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All these fun Nature crafts come from our sister site Craftbits.com.

Painted Rocks -
Rose Petal notebook -
Texture Tree -
Twig Canvas
Seashell Wind-chime
Moss Picture Frame

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I can not count the amount of times my children have pretended  to sit around a campfire. Sometimes the cook, other times the make smores and tell stories. Yet we have NEVER actually sat around a real campfire (Local open …

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This Weather Roundup gives you 13 activities for your Weather themed lesson plan. The sunshine hand print plate would have to be one of my favorite as it can be made in a group or independently.

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Don’t let another year go by without taking 20-30 mins out of your day to take some special photos of the kids. It’s hard to appreciate it now, but when they are heading off to college in the “hand me …

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A Crafty Crow Shares her bloggers round-up of books with matching crafts. The perfect addition to your homeschooling or summer activities list.  Visit the Crafty Crow for the list of tutorials to go with each book title above. You could …

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This Elmers glue Batik dye tutorial looks fantastic and was created by Our Creative Day.  I am definitely adding this one to my summer To-Do list as I think not only will the kids love it I will too. …

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Lessons Learnt Journal is a great resource for ideas that are tried and tested. Pauline shares her top 5 ideas for items to use for water play.  I remember when my kids were young letting them just hang out with …

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DIY paint pops for summer

These Paintsicles are great fun for summer time. I would suggest only using them with kids who understand they are for paper and not for the mouth.  Clementine Boulder shares the full tutorial on just how to make them. …

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This tutorial by Freepeople is perfect for arranging beach items your children may have collected during a day out or a holiday. The best thing about this kind of art work is that its filled with memories, memories that you …

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Childs Play Music shares this article on creating musical instruments with scrap metal. How perfect would these be for yard play? Not only do they resemble up-cycled or reclaimed art they are practical and imaginative. I don’t think I would …

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If you put a bunch of tweens together and hand them this kit you are sure to invite some imaginative active play. I love the idea of this kit being hands on. Forgot spy games on computers, forget spy …

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cork1We have a water table on our back patio that would be perfect for these adorable little boats! Now mommy just has to get busy compiling all those corks:) Have some fun with your kids and make these adorable cork …

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fairy1Every year, I usually post about someone’s amazing Fairy Garden. This year, I decided to post about this adorable fairy garden that even includes a fairy lamp and fairy letter stones. Creating fairy gardens and homes with your children is …

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butterflies1How adorable are these little creatures? I feel like I so often see the coffee filter butterflies, and never anything new and unique. These are simple yet cute enough to hang from your child’s ceiling in their bedroom! You can …

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paper sack1Summer has arrived, and here in Florida, we are experiencing A. LOT. OF. RAIN. I am constantly looking for things to have my children do when we are stuck inside all day long. This paper sack puppet project is a …

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