building

It’s time for a super simple craft for the kids… Marshmallow Straw Structures! Not only is this a great activity for all, it can help develop math skills, problem solving, and small motor skills. And if you use straws that are bendable, it makes for even more fabulous creations! Supplies for Marshmallow Straw Structures: large marshmallows bendable straws […]

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We’re all about DIY at our house, so I’m thrilled to announce a brand new animated show for kids all about building, designing, and creating… DOOZERS! This is the first Hulu Original for kids! The CGI animated preschool series comes from The Jim Henson Company (Dinosaur Train, Sid the Science Kid) and DHX Media (Yo Gabba Gabba, […]

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We’ve recently been introduced to the fun inventive electronic kits by littleBits, a Make and Takes sponsor. Their kits come with small electronic pieces that fit together magnetically, making it super simple to build mini machines. Or even big machines. If you use their parts, add in some things from around the house like recycled […]

There have been some really great projects for boys submitted over at the M&T Spotlight. I’m happy to feature a few that were my favorite. *Next week, I’ll be showcasing all things Girl! So link up your girly-girl projects over at Spolight. Little Boy’s Workbench Boys Tie to T-shirt Applique Marshmallow Shooters Magnetic Bow Tie […]

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 Silly Drinking Straws. First flatten and pinch one end of the straw. Then it will […]

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