...this is totally genius. And not just for kids!  This is what happens when you microwave a bar of Ivory soap! Then you can tear it up, color it, and mold it into shapes!  It's not wet and messy, either! This is awesome!

Kitchen Craft: Soap Clouds! {And homemade kiddie tub soaps

A bar of Ivory soap .this is totally genius. And not just for kids! This is what happens when you microwave a bar of Ivory soap! Then you can tear it up, color it, and mold it into shapes! It's not wet and messy, either! This is awesome!

...this is totally genius. And not just for kids!  This is what happens when you microwave a bar of Ivory soap! Then you can tear it up, color it, and mold it into shapes!  It's not wet and messy, either! This is awesome!

Kitchen Craft: Soap Clouds! {And homemade kiddie tub soaps

A bar of Ivory soap .this is totally genius. And not just for kids! This is what happens when you microwave a bar of Ivory soap! Then you can tear it up, color it, and mold it into shapes! It's not wet and messy, either! This is awesome!

Fold a pocket in your wrapping paper to put the card in it .  How clever, thanks, Martha Stewart! :)

Built-In Gift Cards

Built-In Gift Cards - Martha Stewart Crafts.cut paper several inches larger than amount needed to wrap gift. fold paper, crease, wrap gift, you know how a pocket to put card in!

This is easier than water balloons - and the fun can go on for hours! No little balloon pieces to pick up either.

How to Make Sponge Bombs

Instead of water balloons make sponge bombs! This is a great way to beat the heat without using up a lot of water, and sponge bombs can be used and re-used all Summer long. (And don't have all those balloon pieces everywhere!

DIY pouch sewing tutorials

DIY pouch sewing tutorials: The clutch and zip pouches to organize and the flex frame because it's neat. Perfect for all those cuts of scrap fabric laying around!

Chores & backpacks - great idea! Also cute to pin report cards and other achievements, artwork etc.

backpack hook + bulletin board for each kid. I would love to do this if we have the space when the kids start school!

Printable template for a Mr. Potato Head quiet book

Potato Head Felt Quiet Book Sunshine, Lollipops, and Rainbows: Mr. Potato Head - Quiet book pages 10 11

DIY Lego Storage

DIY Lego Storage Container - if you love Legos (like we do!), you can never have too many storage containers.

A new spin on a pinata. Single balloons filled with confetti and a few toys and candies. Each child chose one to pop with a pin. Each time was a surprise.

Instead of a pinata, hang balloons filled with confetti, a few toys and candies. Each child chooses one to pop with a pin. Everyone gets a turn with their own balloon and their own treats! Use a funnel to fill balloons

What color is your kid? How to motivate for different personality types

Kids are different. Some tricks and tips for understanding different personality types (red, blue, white, yellow).

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