21 Outdoor Ornaments {to Make with Your Kids}

homemade wind chimes and sun catcher

When it comes to crafting with kids, I’m a pushover for an easy backyard ornament that we can hang from a tree branch or in a corner of the deck or patio.  Homemade wind chimes, sun catchers, wind spinners and whirligigs look so pretty reflecting light and blowing in the breeze. Today, I’m sharing 21 […]



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Easy Backyard Water Wall

Build a backyard water wall

A homemade water wall is a wonderful addition to any outdoor play space.  Ours has provided the toddlers and preschoolers in my daycare with countless hours of wet, watery, educational fun!  You won’t believe how easy it was to build!  It took all of about 20 minutes, and it didn’t cost me a dime! Kids […]



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DIY Clipping Toy: Road Trip Sanity with a Toddler

diy clipping toy for toddlers

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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Make a Mud Pie Kit from Recyclables

DIY Mud Pie Kit

What would childhood be without mud pies?  You can create this super fun mud pie kit with items destined for the recycle bin.  With just a little prep you can turn trash to treasure and spark hours of imaginative play.  Once you assemble your kit, all you need is a nice patch of dirt!  And when […]



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80+ DIY Toys to Make

80+ DIY Toys to Make

We love DIY toys.  It’s so much fun taking things from around the house and turning them into a fun toy for our kids.  Even better than that, is saving money on all the many toys our kids take from the package and only play with a couple of times. We’ve been gathering lots of […]



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DIY Bubble Shooter {Make Your Own Bubble Wand}

Make your own bubble shooter by kids activities blog

This bubble shooter was born out of desperation. At one time we had many bubble wands. They have since disappeared into their secret hiding places somewhere in our garden. How To Make Your Own Bubble Wand: A bubble shooter: a brilliant mechanism combining bubbles and the act of shooting. This Do It Yourself Bubble Shooter is so […]



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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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Spicy Paint – inspired by Tinkerlab

edible paint made from spices

The spices in my pantry are getting a bit old and there are some things in there that I don’t think I have cooked with in ages. We recently received the book by Rachelle Doorley, Tinkerlab: A Hands-On Guide for Little Inventors, wow – what a fun collection of open-fun ideas.  Her book has 55 […]



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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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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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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 Rainbow Loom Jewelry – Without A Loom! easy and cool!

Rainbow loom jewelry without the loom

Craft Tutorial Created By Kids – For Kids! My 7 year old daughter rightfully takes complete credit for this genius example of childhood resourcefulness! Together with a friend at her after school center, they came up with a way for everyone make rainbow loom bracelets and rings together when there weren’t enough looms to go around. […]



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Adorable Kid Made Puppets

kid-made puppets by Michelle McInerney of MollyMooCrafts.com

Two of my favorite things in the world, my daughters drawings and cardboard, have come together for this simple activity. There is nothing I love more than to see Molly sprawled across the floor or table with paper and pencils in hand, busy doodling and humming away in her own little world. Usually she draws […]



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10 Ways to Make Your Own Board Game

DIY-Board-Games

Have you ever tried to make your own board game?  My mom actually used to make games for me as a kid, but for some reason I’ve never got creative enough to make them for my own.  I’m looking to these amazing DIY ideas to help me out! We found these and so much more […]



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Egg Tutorial: Filled Egg {Easter Treats}

candy filled eggs

You’ll love this egg tutorial for making a super cute filled egg for Easter.  Easter treats like these will definitely be a favorite for your kids over the regular candy filled plastic Easter eggs.  Kids Activities Blog loves this simple project that puts a new spin on Easter eggs. Egg Tutorial What’s more fun than […]



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Monster Apple Faces

Birthday party snack idea

Have candy?  Peanut butter?  Some apples?  Random candy?? Have we got the snack activity for you! Super silly, absolutely tasty, Monster Apple Faces. During the kids birthday party we had a candy buffet for the kids to decorate their own cupcakes – it was a huge hit!   But really, we should have just skipped the […]



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9 Band Bracelets for Kids to Make

rainbow band bracelet tutorial for kids craft

Are Rainbow Looms the rage at your house?  They are at ours!  I don’t know what our kiddos like more, wearing the bracelets, creating them or gifting them to their pals.  We adore DIY jewelry and friendship bracelets. All of these bracelets require a rainbow loom and a collection of loom bands.  <— Those links are […]



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Make a Friendship Bracelet Loom

Make a friendship bracelet - Kids Activities Blog

This DIY bracelet loom is awesome! I remember friendship bracelets from my childhood. It was so fun to make one, wear it and then give it away. Sometimes my best friend and I would spend the afternoon making them together. Am I the only momma with kiddos who love their accessories?  The more they have […]



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10 DIY Jewelry Projects for Kids

diyjewelry

It is so fun to make DIY jewelry!  You can create beautiful things with the simplest supplies.  You can even recycle old things and turn trash into treasure.  These projects would be perfect for a rainy day or to create handmade gifts for friends. These fantastic jewelry projects were inspired by Babble Dabble Do. 10 […]



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Homemade Christmas Ornaments

Homemade Ornaments Kids Can Make - Kids Activities Blog

My favorite holiday decorations are the homemade Christmas ornaments that the kids make for our tree. Every year after Thanksgiving our family gets together and we make several of the ornaments for our tree. Homemade Christmas Ornaments Here are five, super simple ornaments that entertained and engaged my 2-5 year olds. Cinnamon Star Ornament My […]



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101 DIY Gifts for Kids

{Kid-made Gifts} Over 100 ideas of things your kids can make to give this Christmas

Want some ideas for homemade, personalized gifts? Something from this list should inspire or help you! Have any ideas that were not listed? Lets see if we can come up with more! Leave a comment with one of the gifts you have made in the past (or one you hope to make) or feel free […]



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LOTS of Fun with DIY Kids Activities

LOTS of Fun with DIY Kids Activities

DIY kids activities are great fun.  It is fulfilling to play with something that you made all by yourself.  It also teaches children to be creative and inventive.  You don’t need to spend money on toys to have a fun! Today we’re sharing some DIY activities you can make with your kids right at home, […]



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{DIY for Mom} Make Your Own Kids Activities

Make your own kids activities - Kids Activities Blog

Make your own kids activities!  This DIY for mom {or dad} is a fun way to make things all on your own and save a few pennies.  If you’re looking to make some things for your kids to play with, we’ve got a few to share with you.  Start small and work your way up! […]



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5 Easy DIY Kids Crafts – Simple Things to Do at Home

5 Easy DIY Kids Crafts

DIY Kids Crafts can be a lot of fun to create.  They can also be really complicated!  We love crafting with our kids and really enjoy finding ideas for DIY that are easy to share with them.  The easier, the better! Our best blog feature we shared with you this morning, Rockabye Butterfly, is helping us […]



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Toys Toys Toys {How to Organize}

how to organize all the kids toys toys toys

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by all the toys toys toys in your house?! Today we have a great post that we hope will help you learn how to organize it all.  Kids Activities Blog loves neat and clean organization projects like this.  They are so inspiring! Toys Toys Toys We have a lot of toys… Let’s […]



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DIY Toys ~ Add Yours

Share Your Favorite DIY Toys!

It’s link up time again! We want YOU to link up your DIY Toys. As always, only family-friendly posts accepted. Link Up Your Favorite DIY Toys! By linking up you give permission to anyone to grab a picture and feature you on a site they write for, Facebook, or Pinterest. If we share your link, we […]



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5 DIY Birthday Party Ideas

5 DIY Birthday Party Ideas

DIY birthday parties are so much fun for so many reasons.  You always feel such a sense of satisfaction when you create something yourself.  It gives you the ability to put your own ideas into play and it also saves you money!  Birthday’s can be expensive, especially if you have several children in your family. So, […]



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Recess Games: DIY Twister with Chalk

Recess Game twister

What were your favorite memories of recess?  Mine were playing four square and twister.  I loved rainy days as that’s when my teacher would pull-out a twister mat and a spinner card and we would see which of us were fast enough to contort ourselves onto the correct colors.  Recess was the highlight of my […]



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How To Make A Compass

how to make a compass

My son loves making cool gadgets.  For his latest creation, he learned how to make his own compass. The supplies are simple: plastic lid or shallow bowl needle or straight pin a bar magnet a slice of cork/styrofoam or the top of a plastic milk jug some water Step 1 I helped by using a […]



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LEGO Game: {Play Dough} LEGO Puzzle for Kids

LEGO Game for Kids: Play Dough LEGO Puzzle

A LEGO game is cool to kids. But top it off with a little play dough and you’ll be Super Mom to your kiddo.  Kids Activities Blog loves this easy LEGO puzzle idea because it sneaks a little learning into play time. LEGO Game When my son saw that I had created a game combining […]



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