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  • Johnny Appleseed Day crafts
    Activities and Crafts
    5 National Johnny Appleseed Day Crafts
    It's apple season, and what better way to enjoy these delicious and nutritious fruits than to honor the pioneer who helped introduce and spread apples around the country. On September 26th, celebrate Johnny Appleseed Day and teach your little one...
    Kelly Sundstrom
  • 3 Rosh Hashanah Crafts for the Whole Family
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    3 Rosh Hashanah Crafts for Kids
    Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year and the first of the High Holidays, ending with Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. It's a holiday rich with traditions, such as the sounding of the shofar and eating special foods including round challah and sw...
    Rebecca Desfosse
  • Playdough
    6 Homemade Playdough Recipes
    Everyone seems to have a favorite playdough recipe, and many old favorites have been included here. Some require cooking and some don't; some are meant to be eaten and some are not. Choose the recipe that best suits your needs and the ingredients...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Toddler's Busy Book
  • Rosh Hashanah Apple Candlesticks Craft
    Activities and Crafts
    Rosh Hashanah Apple Candlesticks Craft
    These apple candlesticks make lovely table decorations for Rosh Hashanah, Thanksgiving, or any fall feast. Materials: A paring knife Plastic wrap A potato peeler Lemon juice 2 Rome Beauty apples 2 candles Directions: Core the apple halfwa...
  • seashell magnets craft
    Activities and Crafts
    How to Make a Seashell Magnet
    Preserve your beach memories by making seashell magnets for your fridge. Putting them together is easy, and you can use any type of shell you find in the sand. Seashell Magnets Craft Materials:Seashells Small dried or silk flowers Magnetic strip...
  • Stenciled table tents craft
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    How to Make Stencil Table Tents
    Table top cards are easy to put together, and they’re a fun way to keep a theme going at any event. For this craft, here’s what you’ll need: Materials: 4 x 9.5 Cardstock Wide satin ribbon Glue gun Stencils that match your theme Numbe...
  • Child Playing with Homemade Clay
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    Homemade Clay Recipes
    Use the following recipes to make clay that can be rolled or shaped into sculptures. Some clays should be dried overnight, while others are best baked in an oven. When hard, sculptures can be decorated and preserved with acrylic paint or finish. ...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Toddler's Busy Book
  • Patriotic Flip Flops Craft
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    How to Make Patriotic Flip Flops
    Patriotic Flip Flops Give a plain pair of rubber flip flops a patriotic makeover with our step by step video tutorial. Great for kids, teens, even Mom might like a pair of these! Best of all, you can easily remove and switch up the decorations t...
  • July 4th crafts
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    5 Easy Fourth of July Crafts
    Flags, fireworks, and barbecue -- oh my! The Fourth of July is exciting for the whole family, especially for children. Along with all the festivities, celebrate this Independence Day with your little ones by making these 5 easy Fourth of July cra...
    Kelly Sundstrom
  • 3 Rainy Day Crafts for Summer
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    3 Rainy Day Crafts for Summer
    Summer time usually means fun in the sun running around outdoors, but on a rainy day little ones can easily become bored and restless. Before your kiddos start climbing the walls, try these rainy day crafts to keep them occupied and entertained. ...
    Kelly Sundstrom
  • kids on a bug hunt
    Summer Crafts and Activities
    11 Fun Summer Camp Crafts and Activities to Try at Home
    Kids don't have to go to an expensive camp to have a blast this summer! Bust summer boredom with these classic camp-inspired activities and crafts you can do at home with your kids. Find both indoor and outdoor activities for groups and individua...
    Erin Dower
  • Crafts for kindergartners
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    5 Easy Crafts for Kindergartners
    Kindergarten-aged kiddos seem to have endless energy. So when you have your little ones at home all day, prepare ahead of time by putting together a few hands-on crafts to keep those little hands busy. Your children will be entertained all day lo...
    Kelly Sundstrom
  • A child playing instruments for National Music Week
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    4 Easy Homemade Musical Instruments for National Music Week
    National Music Week is the first full week in May. It's a great opportunity to introduce your kids to the art of making music. To start, here are four homemade musical instruments you can make with your child. If you have four kids, you can make ...
    Rebecca Desfosse
  • DIY Jewelry Crafts for Kids
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    5 Cute Jewelry Crafts to Do with Your Kids
    It's time for some jewelry crafts! Who can resist a DIY project — especially when it comes to fashion? Jewelry crafts are fun activity to do with one kid or a large group. They allow kids to express themselves creatively, plus they walk away w...
    Rachel Sokol
  • Mother's Day Printables
    Bloomin' Printable Mother's Day Card for Grandmother
    Let your grandmother know you how much you care with this printable Mother's Day card. ...
  • DIY Crayons Recycled Craft for Earth Day
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    3 Quick and Cute Earth Day Crafts Made from Recyclables
    Celebrate the planet (and have a ton of fun with your little ones!) by making a few Earth Day crafts out of recyclables. Your kids will love making these three super easy "green" crafts that will help you honor the planet. Repurposed Earth Day C...
    Kelly Sundstrom
  • Litle Girl Wearing Bunny Ears Painting Easter Eggs
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    3 Quick and Cute Easter Crafts for Kids
    Easter is my favorite holiday, namely because my favorite color is robins egg blue. I relish in the fact that I get to have pastel colored decorations around my house in anticipation of the Easter bunny arriving. This year is especially fun becau...
    Courtney Key
  • Butterfly Mobile Spring Craft
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    How to Make a Butterfly Mobile
    Spring is (finally!) here! Celebrate the warmer weather and longer days by creating this easy butterfly mobile spring craft, using construction paper and colored tissue paper. Materials black construction paper cut to various sizes colored tissue...