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Kids Crafts

Save your sanity with a magical blanket fort kit

Save your sanity with a magical blanket fort kit

Guys, I have a confession to make. Something I have been feeling awful about all week. My kids get out of school for the summer next Thursday and for the first time ever … I am not super excited about it. I know. Awful mom […]

Sisterhood of the traveling hearts

Sisterhood of the traveling hearts

I thought we’d try something a little different today. I’d like to take you on a year-long journey of how simple Valentines ideas, a little bit of love and a whole lot of kindness can evolve and grow into something truly beautiful. We’ll begin about […]

Stuff Kids Love: Rainbow Necklace Craft

Stuff Kids Love: Rainbow Necklace Craft

You know how the mere mention of ice cream brings huge smiles and jumps of joy from kids?   At least that’s what happens at my house.  Well, sculpey polymer clay is kind of like that in art form.  Kids love it so much that […]

Finger Painted Flower Pots

Finger Painted Flower Pots

For me spring time and gardening go hand in hand.  These fingerprint painted flower pots are a great way to craft and garden with kids.  A fun and simple project with stunning results, painted flower pots make an awesome addition to the spring garden.  Use them […]

See the World Through Every Color of the Rainbow With These DIY Glasses

See the World Through Every Color of the Rainbow With These DIY Glasses

Sure you could see the world through rose colored glasses, but why settle for rose? Instead, see the world through all the colors of the rainbow! Here’s how… Make your own Rainbow Glasses You’ll need: Printable pdf Sheets of colored plastic (also available on Amazon) Scissors […]

A colorful way to display all those LEGO minifigures!

A colorful way to display all those LEGO minifigures!

You’ll love this kid-approved afternoon craft project from Design Improvised,  such a sweet way to store and display all those LEGO minifigures! Do you have a LEGO obsessed kiddo at home? Or maybe one that has figurines of their favorite characters all over the house? […]

Musical Instruments for Kids to Make

Musical Instruments for Kids to Make

I am a big believer in child-led activities. So when my kids saw Curious George make instruments out of recyclables, they were eager to do the same. Of course, I jumped at the chance. We spent the entire afternoon painting, dreaming, and making a whole […]

Make A Personalized Thanksgiving Keepsake: DIY Salt Dough Place Cards

Make A Personalized Thanksgiving Keepsake: DIY Salt Dough Place Cards

I can’t believe Turkey Day is right around the corner!  There are so many things to love about Thanksgiving: the food, the gratitude, the family time, the pie.  Yes, I think Thanksgiving might be my favorite holiday because it is unabashedly centered around food.  I’m always […]

Design for Kids Series: Design Your Own Font!

Design for Kids Series: Design Your Own Font!

Today is a big day. Stacy and I have been dreaming up a Design for Kids Series for some time now and we are finally ready to unveil it! One of the things I love about Kids Stuff World is the wonderful curation of projects and […]

Earth Day Craft Project: Found Things Collage

Earth Day Craft Project: Found Things Collage

One of my family’s favorite outdoor past times is exploring new trails and taking long, peaceful nature walks. We always come across the most fascinating things and items left behind on our trails. A few years ago, we started collecting these “Found Things” — interesting […]