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DIY Art Box for Creativity Containers

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Art supplies can be a hassle.  Crayons, glue sticks, coloring books everywhere.  Here's the solution: a simple, DIY artbox kids help make themselves. Creative play is so important for kids and this will make it easy for them to have a safe place to dig into for their fun messes.…

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Family Fun: Soda Pop Bottle Launcher

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When you have boys, you need to keep them busy or they get into trouble. My 15 year old son loves to build things. This summer he decided to make a soda pop bottle launcher with his brother. All I had to do was purchase the items at Home Depot,…

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Mommy & Me DIY Outdoor Game

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I love my kids. But I don’t always love playing with them. Their idea of a “game” is jumping on me, throwing things in the house, or chasing each other around the kitchen until one of them smacks into a cabinet. It’s all fun and games until some gets a…

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The Importance of Being Bored

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We are winding down the summer weeks and it is easy, as parents, to look at our bag of tricks and realize that we've burned through most of our ideas. We've taken the family trips, we've done the crafts, taken picnics, and we've cleaned the closets. Summer camps and…

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Old Fashioned Summer Watermelon Bust

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When I was young, watermelons had seeds. The seeds were not a nuisance, but rather something that was synonymous with summer fun. I have told my children stories about the games my friends and family used to play with watermelon seeds, but they just did not understand. They seemed…

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Building Skills: 5 Photography Activities for Kids

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I fell in love with photography at an early age but I didn't start practicing and digging deep into photography until I was in college. I often think about where I would be in my photography had I learned about the different aspects of photography when I was a…

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