Starfish and Sand Dollar Shaving Cream Dig
If you are spending some time at the beach this summer, keep this project in mind. Gather together a variety of shells and other found treasures and save them to use in your own sensory bin. You can even use …

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Friendship Puzzle Piece Necklace
You can forget about spending money on a fancy best friend necklace featuring two hearts that fit together…  Learn how to make your own personalized best friend necklaces using puzzle pieces and markers. The kids can create special jewelry for …

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DIY Crystal Geode Eggs
This amazing science experiments is made using egg shells. While I initially thought it would take several days to grow the colorful crystals on the egg shells but this tutorial says you can get these results overnight (12 to 15 …

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Wild Flower Art
This project is a great way to get everyone outside exploring and being creative. Go for a walk to find wild flowers and then use the ideas presented by Becky on Fakin’ It for using them to create a work …

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Paper Bag Exploring Journals
Next time you are planning a nature hike, consider having everyone make one of these journals to record what they see. I love the rustic look of this paper bag journal, which is accomplished by crumpling the paper bag up …

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Juice Pouch Boats
While you might not have much luck floating these boats, they are a fun project for the kids and a great way to recycle empty juice pouches. Melanie, from It Happens in a Blink, and her husband actually used …

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Squirt Gun Painting
This is a fast and easy outdoor project the kids will love to do. Melissa, from Fire Flies and Mudpies, explains how she helped fight a little bit of summer boredom by letting her boys paint watercolor masterpieces using …

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DIY Painted Walking Sticks
Next time you go camping with the kids, bring along some paint, brushes, and Mod Podge or clear acrylic sealer. Those are all the supplies you need to make your own colorful walking sticks. If you make them the first …

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Roll and Color Game
Follow along with this tutorial and make this simple color matching game. I am willing to bet that the most popular part of this game will be the homemade, over-sized die. PLay this color matching game with the kids and …

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Make a Fairy House
Today is International Fairy Day so I thought it would be a great excuse to have the kids make their own miniature fairy house and garden. This is a great tutorial because most I have seen online are more geared

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Helicopter Seed Dragonfly Craft
Next time you have the kids out for a walk, look for the supplies needed to make this adorable dragonfly craft. From nature, you will need a couple ‘helicopter’ seeds from a maple tree and a twig. From your craft …

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Magnetic Craft Foam Tangrams
Learn how to make tangrams that will keep the kids entertained for quite awhile. This seven piece set can be used to make a large variety of designs. You can even do what Karin from Leigh laurel Studios did and …

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National Flip Flop Day Projects
Today is National Flip Flop Day… How about celebrating by dressing up a pair of plain flip-flops. When I was trying to think of what I could use to decorate flip-flops, one of the first thing that popped into my …

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Water Bottle Sculpture
This creative project is a great way to encourage kids to use their creativity and it is also a great way to recycle plastic bottles. Use Vicki’s suggestions, shared in this blog post, but also make sure you let …

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Clothespin Paper Dolls

All you need to make these fun little dolls are heavy paper and clothespins along with some paint and glue. Rubyellen, from My Cakies, designed this fun projects for her kids to make to celebrate the beginning of summer …

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