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A Crafty Get-Together for Kids AND Their Moms

Hi ladies!  I would like to share with you a monthly get-together my friends and I do called "Cocktails and Crafts".  We rotate going to one another's homes and the hostess provides a craft for all our kids while the rest of us bring food and drinks!  It's like a little party every month.  It's fairly low-maintenance since you only have to host once and then everyone else gets a turn and your children get creative and fun crafts!  Plus you get time to hang out with your girlfriend...more

Non-messy crafts

Do you have any good ideas for great kids' crafts with the minimum mess?...more

Science Experiment E-book Review and Giveaway

Hi! I just joined this group. I have 2 little guys, a 4 yr old and a 2 yr old. My 4 year old has a great interest in science experiments, trains and dinosaurs....more

Halloween Spider Craft

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ABC's of Crafts

A little silly, but my nephew is starting to learn his ABCs and I thought, why not create a post in honor of his efforts?!  Trying to see if we can create a list of crafts, one for each letter of the alphabet, A-Z??  Here is one to start it off: A is for Apple Wreath: http://www.allkidsnetwork.com/crafts/fall/apple-wreath.asp ...more

Thanksgiving Fun!

Now that we're into November, I can start looking forward to Thanksgiving - one of my favorite times of the year!  Was skimming through a magazine the other day, and came across some Fall/Halloween/Thanksgiving-ish activities that seemed like simple fun.  One of my favorites was the pumpkin/gourd decorating.  All you need is a pumpkin or gourd and an old magazine.  Cut out different parts of the face (eyes, noses, ears, lips...etc) and then glue them to the pumpkins to give them silly faces!  The examples that were shown were super cute, and I thought it was a nice ...more

I absolutely love your Leaf Game - what a fun idea!  I think I'm going to have to ...more

Camping Crafts and Activities

With the summer weather (or what's left of it) I have been thinking about camping, and how great it would be to have some woodsy crafts and activities to help enhance a child's camping experience.  Does anyone else enjoy camping out with their families?  Are there any activities you have tried in the woods that your children have enjoyed?  I have found that bringing along a magnifying glass/binnoculars provides a lot of opportunity for fun and exploration!  ...more

I brought crafts along once. We did them, but they rushed through them so they could get back ...more

One Year Olds?

Okay, you might laugh at me, but I am looking for activities for mature 1 year olds.  I have my son and two babies that I watch and I love it!  But I am looking for more.  These are very mature kids tat are all walking (sometimes running!) and have some words.  They are all advanced physically so we are open to physical games.  We do all of the normal things - put things in the mouth, play in the mirror, take walks and explore all of the leaves, etc, build towers, play dolls, and a lot more... ...more

Great ideas!  Thanks CraftyE! ...more

Let's get to know eachother!

My name is Dominique.  I am new to BlogHer.  I have been married for a year and a half and have a 10 month old son.  I am a writer and non-profit organizer going for my master's in education.  And I would love to hear if any of you have some good games, activities or places that will entertain mylittle one and have him experience new things. ...more

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I am mommy to three preschoolers, ages 3, 2 ...more

Acrylic Paint: Yes or No for Youngsters?

Been doing some research on acrylic paint, to make a decision as to whether or not it's a good idea for young kids to use it for arts and crafts.  So far, I've read mixed reviews.  If anyone has any opinions and/or insights on the subject, I'd be glad to hear them! ...more

Thanks for your feedback - it's much appreciated :)  I completely agree with your take on the ...more

Acting Summer Camp - Spaces Available

Top 5 Reasons to Get Kids into Acting Classes 1 It teaches children to work cohesively in a group, 2 Performing helps build confidence and self esteem, 3 Great for making new friends and learning new skills - memorization can enhance study skills for school, 4 Terrific way to explore and express human emotion in a healthy way, 5 The right school, run by professionals in their field, can teach acting skills that could lead to a bright and exciting hobby or career in the theatre! ...more

Favorite Kid's Craft

What is the neatest kid's craft you've ever seen or tried? ...more

Suncatchers, or some people call them "stained glass" works of art are always fun, ...more

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