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Glow Stick Tic-Tac-Toe

Warm summer evenings are calling for night games! How about a game of tic-tac-toe with glow sticks?! Glow Stick Tic-Tac-Toe would be perfect to play with neighbors and friends, or even on a family camping trip! Supplies for Glow Stick Tic-Tac-Toe: glow… Continue Reading →

15 DIY Water Toys to Make for Summer

It’s hot hot hot out there! It seems the only way to be outside these days is to do some sort of water activity! What is more fun than playing with water toys in the summer? I’ve rounded up 15… Continue Reading →

Making Straw Rockets with the New Tinkerlab Book

Summer is upon us and we’re just getting into the swing of things. To help us get a little more creative over the next several weeks, we’ll be diving into Rachelle Doorley’s new kid crafty book, Tinkerlab, a hands-on guide… Continue Reading →

Mini Berry American Flag Tarts

Can you believe that it’s practically July already!  I know there’s about a week and a half left in June, but I can’t believe that we’re already halfway through the year and that the first month of summer is over!… Continue Reading →

Crafting With Kids: Paper Tube People

This idea was inspired by the book Poupées Marionettes et Pantins by Ilse Strobl-Wohlschalger, a vintage craft book from 1968. These paper tube people are easy to make and are fun for small world play! My five year old really… Continue Reading →

Tin Can Toss Game + Free Printables

Guest post by Lauren of Blue Goose Boutique and LaurenMckinsey.com With July 4th just around the corner I thought that it would be fun to share with you one of my favorite outdoor games. The supplies needed for this game are… Continue Reading →

The Wonder Wheel of Color Book

I think summer calls for lots and lots of color! Kids can find that with this fun and bright new book, The Wonderful Colorful Wonder Wheel of Color! It’s filled with over 20 activities, worksheets, and games to get your kids… Continue Reading →

Soft and Gooey Loaded Smores Bars

Let’s talk about smores for a second. Do you love them as much as I do? Smores are probably 90% of the reason I go camping…is that bad? When I saw these soft and gooey loaded smores bars from Averie Cooks,… Continue Reading →

Strawberry Ice Cream with a Graham Cracker Crust

It’s that time of year when strawberries from the garden are just begging to be picked, frozen, and blended into a delicious dessert! We’re baking a homemade graham cracker crust and topping it with a homemade strawberry ice cream… Bam!… Continue Reading →

12 Super-Sunny Summer Solstice Crafts

This coming Saturday, June 21, marks the first day of summer here in the Northern Hemisphere. We’ve certainly been noticing the early sunrise and late sunset as we get closer to summer’s official start. My girls love any reason to… Continue Reading →

101 Kids Activities Book + Fizzing Sidewalk Paint

What would you say to having access to 101 kids activities? Yes, please! The amazing blogging duo of Holly Homer and Rachel Miller of Kids Activities Blog have just published their first book 101 Kids Activities! It’s available NOW for… Continue Reading →

Watercolor Flags for the 4th of July

If you’re celebrating the upcoming 4th of July holiday, get out the watercolors and create a fun decoration to give your holiday party a festive look. We’ve done these painted plates with rainbow colors, now we’re painting with red and blue to… Continue Reading →

Neon Summer Crochet Clutch With T-Shirt Yarn

Nothing says summer like a pop of neon! Whip up this crochet clutch in an afternoon with neon t-shirt yarn. This fun clutch gives you just the pop of color you need to make your summer accessorizing complete! Supplies for… Continue Reading →

Negative Shape Collages

Are your kids on summer break yet? I have yet another paper-scrap-busting project for you and your kids, perfect for a summer crafting session. For a twist on the good ol’ cut and glue paper collage, we’re leaving a shape… Continue Reading →

What to Pack for a Day at the Beach

Oh, the beach. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways! Do you feel the same? My husband and I recently spent a week at the beach in Hawaii, Maui to be exact, taking a second honeymoon. So very relaxing… Continue Reading →

Wise Craft Handmade Book

If there’s one blog I can remember reading as probably one of the first I ever laid eyes on years ago, it’s Wise Craft. Blair Stocker is the author of this amazingly authentic and creative blog, always creating art and… Continue Reading →

Super Fun Tie Dyed Rice Krispie Treats

School is out, and summer is here! These tie dyed rice krispie treats look like such a fun summer kid’s activity to do in the kitchen! They are so colorful and delicious looking! I can’t wait to try this activity with… Continue Reading →

Lazy Summer Lunch Ideas

This post could have been called ‘Encouraging Independence in the Kitchen’ or ‘Lunches Young Kids Can Make’, but let’s be honest – I am simply feeling lazy about fixing lunches now that summer vacation has hit our house! Here are… Continue Reading →

Crochet Sun Coasters for Summer Parties

Summer is upon us and those backyard parties are a comin’! Stitch up these fun Crochet Sun Coasters to add a little summer flare to your party. We’ve also made crochet watermelon coasters, those would be fun for summer sippin’ too! I… Continue Reading →

25 Chapter Books for Summer Reading

I have taken some of my favorite books and put them into this list for summer. Some of them are magic, some are adventure, all of them are books you will have fun with in the sun. These books are appropriate… Continue Reading →

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