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Two different ways to build a rubber band powered Lego car

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Upcycled Inventor's box - awesome activity for teaching kids about recycling and creativity. Be sure to get the free printable idea cards!

Teaching kids about recycling: upcycled building kit for kids

Build-a-face plates!

Simple steps to make Build a Face Plates. - NellieBellie

How to Make Homemade Bouncy Balls- that really bounce!

How to Make Homemade Bouncy Balls for Kids (That really bounce!)
  • Rebecca Lavelle
    Rebecca Lavelle

    The link you linked to even says it DOESN'T work.

If your little ones like to play games with cards, you can help their tiny hands by creating this crafty card holder: Turn an empty egg carton upside down, and cut slits in each rounded cup just wide enough to hold a card. Slip one card through each cup, and they’ll stand up straight for easy viewing.

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How to make windup paper butterflies - wow!

wind-up paper butterflies are my fave (guest post from amelia)
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    Donna Baer


Dollhouses Made Out of Suitcases >>

Dollhouses Made Out of Suitcases

Fill tupperware containers with water and food coloring to make ice bricks for winter fun

Ice Bricks for Outside Winter Fun - Shannon's View From Here

5 Ideas for Outdoor Winter Fun

5 Ideas for Outdoor Winter Fun

Pocket Sized Magnetic Fishing Set in Altoids tin

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Great ideas for DIY toys and activities to keep kids busy during winter break

25 Ways to Keep Your Kids Entertained Over Holiday Break

15 fabulous ides for puppets kids can make and ideas for how to use them with play, stories, songs

Goldilocks and the three bears sensory play tub

10 Fun and Free Family Activities - Great things to do with the kids during the summer months if you're running out of ideas....

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8 Ways to Play with Junk Mail and Catalogues

Literacy Spot #9: Junk Mail and Catalogues | Childhood101

Put XL t-shirts stuffed with pillows on the kids and let them sumo wrestle! Good activity for a rainy day

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    Salome Taijeron

    Just be sure there are no sharp edged furniture around. I did that when I was a kid and ended up falling and hitting the back of my head on a corner of a coffee table resulting in a cut requiring stitches.

How to make your own kite

Make & Decorate a Colorful Kite

How to make a bow and arrow out of twigs, yarn, and fishing wire

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    Sarah James

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    Sarah James


How to make a play kitchen set out of a pair of nightstands {DIY}

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Use corn cob holders with potatoes, apples, or other fruit/vegetable stamps for toddlers

Toddler Painting: Another Use for Corn Cob Holders

Super-glue a large Lego piece to the inside of a plastic box lid ...and you have a perfect Lego Travel Box

.kv barn.: lego travel box

DIY "Moon Sand" - All you need is 5 cups of regular flour and 1 cup of baby oil. Simply mix the two together and it turns into this silky soft sand. You can throw some sand toys into your tray or you can use items such as spoons and measuring cups

Tot Treasures: How to.... Make Mouldable Sand!

Collapsible Cardboard House instructions.

DIY collapsible cardboard playhouse

How to make a banjo out of a shoebox

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Crochet pattern for caterpillar toy (email sign up required)

Caterpillar Crochet Toy

Homemade bath crayons- simple to make and much cheaper than the store bought variety- you can add all sorts of scents to make them even more fun too!

Homemade Bath Crayons ~ Bath Activities for Kids