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We’re in the kitchen today making a healthy snack. Granola bars! I don’t even want to know what I’ve spent on granola bars at the store. But, let’s …

Breakfast

Make Ahead Cold Lunches {A Week’s Worth of Lunches in a day!}

<i>Disclaimer: this post has been updated with new images and ideas with special thanks to my sponsor, Frigidaire Gallery®. I love this post and</i> …

How to Fold T-Shirts

DIY Cactus Cupcakes

There’s a specialty nursery near where I live that sells only cacti, succulents, and bonsai trees. It’s a lot of fun to visit, because I love those all three of those things — especially those small cacti and succulents in their little 3″ pots. So of course, when I saw baker and DIY maker <b>Alana</b> …

DIY Miniature Pans - simplekidscrafts

Felt Food Tutorials

Polly of “Pieces by Polly” said it is getting a bit cumbersome to update the list of felt food tutorials in each post, so here they are. Don’t forget …

Have any vinegar and baking soda around the house? How about some plastic bags? Cups and spoons to measure? If so, this Sick Science! CO2…

Have any vinegar and baking soda around the house? How about some plastic bags? Cups and spoons to measure? If so, this Sick Science! CO2 Sandwich, with chemical reactions and a few variables to test out, sounds like an experiment just waiting to <i>pop</i> into action…

Rolo Monsters

These cute and “sprinkly” monsters are made using Rolo candies. Easy and fun to make with the kids, great for Halloween!<p>Get the instructions for ––> …

How to Not Miss a Moment with Your Kids

I remember how our 7-year-old used to give us the peace sign when he was younger. He’d put up his pinky finger and his ring finger. Instead of trying …

Father's Day: Ten Things You Should Ask Your Kids For

Father’s Day: Ten Things You Should Ask Your Kids For<p>Tags : top 10<p>Most Dads think of Father’s Day one-dimensionally. We tend to look forward to …

Cupcake Monsters

When monsters are as cute as these little guys, they’re sure to be invited to many Halloween or monster themed parties!<p>Get the instructions for ––> …

How-To: Ice Cream Sandwich Postcard

Send your pals a sweet late summer greeting with this ice cream sandwich postcard tutorial from Sandra Denneler on She Knows!<p>Ready to make your own? Head over to She Knows to see how it’s done.

Butterfly Melted Crayon Art

What do you do with all your broken crayon pieces? We make Melted Crayon Art into pretty butterflies for spring! A fun project to welcome the new …

Mini marshmallow “Ice Cream” Cones

Why, oh why did I not think of this cleverness? Dang. I’m glad someone did. Make marshmallow faux ice cream cones at Sugar Swings! Serve Some.

Homemade Gazing Balls for Your Garden

The Frog Princess and I just completed<br>our favorite craft of the year this week.<br>We made yard gazing balls<br>that we found the directions for<br>in the May …

Melted Bead Accessories

Have you ever made accessories with melted beads? You can make earrings, bookmarks, hair clips, magnets and more. Perfect for gifts and so much …

Hair

Tot Sewing

Your toddler <b>can</b> sew! This project allows for many possibilities for different ages and skill levels too. A fun way to introduce sewing to your little …

How-To: Magical Kaleidoscope

After the fireworks are over you can keep the dazzling, colorful displays coming with this DIY Magical Kaleidoscope from Clare at The Etsy Blog.

Minions

Minion Cupcakes tutorial with lots of images.<p>Minions Candy Spoons with lots of images to guide you.<p>Minion Beanie Great last minute Halloween costume.

How to make recycled paper tube minions

I don’t tend to watch too many animated kids movies but I have seen the first Despicable Me and these little minion characters are too cute. Pop on …

Glow in the Dark Plastic Water Bottle Bowling

I’m excited to announce that as of today, I will be posting a new craft project or kid’s activity over at KixCereal.com once per week! Each Wednesday …

Make Pine Cone Roses

When I was invited to be a counselor at Carissa’s Craft Camp at <b>Creative Green Living</b>, I was excited about the opportunity to create something using …

Minion Paper Doll

Make these cute minions from Despicable Me! It’s a fun and easy craft project the kids will have lots of fun with. Makes a great decoration too.<p>Get …

Ice Chalk

Ice Chalk is the perfect kid activity for a hot summer day. Frozen chalk makes a great art, science, and sensory experience all in one.<p>While I was …