Kix Food Art Shark 1

Food Art: A Shark for Breakfast

Kix cereal just happens to be one of my kids favorite breakfasts.  Couple that with an adorable shark, and you’ve got yourself a winner!  This shark breakfast was super fun to make, and did I mention that it’s easy too?!  Whip one of these bad boys up for your kids and get ready for the smiles […]

naked_egg

Naked Egg Science Experiment

This cool science experiment will show your kids that, through osmosis and chemical reactions, you can strip an egg of its hard outer shell using vinegar! With a few things from your kitchen and a bit of patience you can create a translucent, rubbery egg! The Steps: 1. Carefully place an egg into a cup. […]

Recycled Cardboard Castle Craft

Recycled Cardboard Castle Craft

Here’s a winning craft idea: have fun making a cardboard castle craft, creating a play set for future pretend adventures. Raid your recycling bin for cardboard tubes and a box, and craft your own cute recycled cardboard castle. Use your castle for all sorts of open-ended imaginative play, which will provide hours of fun and […]

pancake cones

Pancake Cones

Now here’s a fun way to make pancakes portable and fit to enjoy any time of the day: Turn them into cones. Fill your pancake cones with any of the kids’ favorites, either sweet or savory, such as fruit, yogurt, Kix, whipped cream, even ham and cheese. To make pancake cones You will need: Parchment […]

Colorful Glue Sun Catcher by Amanda Formaro

Colorful Glue Sun Catcher

Like so many of us these days, I am often inspired by projects I find while browsing Pinterest. I love, love, love to recycle things into craft projects! I’ve been saving plastic lids for a while now and have already made plenty of projects from them. But when I saw these sun catchers I knew […]

straw charms

Cereal Box Straw Charms for Party Drinks

Crafting straw charms from a cereal box is a great way to dress up summer drinks. Decorate each charm differently and the charms can serve double duty at parties to mark cups so kids don’t share their germs. Grown-ups take note. You might want to make a few for you and your friends, too, so […]

DIY Solar Constellation Jar

Kids Craft: Solar Light Constellation Jar

Capture the power of the sun to create the night sky with our simple craft, a cute solar light Constellation Jar. You can recreate your favorite star charts, or create completely new constellations with this simple dollar store craft. We found all our supplies at the local dollar store, but you can shop your recycling […]

painted planet sandwich

Astronomical Lunch: Painted Planet Sandwiches

These colorful sandwiches combine art, crafts, an astronomy lesson, and lunch all in one. While they aren’t exactly to scale (I’m afraid an accurate Mercury to Jupiter ratio would be impossible), a set of different sized circle cookie cutters will let kids learn about differences between the planets. They can paint each planet in the […]

Clothespin Airplanes for preschoolers

Clothespin Airplanes for Preschoolers

There are plenty of really cute crafts out there, but sometimes the steps to make those crafts can be a bit daunting for young children. Paint is super fun, but it’s messy and due to drying time, doesn’t always mesh well with a preschooler’s attention span. Buying colored craft sticks is a great alternative and […]

How to make rainbow bubble snakes

Outdoor Activity: Rainbow Bubble Snakes

Everyone loves bubbles! Here’s a unique way to create long strands of bubbles using recycled materials and ingredients from your kitchen. These rainbow bubble snakes are simple to make, but a bit messy, so take them outside for some sloppy fun! What you need to make rainbow bubble snakes: A recycled water bottle A sock […]

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