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The Ultimate Summer Ice Cream Cone Craft

If there’s one thing that is almost universally loved by kids, it’s ice cream. And what better way to celebrate the fun of sweet treats than with a ice cream cone craft? Okay, maybe a real sweet treat is the best celebration of all. But this super fun, simple, and eco-friendly ice cream cone craft […]

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Recycled Rainbow Match Game

Today I want to share a quick, fun, and nature-based activity that is great for days when you need a little extra incentive to go outside, the Recycled Rainbow Match game. For all the time we spend in the backyard, garden, playing outdoors, going to parks, hiking, and exploring, my kids still sometimes protest going […]

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How to Make a Cardboard Gingerbread House

One of my favorite holiday traditions growing up was making a gingerbread house. We had a heavy duty cast iron mold that my mom baked gingerbread in. My dad always assembled the house, and my sisters and I would decorate it with candy (and eat a ton in the process). It was a fun, creative, […]

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12 Amazing Cardboard Box Crafts for Kids

The cardboard box is one of the most perfect art materials for kids. It’s sturdy, free with all those online purchases, great to paint on, and is an ideal material for building amazing things. You can use it as a canvas, create collages with it, weave on it, build cardboard houses out of it, and […]

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How to Make a Cardboard Train Track

The San Diego Botanic Garden is a stunningly beautiful place. With 37 acres of plants, numerous different gardens, flowers, water features, wildlife, magical children’s spaces, and a view of the ocean, it’s impossible not to fall in love with this wonderful spot. My kids have grown up at the San Diego Botanic Garden and we […]

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How to Weave on a Cardboard Loom

My oldest recently had an opportunity to weave on a loom and thought it was a very fun experience. I looked up looms for kids online, and while there are many options, wasn’t ready to invest in one. The good news is that you can make one out of cardboard for FREE! Weaving is one […]

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How to Make a Toy Ice Cream Cart out of a Cardboard Box

Have you seen the cute little Scoop and Learn Ice Cream Cart toy? Our neighbors have one and it was a huge hit with our kids when we went over to play. When Covid put a hold on indoor playdates, we came up with a really fun and FREE! idea to turn a cardboard box […]