Mini Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

by Amy July 7, 2014
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I admit it – we’ve been indulging in some delicious treats so far this summer. Strawberry shortcake, a marshmallow roast and s’mores bar, and now these tasty cookie and ice cream morsels. My girls were quite smitten with these cute and yummy mini cookie ice cream sandwiches. Cookies and ice cream are a delicious combination! […]

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Sticky Note Window Pictures

by Marie July 4, 2014
Making Hearts out of Sticky Notes on Windows

Whether you need an activity to keep the kids busy indoors or you’re traveling on a family road trip, these Sticky Note Window Pictures are a hit! They can be easily created using any window and make for some fun and inventive creations! And the best part… mess free! Supplies for Sticky Note Window Pictures: sticky […]

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DIY Kid-Friendly Flamingo Pillow Knitting Project

by Rachel July 3, 2014
DIY Flamingo Pillow

How lovely would this DIY flamingo pillow look on a couch or chair in your home? It’s the perfect knitting project to introduce your kids to working with yarn! Natalie Kramer from Handmade Charlotte gives us the step-by-step tutorial for this adorable home project. This is definitely going on my craft to-do list for the summer! […]

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Cream Cheese Carrot Cake Trifle

by Rachel July 1, 2014
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I found the most delicious looking dessert! My mouth is watering just looking at this cream cheese carrot cake trifle from Tastes of Lizzy T! This tasty trifle is simple to make and is perfect for feeding a lot of people! You could even layer this in little mason jars for everyone to have their […]

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Road Trip Scavenger Hunt Printable

by Marie June 30, 2014
Road Trip Scavenger Hunt Printable for Kids

With summer upon us, it’s time for family road trips! Whether you’re visiting family or friends, maybe Mickey and Goofy or just headed to the beach, I’ve got a fantastic Road Trip Scavenger Hunt Printable for the kids! Once again I asked the amazing illustrator Juliann Law to whip up this fabulous Road Trip Scavenger […]

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Glow Stick Tic-Tac-Toe

by Marie June 27, 2014
How to Play 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 sticks (with connectors) in all colors clear tape – optional To make the board: With […]

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15 DIY Water Toys to Make for Summer

by Rachel June 26, 2014
15 DIY Water Toys for Kids 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 DIY water toys to keep you and your family having fun and keeping cool this […]

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Making Straw Rockets with the New Tinkerlab Book

by Marie June 26, 2014
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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 for little inventors! There are 55 different activities and crafts to do with your kids, […]

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Mini Berry American Flag Tarts

by Nina June 25, 2014
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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!  I feel like summer’s only been here for a quick moment, and while I know […]

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Say Hello to Summer Giveaway

by Marie June 24, 2014
Say Hello Summer Giveaway

It’s time to Say Hello to Summer! We are giving away a Cedar Play Set PLUS other amazing prizes! Read below to find out how to EASILY enter for your chance to WIN! Hello Summer Giveaway! Win a Cedar Play set and MORE! Thanks to all the sites who donated to make this giveaway happen, helping summer […]

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Crafting With Kids: Paper Tube People

by Francine June 24, 2014
Paper Tube People by Francine Clouden for Make and Takes-24

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 enjoyed crafting these up with me, and he managed all the steps by himself. Supplies […]

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Tin Can Toss Game + Free Printables

by Marie June 23, 2014
Tin Can Toss Game to Play with Kids

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 simple and more than likely lying around your home. This game, tin can toss, is […]

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The Wonder Wheel of Color Book

by Marie June 20, 2014
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 crafting in all kinds of colors. The Wonderful Colorful Wonder Wheel of Color shows you […]

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Soft and Gooey Loaded Smores Bars

by Rachel June 19, 2014
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, I ran to my cupboards to see if I had all of the ingredients to […]

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Strawberry Ice Cream with a Graham Cracker Crust + Blendtec Blender Giveaway

by Marie June 18, 2014
Strawberry Ice Cream with Homemade 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! Just like that, summer is here! I’m partnering with Blendtec for today’s recipe. They sent me […]

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Check Out the Craft Test Dummies Blog

by Rachel June 17, 2014
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Meet Jenny Rohrs of Craft Test Dummies! She is a wife, mom, social media consultant, and one creative craftista! Craft Test Dummies is all about giving it’s readers the low down on new craft products, the best crafters and websites, and the tried and true techniques for crafting. Craft Test Dummies gives really helpful and […]

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12 Super-Sunny Summer Solstice Crafts

by Amy June 16, 2014
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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 celebrate, so we love to pay our tribute to the sun with a day of […]

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101 Kids Activities Book + Fizzing Sidewalk Paint

by Marie June 12, 2014
101 Kids Activities Book

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 purchase! These moms know how to get crafty with their kids, they share so many […]

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Watercolor Flags for the 4th of July

by Marie June 11, 2014
Watercolor Paper Plates with an American Flag 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 craft a fun American Flag! These plates are the perfect craft for a kids table or even […]

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Neon Summer Crochet Clutch With T-Shirt Yarn

by Francine June 10, 2014
Neon Crochet Summer Clutch from T-shirt Yarn by Francine Clouden for Make & Takes-21

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 a Summer Crochet Clutch: T-shirt yarn in two colors – make your own or these are […]

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