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Kids Crafts: Ornaments

One of the best parts of Christmas for any kid and family is the chance to decorate the tree and relive the memories that each ornament brings. Homemade ornaments are some of the most fun to look back on. Here are some fun DIY ornament ideas for kids of any age.

Sparkly Sweet LollipopsSparkly Sweet Lollipops

Make some fun and sparkly lollipops in each child’s favorite color. These are very quick and adorable ornaments for kids of all ages. Paint the year on each one before you cover it in glitter to make it even more personal!

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Kids’ Crafts: Falling Leaves

I love everything about fall – pumpkin carving and hot apple cider, the smell of cinnamon and apples, the approaching holidays, and of course fall foliage. The color palette of autumn is my favorite:  oranges, golden yellow, pinks and reds. The only bad part is how quickly the leaves fall and need to be raked and collected. Here are some fall leaf crafts to help you and your kids create with and keep some of those beautiful leaves.

This first craft can be made with store bought silk leaves, if you happen to live in a place that doesn’t have many deciduous trees this is a great way to celebrate autumn leaves anyway!

Leaf Garland

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Kids’ Crafts: Dinosaurs!

My niece’s and nephew are very interested in dinosaurs these days. We’ve been reading Encyclopedias of Dinosaurs and learning so much! The little ones have so many questions – many of which can actually be answered now a days. (Paleontology is definitely one of those topics you will want to find the most recent books about because so much has changed in the past ten years or so.) If your kids are curious about dinosaurs, or if they are currently studying dinos at school or at home, the following activities are sure to keep them engaged for hours of crafting and play.

This No Sew Dinosaur Play Mat is a such great project to make with your kids. It will allow you to discuss what the environment was like during the prehistoric periods, note key features such as swamp, lava pits, caves, mountains etc, and what dinosaurs diet and lifestyles may have been like. Kids can help plan out their own play space and then build it with your help.

No Sew Dinosaur Play MatFun at Home with Kids

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