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DIY Toddler Swing

Make Your Own Toddler Swing

Is there anything a toddler loves more than swinging? Swings are such a fun way to entertain a busy toddler, and they’re great for child development, too. A swing helps your kid develop his core muscles, which helps him walk, crawl, and explore. Swinging also helps kids learn balance. If you don’t want to schlep all the way to the park but also don’t want to shell out the big bucks for a swing, you can make your own with this tutorial from A Beautiful Mess.

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 »

10 Rainbow Activities Your Kids Will Love

10 Rainbow Activities Your Kids will Love

Don’t let the rain get you and your kiddos down! Summer storms do more than just foil your beach or pool plans: they bring rainbows. Get excited about the rainbow that those summer rains leave behind, and keep your kids busy on a rainy day with these rainbow crafts! Maybe when the storm blows over, you can go rainbow hunting!

Shadow Puppet Theater

Shadow Puppet Theater for a Rainy Day

Are spring’s showers giving you and your kids a little bit of cabin fever? This awesome shadow puppet theater is the perfect remedy for the rainy day blues. Valerie at Inner Child Fun created this super simple project from an old cardboard box, and her girls love it! Not only will your kiddos have a great time playing shadow puppets, they can help you create the theater, too. And you know your kids love a toy double if they helped make it.

Make a rain stick out of a recycled paper tube - kids' craft from dollarstoremom.com

Recycled Musical Craft: Paper Tube Rainstick

Don’t be bored? Make a joyful noise (and a pleasant one) with this do-it-yourself Rain Stick craft made of recycled   Read More »

10 Home Cleaning Tips to Save You Money

10 Home Cleaning Tips to Save You Money

There are only a couple of weeks left before spring is done and summer rolls in. How’s your spring cleaning going? If you need some cleaning motivation, check out these money-saving cleaning tips to help you prioritize!

Bean Teepee for Kids

Build a Bean Teepee to Get Your Kid into the Garden

The kids I know who help in the garden are usually much more excited about eating their vegetables than kids who don’t see the magic of food growing out of the ground. This amazing bean teepee from Patricia at Urban Artichoke is just the thing to get even the most garden-shy kid excited about playing in the dirt.

Glowstick lantern - cute idea at dollarstoremom.com

DIY Lantern Ideas

Who’s ready for some outdoor fun? Whether you are going camping, stargazing, or just need a little extra light on   Read More »

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Tutorial: Popsicle Stick Flag Patriotic Craft

I love finding projects that I can make with my 5 year old son.  We had a huge, I mean   Read More »

10 Awesome Beach Crafts

10 Beach Crafts for Summer

Do you have a beach trip in the works, or are you going for more of a staycation-type summer? Keep your kids busy at with some fun beach-inspired crafts, whether you’re hitting the coast or not.