20+ Kid Friendly Ideas for Wax Crayon Art and a $1,500 Giveaway!

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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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Make a Friendship Bracelet Loom

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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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Homemade Christmas Ornaments

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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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Summer Time Bucket List: 50 Activities for the Kids

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I love our weekly It’s Playtime Link-up! Each week you have hundreds of activity ideas and suggestions for us! Thank you for being an inspiration to us each and every week. Below are just a few of the activities that have been linked up this past year. These activities are on our Summer Bucket List […]



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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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December Activities: {Family} Hand Print Art

December Activities Hand Print Art

December activities are often family-related and seem to make great keepsakes for years to come.  The same is true for this fun hand print art project in which the entire family can participate.  We at Kids Activities Blog love bringing families together in such wonderfully fun ways! December Activities I love hand print art!  We […]



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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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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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No-Mess Monster Craft

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It’s always great when kids can get a fun sensory experience with paint without actually touching the paint.  If I plan an activity where my kids come into contact with paint I know I’m bargaining for about 30 minutes to an hour of clean-up around our house (of course, sometimes it’s fun to just embrace […]



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All About Paint: An It’s Playtime Art Round-up

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It’s another round of It’s Playtime. This week we are doing a round-up of posts relating to paint. There are so many ways your kids can play with and interact with paint! Thanks Adventures at Home for inspiring this post. Last week she had fun marbling paper with shaving cream and dye. The results are […]



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Baking soda and vinegar reactions: Make Lava

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Kids love exploring and experiencing cause and effect. Last spring we had fun creating fizzing sidewalk paint where the kids and I painted our patio with sidewalk paint made from baking soda and then sprayed the paint with vinegar, watching and listening to the sizzles and pops.  This rainbow lava activity is an adaptation off of […]



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LEGO & Education: Create your own book

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Legos, we are a lego obsessed family right now, might as well use that “love” to our benefit.  We have begun incorporating legos into our education.  In addition to the Lego lapbook we made last week, I wanted to incorporate creative writing & so I challenged my son to come up with a story about […]



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LEGO & Education: Make a Lapbook

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We recently had fun learning with this LEGO Unit Study & Lapbook, and my son declared that this was his favorite week of school we have ever done.  A lapbook is made to be looked at over and over, & your child adds little snippets of information they learn throughout a unit of study.  It […]



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Printmaking Techniques: Making Prints from Styrofoam

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This is a technique on how to make simple prints with recycled items.  So great to be back again with another great art project for kiddos using recycled materials. We are creating relief art (printmaking) by using a woodcutting technique on large sheets of styrofoam. These sheets came tucked between some shelving for some bookshelves […]



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Art with Food: Green Pepper Shamrock Stamps!

You can just cut the bottom of the pepper and use the whole pepper as a stamp, I wanted to eat my peppers so I just cut a small piece for the stamp!

My family is very Irish, and although St. Patrick’s Day is a year round holiday for us, we still celebrate St. Patrick’s day on March 17th.  Since I haven’t been home for St. Patrick’s day in so long, we figured we needed to send some St. Patrick’s day fun to our friends and family. This […]



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Melted Bead Projects to Create with Children

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I just love melty beads!  There are so many nice things about them- the way they feel on your fingers when you put your hands in a bucket of them, their bright colors, and their lack of toxic fumes when you melt them (unlike so many plastics). The classic melted bead project though -with a […]



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Somewhere over the rainbow

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We love all the colors in a rainbow, they bring smiles to our faces.  We had numerous colorful posts linked up last week in our weekly kids meme, It’s Playtime.  Todays post is inspired by Kate, of Picklebums.  She had fun with her kids and droppers full of paint.  They had fun creating blotted rainbows […]



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How to Lift an Ice Cube with a String

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My son loves magic tricks.  I love simple science experiments. Here’s a fun magic trick with a little science behind it. My son lifted an ice cube from a cup of water with just a string touching it. He was elated and in awe as the cube dangled in the air. All you need is […]



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Easy Puzzles – Your Kids Can Make

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This easy puzzle craft came to my rescue last week.  I needed an activity I could do with a wide range of kids with different ages, crafting abilities, etc. We had a crowd at our house, the joy of an extra five kids to hang out for the day. Extra kids means extra fun – […]



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Make Napkins – with and for the kids

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I love homemade napkins, especially ones that are full of character and personality (i.e. the kinds that don’t show stains).  Thankfully, I also have kiddos who love art and painting, the bigger the better.  With a couple of yards of linen fabric, some elmer’s markers and acrylic paint we were set to decorate. . . […]



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Snow Crafts: 13 Fun Winter Activities

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It’s winter, time to enjoy what snow you have in your area – of it you are like us, in Texas, to dream about a snow-filled winter with some of these fun kids activities.  How many of you have had snow already this year?  Let us live vicariously through you and your family and tell […]



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Christmas Crafts for Preschoolers

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It’s another week of Playtime! Last week we had 170 different kids activities linked up in our weekly kids meme. Wowsers! Thanks to everyone who participated. I hope you can find lots of fun activities to do with your kids. . Renee of Adventures at Home had a great time with her kiddos.  They made […]



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Thanksgiving Craft Ideas

Thanksgiving Craft Ideas

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year – I think an attitude of gratefulness is so important to cultivate in ourselves and our kiddos. Here are just a few of the craft activities I hope to do soon with my kiddos. . . Turkey with Thankful Feathers (via Parents Magazine).  They covered a foam […]



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Playtime Clay Craft

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Today’s featured activity from It’s Playtime is so simple! I love how Liberty, and her girls over at Our Creative Day, used air drying clay and nature items found around their home to create stunning ornaments. . . Many thanks to my co-hosts, for making this weekly link-up a lot of fun! If you are […]



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Crafts for kids… in the car (#KOAcampfire)

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This Monday night, October 3rd, 9pm CST, I am joining Toni of Happy Housewife on the KOA Campfire Community to talk about kids, traveling, and ways to keep youngsters entertained for long hours in a car. In anticipation of that live chat (Oh, make my day and join us!!), we are featuring our favorite crafts […]



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Activities for 2 Year Olds

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Two year olds are so curious. Their brains just love to soak in the world around them. I try to have as wide of a variety of things for my kids to enjoy. My favorite activities for 2 year olds can be grouped as: Exploring, Fine Motor Skill Development and Messy.  Looking for other age […]



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Kids Meme: It’s Playtime

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Every week on Wednesday afternoons we host a kids meme called “It’s Play Time”.  Hundreds of fun ideas of ways you can play with and enjoy your kids are featured each week from bloggers around the world.  Below are some of my favorite posts that were recently linked up. . Make time to play. At […]



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Tree Blocks: Building with Nature

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A good foundation is important for both buildings and for life.  This week’s sponsor, Cerra, is a company with a wide variety of products, ranging from comforting oils, candles,  journal aids and more.  Their products help remind us to be grounded in who we are and to build with what we have around us.  They […]



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More Chemical Reactions: Let them explore!

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There’s nothing greater than seeing your child discover something for themselves, & sometimes it’s great to just give them some supplies & see what happens!   We all know what baking soda & vinegar will do when combined.   Let your child discover this magical chemical reaction for themselves.  Make sure you’re somewhere that messes are easy […]



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Tinker Toy Catapult Experiment

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Last week we made a Lego Catapult and my boys started making catapults out of everything in sight. They made this one make out of Tinker Toys. A Tinker Toy catapult is pretty simple construction and soon marbles were zinging across the house. Let’s go outside! Ryan(10) had mentioned that he had changed the angle […]



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