Tin Foil Drawing

Tin Foil Drawing Craft

  This is one of our favorite activities to do! It’s so easy, yet so different! Using tinfoil (don’t buy the cheap brands that rip easily) tape a large piece to the table, securing all sides with masking tape. Give the kids a bin of colored Sharpie markers (both fine tip and broad tip) and let them color! It’s amazing how long they colored for on the foil rather than just regular paper! The colored Sharpies stand out really well on the foil – don’t use washable markers, they will smear and smudge. Written by Anne … [Continue]

Air Dry Clay Recipe

Air Dry Clay Crafts

  This super simple air dry clay recipe is easy to prepare and fun to get creative with! Ingredients: 2 cups of Baking Soda 1 cup of Corn Starch 1 1/2 cups of cold water Food Coloring (optional) This recipe will make enough for 4 individual balls of dough. Whisk together the ingredients in a large pot and heat over medium heat until it starts to bubble, whisking almost constantly. Keep mixing while the dough cooks, thickens and starts to pull together. This was fast – only 1-2 minutes Dump the hot dough into a glass bowl and cover with a wet towel until its cool enough to handle. The last step is to knead the dough. I formed it into equal balls and put in Ziploc bags until we were ready to use it. The kids had SO MUCH fun working with this dough. It was soft and light, as well as easy to roll. The only problem we had was that once dried, the dough did crack somewhat. Also, if you places items in the clay, push down hard, otherwise they will … [Continue]

Make OREO Sprinkles

Oreo Sprinkles

We have a new favorite way of eating OREO cookies (besides eating them 3 at a time) around here......OREO Sprinkles! First, pick your favorite kind of OREO and put 3 or 4 into a plastic bag. The kids love the Golden OREO. You should also try the NEW Red Velvet OREOs! Next, use a rolling pin to crush your OREOs. She insisted on using … [Continue]

Breakfast Art

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The Activity Moms know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day! We also realize that morning schedules can sometimes leave us with very little time to prepare a healthy breakfast (at least at our houses). Our solution....Kashi Oatmeal! Kashi Instant Oatmeal is healthy, quick to make, and easy to get creative with! Start with … [Continue]

Cooking with Kids – Rice Krispies Treat Balls

Cooking with Kids Rice Krispies Treat Balls

 These Rice Krispies Treat Balls are SUPER easy for the kids to make and they are so delicious! My recommendation is to make the caramel sauce in advance, and just reheat it in the microwave on the day you want to use it. It also freezes well (both the sauce and the finished marshmellow balls) and since this recipe makes a lot, you can keep the … [Continue]

Sands Alive vs Kinetic Sand

Sands Alive vs Kinetic Sand

  We have Sands Alive! AND kinetic sand. My 7 year old loves BOTH. However, in his attempt to share information like Evan from EvanTubeHD, he decided to experiment with them and share his conclusions.   There you have it…the breakdown of both sands from a 7 year old's point of view. From a Mom's point of view, both are fairly … [Continue]

Make Your Own Easy Bake Oven Mixes

Make Your Own Easy Bake Oven Mixes

The Easy Bake Oven was an exciting gift for us this Christmas! We baked the cookies that were included in the box the same day. Because the store bought mixes can be a bit pricey (especially for my enthusiastic bakers), we came up with a way to make your own portioned mixes for the Easy Bake Oven. It is an INCREDIBLY affordable way to keep my girls … [Continue]

Personalized Art for Kids

DIY Custom Art For Kids

Materials: canvas (any size) material glue felt buttons First, cover the front side of the canvas in any kind of fabric. I have three girls, so princesses was an obvious choice! We just used tacky glue and it worked great at attaching the fabric to the canvas. Be sure to pull the fabric taut so it doesn’t buckle. Allow it to dry … [Continue]

Hand Painted Postcards

Kids Painted Postcards

This is a great indoor activity, especially when it’s too cold to be playing outside! Start with some sturdy cardboard. We found some from leftover packaging, and just recycled it. Using a paper cutter, cut it into 4x6 pieces or whatever size works based on your cardboard.   Using craft paint, paint designs and pictures on the front of … [Continue]

Best Kids’ Activities of 2014

Best Kids Activities

2014 is coming to an end. What a year! Below are our favorite kids' activities of 2014. Check them out and try a few! Free, Printable Frozen Dice Games Circle Art Toddler Color Sorting Craft  Snack Bags Prepared by Your Kids DIY Toddler Stacking Toy … [Continue]