Crafts & Activities

DIY Emoji Backpack: Potato Print Craft

DIY Emoji Backpack: Potato Print Craft

Looking for the perfect summer accessory for any outfit or adventure? Check out this plain drawstring bag we turned into a fun, adorable, and functional tote for kids! Follow these easy step-by-step instructions below to design a DIY emoji backpack using a potato (yep, you read that right!). I bought these canvas drawstring totes for about $4 each, but you can make this DIY emoji backpack using any ...

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Summer Journal for Kids

Summer Journal for Kids

Summer break is almost here so I want to put together this guide to one of our newer traditions: a summer journal. Throughout the next few months, their journals will become a combination of memory keeping and creative writing. Journaling an engaging way to keep writing and phonics skills sharp for the fall's inevitable return to school. It is always fun to look back on the previous year ...

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Easy Homemade Playdough: The Best Playdough Recipe

Easy Homemade Playdough: The Best Playdough Recipe

Homemade playdough is a playtime and learning essential in our house; it is SO easy to make and the activities are endless! Keep it  fun and interesting by modifying the recipe to fit the season, an upcoming holiday, or activity. Today I’m sharing my all-time favorite simple playdough recipe and some of my kids’ favorite activities. One of the greatest benefits of playdough for kids is that just by ...

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Decorate Easter Cookies with Edible Paint

Decorate Easter Cookies with Edible Paint

Easter Egg Cookies Are you looking for a unique Easter treat or activity? You are in luck because today I'm sharing an easy recipe for edible paint that will accomplish both! This is SUCH a fun way to get the kids involved in creatively decorating yummy Easter cookies. Check out more Easter ideas here! You will need egg shaped sugar cookies; bake your favorite recipe or use store-bought to ...

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Easter Peeps Edible Play Dough

Easter Peeps Edible Play Dough

It is an age-old debate: Peeps or no Peeps? Whatever your feelings about the classic Easter treat, did you know you can make edible play dough with marshmallow Peeps?? 🤯 It is a perfect hands-on Easter activity for kids! And the colors are just perfect! Your kids will love to help make this edible play dough using cute bunny and chick Easter Peeps! I'm not going to lie ...

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Play Dough Kits: Apple Pie Scented Play Dough for Fall

Play Dough Kits: Apple Pie Scented Play Dough for Fall

Make a fresh batch of apple pie play dough and put together fall homemade play dough kits for tabletop fun all season long! One of our favorite fall activities is apple picking at our local orchard. While we wait for our favorite varieties to be ready, I made these apple pie play dough kits for the kids to pretend bake their own apple pies - and, ...

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DIY Sidewalk Chalk Paint

DIY Sidewalk Chalk Paint

Sidewalk chalk will forever be an outside must-have for my kids from the first sign of spring until the driveway is covered in snow! Every spring starts with one of those giant, million-count boxes of crisp and clean new chalk. They always gravitate towards our colorful bucket of sidewalk chalk whenever we are spending time outside and I end up refilling it many times throughout the summer! Here's ...

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Homemade Bird Feeder

Homemade Bird Feeder

A homemade bird feeder is an easy activity to make with little nature lovers that they will enjoy far beyond craft time! As the weather starts cooling down in the fall and trees start to lose their leaves, we love taking care of our backyard bird friends. This five minute craft is a resourceful way to reuse cardboard tube to create a DIY bird feeder. Some seed choices ...

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Easy Science Experiments for Kids: 5 STEM Activities to Do at Home!

Easy Science Experiments for Kids: 5 STEM Activities to Do at Home!

Incorporate STEM activities for kids into their day by putting together a simple experiment like one of these! Many items can be found right in your own pantry. These hands-on, engaging, and easy science experiments for kids are a fun way to learn scientific concepts through play. Take a look below and save these 5 favorite easy science experiments that kids can do at home. How To Make Slime Check ...

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Halloween Slime Recipe

Halloween Slime Recipe

Make your own spooky spider Halloween slime with your kids this fall. Slime only requires a few ingredients and provides hours of playtime fun! This fun ooey-gooey concoction is perfect for brewing up some October sensory play together. Take a look at the video, grab the ingredients, and try out the recipe below! Save or Pin the graphic below to save the recipe for later! https://www.tiktok.com/@jess_grant/video/6878811897064459526?lang=en&is_copy_url=0&is_from_webapp=v1&sender_device=pc&sender_web_id=6946947231560861189 I love to make slime ...

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Fall Sensory Bin

Fall Sensory Bin

A simple fall sensory bin inspired by the beautiful colors of the season. My kids could spend every crisp fall day on nature walks, collecting and exploring leaves and acorns. I put together this fall sensory bin for when the weather is not quite as cooperative and keeps us indoors. My kids of all ages play in sensory bins as they develop their own way to learn. ...

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Every Slime Recipe You’ll Ever Need

Every Slime Recipe You’ll Ever Need

Are you wondering how to make slime? Slime only requires a few ingredients and provides hours of playtime fun! Hit save now because this is the only slime recipe guide you'll ever need! Slime is soaring in popularity; from preschoolers to high schoolers, kids of all ages love slime! While you can purchase the ooey-gooey concoction in many stores, it can also be made at home by following ...

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