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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Paper Pull Craft (Free Printable included)

If you like St. Patrick's Day crafts or rainbow crafts, then today's post is for you! We're making these adorable Rainbow and leprechaun paper pull crafts. Kids can color the images, cut them out, and then make these fun moving crafts just in time for St. Patrick's Day!

St. Patrick's Day Rainbow and Leprechaun Paper Pull Craft

(Free printable included!)

St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Paper Pull Craft for Preschoolers- Print out free printable, color, and then make this fun moveable paper craft with your kids!

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Easy Halloween Witch and Pumpkin Paper Chains

It's fall and you know what that means.... copious amounts of adorable Halloween crafts!! Halloween is MY FAVORITE holiday of the year! :) I love the costumes! The candy! The pumpkin carving! The magic! It's THE BEST.

To get fully into the Halloween spirit, I'm starting off with these super cute and easy to make witch and pumpkin paper chains! They're perfect to make at home with the kids, or with a larger group of kids too! Each child can decorate their very own pumpkin and witch to create a lovely paper chain.

Kid-friendly Halloween Paper Chains

how to make easy paper witch and pumpkin chains with kids for DIY Halloween decor


Today's craft was inspired by this adorable Halloween paper chain that I saw on Easy Peasy Fun. It had a black cat, monster, and pumpkin all in one paper chain. Super cute and I fell in love. Definitely check Andreja's site out because she has A ZILLION cute + easy crafts for kids!


Tuesday, September 3, 2019

10 Easy Chapter Books about Friendship

Have you ever read the Frog and Toad series?  Our family loves reading about the sweet relationship and adventures shared between those two friends. Inspired by our love for Frog an Toad, I've created this new booklist showcasing other easy reads that also share stories about the silly and sweet relationship between friends. Hopefully, you'll find some new favorite books here as well!

Books for Kids who Love Frog and Toad

List of Easy Chapter books similar to Frog and Toad (books about friendship)

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Sunday, August 18, 2019

50+ Super Cute and Easy Origami and Kirigami Projects for Kids

Looking for origami projects that are unique, cute, and easy-to-fold? Or, do you feel the need to grab a pair of scissors and cut some beautiful kirigami designs?  If you're on the hunt for kid-friendly paper folding projects for spring, summer, fall, and winter, then I've got the ultimate post for you. Here's a growing list of over 50 super cute origami and kirigami ideas for kids!

50+ Easy and Kid-Friendly Origami and Kirigami Projects


50+ cute and Easy Origami and Kirigami Projects for Kids for all seasons!

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Friday, August 9, 2019

4 Kits to create your own DIY Summer STEM + Robotics Camp

Love the idea of sending kids to summer STEM and Robotics camps... but not the prices? I get you! We love doing easy science and STEM activities at home. This past summer, we considered sending my eldest to some robotics camps, but then realized that they just weren't in our budget. So, instead, we set up our own STEM and Robotics camps... at home by purchasing a couple of STEM/ Robotics kits and building them together. Here's a quick review of the 4 kits that we tried out!

A Review of 4 STEM and Robotics Kits 


How to create your own Summer STEM and Robotics Camp at home- here's a review of 4 kits

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Grow Borax Crystals... on Nature!

Do people still celebrate Christmas in July? We don't, but today's crystal craft adds a bit of a frosty, winter element to our crafts.  (Come to think of it, this would also make a great craft for kids who love Anna, Elsa, or Olaf from the Frozen movie.) We're using Borax to grow crystals on natural items like seed pods, sticks, shells, and leaves. The process is super simple and the results are super sparkly.  You'll only need a couple of items and a bit of patience to do this easy and fun STEM activity.

How to Make Sparkly Cyrstal Leaves, Shells, and Twigs!


how to grow borax crystals on leaves, seeds, shells, and wood- what a great science idea for kids!

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

How to Make Corn Husk Flowers

A couple of weeks ago I took a fun corn husk flower making class at La Calenda, a cute nearby store that sells beautiful, handmaid items from Mexico. I loved the resulting corn husk flowers so much that I promptly dyed my own at home and held a fun crafternoon with some moms and kiddos. The results from both crafting sessions were so lovely that I'm sharing the how-to's behind making these flowers with you today!

How To Make Corn Husk Flowers

(A Super easy and beautiful craft for kids and adults!)


how to make corn husk flowers- super beautiful craft to make with adults and kids!

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

"Thank you for helping me to grow" folding surprise cards

It's the end of the school year and if you're like me, you're scrambling to find cute ways to tell your kids' teachers just how much you appreciated them.  (Any fellow room parents out there?  You know what I'm talking about!)

Well, have you ever tried making your own folding surprise card?  This flower card is one crafty way to thank teachers for helping your kids to grow!

"Thanks for helping me to grow" Folding Surprise Cards



Surprise Growing Card Craft- Perfect for appreciating teachers at the end of the year



Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Kids Spring Fairy House Craft

Looking for a super easy Spring craft that gets the kids creating outside?  Or, are you looking for an easy STEAM inspired activity that kids of all ages will love?  Try this Nature Fairy House Craft Challenge!

What kind of fairy house would YOU design?

Design and build nature fairy houses with kids- such a great Spring STEAM activity and craft!

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Can you draw a face just using one line?

I'm not sure about your family, but sometimes nighttimes with little kids can be pretty trying.  Everyone is grumpy. Everyone is tired. Emotions tend to run high. Patience is worn thin.

Well, we've had a couple of tough nights these past weeks.  Recently I've found that simple drawing activities can put the kids (and me) in better moods.  Here's one easy art activity that we recently tried and enjoyed.  Can you draw a face using just one line?

One Line Face Drawing Challenge


One Line Drawing Face Art Activity for Kids and Families



Thursday, January 10, 2019

How to Make a Clay Mermaid Tail Necklace

Who loves a good mermaid craft? (We do, we do!)

Recently the makers of Sculpey Clay sent us some colorful goodies to try out.  The kids and I had a ton of fun one rainy afternoon crafting with friends.   I'm currently infatuated with all things magical, so I helped my youngest make his very own mermaid necklace.  

(Does anyone else think of Zoolander here?  Mermaid? Oh wait.  Merman. Merman!)

Let's Make Clay Mermaid Tail Necklaces!

how to make clay mermaid tail necklace craft with kids- fun DiY jewelry gift idea

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Monday, November 5, 2018

Make a Mini Science Journal Booklet from one sheet of paper

Have you ever tried making tiny notebooks?  My eldest is currently obsessed with pocket-sized books.  He loves using them to doodle, jot down ideas, or record stories.  Today we're doing a STEAM themed craft and turning a single white sheet of computer paper into a cute science journal.  It's the perfect place for young scientists to jot down observations, hypotheses, and ideas for experiments.

Let's get making!

How to Make Mini Science Journal Booklets

(from 1 sheet of computer paper!)


Make Mini Science Journals from a sheet of paper- Fun STEAM kids activity inspired by Zoey and Sassafras book

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Saturday, September 1, 2018

Can you explode a Watermelon?

How many rubber bands does it take to explode a watermelon? That's a question that I issue to you, dear reader.  And it's one that we recently tried tackling in today's fun science activity!   Now, I'm not a mom who enjoys making a mess... but when I saw people exploding watermelons with rubber bands, I just couldn't help myself.  We had to try the challenge too!  So, we celebrated the end of summer with this explosive science activity.   It was super duper fun and so, so easy to set up. 

Here's how you Explode a Watermelon with kids!


How many rubber bands does it take to explode a watermelon?  This fun Kids STEM Science activity aims to find out!


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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Play-dough and Cardboard Mazes

Hello friends!  I'm currently on the lookout for easy (and not too messy) ways to keep the kids entertained.  Today I'm sharing a fun preschool STEAM activity that kept both my boys entertained.  We've made outdoor rock mazesedible candy mazes, and Lego mazes.  Today we're keeping the theme going with these super easy play-dough mazes!

Let's Make Play-Dough Mazes!


How to Make Play Dough and Cardboard Mazes- Such a great STEAM activity for kids of all ages (preschool + elementary!)


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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Free Printable Paper Battleship Game

Do you like the game Battleship? We've tried playing with my son....but find that it just seems to take foooooorrrrrreeeeevvvveeeer.  So last week I made a short printable version (because we love making DIY games!)   Hopefully you and the kids will enjoy playing this shorter, printable paper battleship game too!

Printable Paper Battleship Game

Free Printable Paper Battleship Game to Play with the kids

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Cardboard Ninja Throwing Stars

Ninja Crafts, I have found, can be quite polarizing.  Some parents think they're super fun and great for birthday parties.  Other parents are uncomfortable with kids using weapons like a sword, ninja stars, and such. 

While I don't condone violence, I do realize that making toys that shoot, launch, or fly (like this pom pom shootercar launcher, or this 1 sheet paper kite) are always crowd pleasers.   (Plus, they're a great opportunity to slip in some STEAM learning.)   So today I'm sharing this cute Ninja Throwing Star Craft.  It was super easy to make and kept us relatively sane on a stuck-at-home-going-to-pull-my-hair-out-cleaning-the-pulled-out-puzzles-for-the-eight-time rainy day.

How To Make Cardboard Ninja Throwing Stars

How to Make Cardboard Ninja Stars (that actually fly and throw like real toys!) - Such a fun craft for kids!


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Monday, February 26, 2018

Origami Friendship Math Quilt Craft

Brr, it's cold outside!  Lately I've been enamored with quilt designs and origami crafts Their bold colors and gorgeous geometric patterns really make me swoon!  Today's post combines my love for both crafts.  These origami paper quilts are really quite beautiful to look at.  Folding them can be a bit of challenge, because there are so many units to fold.  But, make them with some friends and you're sure to have some indoor fun during these cold winter nights.

Origami Friendship Quilts


How to make origami paper quilts- such a fun kids' math art and craft idea to do with friends

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Monday, February 19, 2018

Mystery Grid Art Challenge

Howdy! Today I'm sharing a STEAM activity that combines art and math.   Put on your creative hats and grab your favorite color pencils.  We're trying our hand at the Mystery Grid Art Challenge!

Think you can conquer the Mystery Grid Challenge?

(Well, read on and find out!)

Mystery Grid Art Challenge- In this fun STEAM activity, players use their art and math skills to recreate a mystery image bit-by-bit.



Friday, February 16, 2018

Let's Build Beautiful 3D Card Structures!

What happens when you have access to the internet, shortened daylight hours, a craft-and-math loving kid, and a deck of old playing cards?  Well,  if you're me... you rally everyone together to do a STEAM activityYeah!

Tired of bouncing off the walls one night, our family tried our hands at making these nifty 3D Card Sculptures.  They came out pretty cool and I thought I'd share them today with you!

Let's Make Beautiful 3D Card Sculptures


how to make cool card sculptures from playing cards- such a fun STEAM activity to try out with kids!



Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Easy Zentangle Pumpkins for Kids and Adults!

Recently I saw this super gorgeous and easy to draw zentangle spiderweb idea....  and I was so inspired, that we drew our own versions- zentangle pumpkins!   The process was so fun that I thought I'd sharing the idea here.

Easy Zentangle Pumpkins- Great Kids and Adult art activity!


Fun Halloween Drawing Prompt- Pumpkin Zentangles for Kids and Adults

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