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The Make & Play Vault

This is easily one of my favorite projects for teaching kids about planting. C and I originally made these cheerful succulent […]

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 […]

Looking for a fun Valentine’s Day activity for baby?  How about whipping up some healthy pancakes and letting your littles […]

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 […]