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The Great Tooth Fairy Experiment~ Two of the kiddos lost teeth last week.

The Great Tooth Fairy Experiment~

That means that the Tooth Fairy was forced to visit our house twice. Yep. Twice in ONE WEEK. I'm thinking that the Tooth Fairy was getting a little bored with the old "leave the tooth under your pillow" bit - even though we had very cute tooth pillows to keep those teeth in. Let me tell you why.

One of my kiddos had heard a rumor that if you put your lost tooth in a glass of water and left it by your bed, the Tooth Fairy would magically change the water. This idea was intriguing. Ending TV Addicted Kids – One Dozen Ideas. Camping with Kids. 4 Weeks of Frugal Family Fun: Marshmallow & Toothpick Structures (Day 5. I was inspired by Angie from Creating Our Home for today’s project!

4 Weeks of Frugal Family Fun: Marshmallow & Toothpick Structures (Day 5

And I’m so glad we tried this because it was a huge hit — especially with Kathrynne. All you need is a bag of mini marshmallows and some toothpicks. You might have both on hand, or you could pick them up at the Dollar Store or Walmart very inexpensively. 10 Creative Label Crafts for Kids. Do you have color-coding labels??

10 Creative Label Crafts for Kids

Here are some crafts for the kids to enjoy! Added bonus — no mess! Gumball Machine Birds on a Wire Modern Wall Art Ladybug Cuteness. Celebrate Your Child’s Character Traits {Free Prinatble} Nothing found for 2012 06 03 Make-a-pretend-play-sash-with-badges ?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+skiptomyloublog+%28Skip+To+My+Lou%29&utm_content=Google+Reader. I am excited to be offering 30 days of fun crafts to keep kids active and entertained this summer!

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You won’t want to miss a day of these fun crafts for kids from some amazing bloggers! Summer craft ideas (part two) Today's craft: hot rocks what you need: * smooth, flat rocks * crayons (with papers peeled off) * pot holders first step: heat rocks on a foil lined baking sheet at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes. second step: using pot holders... lay rocks on newspaper or towels. then decorate with crayons. rocks will be HOT, so be careful. the crayons melt as they touch the hot rocks making the colors bright and fun. trust us. the kids will love this craft!

summer craft ideas (part two)

Toddler games: Finger Touch Tracing – Toddler Activities, Games, Crafts. 12 Activities and Games for Toddlers: Cars Theme! – Toddler Activities, Games, Crafts. DIY compliment bunting. I've created a downloadable file for making compliment bunting.

DIY compliment bunting

When you need to tell someone they're super, this might be just the thing. Use it for birthdays, promotions or when your friend is sad. Everybody likes compliments. By the way, your hair looks very nice today. If you happen to have a Silhouette digital cutter and Adobe Illustrator, it's fun to cut out the letters.

Or just print your favorite PDF pages on cardstock and cut them out. The PDF contains six pages—three designs in two colors each. Cool Ways to Welcome Summer. 101 MORE Ways to Embrace Summer. Disney Travel Activity Kit. Okay, so I told you I was a horrible traveler Here when I made the Airplane Bingo for something to do on the plane with the kids.

Disney Travel Activity Kit

I know myself and knew we were going to need more to do to keep me from fitcheting. And something to keep everything in. Toddler Games: Connect the Dots Map Fun! – Toddler Activities, Games, Crafts. Connect the Map Dots!

Toddler Games: Connect the Dots Map Fun! – Toddler Activities, Games, Crafts

Connecting the dots is the beginning exercise for working on writing letters. Here’s a fun way to introduce the concept to your toddler. Get a map that you don’t mind writing on. Sometimes you can get on at the local chamber office, or some restaurants. Put the map on the table and talk about it to your toddler. Activity Jars Full of Summer Fun.

Create Your Summer Bucket List! 10 Simple Ideas for Summer Fun with Your Kids. Summer is quickly approaching, and you may be looking for ideas on what to do with the kids once they are off from school.

10 Simple Ideas for Summer Fun with Your Kids

Here are some of our favorite kid crafts, activities, and ideas for Summer fun with the kids: 1. DIY Sponge Bombs – perfect for an impromptu sponge bomb bucket toss game! 2. Mermaid Paper Doll in Black and White- Marisole Monday. Paper Thin Personas. {PDF Download of all four pages for Ethan and his Wardrobe} Confession time: I think men’s clothing is boring.

Paper Thin Personas

I know I shouldn’t, but I do. Historically speaking, there’s some neat stuff for men, but right now it’s all trousers and shirts and jeans and shirts and suits and maybe some swim trunks and really… that gets old. Still, my poll in January (and I, like apparently the caidates for president, take polling seriously) said that what people wanted to see was male paper dolls. A "Mommy & Me Playdate" for Mother's Day. Tonya Coleman of Soireé Event Design here… and this time we’re talking about Mother’s Day… you know – the day when all of us moms are celebrated for all that we do all year long! As a busy working mom myself, I actually think Mother’s Day should equal a “day off”! However, when you have small kids, they make you cards at school in anticipation of Mother’s Day and get all excited about spending a special day with you, so my daydreams of quietly soaking in a hot tub and sipping on tea at the spa are probably not going to happen!

On the flip side, when you’re busy with work all the time, then a day that you set aside to just focus on and spend time with your kids one-on-one sounds pretty great too! So, this is where the concept of “Mommy & Me Playdate” came from. Imagine you inviting your daughter to “hang out” with you for the day doing girly things. Creative Organizing. This is the fourth post in our series on getting organized for the summer. Click here to read the first, second, and third posts. Now that you have a vision for your summer and you’ve planned out the scheduled events, it’s time to add some fun into the mix. Handpainted Wooden Clothespin Dolls. I made this motley crew. Not to be confused with the Crüe, though that would be rad. Eleanor is old enough now to be interested in arts and crafts (YAY!)

, so we’ve been doing a lot of little projects lately. Beaded bracelets, pom pom critters, painted birdhouses, braided pipe cleaner things, and now, clothespin people. Most of the time, I let her do her thing with a little supervision and a little guidance, but I couldn’t resist making a bunch of these myself. I’ve missed making pretty little things for the fun of it. Eleanor plays with them all, the ones I’ve made mixed with the ones she did and the ones from daddy, too. Reunited, and it feels so good. Brandon made his first, and he used a sharpie (markers bleed and feather on the wood). Screen free week kids activities. By Cathy James on April 29th, 2013 New here? Get fun kids play ideas from us all year round! NurtureStore’s Play Planner is already sent to over 10,000 families every week. If you’d like to have a copy of the weekly play planner delivered straight to your e-mail in box, just pop your e-mail address in the box below.

Leave Behind a Trail of Painted Ponies. Today’s kids are busy. They have to juggle softball practice, violin, family time, and homework with being a kid. They don’t have time to play with chalk AND ride their bikes, pssht! The Chalktrail will take care of that, while introducing multi-tasking to playtime (something to add to their resumes). All kidding aside, this Kickstarter project is a really cute idea. Described as “ARTIVITY,” the concept is beautiful in its simplicity and refreshing, as it uses no bright lights, flashing screens, blaring noises, cords, batteries or internet connections.

Via: Chalkboard Playtime Door Hanger. Childhood Simplicity “Little House Style” Image via Wikipedia I recently came across an interesting article at about A Child’s Play is a Job Well Done where Katie Kimball describes beautiful old values children had back in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s day. Here are some of her nuggets! “A trowel, yard gloves, and a child-sized wheelbarrow instead of a motorized jeep allow our children to work alongside the parents, making outside play an opportunity to learn the value of a job well done, rather than the thrill of pushing yet another button.

DIY Toddler Game Table. Hey there!!! I am really, really excited to be guest posting today! Talk about makin’ it big time. Young Eavesdropper’s Kit. SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 2012 | Comments: 9. 10 Ideas to Foster Creative Play with Your Kids. Handprint Lilies. Make a pretty bouquet of lilies using your children's hand prints. Trace their hands on white paper and cut out. Curl each finger out using a pencil to wrap the finger around. Wrap the hand around the top of a green plastic straw and secure it with tape. Add a yellow strip of paper, folded in half, to the middle of the lily for the stamen. Coloring Sheet Pillowcase. The DIY Coloring Sheet pillowcase was my entry into the "ink" challenge over at SoYouThinkYou'reCrafty. It was down to the top 3 and competition was tight.

5 Spring Crafts to Make You Smile. Spring Break Fun On A Budget. On the Go Crayon Box. Play Food: Whole Wheat Pasta. Toddler Development - Blocks, Puzzles. 10 Easy Last-Minute Gifts You Can Make for the Kids. Looking for some quick, easy, inexpensive gift ideas for the kiddos??