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Playdough Volcano Kids Science Activity

Playdough Volcano Kids Science Activity

Introduce kids to easy chemistry by making play dough volcanoes. Mix white vinegar with food coloring, and pour it onto baking soda to create a volcano-inspired chemical reaction!

Heart Borax Crystals Kids Science Activity

Heart Borax Crystals Kids Science Activity

Try this fun and easy Valentine’s Day-themed science activity! These heart borax crystals quickly grow in just a few hours! Kids will be amazed to see the chemical reaction caused by mixing borax and water, which creates sparkling crystals. Katie WallaceHi, I’m Katie! I live […]

Pretend Gingerbread Cookie Play Dough

Pretend Gingerbread Cookie Play Dough

Looking for a creative kids activity to make a quiet afternoon more fun? This pretend gingerbread cookie play dough recipe is easy to make. It uses my go-to favorite play dough recipe, and with a creative twist that allows kids to cut out realistic looking play cookies! We used beads for sprinkles and cut out felt shapes for pretend icing. Making pretend cookies is a fun way for kids to be creative and practice their motor skills.

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Hot Air Balloon Suncatchers Kids Craft

Hot Air Balloon Suncatchers Kids Craft

Add beautiful color to your windows with these DIY hot air balloon suncatchers! Kids can practice their scissor skills, pick out their favorite tissue paper colors, and create their own balloon designs.

Colorful Borax Crystals Kids Science Activity

Colorful Borax Crystals Kids Science Activity

Did you know you can make your own crystals using water and borax? One week for science, my kids learned how to do this awesome chemistry experiment!

Easy & Delicious Homemade Dark Chocolate Truffles

Easy & Delicious Homemade Dark Chocolate Truffles

Perfect for any special occasion, these delicious chocolate truffles taste just like expensive store bought treats and they’re very easy to make. Learn how to quickly make my budget-friendly homemade dark chocolate truffles using baking chocolate, chocolate chips and heavy cream. Alternatively, you could use gourmet Lindt and Ghirardelli chocolate to take these truffles to the next level. Either way, you will delight your friends and family with these homemade chocolate truffles.
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Easy DIY Pomegranate Gummy Snacks

Easy DIY Pomegranate Gummy Snacks

Did you know you can easily make your own homemade gummy bears? Learn how to make DIY gummy snacks by following our simple tutorial.

Easy DIY Sparkle Lip Gloss

Easy DIY Sparkle Lip Gloss

DIY lip gloss is fun to make and even more fun to use! Learn how to make moisturizing lip gloss using beeswax, shea butter and coconut oil. Once you’ve mastered the basic lip gloss recipe, you can make any color and flavor!

Easy DIY Pinecone Bird Feeders

Easy DIY Pinecone Bird Feeders

This project is a fun craft and creative way to feed the critters in your backyard. Kids will love making these DIY pinecone bird feeders using peanut butter and any type of birdseed.

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The Best Homemade Playdough | Bright Colors!

The Best Homemade Playdough | Bright Colors!

My kids love playing with playdough. This is the best homemade playdough recipe because it makes bright colors and it’s not too salty. You can make it with ingredients you already have on hand!