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Frappuchino Paint Cups Recycle your tall Frappuccino Starbucks Cups into no spill paint holders for the kids.

Trace their forearm & hand.  Paint it.  Fingerprints for leaves. I want this for my room!

Posted on fb awhile ago; forgot to pin. Trace arm and hand for tree/branches, fingerprints for leaves. Can change colors for season.

50 Simple Outdoor Activities For Kids { Lots of good winter ones for mild climates}

50 Simple Outdoor Activities For Kids

On a budget? Need some easy to do but FUN activities for your kids? Here's a GREAT list: 50 simple outdoor activities for kids

Shaving Cream Slide! Ridiculously awesome! My kind of activity! I can't wait to do it with my boys.

Yes yes dollar tree is our friend! 100 Things You Can Purchase from the Dollar Tree and Use in Play-- pin now read later~ this is ALL the great sensory activities in ONE place!

Bird feeders - little stars hanging from trees all winter long....love this. A fun little activity for kiddos.

Bird feeders – I’d love to have little stars hanging from my trees all winter long. Bird feeders – I’d love to have little stars hanging from my trees all…

Homemade finger paint safe for babies and toddlers who love to taste everything.  It's made from common household ingredients and is fun for all ages!

Homemade baby and toddler safe sensory paint. Ingredients are common household staples and are safe for babies and toddlers to taste. When fresh the paint is perfect for finger painting. After sitting for awhile the paint is a colorful, ooey sensory mat

Make rainbow rice- its like sand, but much less messy. Use it inside to keep your little ones entertained on rainy days!

Rainbow Rice & Garden Sensory Play

Rainbow Rice Garden for Play: Measure rice cups) and put it in a Ziploc bag with about of food coloring or liquid water colors (works great!) and 3 T of rubbing alcohol. mix the rice in the bags to spread the color.

planning on making one of these cute little puzzle for each of the 3 big kids for our "We Love Our Daddy" party!

Make a Popsicle Stick Picture Puzzle as one of the most affordable homemade gifts kids can make. Homemade Christmas gifts that can also be used as homemade Father's Day gifts and Mother's Day crafts kids can make must be something special.

Take two 20oz pop bottles, cut a hole just big enough to get a Barbies in and have them sit. Tape the two bottles together and WALLA!!!

Cari- this would be fun for Mailey. DIY Recycled Plastic Bottle Boat - super easy and kids would love it! Could make into a boy toy too, just replace Barbie with Action Figure