Category: Kids

Easy DIY Edible Marshmallow Play Dough

Easy DIY Edible Marshmallow Play Dough

Need a creative kids’ project? Edible marshmallow play dough is simple to make at home. Mix in your favorite colors and add sprinkles to customize this sensory kids’ activity.

Managing Screen Time for Kids With the Verizon Family Tech Initiative

Managing Screen Time for Kids With the Verizon Family Tech Initiative

The Verizon Family Tech Initiative caters to families in a big way, providing helpful tips for parents and kid-friendly hardware. You’ll find some great resources to help you limit your kids’ screen time.

Paper Hot Air Balloon Cute 3D Craft

Paper Hot Air Balloon Cute 3D Craft

Feeling crafty? A creative project can be the perfect solution for decorating a bedroom, nursery or play room. We love designing homemade garlands and colorful paper wall art. A whimsical paper hot air balloon is fun to create and decorate. You can design your own paper hot air balloon using our free paper template!

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Katie enjoys all things creative; DIY projects, photography, decorating and family adventures. She feels blessed to be a stay-at-home mom with 3 kids and many artistic outlets.

How to Make a Princess Doll Birthday Cake

How to Make a Princess Doll Birthday Cake

I love finding ways to make birthdays special without spending a ton of money. Anyone can make this simple princess doll birthday cake using a few basic kitchen tools. Your little princess will be thrilled!

5 Reasons to Encourage Kids to Collect Toys

5 Reasons to Encourage Kids to Collect Toys

Are your toy bins getting full? These tips can help you limit the clutter in your playroom and encourage your kids to save up and collect better quality toys.

2018 Kids Holiday Gift Guide

2018 Kids Holiday Gift Guide

Gift shopping for kids can be tough, especially when you’re trying to pick gifts that are truly engaging. We love choosing kids’ gifts that are useful, educational, or add to an ongoing collection. Our Top Gift Picks for kids include a little bit of everything; from collectible dolls and STEM toys to brain-stimulating building sets and interactive discovery activities!
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Kids Minecraft Party Ideas, Swords & Creepers

Kids Minecraft Party Ideas, Swords & Creepers

For her 6th birthday my daughter wanted to have a Minecraft birthday party. We made lots of kids Minecraft party ideas including a creeper pinata, colorful Minecraft inspired potions and creative Minecraft party food!

Get All You Need for Halloween in One Stop

Get All You Need for Halloween in One Stop

Halloween is just around the corner! We found all we needed for Halloween during a one-stop shopping trip to Fred Meyer. Kids can choose from a huge variety of costumes, colorful makeup, hats, wigs and more!

6 Simple Tips for Taking Kids Fishing

6 Simple Tips for Taking Kids Fishing

Fishing with youngsters can be a very rewarding and memorable mini-adventure. A well planned fishing trip is such a great way to slow down and spend quality time in the outdoors with the young people in your life. Children absolutely love to catch fish. Before you head out, there are a few things to consider to make your trip successful.
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Welcome to Create. Play. Travel. We love sharing creative ideas, kid’s activities, DIY inspiration, beauty tips, fashion picks, family adventures, travel recommendations and more!

Why Great Wolf Lodge is a Great Family Vacation

Why Great Wolf Lodge is a Great Family Vacation

Planning a family vacation? Great Wolf Lodge offers a huge variety of attractions for a memorable family staycation plus seasonal Howl-O-Ween activities during the month of October. We really enjoyed our recent weekend at the lodge!

Preserve Precious Memories + Make Pumpkin Spice Cookies!

Preserve Precious Memories + Make Pumpkin Spice Cookies!

The thought of coming holidays, cool weather and baking with spices has me feeling happy and nostalgic. I’m excited to share my Pumpkin Spice Cookie recipe and the results of a special little project we started a few weeks ago!

Back to School Basics for Kids

Back to School Basics for Kids

What’s the first thing you do to get ready for going back to school? We stock up on new school supplies! After that, it’s important to make sure kids have the necessary school clothes, comfy shoes for walking and playing sports, and energizing healthy snacks. These back to school basics are helpful to check off your list!
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Katie enjoys all things creative; DIY projects, photography, decorating and family adventures. She feels blessed to be a stay-at-home mom with 3 kids and many artistic outlets.

Customize a Storybook With Your Child’s Art

Customize a Storybook With Your Child’s Art

Does your child love to create art? Kids will love a Piccuzoo customized storybook that showcases your child’s art within a fun storyline. Upload a handful of photos or scans of your child’s art and the book designers will create a custom story for your child!

Interactive Yard Activities for Kids

Interactive Yard Activities for Kids

My kids love doing interactive outdoor activities. Regardless of season or weather, my kids enjoy running around the yard or going on a short family hike. These interactive yard activities for kids are easy to pull out, set up or mix up.

Get Back to School Ready with Tom’s of Maine®

Get Back to School Ready with Tom’s of Maine®

This week I took the kids on our first school supply shopping trip. My girls love picking out their own notebooks, folders, pencil pouches, glue sticks, scissors and markers. Back to school shopping makes starting school more exciting! This year my girls needed new school gear, a few new outfits and some basic hygiene essentials. A great hygiene routine is a super smart way to get ready for back to school!
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Katie enjoys all things creative; DIY projects, photography, decorating and family adventures. She feels blessed to be a stay-at-home mom with 3 kids and many artistic outlets.