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 Safai 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

kid made glass sun catchers

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

over 40 tips for road trips with little kids

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

father's day stepping stone

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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Create Your Own Summer Day Camp

Create Your Own Summer Day Camp From Kids Activities Blog

“MOM! What can I do??  I’m so bored!!!!!!” hits about midsummer around here.  Despite the numerous water parks, movies and excursions about 6 weeks into summer, the kids want to shake it up a bit. This year, a few moms and I planned ahead to trump this “bored” state of being by creating our own neighborhood Summer […]



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Make a Fourth of July Flag Craft

Fourth of July Flag Craft

Today, I’m thrilled to share one of our favorite Fourth of July crafts. We always intend to make lots of Fourth of July crafts, but the holiday always seems to pass by before we get the chance!  Luckily, my daughter told me that she wanted to “paint hands and feet,” so I grabbed our supplies and took off for the back yard.  My husband […]



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20+ Favorite Kids Activities from Our Contributors

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Everyone here loves kids activities so much.  Not only do the contributors of Kids Activities Blog provide great ideas here, they all write their own blogs as well! Here are some of our contributors favorite activities that we think your kids will love. 22 of Our Favorite Kids Activities 1.  Easily make your own pinata with […]



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Marble Tubes Game

Marble Tube 2 toilet paper tube craft

This Marble Tubes game is made of recycled toilet paper tubes, and it is fun to both create and enjoy playing with after the craft is complete. There are so many different crafts you can make from recycled toilet paper tubes, and if you have younger kids not old enough to make this craft, I know you’ll love […]



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Paper Punch-Out Lanterns

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Paper Punch-Out Lanterns are a new twist to the standard paper lantern. There are other ways to spice up paper lanterns, like this fun painted version. This paper punch-out version is still a kid-accessible craft, but this new look adds a touch of class and design. They would be great decorations for a party, kid’s room […]



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12 Adorable Cork Crafts for Kids

12 Adorable Cork Crafts for Kids

These cork crafts are perfect for giving something that goes into the trash a new life.  Just like toilet paper rolls, you should be hanging onto this amazing craft resource.  You can make so many fun things! Inspired by the creativity of Sassy Dealz, here are some fantastic ways to get crafting with corks. 12 […]



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The Best Playdough Recipe

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Play dough is the perfect rainy day activity, and we love making it in our kitchen. When you make your own playdough with the best playdough recipe ever, you get way more dough for your money than when you go out and buy it. Plus, this homemade playdough is so much softer and easier to mold than the […]



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Nature Craft: Collage

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My children love to collect leaves, twigs, and flowers petals anytime we are outside.  We have quite a collection! But what can we do with all of these “treasures”? Make a collage! On our most recent walk to the park, my daughter brought her Elmo bucket along to help her collect items she wanted to […]



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How to Make Paper Plate Masks

How to Make a Paper Plate Mask

Paper plate crafts are so much fun! We’ve made paper plate roses and other paper plate crafts with kids.  But this time, we were inspired by imagination.  Since my three-year-old pretends to be a fairy or a superhero almost every day, we crafted these quick and easy paper plate masks to help look the part! I love paper plate […]



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DIY Rubber Band Rings

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The Rainbow Loom craze is still alive and well at this “Quirky” Momma’s house. This craft was created completely – without any inspiration or participation of mom. We have been following Band Bracelet tutorials for weeks and I love it when our kids are so engrossed that they create something new, completely on their own! […]



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13 Crazy Cotton Ball Crafts and Activities for Kids

cotton ball roundup of easy crafts for preschoolers

Cotton balls are soft, easy to craft with and cheap – the perfect preschool medium for kids activities. Kids Activities Blog is crazy about recycled activities and crafts using things that you already have laying around the house! Cotton Ball Crafts for Kids Go outside, hang some paper, then dip cotton balls in paint and throw […]



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{Oh-So Cute} Toilet Paper Roll Necklace

Toilet Paper Roll Necklace Tutorial - Kids Activities Blog

We made this toilet paper roll necklace so easily. My three-year-old can’t leave the house without wearing jewelry, so we had to come up with a way to turn toilet paper rolls into a necklace (because we LOVE toilet paper roll crafts). The trick is how you cut the roll.  And, let me tell you, this […]



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15 {Adorable} Tissue Paper Crafts

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These tissue paper crafts are so pretty!  We have a great list of ideas for you to try today with a wide age range.  There is something for the littlest crafters all the way to the older kids. We found these and so many other great crafts from the ideas you’ve been sharing with us […]



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10 {Cool} Paper Plate Crafts

10 {Cool} Paper Plate Crafts

We love to create paper plate crafts!  It’s fun to see just how many different things you can come up with by using a simple paper plate.  We also love helping our kids use their imagination to look at something so simple and build it into something amazing! Inspired by There’s Just One Mommy, we’re […]



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DIY Valentine Box of Chocolates

DIY Valentine for Kids

This valentine my son and I made today is so adorable!  We decided to spice up a two-dollar box of simple valentine’s and make a miniature box of chocolates. Since this is such an inexpensive gift, we made a few to give to his favorite people.  Not only is it easy on the wallet, it’s […]



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14 {Fun} Recycled Kids Activities

Recycled Activities

Recycled activities are awesome!  They are free to create and add life to things we otherwise would have tossed in the trash – or recycle bin.  It’s exciting to challenge ourselves to come up with creative ideas. These fantastic kids activities made from recycled items were inspired by Mothers Messy Madness. 14 {Fun} Recycled Kids […]



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