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25 More Boy Craft Ideas

A while back I did a round up of “Boy Craft Ideas” – a round up of ideas focussing on things to make with and for boys. Of course all the ideas apply …

10 Printables for Toddlers

I just love simple and easy ideas!<p>Last month I was fortunate enough to purchase a laminator and get 2 new ink cartridges, which means I am on the …

What Toddler Crafts & Art Projects Can We Do? 30 Ideas

Toddler crafts and art ideas can be fun to do when you have the right expectations. Try these 30 ideas for lots of toddler fun and craftiness!But its …

Parenting

7 Ways to Enjoy Being Crafty With Your Toddler

I'm a creative person and I love finding crafts and activities to do with my toddlers. I started this blog over 2 years ago when my son was a toddler …

Mess Free Painting with Kids

I absolutely love painting with Possum but, lets face it, the thought of cleaning it all up can be a little off putting at times. So here is a great …

Busy Bag Exchange

<i>This post may contain affiliate links.</i><p>I recently did a busy bag exchange with a group of girls in my neighborhood. It was such a hit that we did it …

Sensory Play Activities for Children

17+ Preschool Art Activities

<i>I have a special surprise for you today. The Artful Parent, Jean Van’t Hul is here to share some of her favorite preschool art activities. Enjoy!</i><p>Do …

Fall Leaf Painting in Baggies

If you've tried this... you know how easy it is. I saw this No Mess Fall leaf painting project over at Moments of Mommyhood and decided to try it …

Painting Activities for Preschoolers :: 11 Favorites

Looking for painting activities for your preschoolers?<p>Here are 11 of our all-time favorites that are process-oriented and developmentally appropriate …

TWO ingredient Clay

We’ve had plenty of fun experimenting with household products to make things such as our <b>Soft as a Cloud Playdough – using only 2 ingredients</b>, <b>Homemade</b> …

50 Activities that are Perfect for Toddlers

Activities for toddlers are the number one hardest thing for me to come up with to do.They’re a hard age because they often want to put stuff in …

Butterfly Pasta Watercolor Art

<b>Butterfly pasta watercolor art</b> was born out of the creation of a bunch cute pasta butterflies we made.<p>We made the butterflies first and then started …

Art

30+ Easy Paper Crafts for Kids

Jump-start your child's creativity with these simple crafts made from all varieties of colorful paper.<p>Transform leftover cardboard into a menagerie of animals and get ready to monkey around together!<p><b>What You'll Need:</b> Animal templates, corrugated cardboard, craft paint, paintbrush, pipe cleaners, …

Learn How To Make Simple Colored and Rainbow Roses

You have probably been mesmerized by rainbow roses already, they are simply fascinating, shattering beautifully and organic, natural. In this short …

TURKEY CRAFTS FOR KIDS TO MAKE

Shares 0<p>If you’re looking for some fun <b>turkey crafts to make</b>, you’ve hit the jackpot! We’ve collected over 170 turkey crafts for toddlers, …

Christmas Ball With Upcycled Cereal Boxe • Recyclart

With recycled materials, can be made very beautiful Christmas balls, a photo tutorial explains step by step how to do.

10 Fun Sensory Bins for November

There is plenty of reasons to celebrate and explore in November. One great way for little hands to explore is with sensory bins. Autumn is in full …

Decorating For Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a holiday that can sometimes get overlooked until the last minute. With all of the hype of Halloween, and then a rush of preparation …

8 Kid’s Crafts Using Fall Leaves

Autumn is one of the most beautiful times of the year and what better way to teach your little ones about colors, seasons, temperature changes, and …

Technique: Watercolor Thanksgiving Card

You can achieve an artful stamped look using inexpensive watercolors with your stamps. Nina B shares a lovely Thanksgiving card she made using the …

DIY Rainbow Finger Knitted Scarf

Finger knitting, the kind where you knit without any needles, is a great idea to help young ones learn knitting. And this rainbow scarf by Marlena is …

Salt Painting

Shares 0<p>Salt painting is so much fun and good for fine motor skills development. The results are bright and beautiful!<p>Shares 0<p>Get the instructions …

Pipe Cleaner Crafts for Kids

Kids love to create <b>pipe cleaner crafts</b> (aka chenille stems!). We’ve collected over 500 ideas for using these fun materials in a wide variety of …

Crafting

DIY Pet Memory Pendant

This is a very touching and heartfelt tutorial. This project shows you how to take a pets ID tag and turn it into a wearable keepsake. These could …

How-To: Leaf-Shaped Jewelry Dish

Turn large falling leaves into perfect texture stamps for polymer clay projects with this leaf-shaped jewelry dish tutorial from Dora Daily.<p>I’ve seen quite a few fall-inspired polymer clay dishes that include leaf impressions, but I especially like the cut-out leaf shape shown here.<p>Ready to give it …

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