Recycled CD Spring Lamb

Did you know that a lamb is also a sheep? The difference is their age. A lamb is a sheep that is less than a year old. There are also special terms for the gender of a sheep. A female sheep is called a “ewe” while a male sheep is called a “ram”. This adorable […]

Paper Plate Kite by @amandaformaro for Kix Cereal

Paper Plate Kite

Temperatures are climbing upward and kids are finally able to spend more time outdoors. Kite flying is perfect for outdoor play as it’s often quite breezy as the weather patterns are changing from season to season. But what about the younger set who really aren’t old enough to fly a kite of their own just yet? […]

Recycled Craft: Make a Rainstick

A rainstick is a long tube-like instrument that makes a sound like rain falling when it is turned over and over. It’s easy to make a kid-friendly rainstick out of a recycled paper towel roll and some items from your kitchen and craft room. What you need to make a paper towel roll rainstick: A […]

Recycled craft: April Showers bring May Flowers Clothespin Wreath

Recycled Craft: April Showers Bring May Flowers Clothespin Wreath

What’s the best part of April Showers? All that rain helps the May Flowers grow! Here’s a fun rain and flower-inspired craft to make: an April Showers May Flowers clothespin wreath. Have fun arranging and rearranging this clever wreath, which is made of mostly of recycled materials. We recycled a cereal box and cardboard egg […]

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 […]

Craft Stick Spring Birds by @amandaformaro

Craft Stick Spring Birds

Ah spring! As the flowers begin to bloom and the birds begin to sing, the muddy landscape soon turns into an explosion of color! To celebrate all these fabulous colors, make some pretty spring birds from feathers and craft sticks. Your kids will love making these pretty birds and can put on a puppet show […]

Food Art: Bumblebee Spring Snack

The first day of spring is upon us and with that comes beautiful flowers, fresh air and new life.  It also means bugs.  Kids seem to love crawling critters and I’m pretty sure they’re going to love this fruity snack made with their favorite cereals.   What You’ll Need Ingredients: 1 yellow plum A handful of black grapes 2 […]

Mismatched Mitten Puppets

Mismatched Mitten DIY Puppets

As winter winds down you may find that you have several mismatched mittens hanging around. Instead of tossing them out, let’s create some super easy diy puppets to play with during those chilly or rainy days of spring. To make these fun puppets you will need: Mittens Yarn For the eyes: pom poms or buttons […]

Blooming Chocolate Cake Cups

The cold, gray winter is about give way to a brighter spring. Get a head start on the season with these flowering treats. Only specific varieties of flowers are safe to consume, so be sure to consult with your florist or nursery on the right ones to use. Of course, if your kids are anything […]

Food Art: A Fruity Butterfly Snack

This fruity butterfly snack is sure to delight even the pickiest of little eaters.  With only a handful of ingredients, this snack can be made in just minutes and kids will love helping in the kitchen!   What You’ll Need Ingredients: 2 slices of naval orange A handful of green grapes 1 baby carrot 2 […]

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