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The Make & Play Vault

Since our post on homemade play dough made of Jell-O remains one of our most popular posts of all time, […]

I don’t know about your kids but mine are totally obsessed with knock-knock jokes – they think they’re hilarious and […]

Have you ever noticed that no matter how many toys your kids have, they are always drawn to things like […]

Here’s something fun.  Continuing with our focus on tangible ways to eat better, parent better, organize better and just generally […]

Handmade wrapping paper is a labor of love, but the process is all part of giving a gift that is […]

Janssen’s with us today sharing one of her favorite Christmas crafts from her childhood.  I love the idea of using […]

One big holiday down, two to go!  Today Janssen is here with a classic Thanksgiving craft that takes me back […]

I love the look of luminaries, but they don’t just have to be for Christmas. With some inexpensive paper lunch […]

Ahhhh…Fall. The leaves turn, the nights grow shorter, and the weather cools. It can all only mean one thing: Carnival […]

Happy Friday friends!  I’m not gonna lie, I’m not anticipating a restful weekend. I’m totally swamped trying to put a […]

For many of us, the first day of school was this week.  How did you fare?  Today I’m excited to […]

Happy Friday guys!  This week I’ve got a quick and easy playtime activity over on eHow’s Mom Channel that I’m […]

Now that we’ve just barely finished unpacking all the boxes (inside at least – the garage is a different story), […]

Even though it’s not quite August yet, we just couldn’t wait any longer to post our latest Play Theme Cheat […]

Between the Kid’s Rule Nutrition program and our sinfully delicious Banana Boats, we’ve been covering the full health spectrum of […]