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Marble Painting

My first idea was to roll round objects (balls, cars, trucks) down the driveway on a large sheet of butcher paper.  Our driveway is perfect for this because it is at a HUGE angle down towards the house.  The kids, however,

Craft Kits We Tried This Summer

I am ALL for the completely homemade crafting projects for kids.  But the buy-at-the-store kits are sometimes great.  Here are some craft kits we tried this summer: “Power Balls” by Color Zone The process for this project was easy and fun,


My AWESOME sister this got the idea from Craftzine’s Noodle Monster.  So, we tried it out! We started out with cooking some rice noodles and rinsing them with cold water.  While they were cooling we added watercolors and glue together for our

Ice-Pop Paint

I started out with some washable Crayola paint that I poured into our Mickey Mouse ice cube tray and stuck some craft sticks in the paint.  We then put it in our freezer and waited for a good day for some


We had a themed playdate yesterday!  IT WAS DINOTASTIC!  6 kids 6 & under enjoyed dino crafts, dino food, dino books, dino excavation, & dino imaginary play. Before our friends came, I set up my crazy flowered craft tablecloth and got

Paper Tube Castle

This Paper Tube Castle was a super fun, easy activity that the kids and I did over the course of a day.  I got the idea from my crafty cousin who says she saw it in a craft book for kids

DIY Sponge Splash Balls

Last year I made Sponge Splash balls with my kids after I saw the idea in Family Fun magazine.  They were a big hit at the beach all summer long … so much so they met their well-loved (stinky, dirty) demise

Squishy Stress Balls

I first found the idea for making stress balls here …Kids Color Activities from Quirky Momma… because Quirky Momma had a link to here …Playdough Filled Balloons… which directed me to this “original” source, here ….Wacky Sacks These are so super

DIY: Grass Skirts for Dolls & Stuffed Friends

My cousin had an awesome Hawaiian themed party for her daughter last weekend.  In preparation, we thought that since all the kids had cool tropical outfits … maybe their dolls and stuffed friends should too.  So, I came up with an

Glitter Fireworks

So, yesterday I was able to cross off one more item from our Summer Bucket List!  I got to take the kids to my absolute favorite firework display at my hometown.  Then, today, we made some Glitter Fireworks! I decided to