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The Make & Play Vault

Now that summer break is here, I’ve started thinking about how I will keep our kids active and engaged without […]

When was the last time you decorated for Father’s Day? Never? Yeah, me neither. This year we made a card for […]

Top Image Credit (cropped, text and other photos added below): © Nicola | 04.09.11 | CC by 2.0 My son LOVES play dough. […]

It’s Teacher Appreciation week next week – do you have something special picked out for the educators in your kids’ lives? […]

Mother’s Day is the perfect time to try a DIY project and I guarantee you’re going to adore this one. […]

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 […]