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DIY Dinosaur Fossils. It’s dinosaur week at Moonfrye!

DIY Dinosaur Fossils

Turn your own backyard into a prehistoric playground with our super easy DIY dinosaur fossils craft. We buried our finished fossils around the yard and let the girls have a blast playing archeologists on their very own “dig.” What you will need: Small dinosaur toys 4 cups flour 1 cup salt 2 cups water Large mixing bowl Baking sheet or jelly roll pan Parchment paper. Probably Crafting...: Ice color Art. Yesterday I had an idea...

Probably Crafting...: Ice color Art

I put water in the ice cube tray and a couple drops of food coloring. I then set it in the freezer. The idea was to have colorful ice for water. Which we did. They looked so pretty in the bowl. The kids got a kick out of the way they looked so we played with them instead of drinking them. And Painted some more. I just like how they looked in pictures. :) In progress art work. They created art just melting. Science & Design for Kids: Recycled Bird Feeder Mobile - Babble Dabble Do. Milk Jug Decorative Window Crafts. Jun30 by Lindsey Boardman We’re always looking for cheap or– better yet– free materials to craft with here, so we’ve played around with crafting all sorts of things out of those big plastic gallon milk jugs over the last couple of years.

Milk Jug Decorative Window Crafts

The type of plastic they are made from is pretty versatile as far as crafting goes. You can cut it easily with scissors, use hole punches on it, stick it with hot glue and best of all you can draw on it with permanent markers with great results due to it being semi-opaque and mildly textured on one side. We have two crafts here to show you. Milk Jug Window Art Then I used a sturdy pair of scissors to cut out any flat side panels from the milk jug plastic. If you have really little kids then you could cut them simple shapes to scribble colors on like hearts or flowers or circles etc, or even the letters of their name.

Sponsored Post: DIY Animal Magnets and Astrobrights Paper Giveaway. This month, I’ve partnered up with Astrobrights paper to bring you a fun kids craft and an awesome giveaway!

Sponsored Post: DIY Animal Magnets and Astrobrights Paper Giveaway

The lucky winner will receive a generous package of Astrobrights paper in 26 attention-getting shades and also a $50 gift card to Office Depot. Spring Activities: Cress Heads. If you're new here, you may want to join us on Facebook or Google +.

Spring Activities: Cress Heads

Thanks for visiting! Jell-O Building Blocks. Can you really make edible building blocks?

Jell-O Building Blocks

Yes! They're pretty, fun, and require no specialized skills (unless you count heating and pouring). Teaching kids about recycling: upcycled building kit for kids. Have you ever noticed that no matter how many toys your kids have, they are always drawn to things like cardboard boxes and paper towel rolls?

Teaching kids about recycling: upcycled building kit for kids

It seems that a simple box will usually entertain them longer and promote more creativity than the fanciest of store bought toys. Rather than fight this phenomenon, just embrace it and marvel and what natural upcyclers your kids are. Furthermore, encourage even more of this open-ended creative play by gathering those materials they like so much and creating an upcycled building box with prompt cards to get their creative juices flowing. To make your own upcycled building box, start digging through your recycling bin for materials. Cereal boxes, egg cartons, toilet paper rolls, berry baskets and packaging materials are some of my favorites. DIY Cork Drum + Wooden Drumsticks. A while back I saw this cute toy cork drum on Pinterest.

DIY Cork Drum + Wooden Drumsticks

Beaded Rainbow. Electric Play Dough . Activities for Kids: Adventures In Learning . PBS Parents. Looking to amp up the fun and have the kids learn something about electricity?

Electric Play Dough . Activities for Kids: Adventures In Learning . PBS Parents

Give this electric play dough experiment a try. It’s simple, hands-on and the kids will l-o-v-e it! In this episode of Adventures in Learning, the kids have a blast with a cool project developed by AnneMarie Thomas of the St. Thomas Lab at the University of St. Thomas. Smaller: Smal projects - papier mâché money box. The wonderfully talented Bess Harding recently sent us this great craft.

smaller: Smal projects - papier mâché money box

She makes beautiful prints and soft toys under the name Beeb, available from her Etsy shop and also keeps up a great blog of art, recipes and other things. papier mâché money box. Sci-Fi Story Stones & Summer Inspiration Link Party. Summer is close enough to touch and you’re probably already trying to figure out activities to do with your kids, right? I’ve got the perfect project for you! (Scroll down to the bottom of this post to add your own projects to the Summer Inspiration link party!) Have you heard about story stones? They’re pretty popular on Pinterest (follow me for more fun activities!)

And are basically stones or discs with images on them to help a kid come up with a story. Kids like them because of the surprise factor, parents like them because they can keep a kid pretty entertain while learning the basics of storytelling. Of course, in our geeky house, we couldn’t just have your regular, run of the mill story stones. Can I just tell you how proud it made his geeky parents to hear Jack come up with a little story with Uhura, a Phaser, the Moon (which he called the Death Star…how could we forget to draw the Death Star!?) Star Wars. We’ve even got a couple Lost In Space ones. Making them was super easy. DIY Clay Bead and Hardware Necklace. I’ve been meaning to try to make something like this for a while, using clay and metal hardware pieces.

I’ve loved the idea of it but haven’t found something that really inspired me to do it. Until I spottted this gorgeous necklace from Leif. It seemed like something I could totally DIY without much difficulty, and there’s nothing more fun to wear than a bold statement necklace (especially one you didn’t pay an arm and a leg for). Make Glow-in-the-Dark Slime. Learn how to Make Glow-in-the-Dark Slime like we made the other day. My kids ranked this as one of their favorite of our summer projects so far.

Even I was enjoying playing with it. It just feels so cool. Curly Birds: hand-made gifts. This post is sponsored by Disney Story. To find out more about this brand-new story-creation app - and how it puts the power of storytelling in your hands - click here. This Mother's Day, I wanted to do something special and meaningful for my mum. I wanted to find a gift that she would really love and enjoy. My mum is not very materialistic and she does not like a lot of clutter, so finding something I think she'll like can be tough. Plus, we live several hundred miles away and I am limited in what I can send. Poured Paint Planting Pots.

Backyard gardening is such a fun way to spend time as a family. We’re always looking for new plants and flowers to grow. These poured paint planting pots are the perfect craft to make our garden feel extra-special (and add a little pop of color, too!) What you will need: Terra cotta planting pots in various sizes. Yarn Wrapped Paper Tube Owls + Video. DIY Edible Fingerpaint. SLINGSHOT WITH FELT BALL AMMO — And We Play. Changing Faces - Toilet Roll Dolls. Life-Size Building Blocks. 04 Jun Happy Monday everyone. I’m pretty thrilled to be able to announce today that Allison of All for the Boys will also be joining the MPMK team as a regular contributor. Shadow box portraits and sweet paul magazine offer.