Val’s Crafty Corner – Indoor Puddle Jumping!

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This creative energy-burning activity is brought to you by Melissa & Doug, written by our Blog Ambassador Valerie Deneen. Enjoy some active indoor pretend play with your kids! Has the weather been a little too sunny for you? Do you miss the rain? Have you been struck with a sudden urge to sing and dance [...]

Val’s Crafty Corner: Last-Minute Easter Bookmarks

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This arts-and-crafts activity is brought to you by Melissa & Doug, written by our Blog Ambassador Valerie Deneen. Enjoy creating handmade bookmarks with this quick and easy activity for Easter! These last-minute Easter bookmarks are a great way to keep the kids busy while creating a little gift for their friends or family! To create [...]

5 Creative Play Ideas with Stickers

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The Neverending Story Game: All family members can participate! On a blank piece of paper, the first “player” puts a sticker down and describes the scene, beginning the story. The next “player” adds a sticker and adds to the story, continuing the general story idea. This goes on until you run out of paper, ideas [...]

3 Uplifting Bubble Games for Kids!

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Bubble Colors: Add food coloring to bubble solution to create colorful bubbles! Bubble Painting: Using the colored bubble solution described above, then blow bubbles onto a piece of white poster board or card stock to make bubble art! Bubble Races: Hold a contest to see who can get a bubble from the starting line to the [...]

Val’s Crafty Corner — Easy Rainbows

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This fun and educational activity is brought to you by Melissa & Doug, written by our Blog Ambassador, Valerie Deneen. Enjoy making lots of colorful St. Patrick’s Day crafts with this fun tip! For a quick and easy way to draw beautiful rainbows, try wrapping some triangular Melissa & Doug crayons in rainbow-order with some [...]

Val’s Crafty Corner — Dr. Seuss “Speck” Discovery Lab

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This fun and educational activity is brought to you by Melissa & Doug, written by our Blog Ambassador, Valerie Deneen. Enjoy Read Across America Day with this fun tribute to Dr. Seuss! Inspired by the book Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss, I set up a fun “Speck” Discovery Lab for my 3-year-old to [...]

CLOSED: GIVEAWAY: Enter To Win Our Deluxe Floor Easel & Easel Companion Set

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WINNER: Stacy Merkel Enter For A Chance To Win Easel Details Creativity Central! This double-sided, wooden easel features both chalk- AND dry erase-boards. With adjustable heights it also includes a locking paper roll holder, a child-safe paper cutter, four clips, and a plastic tray on each side for easy-reach art supplies (not included) and easy-clean [...]

Whoopi Wears Our Wooden Stringing Beads on The View!

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Many thanks to @caffeinated_mom on Twitter who pointed this out to us! How many ways can your little jeweler spell “beautiful”? Lots of wooden letter beads, gorgeous shapes and brightly colored laces are packed in a handy wooden tray to create fabulous bracelets and necklaces. $16.99 Click to Buy

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