Paper Plate Basket for Home Baked Goodies: a Thank You Gift DIY

Home-baked goodies are a meaningful way to engage your littles in creating a gift and saying thank you to teachers, neighbors or others. While the sample baskets below are made by a toddler for daycare staff, there is no reason older children will not have just as much fun and creativity in designing the simple […]

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Magnetic Story & Busy Play Board DIY

This DIY ‘simply’ involves a trip to the auto parts store, a drill, some nails/hooks and all the magnets you can stomach (figuratively, many magnets are total choking hazards). At the auto parts store look for the world’s largest appearing cookie sheet, also known as oil drip pan. Select the least warped one.  They tend […]

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Paper Plate Art Toddler Activity

Nothing fancy but a fun quick craft activity with my two year old pterodactyl. We colored, traced stamped and stickered up several paper plates for festive fridge decoration (hello shamrock!) and greeting ‘cards’. Momma cut the center shape (heart, clover, etc) out at the end, but older kiddos could certainly practice scissor skills.   I did […]

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Celebrate Lunar New Year: Action Art Ideas

Action art painting is fun and simple to do with kids of any age. This post has a slight twist or two for lunar New Year (or Tet or Chinese New Year or ?) This time of year there is often a need for lucky envelopes, called hongbao (Mandarin), lai see or li shi(Cantonese) to […]

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Potato stamp Thank You cards for Veterans

Making and sending thank you or other occasion cards to our veterans, service members and their families are a simple but meaning way to engage our children of all ages in showing respect and gratitude. This is the first year we have made cards to send and I wanted to keep it simple for my […]

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