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DIY Glitter Slime & Water Beads

DIY Glitter Slime & Water Beads

There’s something really fun about making homemade slime. We made dark purplish blue slime with glitter and aqua water beads. Mixing up a batch of slime is Chemistry that kids can do themselves!

DIY Mint Playdough Kids Sensory Activity

DIY Mint Playdough Kids Sensory Activity

Making playdough is a great activity for any afternoon, especially to entertain antsy kids! This DIY mint playdough uses my BEST homemade playdough recipe, with added mint extract!

8 Fun Summer Kids Toys & Activities

8 Fun Summer Kids Toys & Activities

Summer days are a great opportunity for family fun both indoors and outdoors! Although we take a break from homeschooling, I try to maintain a simple summer schedule for our kids. Our days often include morning playtime, afternoon reading time, and occasional family game time. Here are some of the games and activities our family has enjoyed in the summer.

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Sprinkle Rush Kids Cupcake Baking Challenge

Sprinkle Rush Kids Cupcake Baking Challenge

Welcome to Sprinkle Rush, our kids cupcake baking challenge! Our girls, Kiera and Sylvie, practiced their culinary design skills to make and design their best cupcakes.

Red, White & Blue Star Spangled Slime

Red, White & Blue Star Spangled Slime

Slime is super easy to make and really fun to play with! Red, white and blue slime is a creative kids activity for the Fourth of July or any open afternoon!

DIY & Surprise Beauty Products Kits for Kids

DIY & Surprise Beauty Products Kits for Kids

Like many other kids, my girls love beauty products, color, glitter and surprises. We often make our own spa products including bath bombs and lip balm. These surprise DIY dispensers from Vendees are an easy way for girls to make their own bath and beauty products. Kiera and Sylvie really enjoyed unboxing and demonstrating how these mystery DIY kits work!
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Word Family Dominoes Kids Phonics Game

Word Family Dominoes Kids Phonics Game

Play this interactive word family dominoes game to make reading fun and reinforce phonics sounds. Kids will love matching up rhyming words and learning through play!

Animal Sun Catchers Kids Craft

Animal Sun Catchers Kids Craft

A fun paper craft can be just the thing to keep kids busy at home. Kids can design these fun animal sun catchers using any color of card stock and tissue paper!

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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How to Make a Kids Sensory Bin

How to Make a Kids Sensory Bin

It’s really easy to make a sensory bin for your kids using items you already have at home! Create this exciting kids discovery experience using a sensory medium, miniature creatures or characters and colorful sensory accents.

Popsicle Stick Monsters Creative Kids Craft

Popsicle Stick Monsters Creative Kids Craft

Feeling crafty? This popsicle stick monster craft is a great activity for kids. My kids loved designing their own monsters. You can make these colorful monsters look silly, scary or funny!

DIY Sensory Slime Easy Recipe For Kids

DIY Sensory Slime Easy Recipe For Kids

Homemade slime is a great way for kids to get their hands dirty and practice chemistry in the kitchen. This kid-friendly DIY slime recipe uses 3 simple ingredients which once combined, create fascinating stretchy slime! All the ingredients are completely harmless. My 7-year-old daughter can experiment with this easy DIY sensory slime recipe by herself! We made a bunch of colors and added some fun mix-ins to our slime variations.

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The Best Homemade Playdough Recipe – Bright Colors!

The Best Homemade Playdough Recipe – 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!

Make Learning Fun With Kids Science & Math Activities

Make Learning Fun With Kids Science & Math Activities

Children can learn and discover new things every day. I’ve found many ways to make learning fun for my kids. Resources like TinkerActive workbooks are a great way to reinforce science and math concepts, especially for kids who learn by doing.

How to Make Homemade Finger Paint for Kids

How to Make Homemade Finger Paint for Kids

Homemade finger paint is a creative activity for kids who love artsy projects. Kids can even help make this finger paint and learn how to follow a recipe. You can make this homemade finger paint in any color by adding food coloring.
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