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The Make & Play Vault

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’m so excited to introduce MPMK’s 2015 Christmas Gift Guides! I’ve been working like mad on them (we’re talking some […]

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 […]

Did you guys know the majority of people’s childhood memories involve being outside?  It’s true! (Go ahead and think of […]

Hi friends, how are you all doing?  To be honest, I’m feeling drained.  We started the week with my daughter’s […]

We’re past due for this month’s play theme cheat sheet.  Ready for another stellar list of ways to play all […]

Happy 4th guys.  We’re spending the day at my uncle’s house (on the lake) with family.  This will be the […]