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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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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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campfire1Sometimes it’s just not possible to take the whole family camping but your kids really want that experience. Here is a simple way to bring the camping feel home. You can find the tutorial for how to make a paper …

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verticaltitle1It’s that time of the year where nature walks are really enjoyable. The mosquitoes aren’t yet at their peak and either is the heat. Collect some nature items and make these fun nature necklaces! Head over to Twodaloo for the …

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bubble-wands1These bubble makers bring back so many memories. I remember making them as a kid myself! You can create lasting memories for your children if you head over to Fireflies and Mud Pies to see the instructions!…

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