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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

My girls love beauty products, color, glitter and surprises! These mystery DIY dispensers from Vendees are a very fun activity for girls to easily make their own bath and beauty products.

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. I love making tissue paper sun catchers because they add a little color to our windows. Kids can design these fun animal sun catchers using any color of card stock and tissue paper!

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Egg Carton Caterpillars Kids Painting Activity

Egg Carton Caterpillars Kids Painting Activity

A craft activity is a great way to entertain your kids and encourage them to be creative! These egg carton caterpillars are cute and fun to make. All you need is an empty egg carton, craft paint, and some colorful embellishments!

WellieWishers DIY Elastic Doll Headbands

WellieWishers DIY Elastic Doll Headbands

The American Girl WellieWishers are fun to dress up and take on adventures. Learn how to make WellieWishers headbands using elastic, a hot glue gun and decorative accents. 

The Best Homemade Playdough Recipe – Bright Colors!

The Best Homemade Playdough Recipe – Bright Colors!

Playing with playdough is a great sensory activity for kids of all ages. You can easily make a batch of this soft salt dough and kids can choose their favorite colors to mix in! We’ve made playdough many times. This is the best homemade playdough recipe that results in soft, moldable dough that’s not too salty or drying. I’m also happy to share some of my creative tips for making vibrantly colorful dough and minimizing the mess of mixing in the food coloring. The next time you are looking for an interactive kid’s activity, try making this homemade playdough recipe!
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DIY 3D Hot Air Balloon Paper Craft

DIY 3D Hot Air Balloon Paper Craft

Feeling crafty? A whimsical paper hot air balloon is fun to design and decorate. Make your own paper hot air balloon using our free paper template!

Stained Glass Tissue Paper Leaf Sun Catchers

Stained Glass Tissue Paper Leaf Sun Catchers

Seasonal crafts are a fun way to get the kids involved in making some colorful decorations for your home. These stained glass tissue paper leaf sun catchers are cheerful and easy to make with card stock and strips of tissue paper.

Awesomely Easy Candy Corn Treat Cups

Awesomely Easy Candy Corn Treat Cups

Make these easy DIY Candy Corn treat cups with a few pieces of colored card stock and a glue stick! Treat cups are great for kids’ parties, your next Halloween bash, a Thanksgiving fall festival or just for fun! We decorated our homemade party treat cups to look like oversized pieces of candy corn.

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Pretty Tissue Paper Butterfly Sun Catchers

Pretty Tissue Paper Butterfly Sun Catchers

Easily make cute tissue paper butterfly sun catchers with your kids. This project teaches kids cutting and gluing skills as well as critical thinking as kids decide which colors to use. Every butterfly design can be completely different!

Easy DIY Duct Tape Skirt Craft

Easy DIY Duct Tape Skirt Craft

You have probably heard that Duct Tape can be used for everything. We even used duct tape to make skirts! It’s especially fun for kids to make something that they can wear. All you need for this fun DIY fashion craft is duct tape!

Artsy Potato Stamp Painting for Kids

Artsy Potato Stamp Painting for Kids

We’ve been going through a lot of paint around here. Playing outside is fun for my girls, but not quite as exciting as a craft table full of paint. I love helping my girls to practice their creative skills. The ability to be creative can affect so many areas of life down the road; cooking, decorating, accomplishing DIY projects — even work ethic can be impacted by creativity. If my girls simply become accomplished DIY-ers I will be happy. This crafty painting project is fun and colorful! All you need is a paper bag or painting paper, several potatoes and craft paint!
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Incredibles 2 Printable Coloring Pages

Incredibles 2 Printable Coloring Pages

The Incredibles super-family is coming back to the big screen in the new animated movie the INCREDIBLES 2! Print off these coloring pages as a creative afternoon kids project.

Colorful DIY Sensory Glitter Slime – No Borax

Colorful DIY Sensory Glitter Slime – No Borax

Easily make DIY sensory glitter slime using a few simple ingredients. Kids will love choosing their favorite colors and mixing in glitter, rhinestones or beads!

Community Library Craft Fair & Paper Cutouts

Community Library Craft Fair & Paper Cutouts

This weekend we participated in our local Hayden Library craft fair and we made some glittery paper crafts to “sell” to other kids. Each kid who came received tickets they could use to buy crafts. We had a lot of fun sharing our glittery paper crafts and taking home some other creative projects made by local kids.
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