Super Fun Pumpkin Decorating Ideas for Kids that They Can Actually Do

The Best Pumpkin Decorating Ideas for Kids

We just bought a bunch of pumpkins, unable to resist the new displays of them popping up everywhere. So we now have a table-full of big pumpkins, little pumpkins, orange pumpkins, and white pumpkins. Even a few funny-looking knobbly gourds! And since we can’t just leave them alone, here are some of the best pumpkin… 

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DIY Apple Bunting

DIY Apple Bunting

I’ve been wanting to make an apple bunting with my kids ever since I saw this simple stamped apple garland on Multiples & More. Where she used burlap, though, I decided to try creating the bunting on the pages of an old book for the interesting contrast between the red apple prints and the black-and-white text. It… 

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The Best Games for Kids

The Best Kids Board Games and Card Games

I come from a game-playing family. Playing board games, card games, and any other fun games are ways to connect with other people in a lighthearted way while also developing critical thinking skills such as memory, strategy, literacy, arithmetic, visual patterns, and more. Besides, who doesn’t love playing games? I love games. I think all kids love… 

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How to Create a Kids Art Space that will get Used

Kids Art Space :: How to Create One that will Get Used

I had a friend ask me for advice recently on creating an art space for her two school-age kids. She had a couple of spaces in mind—the basement that didn’t otherwise get used—and a cozy sun room where the dad made his fly fishing ties. Which one do you think I suggested? Yes, the sun room. For… 

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How I Finally Learned How to Use my DSLR Camera

How I Finally Learned How to Use My DSLR Camera!

I’ve had my DSLR camera—a Canon Rebel t2i—for years now and, until a few days ago, I used it like a glorified point and shoot. This is an embarrassing confession for me to make, both considering that photography is a big part of my blogging and um, considering I took photography in college (and never… 

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Autumn Leaves Painting

Autumn Leaves Painting

We try to change out the front door stained glass artwork with the seasons—always keeping it fresh and seasonal. So last week, we made an Autumn leaves painting and hung it in place of the spring/summer artwork that had been up for months. We’re not surrounded by Autumn leaves outside yet but there are a… 

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DIY Zen Garden Sand Tray

DIY Zen Garden Sand Tray

I’ve had the idea to create a mini zen rock garden for a while now—you know, the kind where you rake the sand into patterns around strategically placed rocks? For rocks, though, I wanted to use melted crayon rocks for a pop of color—shiny, colorful treasures amidst the sand. I don’t know much about zen… 

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A DIY Fishing Game for Kids

A DIY Fishing Game and Pretend Play with Fort Magic (+GIVEAWAY!)

The Fort Magic kit and pretend play go hand in hand in our household. We usually build something—a submarine, airplane, fort, igloo—that then encourages all kinds of imaginative play over the next few days. This time the kids started with a pretend play idea (a diy fishing game ) and decided to make something with the… 

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Shadow Tracing Art for Kids with Grape Sculptures and Imagination

Shadow Tracing with Grape Sculptures

We combined two of our favorite simple art activities this summer :: kids’ shadow art and grape sculptures. This is one of the many activities from this summer that I shared on Instagram briefly but didn’t get around to writing a blog post about. Perhaps now that school has started back up, I’ll have more time to… 

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10 Autumn Leaf Crafts for Kids - easy and fun

10 Autumn Leaf Crafts for Kids

Celebrate Autumn in all its glory with leaf crafts for kids! We all like to create with the seasonal colors and images around us, and what better way to create this fall than with Autumn leaves? Some of these leaf crafts use the leaves as is, straight off the tree or, more likely, ground. (See… 

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DIY Fall Garlands to Make with Kids

14 Great DIY Fall Garlands

You know how much we love our seasonal arts and crafts around here, right? Despite a few years there at the beginning when I thought that children’s art needed to be pure and sacred and completely untainted by holiday crafts and decorations, I’ve long since dived wholeheartedly into the fun of seasonal and fall crafting…. 

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