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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!

5 Back to School Tips for Your Kindergeartner

5 Back-to-School Tips for Kindergarteners

Is your kindergartner ready to head to school? There is so much excitement in the air that it’s contagious. Instead   Read More »

How to Remove Wallpaper Yourself

How To Remove Wallpaper Yourself

Does your almost-perfect house have some less-than-perfect wallpaper holding it back? Not all wallpapers are paintable, and they can be a huge pain to remove. Take it from me: I ruined my bathroom walls by removing wallpaper without really knowing what I was doing. Don’t be like me! If you need to remove some ugly wallpaper, use these great tips from A Beautiful Mess and save yourself some headaches.

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.

5 Back to School Tips for Your First Grader - DollarStoreMom

5 Back-to-School Tips for Your 1st Grader

Congratulations on heading into first grade. I bet your little man or little lady is super excited to embark on   Read More »

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.