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The Make & Play Vault

Mother’s Day is just a little over 3 weeks away, which means that if you’re looking to go handmade then […]

Image Credit (cropped & text added): © Chris Parfitt | 05.11.08 | CC by 2.0 You know we can’t get enough of play […]

Need some great kid art and creativity ideas? Look no further. I’m super excited to introduce you guys to Rachelle […]

Up-cycled or recycled planters are the perfect Earth Day activity for kids, which is coming up April 22nd (only 2 […]

With Easter just a few weeks away, it is the perfect time to start thinking about Easter baskets! I usually […]

Image Credit: © Suzette Pauwels (text added) | 01.09.11 | CC by 2.0 Today I have something uber useful for you guys – […]

Spring is in the air and Earth Day is in a few weeks so I thought it might be a […]

Aren’t these DIY wooden watercolor Easter eggs fun?! I love their vivid colors so much – the only problem I’m […]

We’ve got another fabulous guest post for your guys today while I step away for maternity leave. This one hails […]

Making Leprechaun Traps for St. Paddy’s Day is the latest tradition being adopted everywhere by families with young kids.  For […]

I love celebrating the holidays with my kids – they have such a knack for getting excited about each and […]

We’re back today with our sponsor Ella’s Kitchen giving you the low down on how to set up a food […]

Today we’re once again exploring ideas for building good eaters through food play with our sponsor Ella’s Kitchen, producer of […]

Happy Thursday guys. Any big plans for the weekend? I’ll be wrapping up some loose ends getting ready for baby […]

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and it’s one of my favorite holidays for arts and crafts. Don’t ask […]