Making a maypole

Make a Miniature Maypole Craft

Celebrate spring and the first day of May with a miniature version of a traditional May Day craft: a maypole! We used recycled paper towel rolls to make a tabletop version of a maypole. Use this maypole as a table centerpiece or as a party decoration. We used artificial flowers in our maypole craft, but […]

Sensory Learning: Hands-On Exploration

Sensory experiences are essential to a young child’s development. The more senses that are engaged in a learning experience, the more they can practice memory, analyzing and observation. These three projects offer great opportunities to talk to your kid about what’s alike and what’s different, and using all five senses to learn about our world!   […]

6 kid-friendly earth day crafts made from recycled materials

6 Earth Day Crafts From Recycled Materials

On April 22nd, people around the world will celebrate Earth Day to raise awareness of conservation and support for environmental protection. This year, why not create some earth-friendly crafts in honor of Earth Day? You already have a plentiful and renewable source for craft supplies, and it’s right in your home: your recycling bin! Raid […]

Cereal Box Sandbox

Summer is on its way, but if you just can’t wait to get outside in that sandbox, bring the joy indoors!  Or for, er, less tidy kids, to the front porch? You can turn a cereal box into a play zone. Let the kids decorate the box any way they like with paint, stickers or […]

Walking Cereal Box Animal Puppets

Sure, you can make cute animals from a cereal box. But cereal box animals that move and groove are even better. The paper towel rolls allow you to walk these guys around any which way. Or run. Or even sit. Basic shapes, such as circles, rectangles and triangles, make up these animals, so anyone can […]

DIY Bee Condo craft - help kids save honeybees

Bee Kind to Bees: Make a Bee Condo

Have you heard the buzz about declining bee populations? In the past 20 years, beekeepers have observed the sudden and unexplained decline of honeybee populations, which is a problem because bees are responsible for pollinating a third of the foods we eat! The good news is even kids can do things that will help encourage […]

Make a boredom buster box out of a cereal box and take with you in the car on road trips

4 Take-Along Kid Vacation (or Staycation) Boredom Busters

Entertaining your kids on a long road trip can be a challenge. Be prepared by creating a Boredom Buster Box from a recycled cereal box, and fill it with four different fun activities for all your kid vacation adventures. Or, use these boredom busters to have fun at home on your staycation. First: Create a […]

Cereal Box Leprechaun Trap @amandaformaro

Cereal Box Leprechaun Trap

Have some magical fun with your kids this St. Patrick’s Day and build a Leprechaun Trap! According folklore, leprechauns are small, but very, very fast! In fact, catching one is challenging, but if you are able to catch one they are obligated to be honest with you. So to find out where the leprechaun has hidden […]

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