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 […]




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 […]




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, […]




{DIY for Mom} Make Your Own Kids Activities

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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! […]




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 […]




Toys Toys Toys {How to Organize}

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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 […]




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 […]




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, […]




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 […]




How To Make A Compass

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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 […]




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 […]




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. […]




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

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 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 […]




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 […]




8 Simple Mother’s Day Crafts

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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 […]




Starting to Read: It’s Playtime Fun with Phonics

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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 […]




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 […]




Hairstyles for Girls

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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 […]




Make a Puzzle: Reuse Holiday Cards

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Puzzles are super easy to make. Do you still have any valentines or old Christmas cards left at your house? We have a bunch leftover from our holiday season. My son loves his valentines and won’t let me dump them into the recycling bin yet, so we’ve decided to reuse them in a variety of […]




{Do It Yourself} Lego Instruction Book

Kids can make their own lego instruction book for a fun Do It Yourself project!

If your kids enjoy making their own Lego creations, then they might have fun making their own Lego instruction book so that others can enjoy building those same creations.  It’s a great Do It Yourself project.   Kids are so happy when they make something on their own and Kids Activities Blog loves to make […]




Homemade toys: From your recycle bin!

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We like toys and we like anything DIY! These are a fun collection of toys that you can make for your kids. All have been kid-tested and approved.  If you like these, you might also like our list of 101 Homemade Gifts that your kids can make or enjoy. Look for items that can be […]




Homemade Christmas Gift: Slide Show

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I love giving a homemade Christmas gift to my friends and relatives, but being that I am not the crafti-est of mommas, I always struggle with making something adorable and “Pinterest-worthy”. I finally learned to take something you are interested in or good at and figure out a way to use that gift, for others.  […]




Homemade Halloween Costumes

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I love homemade Halloween costumes! I love being crafty, and my kids love to play pretend, so a homemade costume is just an extension of our personalities.   Thanks to everyone who submitted ideas to Kids Activities Blog and told us about your kids costumes.  These ideas are so great we just had to share them! […]




Gifts Kids Can Make: {Sweet} Photo Key Chain

homemade gifts photo key chain

Gifts kids can make is the perfect combination.  The kids love being involved in creating something to give and recipients open a home made gift.  Gifts kids can make are often challenging to find.  You want something that the child can assist in making, but it would be great to have the end result something […]




{Easy to Make} Homemade Birthday Card

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Receiving a card in the mail is always fun but it is especially nice when it is a homemade birthday card that you know was made with love.  Here is a sweet idea for a birthday card that kids can create because they are so easy to make. Homemade Birthday Card When was the last […]




Pumpkin Window Cling {Halloween Craft}

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Pumpkin A pumpkin is the most popular decoration for fall and Halloween.  They are eye-catching and colorful so they look great displayed in a window.  With this Halloween craft, your child will feel so proud to see their own cute pumpkin hanging in the window for all to see. It is fun to add texture […]




Build a Track with Masking Tape

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Kids can get really creative if you let them build a track for their toy cars around the house.  Just take a look at this fun idea for a speedway made from masking tape! The Dog Days of Summer are upon us here in Texas!  Indoor activities like this one where kids can build a […]




Heirloom Craft: Lavender Wands

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There is something special about handing down to your children heirloom crafts that you remember from your own childhood. It’s the perfect time for harvesting lavender right now so I decided to show my girls how to make a lavender wand. They are very pretty, really easy to make and smell wonderful. Lavender is often […]




Science for Kids: Make a Balance

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Figuring out how to balance objects is something that fascinates children. Whether it is trying to balancing the same type of objects on either side of a balance or trying to find two objects that have the same weight or a number of objects that will equal a heavier object. It is just plain fun. […]




No Sew, No Glue Homemade Tutu

no sew no glue homemade tutu feature

Whenever we go out to the mall or playground Rory and I see little girls wearing cute little tutu skirts.  They are completely adorable and, in my opinion, completely overpriced!  I have looked at buying some for Rory, and have seen them on sale for about $20- $30.  I have a hard time spending that […]