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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 […]

Hot Air Balloon Valentines with Fruit Snacks

Hot Air Balloon Valentines with Fruit Snacks

Create this crafty Valentine’s Day snack with cardstock and ribbon! My kids enjoy receiving small surprises on Valentine’s Day, and giving their friends homemade cards! These hot air balloon fruit snack cards combine a sweet thought with a sweet treat!
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Cute Paper Heart Bookmarks

Cute Paper Heart Bookmarks

These paper heart bookmarks are an easy kids craft or afternoon art project! Easily customize these heart bookmarks with your favorite colors of cardstock.

Pretend Gingerbread Cookie Play Dough

Pretend Gingerbread Cookie Play Dough

This pretend gingerbread cookie play dough recipe is easy to make and inspires creative fun! Kids can cut out pretend cookies and decorate with felt shapes and colored beads.

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 will enjoy picking out their favorite tissue paper colors. Easily download our printable hot air balloon template and get creative with this fun kids craft.

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Back to School Supplies & Gear for 2021

Back to School Supplies & Gear for 2021

A new school year is an exciting time to get organized and stock up on new school supplies! Here are some great educational resources and products to kick off the school year and make learning fun!

Super Cute Baby Dolls that Look Real

Super Cute Baby Dolls that Look Real

Each of my girls have gone through a baby doll stage. They love dressing up their baby dolls, cuddling them and tucking them in bed. The Feltman Brothers make a variety of super cute baby dolls that look lifelike. These dolls have soft weighted bodies […]

Awesome Gift Ideas for Creative Girls

Awesome Gift Ideas for Creative Girls

Do you love shopping for your kids? When I became a mom, I discovered that buying gifts for my kids is so much fun! My girls, Kiera and Sylvie, especially love dressing up, playing with dolls and doing crafts. If you’ve read my other posts, you know that we do a lot of kids activities. I also encourage my girls to collect specific toy sets, to limit the clutter. Ultimately, I love picking out useful gifts that inspire my kids to be creative. Here are some really fun gift ideas for creative girls.

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No-Sew DIY Phoenix Kids Costume – Easy Craft Idea

No-Sew DIY Phoenix Kids Costume – Easy Craft Idea

You can make practically anything with a little creativity and simple craft supplies! I made a phoenix costume for my daughter using sheer red fabric, strips of glitter tulle, ribbon and a hot glue gun. I created the phoenix’s wings and tail using flowing strips […]

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! On days my kids can’t easily go outside due to weather, making playdough is a purposeful hands-on creative project. This DIY mint playdough uses my BEST homemade playdough recipe, with added mint extract!
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8 Fun Summer Kids Toys & Activities

8 Fun Summer Kids Toys & Activities

Summer days are a great opportunity for casual family fun both indoors and outdoors! Here are some of the games and activities our family has enjoyed in the summer.

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 activity for the Fourth of July or any open afternoon! Kids can easily mix up their own slime using these simple non-toxic ingredients.

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