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Kids Crafts

Rumblin’ Rainsticks

Rainsticks are one of my favorite musical toys. My sister has a really large wooden rainstick they got in Mexico. It’s super big and the sound of rain seems to go on forever. I have wanted to make one for… Continue Reading →

WOW Card Trick for MOM

Here’s a fun card for Mom at Mother’s Day. It can be made for grandma or any other mom in your life. It’s also a great activity for students to do in class, to take home to their Moms! Fold… Continue Reading →

Design Mom Week in Review

I had such a great week posting as a Guest Mom over at Design Mom. She is lovely and a very gracious host. I had fun writing about kids crafts, why to craft with kids, and how to make crafting… Continue Reading →

Floating Sponge Boats

Once the sun shines down long enough to warm our faces, my kids want to play in the water. So here we are floating our sponge boats in the backyard water table. Supplies for Sponge Boats: scrub sponges – I… Continue Reading →

Earth Day Recycled Art

To celebrate Earth Day tomorrow, we are creating Recycled Art. With a few other craft supplies, we turned our garbage into art. Who wouldn’t love a bunch of tulips that will never wilt? Supplies for Egg Carton Art: egg cartons,… Continue Reading →

Ice Cube Tub Time

Cold ice mixed with hot water makes for fun in the tub. I just ran across this tub time activity from Rookie Moms that will have your kids begging for a bath twice a day (is that good or bad?)…. Continue Reading →

Dance Around with Ribbon Rings

When the music is playing, it’s more fun to dance with something in your hand to wave or spin around. We made these easy Ribbon Rings that are helping us whirl and twirl. Supplies: plastic shower curtain rings, ribbon –… Continue Reading →

Tips for Taping with Paper

Teaching Kindergarten brought on a lot of papered projects, with lots and lots of tape. When it was time to take down the children’s paper decorations, I had a terrible time removing the tape from off the back of the… Continue Reading →

Silly Long Straws & Straw Wands

My kids have been loving straws. They want straws for everything. We went a little straw crazy this last time, seeing how long we could make them and still get a drink of water. Here is how we made our… Continue Reading →

Our Easter Grass is Growing Like a Weed

Grass really does grow like a weed. After about 4-5 days, the Easter Grass we planted almost 2 weeks ago was starting to grow fast! We watched it everyday, watering it and giving it some love. Here are the results! It’s… Continue Reading →

Easter Art Glittered with Crushed Egg Shells

This activity came from my 3rd grade teacher, Mrs. Floor. I remember making one of these fun Easter pictures in my class back in the day. I loved my little lamb that was glittered with crushed egg shells. It’s fun… Continue Reading →

Growing Easter Grass in Egg Carton Baskets

To get ready for Easter, we’re recycling egg cartons into fun little baskets. Grass seed grows pretty fast, but I am starting 3 weeks early, in hopes to enjoy it a little before Easter is over. Supplies for Growing Easter… Continue Reading →

Make Paper Leprechaun Ears

These fun paper ears transform your little ones into Little Leprechauns. Although, I told my son he is only allowed to be as mischievous as a leprechaun when he wears these ears! To make these ears, draw the same shape… Continue Reading →

Heart Pencil Topper

I was inspired for this pencil topper idea by Melissa from Day to Day. With Valentines coming up, I wanted to do something for my son’s preschool that was fun and handmade. So instead of making those fun house and… Continue Reading →

Heart Healthy Exercise Game

At Valentines there is a lot of “heart” talk, so I thought it would be fun to come up with an exercise game to keep our hearts healthy. Throw the bean bag onto the board to see what exercise to… Continue Reading →

Heart Shaped Animals

It is amazing what kinds of creations look like hearts. This is a fun activity to do with your kids that will help decorate your house for Valentines. You will need to cut out A LOT of hearts. All colors… Continue Reading →

Cornstarch Packing Pals

What is this cornstarch stuff, you ask? They are biodegradable packing peanuts made out of cornstarch, great for the environment. My kids just went to our local library and did a fun project there that used these cornstarch packing peanuts… Continue Reading →

Picnic on the Green

We love to get out a blanket, make a yummy lunch, and eat out on the grass. Well, we are having a hard time finding the green grass in our backyard these days, so we settled for the green carpet… Continue Reading →

100 Winter Kids Craft Ideas

January can be a hard month to get through. We’re just getting past all the December holiday excitement and the month tends to drag on. The snow is still icy, the weather is cold, and the skies are gray. Well, let’s… Continue Reading →

More Playdough Fun

We made playdough! I love to make playdough. It is super soft and last quite a while stored in the fridge. I did a previous post last February with THE best Playdough Recipe. That post also tells how to make… Continue Reading →

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