20+ Awesome DIY Toys to Make for Your Kids

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These amazing DIY toys will inspire you to make the perfect gift for your child.  Nothing is more fun than watching your child play with a toy you’ve made.  Kid’s Activities Blog found twenty wonderful handmade toys you can create for your child.  From simple to elaborate, each one of these ideas is sure to […]




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{Handmade Journal} Gratitude Activity for Kids

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Help children count their blessings with this simple gratitude activity for kids. This is a wonderful gratitude activity because you just need a few basic supplies.  You and your child can create a beautiful journal where they record all the things they are thankful for.  This project is also a wonderful way to repurpose some of that beautiful kiddo artwork you have […]




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16 Fall Nature Crafts for Preschoolers

Fall Nature Crafts

Fall nature crafts are the best!  It is always fun the create with nature, but the beautiful colors and textures of fall make it my favorite season for nature crafts.  Your preschooler will love making these gorgeous autumn crafts.  Kids Activities Blog found the very best in fall preschool crafting from around the web.  From art to […]




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{Halloween Craft!} Mini Haunted Houses

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I love me a Halloween craft!  As someone who regularly crafts with kids I’m not sure there’s a single holiday more fun than Halloween for making with little ones.  Costumes, decorations, oh my!  This simple and affordable craft isn’t just fun to make, it’s also a super cute decoration.  I think I want to make […]




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How to Make Toilet Roll Ninjas – Frugal Fun For Kids

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My daughter and I had SO MUCH FUN making ninjas out of toilet rolls and straws this evening! So quick and easy to make these toilet roll ninjas, with their mad sensei skills!, are a perfect after school, weekend or playdate craft for boys and girls. They would make for a perfect craft for ninja […]




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Ping Pong Ball Monster Craft

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I’m always trying to come up with fun craft projects that are also toys, these ping pong ball monsters are just that!  This monster craft is also a monster toy!  While the process of creating these fun little creatures is a blast, that’s only half the fun!  Once they are dry, they provide hours of […]




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5 Little Ghosts No-Sew Finger Puppets

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Get into the Halloween spirit with these adorable no-sew finger puppets.  Your little ones will love creating and playing with these sweet and spooky little ghosts.  This simple craft is perfect for fingerplay, I’ve even included a few fun rhymes!  With both preschoolers (who will love playing with these) and younger children (who might prefer […]




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Superhero Cuffs {Toilet Paper Roll Crafts}

Superhero Cuff Craft

I’m always looking for new and creative toilet paper roll crafts.  I love making things with recyclables and everyone has toilet paper tubes!  My four year old son is currently superhero crazy so I thought what better than making some superhero cuffs?  We both had a blast with this simple project and the results yielded […]




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Throw a Mad Monster Party

These are adorable ways to make monsters - my kids love #2!

Monsters. If we didn’t just have a reptile birthday party for the kids we would have totally had a monster bash – these activities look cute and fun.  Thanks to all the bloggers who have linked up to our weekly kids meme, It’s Playtime.   We glean most of the posts we feature here and on […]




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Spider Craft {Halloween Craft}

Make your own paper plate spiders this Halloween - perfect for hanging on your door!

  Another Halloween activity!  We love Halloween so much!  I love that Rory is getting so into Halloween too!  Just the other day she asked me if we were going to make any witches!  (Now I am thinking of another project we can do before Halloween that incorporates witches!). One of my favorite things about […]




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80+ Paper Plate Crafts for Kids

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Paper plate crafts are so much fun!  I’ll bet you never knew just how many awesome things you can make from a simple paper plate.  It’s amazing what you can do with a little creativity. Here are some really incredible crafts made from the ordinary paper plate.  If you’ve got your own ideas, scroll to […]




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Ping Pong Ball Painting

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Part art project, part gross motor activity ping pong ball painting is so much fun!  And the best part?  The results are frame worthy!  Simple enough for a toddler to master but exciting enough to interest much older kids this art project is awesome!  With just a few supplies, most of which you probably already […]




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Pipe Cleaner Disguises

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Pipe cleaner disguises are pretty much the most fun ever. They’re an easy craft for everyone to do, they take no prep work on your part, and the clean up is a snap. One little goofy pipe cleaner mustache started it all! An afternoon of fun for the whole family. You never know where one’s imagination […]




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{Back to School Craft!} Kid Decorated Pencil Pouch

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Help your kiddo get pumped about another year of learning with this fun and easy back to school craft.  One of the best parts of going back to school is the fresh school supplies!  Your kid can turn an ordinary pencil pouch into something cool and personal with this easy craft.  Perfect for all ages, this […]




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100+ Crafts Inspired by Children’s Books

Book-Crafts

These activities combine two of our favorite things: crafts and children’s books.  What could be more fun than making your favorite book come to life? We have so many fun crafts shared here and the number is growing every day.  I’m sure that at least one of your little ones favorites is on the list! […]




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Mess-Free Road Trip Activities for Preschoolers

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For me, mess-free road trip activities are a must!  Long car rides with preschoolers are stressful enough without worrying about scraping stickers off the windows or scrubbing melted crayon off the back seat.  But you’ve got to keep them occupied right?  Kids Activities Blog has got you covered with the very best mess-free road trip activities […]




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DIY Clipping Toy: Road Trip Sanity with a Toddler

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Homemade toys don’t have to be fancy.  For young toddlers, sometimes the simpler the toy, the better the play. This DIY buckle, clipping toy kept my toddler (17m) entertained for hours! I was inspired to make this one morning at the park, when all the other kids were playing with the slides and the swings […]




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Foam Cup Crafts: Set of 3 Safari Animals {Tiger, Giraffe + Monkey}

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Disposable Cup Crafts For Kids Create this cute set of safari animals with the simplest of materials! foam cup crafts are a wonderfully fun creative activity for children, at preschoolers, kindergarten and elementary age. Continuing the fun from our set of three farm animal foam cups the cheeky monkey, tiger and giraffe in this set […]




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Foam Cup Crafts – The Farm Set {Cow, Chick + Piggy}

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Disposable Cup Crafts For Kids Create this cute set of farm animals with the simplest of materials! a wonderfully fun arts and crafts activity for children, at preschoolers, kindergarten and elementary age. And read on to the end for some learning possibilities for preschoolers. I am a recent convert to foam cup crafts!!! prepare for […]




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Personalized Game Pieces

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Kids will love these personalized game pieces so they can become the character in their own board games. You can used these game markers on any of your own store bought games or get inspired by these DIY board games for kids on Kids Activities Blog. Creating personalized game board markers has been on my to-do list for […]




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Glass Gem Sun Catchers Kids Can Make

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It’s beautiful and sunny outside! You can also take advantage of all that sunshine with pretty homemade sun catchers.  Here’s an easy way to make a unique glass gem sun catcher from materials you may already have around your house. What You Need To Make Glass Gem Suncatchers: Plastic Yogurt container lid Clear Elmer’s Glue (cloudy will […]




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Over 100 Toddler Crafts

Over 100 Toddler Crafts

We love toddler crafts!  It’s so much fun to see what the little ones will create when you present them with a few craft supplies. We have the ultimate list of toddler crafts to choose from right here.  There are over 100 ideas to inspire you and the list is growing! Over 100 Toddler Crafts […]




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Fizzing Sidewalk Paint

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Originally published in Early spring, 2011, this is by far one of our kids most favorite play recipes. Sidewalk chalk is fun, painting is fun, making things fizz is also fun! Let’s do all three! This is a really simple recipe to create sidewalk chalk “paint” out of food coloring, baking soda and cornstarch.  We […]




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20+ Kid Friendly Ideas for Wax Crayon Art and a $1,500 Giveaway!

Melted Crayons Colorful Abstract painted background on canvas

Crayon art goes beyond just coloring!  Wax crayons are fun to color with – a staple of preschooler craft times everywhere.  In addition to coloring and crafting with crayons, we have collected the best art projects from around the web for you to enjoy with your kids! We hope that you will be inspired to take […]




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40+ Tips for Road Trips with Toddlers & Preschoolers

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I dread going on long trips with kids in tow.  We have driven across the country at least once a year for some time now and have learned a few things about traveling with children.  Here are some tips to make road trips with toddlers and preschoolers easier. To keep a bit of sanity. Road […]




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Fourth of July Melted Pony Bead Decor

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Kids can easily help make Fourth of July melted pony bead decor for your own Independence Day celebrations. They will love being involved in the decorating process. Pony beads are great  and are traditionally used to make jewelry, but you could also make something unique like our creative pony bead abacus. I was inspired by the Artful Parent […]




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Fathers Day Stepping Stone

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When my children said that wanted a homemade gift to give to Daddy for Fathers Day I knew just what to do. Last year I saw this post that showed how to create a Fathers Day stepping stone. So, we made our own Fathers Day stepping stone! I was very intimidated to work with concrete.  You have to […]




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75+ {Amazing} Fathers Day Ideas

75+ {Amazing} Fathers Day Ideas

Fathers Day is almost here!  If you’re looking for a creative craft or activity we’ve got a huge list for you. You’ve got plenty of time to grab a few craft supplies and make dad something really special and from the heart.  Everyone loves a present that is homemade, especially if our little ones have […]




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Sugar Scrub ~ A Gift Kids Can Make

Kid Made Sugar Scrub

Today, we’re thrilled to share this simple sugar scrub recipe. Whether you have a teacher that needs to be pampered or you need a quick gift that kids can make, this easy sugar scrub recipe is a great excuse to get in the kitchen with kids.  Adding lavender in your recipe might be the perfect […]




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Quick ‘n Easy Giant Paper Pinwheels {Free Template}

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Summer Crafting Fun With The Kids Summer is fast approaching, and we are giddy with anticipation in our house. I can’t wait to spend some extended hours outside with my daughter, after the endless cold, wind and rainy this spring, and with that in mind am making lists of fun diy garden games and Summer […]




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