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10 Ways to Spruce Up Your Summer Garden on a Budget

10 Ways to Spruce Up Your Summer Garden on a Budget

We’re in the dog days of summer now, and your garden might be looking at little bit…well…sad. Super hot days are tough on your plants, and your garden might need a bit of sprucing. Here are some ways to make your summer garden as inviting as it was when you planted everything in the spring.

Painted Walking Sticks

Kid-Made Painted Walking Sticks for Outdoor Play

Get your kids jazzed about heading out for a day in the park or a hike in the woods with painted walking sticks that they help decorate! Christine at The DIY Dreamer used this painted walking stick activity to entertain her kids on a camping trip, and it’s such a fun way to get crafty kiddos excited about outdoor play. It’s a simple, portable project that will engage kids just old enough to wield a paint brush or experienced older kiddos.

Edible paint idea - use frozen berries! Fun kid idea

Edible Paint Idea: Berry Paintings

I am a huge fan of edible paint ideas (especially for small kids, under age 2 — they still put   Read More »

10 Budget-Friendly Water Play Ideas for Summer

10 Budget-Friendly Water Play Ideas for Summer

Outdoor play is super beneficial for young kids, but getting your kids to play outside is tricky when it’s 90 degrees and humid. Add some water play into the mix to entice your kiddos to head outdoors. Here are 10 water play ideas to get you out in the sun this summer.

DIY Cloud Dough Recipe

DIY Colored Cloud Dough

Cloud dough is a soft, fluffy, moldable powder that is fun for kids to play with. Over at Kix Creativity   Read More »

DIY Cute cardboard house

Make an Adorable Cardboard House

When is a box not just a box? When it’s an adorable box decorated to look like a house! Check   Read More »

10 July 4th Crafts for Kids

10 July 4th Crafts for Kids

Independence Day is just a few days away. Do you have a cookout in the works? Get your kids in on the decorating and keep them entertained with these fun July 4th crafts for kids!

Recycled rainbow craft for kids

Recycled Rainbow Craft for Kids

Spread a little rainbow cheer with this cute rainbow mobile we made out of recycled cereal boxes and stuff from   Read More »

10 DIY Bird Feeders for Summer Birdwatching

10 DIY Bird Feeders for Summer Birdwatching

Summer is here! If your kids are out of school, keeping them entertained all day can be challenging. What I love about activities like birdwatching are that kiddos get engrossed. And an engrossed kid might not notice if mom sneaks off for a quick cup of coffee in the kitchen. Also, you know, learning. But let’s be honest, mamas. It’s about the coffee.

Kids Craft: Make a Bee Condo - how kids can help save our honeybee populations!

Kids Craft: Bee Condo (Save the Bees!)

Declining honeybee populations are a real concern — bees help pollinate a huge percentage of our foods, so without them,   Read More »