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Fall Tree Art: Pulled String Painting

The boys and I had a creative morning. I grabbed some paints in fall colors [red, yellow and brown], along with some canvas paper and Paint Dab Markers we received from CraftProjectIdeas.com. I had a really fun, fall art scene planned for the kids to make with an art technique I’ve been wanting to try […]

Spooky Treat Holders Halloween Craft for Kids

Halloween Craft: Spooky Treat Holders (A Candy Bag Alternative)

Please welcome Dusti, my sister-in-law. She’s posted here before [remember the awesome DIY Yarn Wrapped Wreath?], but now she has her own blog too! Check out Antidotes for Mom. She’s a real stay at home mom, with real struggles, and she’s going to change that by counteracting the poison, one day at a time! Dusti’s […]

6 Fall Activities

10 Fall Activities & Crafts from It’s Playtime

It’s Fall and gorgeous as ever! My favorite time of year is among us and I’m celebrating by sharing with you 10 ideas to do with the kids this fall! Four crafty, or things to make, with the kids and six things to go do with the kids this fall! Gotta love them!   4 […]

Make your own American Flag Activity for Kids

Make Your Own [Life-Size] American Flag

  The American Flag is awesome for learning! There’s patterning, there’s counting to be had, working on fine motor skills, and I even thought measuring could be mixed into this activity, but I didn’t push that one. I grabbed our American Flag as it got taken down off our porch last year because of the […]

8 Father's Day Activities the Kids can make Dad

8 Father’s Day Activities on It’s Playtime!

Its Father’s Day this Sunday and we’re all set. Well almost. I gotta grab a couple things yet myself, but the kids have made their gift for Dad. Have yours? Maybe you need some quick inspiration. B Inspired Mama has a list of 10 things that the kids can do for dad. And I’m sharing […]

Sharpie Decorated Cereal Bowl

Father’s Day Gift: Sharpie Decorated Bowls

Father’s Day quickly snuck up on me this year. And I’ve had a great idea for the boys to make for Dad this year. It seems we’ve been breaking our cereal bowls left and right lately. Plus, my husband hates the dishes we have. So new cereal bowls are in order for him. And to […]

Mother's Day Flower Crafts for Kids

10 Flower Ideas for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is upon us this weekend. Don’t let it slip by without something homemade from the kids! Okay, I know you don’t have to do this, but its something we started doing a couple years ago for the Grandmas. At first it was just homemade cards, but now we’re getting a little craftier as […]

Mother's Day Yarn Wrapped Vase Craft for Kids

Mother’s Day Craft: Yarn Wrapped Vase

We needed a vase to go with our watercolor coffee filter flowers we made for Mother’s Day. I did a little googling for some “vase crafts” and found some beautiful yarn wrapped vases, there’s a cool rainbow vase from Kaboose. I didn’t expect there to be a pattern, or perfectly aligned yarn wrapped around the jar. […]

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Watercolor Coffee Filter Flowers

So, I’ve been thinking of Mother’s Day coming up in a couple of weeks. [You know what I want? A wheelbarrow, just my size! Instead of the huge honker that my husband has.] Anyhow. So I’m thinking of Mother’s Day and what to make for Grandma this year from the boys [My mom still has […]

Activities

This week’s Activities

[above, clockwise from top left] We’re getting outside as a family this month and set a few goals for ourselves. I’m also challenging you to do the same. Are you up for it? Henry and I really got into making some paper egg decorations for Easter. We used some resist art techniques, but mostly really […]