbaBox, an M&T sponsor, which is a monthly subscription box that comes directly to… Continue Reading →

Miss Hunnicutt’s Hat with Impress Your Kids

Storybook Summer post by Amanda of Impress Your Kids A few years ago one of my best friends (a teacher) gave me Miss Hunnicutt’s Hat by Jeff Brumbeau for a birthday gift. Now, why would an adult (even a teacher!)… Continue Reading →

Bagels from Benny with Mommy and Me Bookclub

Storybook Summer post by Danielle of Mommy and Me Book Club Our family leaves the library with 5 large tote bags filled to the brim on a weekly basis. We enjoy most of the books we read, but sometimes, one book… Continue Reading →

The Book Bear Wants More with Inspiration Laboratories

Storybook Summer post by Trisha of Inspiration Laboratories My son loves any of the Bear books by Karma Wilson. I think his favorite has to be Bear Wants More. He walks around quoting that one more than any of the others. All… Continue Reading →

Decorated Composition Notebooks for Back to School

It’s August and that means it’s time to start thinking about back to school supplies. As your elementary aged children get older, one of the things you’ll see on their supply lists are composition notebooks. You can get them just… Continue Reading →

The Wind in the Willows with Kitchen Counter Chronicles

Storybook Summer post by Jen of Kitchen Counter Chronicles At the beginning of the summer my girls and I selected a few books that we would read as a group. Most afternoons we gather around, inside or out, and I read… Continue Reading →

Painting with Olivia and Creekside Learning

Storybook Summer post by Julie of Creekside Learning The original book, Olivia, details Olivia’s favorite activities, including deciding what to wear, building sandcastles of famous buildings, gazing at fine works of art at a museum and refusing to nap. Olivia… Continue Reading →

Making Cute Bracelets and Wands with Scotch Duct Tape

I can’t tell you how fun it was to get a package from Scotch Duct Tape showcasing all their new colors and patterns. Even cute little mini tapes for smaller projects. I love it. Duct tape is so versitile and… Continue Reading →

Competing in the Olympig! with Toddler Approved

Storybook Summer post by Kristina of Toddler Approved Hi there, I’m Kristina from Toddler Approved! I am so excited to share one of our new favorite Olympic books with you today along with a simple catapult activity that has provided hours… Continue Reading →

Pete the Cat Math with Ready Set Read

Storybook Summer post by Jackie of Ready Set Read Pete the Cat became a famous cool cat in the book, “Pete the Cat: I love my White Shoes” and the follow-up hit, “Pete the Cat: Rocking in my School Shoes” both… Continue Reading →

Babble Round Up: Olympic Games, Reading, Beach Trips and NYC

Here’s a few things I’ve been up to over at my Babble column, Take it From Marie, as well as the New Home Ec channel where I contribute. Happy Saturday! Summer Olympic Games for Kids: The Olympics are upon us. Time… Continue Reading →

DIY ‘I Spy’ Photo Books + 12 Quiet Time Activities

I’m not sure if I should be disappointed or proud of myself.  A couple weeks ago, I gave up.  After years and years of trying to keep my playroom buckets organized, I called it quits.  There used to be a… Continue Reading →

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