crafts for kids

Just Us Girls Craft Book

by Marie on April 3, 2014

Looking for a fun craft book for a fun girly weekend? Actually, most of the boys would love these crafts too. The brand new darling craft book, Just Us Girls, is just what you need. There are 48 art and crafts projects perfect for exploring your creativity together! You know me and my kids… we […]

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I love craft projects that can be carried off and used for playtime, and puppets are the perfect craft for sparking some creative pretend play. We had great fun making these super-simple and adorable puppets using envelopes and other supplies we found around the house. Start by sealing your envelope and cutting it in half. […]

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Leprechauns are sneaky little guys! I’ve rounded up 10 ways to catch a leprechaun. Get your kids involved in the catching for some St. Patrick’s Day fun! 1. Rainbow Leprechaun Trap: This rainbow trap from Playing with Words 365 is the perfect way to entice that little leprechaun! 2. Leprechaun Trap Cake: Bake up this green […]

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What would the world of children’s books be like if it wasn’t for Dr. Seuss? We are celebrating his 110th birthday coming up on March 2nd. Can you believe it? When I was little, I had One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish memorized from cover to cover! Here are 9 creative ways to […]

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We’re huge Dr. Seuss fans in this house – aren’t you? We love the over-the-top, zany worlds and characters that fill the pages of his books. Since Dr. Seuss’s birthday is coming up on March 2, we decided to turn ourselves into silly Seuss-inspired characters by making our own crazy paper hats. These wild hats […]

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Lovebird Paper Garland

by Amy on January 20, 2014

Our house was looking a little drab after putting the Christmas decorations away, and my girls wanted to make things more festive by decorating for Valentine’s Day. Homemade decorations to the rescue! We started with this cute and super-easy lovebird paper garland to hang across our mantle. This would be a great after-school craft to […]

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Thankful Wind Spinners

by Amy on November 18, 2013

While we try to practice gratitude year-round, it’s always nice to give it some extra focus around Thanksgiving time. I love for my girls to record a list in some way of all the things they are thankful for. It’s so fun to look back at their lists from year to year. We’ve done thankful […]

We don’t usually give big gifts for Father’s Day, but we do like to celebrate Dad with a day of relaxation and yummy goodies. This year, Dad will get to spin for special treats throughout the day with our homemade Father’s Day spinner card. My girls are so excited to give this to their Dad […]

Help your little super hero get ready to save the world with this DIY Captain America shield tutorial from Tales Of The Scotts I found at the M&T Spotlight. More Kid’s Crafts Here: Silly Shape Drawing Game Marshmallows and Toothpicks Scrap Busting Friendship Trees *Submit your post to the M&T Spotlight for a chance to be featured […]

Colorful Stained Glass Kites

by Amy on March 11, 2013

How’s the weather in your part of the world right now? We are definitely seeing some signs of spring here in California (including sniffly noses and itchy eyes). My girls are on watch for a windy day perfect for kite-flying. Until then, we have some colorful tissue paper stained glass kites decorating our windows. This […]

I spotted these scary cute felt monsters from Just Short of Crazy at the Make and Takes Spotlight and think they’d make the perfect project for your budding sewer! More fun with sewing: Simple fabric bookmark Toddler approved stuffed football Bed sheet into shower curtain! *want to be featured on Make and Takes? Submit your […]

Going a little stir-crazy stuck inside with the kids? Break out the pool noodles and make this super awesome marble run from Inner Child Fun I spotted via the Make and Takes Spotlight! More great activities with the kids: Edible Playdough DIY I Spy Photobooks Photo Scavenger Hunts

Have the winter wiggles set in for your kids yet? Give this melted crayon art project from Play Based Learning I spotted over at the M&T Spotlight. Looks like an easy afternoon of fun to me! Other fabulous creative projects for kids to beat the winter blues: Story time with salt dough Simple sewing drawstring […]

Got a bunch of old keys hanging around? I spotted a great way to use them up over at the M&T Spotlight by recycling them into snowman ornaments from Crafty Amanda, so cute and a great way to get your kiddos in on the fun! More fun winter crafts for kids: Make Your Own Snowboarding […]

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