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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.

Science & Snacks for Preschoolers

Science & Snacks for Preschoolers

My life with young kiddos is made up of many busy days and kid-friendly activities. These yummy snacks and fizzy color mixing science project will make any preschool day more fun!

Valentine’s Day Inspired Activities, Crafts & Snacks

Valentine’s Day Inspired Activities, Crafts & Snacks

Valentine’s Day is a fun holiday to celebrate with the people you love, indulge in chocolate treats and enjoy V-day inspired activities! These festive Valentine’s Day kids’ crafts, creative projects and yummy snacks are some fun ways to make the holiday memorable for your family.

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DIY Cloud Dough with Cornstarch & Conditioner

DIY Cloud Dough with Cornstarch & Conditioner

DIY sensory cloud dough is easy to make with two ingredients and super fun for kids play dough party favors! Kids can help choose the colors and pour in glitter to make sparkly sensory cloud dough!

Leaf Painting Fall Activity for Kids

Leaf Painting Fall Activity for Kids

When leaves start falling outside, it’s fun to turn them into art! This kids leaf painting activity is a fun craft to celebrate fall!

How to Encourage Kids to Love Art

How to Encourage Kids to Love Art

My girls love creating art projects and crafts. It’s easy to encourage kids to enjoy art by regularly planning kid-friendly creative projects. Coloring, cutting with scissors, and creating unique art encourages kids to design using their imaginations and practice their motor skills. We love filling an empty afternoon by creating a colorful butterfly sun catcher or mixing play dough colors.

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10 Sensory Slime Recipes You Have to Try

10 Sensory Slime Recipes You Have to Try

DIY slime seems to be fairly popular for kid’s sensory activities. What’s not to love? It’s squishy and colorful, and you can mix it up using ingredients you have at home and watch the magical chemistry transformation take place. Here are some fun glitter slime recipes to inspire your kids’ next science project.

Colorful Afternoon Ideas for Kids

Colorful Afternoon Ideas for Kids

My girls love crafting, creating things and color. Here are some fun kid-friendly crafts and activities for creative afternoons and independent play time, featuring butterfly sun catchers, Lottie Dolls, and more!

Homemade Sidewalk Chalk Paint

Homemade Sidewalk Chalk Paint

Looking for a crafty kids activity? Homemade sidewalk paint is very easy to mix up using a few ingredients and any color of food coloring. We made this simple colored sidewalk chalk paint and my kids really enjoyed painting the sidewalk in front of our house.

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Trendy Essentials for Little Girls

Trendy Essentials for Little Girls

Summer is a perfect time for doing crafts to fill the hot afternoons, having movie parties, and sporting fabulous summer fashion! While you’re watching the new movie Trolls for the 10th time, make a cute DIY Princess Poppy flower headband or cuddle up for a family reading party.

Feather Hair Accessories & Essential Oil Skincare

Feather Hair Accessories & Essential Oil Skincare

Summer weather comes with bugs, and hiking with kids comes with scraped knees. I’m excited to share some natural solutions to both of these problems, as well as our fun DIY feather embellished hair accessories!

Liquid Sensory Glitter Slime (No Borax)

Liquid Sensory Glitter Slime (No Borax)

Easily make this fun no borax liquid slime as a fun afternoon activity for kids! You can make slime in all colors and themes; black space slime, shimmery purple mermaid slime and green jungle slime! Kids will have a blast with this hands-on chemistry experiment.
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