‘How-To’ Archive

Wooden Spoons for Garden Staking June 23, 2014 No Comments

OK, all you gardeners! Have you ever planted a whole bunch of seeds, and then plants popped up (yay!), and then you had no idea what they were because you did not mark them when they went into the ground? Well, if so, never fear for future gardens because wooden spoons are the perfect tools [...]

Now THIS Is How to Cut a Cake June 19, 2014 No Comments

Button Crafts Are WAY Awesome June 17, 2014 No Comments

We first spotted these beautiful button crafts at Red Ted Art (very cool stuff at that nifty site). And then we found more button beauty at Lil Sugar. We also peeked at Pinterest—Ooooo, dangerous, we know, but just look at all the possibilities. What is our point here? Well, that buttons are WAY awesome, and [...]

This Portable Activity Set Is LOVE-ly June 13, 2014 No Comments

A portable activity set—YES! So very smart and clever, it kinda makes us adults want one, too. Once you see this artsy collection of fun, you are going to want one, too. And what a great summer project for parents and kids to create. LOVE-ly. For sure.

Easiest DIY Father’s Day Card EVER May 30, 2014 No Comments

The folks over at Little Family Fun have shared the easiest, cleverest (is that a word?), snappiest looking Father’s Day card ever. If you’ve got scrapbook paper and tape, you are SET. If you don’t have these items, go get them because this is one card you DO want to make. Love it. Love it. [...]

Keep Calm and Soothe Your Kids May 28, 2014 No Comments

Lavender sensory rice and salt. Oooooo. Rain sticks. Aaaaaa. A peaceful little reading nook. Yessssss. The Imagination Tree shares 10 calming activities for soothing our spunky little ones whose energy can sometimes be a little too, well, energetic. Give a few a try, and let us know if they work. (Please say they work!)

Terminate the Toothbrushing Tantrums May 26, 2014 No Comments

Geez, it seems so easy to get kids to brush their teeth, but easy is not the only way. Challenging is more like it, and Dr. Sears offers some super tips for getting youngsters to cooperate with the care of their pearly whites. Try these few tidbits of advice if your child is bucking the [...]

Project Paper Kites May 23, 2014 No Comments

These paper kites are easy to make, allow for little hands to help, and can accompany kids all over town. Now, the Pink Stripey Socks people warn that these fantastic flyers are popular, so every child must get his/her own (no sharing allowed!), and you should know that there is a chance they will blow [...]

PlanetKid Jr. Summer Camp Is Fast Approaching May 19, 2014 No Comments

PlanetKid’s 2014 Jr. Summer Camp is fast on its way, and we want YOU to know all about it. Check out our Camp Calendar of themes, activities, events, and more (like free pizza every Friday. Mmmm.) and our Camp Need-to-Know Information with details like rates and rules and all that jazz. We hope you will join us for a [...]

Art Experiment for Preschoolers AND Teens May 12, 2014 No Comments

Rachel at Kids Activity Blog found a way to engage preschoolers and teens with the very same art/science experiment. Impressive! All you’ll need to replicate this activity is a clean, white, preshrunk T-Shirt; permanent markers; rubbing alcohol; and a spray bottle. Easy peasy! Now, imagine a bright, vivid tie-dye shirt that does not require a whole [...]