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    5 Fun Pirate Themed Activities, Crafts and Recipes
    Get ready for a swashbuckling adventure! The new Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales movie will be opening next week. So how about some pirate themed activities with your kids? Below are a few of our favorites. Aye aye, captain! 1. ...
    Laura Richards
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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
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    Homemade Glue and Paste Recipes
    Homemade Glue and Paste RecipesThe following glue and paste recipes use a variety of ingredients and methods. Choose the one that best suits your project. For variety, add food coloring before using. Store all glues and pastes in airtight contain...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Toddler's Busy Book
  • 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
  • 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
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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
  • 15 Holiday Crafts for Kids
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    15 Holiday Crafts for Kids
    Christmas is next week! Are you still missing a few stocking stuffers? Maybe the kids need something to do while you're prepping the house for family? Check out these 15 holiday crafts to keep your kids entertained and creative! ...
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  • 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...
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    3 Quick and Cute Spring Crafts for Kids
    With the weather (finally!) getting a little warmer, you and your kiddos might start dreaming of all the spring flowers and butterflies to come. Celebrate the beginning of spring with these super cute and easy-to-make spring crafts for kids. Pap...
    Kelly Sundstrom
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    5 Awesome Mess-Free Crafts for Kids
    If you're tired of wiping paint off of your table or vacuuming glitter out of the rug, try out these mess-free crafts to keep your kiddos creative and occupied. Paper Plate Masks Photo source: Brassy Apple No paint necessary for your toddler...
    Kelly Sundstrom
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    Cast Your Treasure in Plastic Resin
    Cast Your Treasure in Plastic Resin Handiwords A catalyst is a substance that causes or accelerates a chemical reaction without being permanently affected by the reaction. Crafty Clues When you're working with resin casting, make sure that you...
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    3 Quick and Easy Presidents' Day Crafts
    This Presidents' Day, teach your little ones all about the country's history with a few Presidents Day crafts. Don't worry if you aren't very artistic - you can easily pull off these simple craft projects with your kiddos, even if it's last minut...
    Kelly Sundstrom
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    4 Cute Groundhog Day Activities for Kids
    It's just about time for Punxsutawney Phil to pop his little head out and determine if we'll have six more weeks of winter or an early spring. According to legend, if he sees his shadow, we're in for some cold weather. If he doesn't see his shado...
    Rebecca Desfosse
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    How to Make Your Own Slime
    Kids love playing with slime. This ooey-gooey concoction can easily be made at home, so your kids can play with slime anytime they want! The fun thing about making your own slime is that you can choose your colors and add anything you want, lik...
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    Homemade Play Dough
    Homemade Play Dough Materials 1 cup salt 1 cup flour 1 cup water Cookie cutters Rolling pin or narrow bottle Food coloring (optional) Directions Put salt and flour in a deep, unbreakable bowl. Drape an old shirt or smock on your child and al...
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    Arts & Crafts for Kids
    How to Make a Calm-Down Jar
    How to Make a Calm-Down Jar Calm-down bottles or jars are a fun craft to create at home using items from around the house and the recycling bin. It's even more fun when your child can help customize her own jar! So, what is a calm-down jar? ...