11 Kid Inspired DIY Projects for Kids

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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

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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 […]



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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 […]



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{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 […]



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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 […]



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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.  […]



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Lego Costume

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Would your LEGO enthusiast love to wear a giant LEGO costume for Halloween this year?  Let us help you with this fun idea – just one of our many homemade Halloween costumes.  We at Kids Activities Blog just love costumes like this that are cheap and easy to make! LEGO Costume We try to make […]



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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 home made 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 […]



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Gifts Kids Can Make: {Sweet} Photo Key Chain

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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 […]



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{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 […]



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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 […]



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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 […]



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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 […]



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Throw a Mad Monster Party

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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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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. […]



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No Sew, No Glue Homemade Tutu

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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 […]



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Sense of Touch: Discovery Bags

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Sense of Touch This summer, my son and I went to a nature center. Besides some live fish and turtles to look at, there were a few hands on activities for kids. One of our favorites was a group of boxes designed to reach your hand inside, feel around, and try to figure out what […]



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Early Learning: How To Tie A Shoe

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  A Fun Way to Learn How To Tie A Shoe Is your child at that stage where they are learning to lace but still haven’t mastered tying?  Lacing and tying are excellent activities for children to develop fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.  This early learning shoe activity will help encourage them in these […]



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Early Learning: Animal Alphabet Cards

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Early Learning: Rory is currently learning ABCs.  She is not even 2 and can already point and name every letter. One of the reasons why I think she has caught on so quickly to the abc’s is because of the Animal Alphabet Cards we made. The Animal Alphabet Cards take little to no time to […]



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Treats for Kids: Make Your Own Lollipops

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Did you know that July 20th is National Lollipop Day? My kids love sweet treats just like everyone else.  However, my little girl is only 3 and I still don’t feel comfortable with her having a piece of hard candy because it could be a choking hazard. When Mommy unwraps a Jolly Rancher candy, the […]



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Be a Pirate: Make a Sword

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These are instructions on how to make your own wood sword for under a dollar .  We went through a pirate “kick” for a few weeks where all my kids wanted to do was be a pirate, everything became a “pirate ship”. That big box we got?  Yeah. The couch?  Yup. Their mattresses, the bushy […]



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Summer Craft: Popsicle Stick Frame

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Grab your glue gun and some popsicle sticks and come join me for a simple summer craft that everyone can make! Growing up I went to our town’s recreation department summer camp. I have fond memories of crafting with friends. I am pretty sure I made a lot of popsicle stick creations. Picture frames were […]



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Be a Princess: Make Paper Dolls

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[BlogFrog_px tk="79-O-JY"]We have three girls.  A rainy summer day is perfect for creating and pretending.  There are few things that my girls love more than pretend play.  They get a bin of fancy dresses, silly hats, ostentatious scarves, grab a couple pairs of my high heels and it is their dream day of fun!   Recently, […]



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Make a Difference: Bags of Joy

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Hi there, I am Mari Hernandez-Tuten and I’m over at Inspired by Family Magazine. It’s so exciting to be here on the Quirky Momma team! I am also looking forward to getting to know you all, so stop by below and leave a comment. One of the things we have been focusing on this summer […]



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Melted Crayon Art

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Remember that craze from last year?  Of melting crayons?  We made our own melted crayon art.  We are blest to live in Texas where the summers are nice and warm.  Who needs a hairdryer for this art project when you can use the sun! In our playroom I had an empty wall that was begging […]



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Make Your Own Jellyfish Lights

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We’ve been reading about ocean creatures a lot lately, especially jellyfish.  I started pulling together some supplies for my preschooler to make a little jellyfish craft project with a paper plate.  But we decided to take it a step further and make our jellyfish glow like those found deep in the dark depths of the […]



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DIY Pom Pom Soccer Game

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“Let’s play soccer!” It really doesn’t get any simpler than this!  We put this fun game together in just minutes, yet it provided us with an entire afternoon of giggles! We all had SO much fun and believe it or not, blowing through a straw is an important skill for kids to master. The clever use […]



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Coloring Page T-Shirt Tutorial

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I really like it when I am able to spend time on a present for a child instead of money.  Many of the gifts my mom and grandma made me as a child are still treasured in our house today (as opposed to a lot of the store-bought presents which ended up in garage sales […]



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Kids Games: Make Your Own Silly Picture Game

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Nothing entertains a preschooler better than nonsense! Every month when my four-year-old receives an issue of her children’s magazine in the mail, one of the first things she flips to is the silly picture feature.   Hidden in the picture are dozens of nonsense items for her to find and circle.  We decided the other […]



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Musical Instruments for Kids: Homemade Maracas!

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I have mentioned before how much Rory loves music.  She is always asking to play my guitar and loved her Easter basket filled with musical instruments. At a recent dinner with our friends, we couldn’t pull Rory away from the piano and drums!  Although she has many musical instruments in the house, she doesn’t have […]



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