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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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


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


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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The Greek Labyrinth: How to Make a Labyrinth {LEGO Activities}

The Greek Labyrinth for Kids: How to make a labyrinth {LEGO Activities}

The Greek Labyrinth is a fascinating story of mythology for kids.  Here are some steps to help your kids learn how to make a labyrinth in which to play out the myth.  Kids Activities Blog loves LEGO activities like this that bring learning to life. The Greek Labyrinth We recently built a Labyrinth from Legos. […]

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5 Kids Crafts {to make from items laying around your house}


 Kids crafts can be a lot of fun to make.  A problem that I regularly incur however, is hearing a great idea and then having to make a run to the craft store to put it in place.  Today we are going to empower you to use the things you already have at home to make […]

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DIY Crayons: Crayon Activity {for Parents}

DIY Crayons {Crayon Activity for Parents that Kids Love!}

DIY Crayons!  Keep reading to learn about this great crayon activity to make a cool new tool for your child’s art supplies. Kids Activities Blog wants to point out that this activity is for parents to make and for kids to enjoy. DIY Crayons Does your art center need a bit of a pick me […]

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8 Simple Mother’s Day Crafts


Mother’s Day is approaching again.  Our mother’s are precious to us and we always love to give something from the heart.  What could be more from the heart than something handmade? Since it is usually mom herself that is the craft creator, we thought we would give a helping hand to the dad’s out there.  Here […]

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Starting to Read: It’s Playtime Fun with Phonics

starting to read

One of our kids learned to read fairly easily, and our other child has struggled.  I was so thankful to find these activities linked up in our weekly It’s Playtime, our Kids Meme that runs every Wednesday afternoon.  They have been a huge help with making Phonics fun for kids! How to Read: Word family […]

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11 Kid Inspired DIY Projects for Kids

DIY Projects for kids

DIY projects for kids make DIY more fun.  When you can bring your kids in to help, it doesn’t always make the project easier which is why we’ve rounded up some of the easiest ways to include them. We have our Best Blog pick of the week, B-Inspired Mama sharing several of her best kid […]

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Hairstyles for Girls

ideas of hairstyles for girls

When I was in Ethiopia, last year adopting our boys, I got my hair braided and boy. oh. boy! Did my gals every think I was “spify!” They loved the new hairstyle that I came home with and ever since then we have tried a variety of “new” hair dos.  Here are just a few […]

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