DIY Thank You Cards from the Kids


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DIY Thank You Cards   Looking for a new idea for doing thank you cards from your kids? I was bored with the bulk cards from the store and wanted to do something creative with my daughter to thank friends and family for her 4th birthday gifts. She received an easel for her birthday, which gave me the idea to implement the easel into the making of the cards. Depending on what was given, I asked my daughter to wear the outfit received, play with the toy, or hold the gift and stand … [Read more...]

Kool Aid Playdough Recipe – Fun Activity for Kids!


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Kool Aid Playdough I enjoyed making kool aid playdough for my kids! I have tried many different kinds of playdough recipes and this is the only one that comes out perfect for me every time. I also like knowing that I can pronounce all of the ingredients and that it is safe to eat although not very tasty. This was my first time using Kool-Aid for color and the kids loved all of the fruity scents.  I have tried some of the non-cook recipes before and was not pleased with the texture. Kool … [Read more...]

Bath Crayons DIY – Fun Activity for Kids!


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DIY Bath Crayons Looking for something to add a little fun in the tub for the kids? How about making your own bath crayons? They are so fun to make and easy to clean up! Plus, you probably already have everything you need at home. Bath Crayons Products: Bar of Soap (whatever brand you have on hand) Gel Food Color (works better than liquid) Water Silicone Molds or Ice Cube Trays Directions: 1.  Grate your bar of soap using a cheese grater. Add 2-3 Tablespoons of warm … [Read more...]

Disney Autograph Books – Make Your Own


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Make Your Own Disney Autograph Books It seems like every time that we go to Disneyland, we end up buying new Disney autograph books for the kids. Not only do we end up spending a small fortune, they are pretty plain and boring. This time, I decided to make the kids their own personalized Disney autograph books! I wanted an autograph book that I could add pictures to and move pages around. That is why I chose to use binder rings instead of purchasing spiral notebooks. This way I could match … [Read more...]

Homemade Slime DIY Recipe


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How to Make Homemade Slime Provide your children with loads of fun when they help you make homemade slime. This recipe is small enough for each child to make their own batch. Since I make my own homemade laundry detergent and just finished Back to School shopping for the kids, I had all of the ingredients at home. You will need:  4 oz. Bottle of Liquid Glue 1 tbsp. 20 Mule Team Borax Food Coloring Warm Water 1. Empty 4 oz bottle of Liquid Glue into a bowl. Fill the … [Read more...]

Non-Slip Socks from Regular Socks


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Change Regular Socks into Non-Slip Socks Having a house with all hardwood and tile floors, the kids definitely need to have non-slip socks. I started making my own after not being able to find non-slip socks in larger sizes as my kids grew. It is super easy and fun, not to mention a lot cheaper than buying slip-proof socks. What you will need for the socks: A bag of  socks (we get them in bulk at Costco) A bottle of nontoxic puffy paint 1. Wash & dry the socks you want to … [Read more...]

No-Sew Tutu DIY Instructions


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DIY No-Sew Tutu Just in time for Halloween, you can save money and make a cute no-sew tutu for your little princess. I can't believe how easy it was to make! My daughter has almost every Disney Princess costume available. Recently, her Ariel one finally became shreds after so many washes. I decided to try to make her a skirt instead of spending another $45 on a costume. This was made for my almost 5 year old, so the amount of tulle needed will vary by child. Supplies Needed to Make … [Read more...]

Sparkly Galaxy Playdough DIY


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How to Make Sparkly Galaxy Playdough Here is a another favorite at our house - Sparkly Galaxy Playdough! I use the same base recipe for all of our playdough creations and change up the ingredients depending on what theme I want to create. This is one is great to use with outer space cookie cutters. Sparkly Galaxy Playdough Ingredients: 2 cups All-purpose Flour 2 teaspoons  Cream of Tartar 2 tablespoons Vegetable Oil 1/2 cup Salt 2 cups Hot Water Black Food Coloring … [Read more...]

Homemade Chalk – How to Make It


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How to Make Homemade Chalk I have seen the recipes for homemade chalk and thought, that is too much work and chalk is so cheap. Well, here I am sharing with you our recipe for making chalk. Why? Because it makes for a fun activity with the kids. They learn how things are made and they will probably have a great time. Mine sure did and my oldest is already asking what our next activity will be. What you will need for homemade chalk: Plaster of Paris (can be found at hardware or craft … [Read more...]

Crayon Patties on DIY Wednesday


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Homemade Crayon Patties With all those RoseArt coupons floating around, you can make homemade crayon patties with all those free crayons when they start breaking in half or being worn down to nothing. Every couple of months I clean out the big crayon "bin" we have and make crayon patties out of the broken pieces. These are super easy to make and they're great for all ages - the younger ones have an easier time holding them than regular crayons, and the older ones like to mix the colors and … [Read more...]

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