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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.

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. 10 Creative Label Crafts for Kids. Do you have color-coding labels??

10 Creative Label Crafts for Kids

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! Please be sure to pay them a visit! Hi everyone, I’m Jessica from the blog Zakka Life where I share about crafts, recipes and life.I’m happy to be back for another year participating in Craft Camp.I hope you will find inspiration from the craft I created for this year’s series. These pretend-play craft badges and sashes will have your child crafting and playing for hours. My daughter made one inspired by the Fire Side Girls from Phineas and Ferb. Supplies: Badge Template Brown Paper Bag Markers or crayons Scissors Yardstick 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 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. Finger tracing!

Toddler games: Finger Touch Tracing – Toddler Activities, Games, Crafts

Let your child learn by touching. Take a piece of paper and using a pen punch little hole all over the paper. You can make shapes, numbers, lines, circles, or whatever your child might be learning at the time. 12 Activities and Games for Toddlers: Cars Theme! – Toddler Activities, Games, Crafts. Cars, trucks, and buses, Oh My!

12 Activities and Games for Toddlers: Cars Theme! – Toddler Activities, Games, Crafts

If you have a toddler that loves cars, trucks, more cars, buses, more trucks, and then some more cars, then you might want to try some of these fun activities. You can do them together and learn some letters too! My son has always loved playing with cars, and I love how imaginative he can get with them. We have big cars, little cars, wooden cars, remote controlled cars, and even homemade cars. What does your toddler like to play with? 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. 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. I had this planner that I bought in January to keep myself organized. 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. 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. 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! Mermaid Paper Doll in Black and White- Marisole Monday. {Click Here for a PDF to Print} {Click Here for a PNG to Print} {Click Here for the rest of this series} So… slightly slacker post from me today.

I as out of town last week in Alabama and just got back. I prepped this while sitting in the Chicago airport waiting to get on a plane to go home. I posted Beneath the Waves in color last year in June. Paper Thin Personas. {PDF Download of all four pages for Ethan and his Wardrobe} Confession time: I think men’s clothing is boring. 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. 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. (Woohoo!) Handpainted Wooden Clothespin Dolls. Screen free week kids activities. Leave Behind a Trail of Painted Ponies. Chalkboard Playtime Door Hanger. Childhood Simplicity “Little House Style” DIY Toddler Game Table.

Young Eavesdropper’s Kit. 10 Ideas to Foster Creative Play with Your Kids. Looking for some inspiring ways to promote creative play with your little ones?? Here are some of our favorite screen-free, simple, imaginative playtime activities for kids that won’t break the bank! 1. My kiddos have enjoyed hours of imaginative play with Story Stones and Sidewalk Scenes. Lots of creative storytelling fun! 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Handprint Lilies. Make a pretty bouquet of lilies using your children's hand prints. 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. I got the idea because my girls have been obsessed with intricate coloring pages - see: So I grabbed a pillowcase and a thin-point sharpie and a hard surface (clipboard) to stick in the pillowcase so the sharpie didn't bleed through. 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.