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Homemade Fizzy Sidewalk Paint Recipe

This sidewalk paint recipe has come in handy a number of times. Its great for the kids to paint with, but its also easy for me to use when I’m setting up an activity and need something more prominent than just sidewalk chalk. I made a variation of this sidewalk paint recipe without the fizzy […]

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Homemade Wind Chimes the Kids Can Make!

These are some fun to make, homemade, upcycled wind chimes that the kids can make! Henry and I rummaged through our recycling bins to find some tin cans in various shapes and sizes, including some lids. Believe me, there’s a lot you can do with stuff from your recycling bin! Upcycle whatever you can for […]

2011-07-012

Art : Homemade Window Paint Take 2

I love when Henry chooses the activity for the day. This time he wanted really, really badly to paint the big window again! When we made window paint last time, it was super sticky and goopy. This time, I looked up a new window paint recipe from Home Spun Threads. Very similar recipe to the last, but this […]

2011-05-011

Big Art Project for Toddlers: Ribbon Painting

Get moving and get creative at the same time with a big art project. Ribbon painting is a fun art project for toddlers to let loose and paint in a fun way. But its also fun for preschoolers too! It wasn’t just ribbon painting… it was ribbon throw painting. I begin by asking… Henry, what three […]

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Shamrock Window Craft for St Patrick’s Day

We made these shamrock suncatchers to hang in the window! So pretty and an easy toddler craft for St. Patrick’s Day.     Here’s how Henry and I made our shamrock craft for St. Patrick’s Day, I laid out a piece of contact paper, sticky side up. Henry added gold glitter. And more glitter. [We may have had a glitter […]

ABCs of Being a Hands on Mom

ABC Guide to be a Hands on Mom

We’re going to walk through what it means to be a hands on mom, from A to Z. I’ve talked previously on how to become a hands on mom by overcoming some common hurdles, or excuses, that we make for ourselves. But there’s more to it than that. In fact, I’ve put together an entire […]

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How to Become Hands On With Your Kids

I’ve been in conversation with my sister-in-law lately about being a hands on mom. She’s just at the beginning stages of truly being able to do activities with her oldest [2 years old]. As we’ve been talking, it has opened my eyes to common excuses, or hurdles, that a lot of moms have when it […]

50 Activities just for your Toddler

50 Activities that are Perfect for Toddlers

Activities for toddlers are the number one hardest thing for me to come up with to do. They’re a hard age because they often want to put stuff in their mouths, as well as not understanding direction or having the attention span for most activities. We have done quite a few though [both Henry and […]

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We Get It: Night Terrors

Night Terrors. Phew. Just saying it exhausts me. Seriously. I cannot explain what a night terror is. And I’m [this] close to videoing George when he has one. But can’t bring myself to publish that for the whole world to see. A night terror is not a nightmare. I can only explain it as something […]

35 uses for crayons - they're not just for coloring!

What to do with Crayons: 35 Uses for Crayons

What to do with crayons? How about 35 kids activities for them, other than coloring! Everyone has at least one pack of crayons, right? We seem to have them all over.   What to do with crayons, besides color? My kids don’t like to color. [Seriously, anything but coloring... any experiment, art project, or even craft, […]