Kid’s Craft ~ Easy Spinners

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My kids are off this week for Spring Break. And since we're staying home for the week I have to come up with stuff for them to do all day long. Kids expect that.   So first up on the agenda are some easy, fun crafts that don't require a huge clean up or crazy supplies.   I saw this one over at the Family Fun site a while … [Read more...]

DIY Bunny Bookmark

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My kiddos like to read.  I certainly try to encourage this. Because they also like to play video games and watch tv.   So anything I can do, to get them wanting to pick up their book, I try. And if making bookmarks helps, then I'll do it.   This is actually a really cute craft idea that I originally saw here around … [Read more...]

DIY Tie Dye Crayons

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A rainy day a few weeks ago my kids were looking online for a craft to do together... Sometimes crafts with kids are fun, sometimes they are more trouble than they are worth.   We came across this fun idea on a few different sites... I thought it was a great idea, because my boys are getting a little older and they don't ever pull … [Read more...]

Kids Craft ~ DIY Kazoos

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I decided to make a craft with my kids the other day. Good idea in theory.   We settled on an easy DIY Kazoo. Good because simple supplies, simple instructions and simple assembly. Not so good because...well, it's kazoo.  Which means it makes noise.   If you can get past that, then you should make these.  They are … [Read more...]

Winter Break Boredom Busters

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It's basically a rule that kids like to play.  They want to be entertained.   They get boooooooooored.   One thing I struggle with over Winter Break is keeping my son busy.  It's usually cold and wet outside, and although I try to spend as much time with him as possible, I still have housework and cooking to do and can't spend … [Read more...]

Absorbing Artwork

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My boys are always looking for art projects. I think they are under the assumption that the more cutting and gluing and mess making, the more "arty" the project. I am not keen on cleaning up huge art messes, so this project was easy and not so messy!  Also, it uses a medicine dropper or eye dropper, which my kids seemed to love using...who … [Read more...]

Straw Planes

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I am constantly looking for new and easy things to keep my boys occupied. I have to say that while I enjoy crafts...the mess that they generally leave behind is enough to keep me off the craft-wagon. There are certain things, though, that hold boys interests, far beyond a puzzle or a box of crayons...paper airplanes are a prime example. I … [Read more...]