DIY Cardboard Tube Building Logs

Building blocks are a great tool to encourage creativity and build motor skills. You can make these colorful logs yourself out of nothing more than your recycled toilet paper or paper towel cardboard tubes! Start by painting all the rolls fun colors. Once the rolls are dry cut out a notch on one or both […]

DIY Gift: Family Snowglobes

Make your own personalized snowglobes easily with family photos and even memorabilia! A snowglobe can be a great DIY gift for kids to make to showcase a favorite family photo or a fun fishing trip with Grandpa. Start with a clean, empty jar, a laminated photo, glitter or other “floating” items and (optional) rocks or […]

10 Cardboard Tube Crafts

We all have cardboard tubes hanging around (you know the cardboard tube you’re left with after the toilet paper is gone), so why not turn them into something fun before recycling them?! Here are 10 craft ideas featuring a cardboard tube. 1) Animals Create an animal using paint, crayons, construction paper markers and/or googly eyes (basically, […]

Thanksgiving Pasta Canvas Art

Thanksgiving pasta art is one of those classic crafts that no one can seem to resist. It’s colorful, has great texture and the limit is only your imagination! To re-create this Thanksgiving project  you’ll need wrapped canvas (burlap or regular white canvas) – this is the canvas that’s wrapped around a wood frame making for […]

Sensory Cereal Box

Have you ever made a sensory box for your kids? They provide a fun sensory experience through texture, shape, weight and size. It helps with recognition and muscle memory, and is just plain fun. For older kids you can have them record their observations through touch. It is hard, soft, sticky, big, heavy etc. Start […]

Day of the Dead Crafts

Crafts are a great way to introduce kids to different cultures and traditions. Day of the Dead, or Día de los Muertos, is celebrated on November 1st and is a holiday to honor deceased loved ones. Older kids can research the holiday along with making fun new crafts. Tissue Flowers Tissue flowers are easy and fun. […]

Edible Wizard Wands

This play-with-your-food-activity is fun, simple and delicious! To make your own wizard wands you’ll need pretzel rods peanut butter and/or melting chocolate candy seeds/nuts sprinkles favorite Kix cereal wax paper Edible wizard wands can be made any way you like. Add some cereal or seeds to your pretzel (using peanut butter as a “glue”) and […]

Silhouette Collage Art

Kids change so fast. This fun art project is a great way to capture not only what they look like but what they like and/or who they want to be. Start with a piece of construction paper taped to a wall. Have the child sit on a chair with a light on the other side […]

5 Non-Carving Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

Pumpkins are often the centerpiece of Fall decorations. Carving a pumpkin is fun but not always easy for kids (especially the little ones). Here are 5 pumpkin decorating ideas that don’t require any carving at all! Thumbtack Studded Pumpkin All you need is thumbtacks (you can buy a large set at the dollar store) and […]

DIY Cereal Box Costumes

Dressing up is fun for kids no matter what time of year it is. Get the kids involved in creating their own costumes using materials and craft supplies you already have! Here are 3 costume ideas using a cereal box as the base. Owl (or any type of bird): Cut a chest piece out of […]

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