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Jul10
Painting Projects for Children: Burning Daylight: Paint Edition V. 1

Painting Projects for Children: Burning Daylight: Paint Edition V. 1

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I sent my kids to preschool for one big reason: so I wouldn’t have to deal with painting at my house. I brought them up to believe paints existed only at school because I’m not good with mess, chaos or stains. But it’s summer now and desperate times call for desperate measures. This week in […]

Jul05
Making Sun Prints with Children: Burning Daylight– Sun Print Results

Making Sun Prints with Children: Burning Daylight– Sun Print Results

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This project burned a lot of daylight and for that I am eternally grateful. First we burned about two hours collecting items for our prints on a nature walk, taking time to feed the ducks, skip stones on the lake and search for turtles on the shore. If this project had ended up burning down […]

Jul03
Making sun prints with children: Burning Daylight: Sun Print Edition

Making sun prints with children: Burning Daylight: Sun Print Edition

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I may have mentioned off handedly about a thousand times, how much trouble I have filling the summer with things to do for my kids. Yesterday I ran an idea by Isabel, suggesting I come up with a craft project or two to do with your kids each week. I’ll be using my friend’s younger […]

Jun28
Ideas for Bubble Making, Sidewalk Chalk & Playdough: Mixing up outdoor fun burns daylight.

Ideas for Bubble Making, Sidewalk Chalk & Playdough: Mixing up outdoor fun burns daylight.

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It’s almost July which means I’ve made it through two weeks of summer break without killing anyone. Wow, I’m amazing. In this time frame I’ve also made it through several jars of play-doh, a few gallons of bubbles and more quarts of sidewalk paint than I’d like to add up. While at Target yesterday looking […]

Jun26
The Best Baby Mobiles: What constantly moves but never gets anywhere? My mouth and mobiles!

The Best Baby Mobiles: What constantly moves but never gets anywhere? My mouth and mobiles!

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I’ve been checking out mobiles for a few months now and finally have a substantial collection of favorites to share. I love mobiles for kids rooms but, after spending $50 on a pastel Flatso mobile for my daughter’s nursery only to sell it a year later at a yard sale for a ridiculous $4 (yard […]

Jun19
The Best Play Tents, Forts & Teepees: Take Back Your Dining Room Table.

The Best Play Tents, Forts & Teepees: Take Back Your Dining Room Table.

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Our site has been experiencing difficulties accepting comments. Thank you for your patience. We have fixed the problem. If you are still having difficulties, please clear your cache and erase any TypeKey cookies. We apologize for the inconvenience. My dining room table is rarely a dining room table during the heat of the summer and […]

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