Category: Kids Activities

How to Paint with Roses & Make Custom Art

How to Paint with Roses & Make Custom Art

Do you have a corner of your home that could use some colorful art? Painting with roses is a customizable technique which creates art that will turn out differently each time.

Interactive Yard Activities for Kids

Interactive Yard Activities for Kids

My kids love doing interactive outdoor activities. Regardless of season or weather, my kids enjoy running around the yard or going on a short family hike. These interactive yard activities for kids are easy to pull out, set up or mix up.

Get Creative with Eco-Friendly Art Supplies

Get Creative with Eco-Friendly Art Supplies

I love inspiring my kids with messy art projects and crafty activities. My kids regularly ask to do craft projects and I’ve learned some tricks to minimize the mess. I’ve also found some great kid-friendly art supplies that are easy to set up and put away. I keep play dough on hand, create sensory bins that can be quickly stowed away and collect an assortment of kids’ art supplies. These eco-friendly art supplies are fun and they’re made with ingredients derived from the earth!
(more…)

Katie enjoys all things creative; DIY projects, photography, decorating and family adventures. She feels blessed to be a stay-at-home mom with 3 kids and many artistic outlets.

Encourage Kids to Keep Learning during the Summer

Encourage Kids to Keep Learning during the Summer

My kids are always eager to learn something new. We love playing with bubbles, doing interactive workbooks, creating art with paint and finding ways to encourage the kids to keep on learning while they are having fun.

Artsy Potato Stamp Painting for Kids

Artsy Potato Stamp Painting for Kids

We’ve been going through a lot of paint around here. This crafty potato stamp painting activity is fun and creative. All you need is a paper bag or paint paper, several potatoes and craft paint!

Trolls Inspired Kids Toys & Sensory Activities

Trolls Inspired Kids Toys & Sensory Activities

If you have young kids then you know that kids like to stay super active. When I’m not saving my 2-year-old from daring stunts, I’m often crafting or painting with my girls. After nap time in the afternoon my kids often enjoy some screen time. They like watching shows such as the new Netflix series from DreamWorks Animation, “Trolls: the Beat Goes On“. My girls thought the Trolls movie was colorful and memorable with an upbeat soundtrack they like to dance to. The trolls-mania continues with the release of all new episodes that continue the journey with Poppy, Branch and the rest of the Trolls Village as they embark on even more Troll-tastic adventures!
(more…)

Welcome to Create. Play. Travel. We love sharing creative ideas, kid’s activities, DIY inspiration, beauty tips, fashion picks, family adventures, travel recommendations and more!

Spring Break & Easter Family Fun

Spring Break & Easter Family Fun

Happy spring! This last week was a busy one; we were getting ready for Easter and it was Spring Break. Here are some of the highlights from our week of creative spring-inspired kids’ projects.

Easy Homemade Rainbow Unicorn Playdough

Easy Homemade Rainbow Unicorn Playdough

My kids love color, glitter and playdough so we combined all three and made rainbow unicorn playdough! This easy salt dough recipe is easy to make and fun to play with.

Interactive Activities for Stir-Crazy Kiddos

Interactive Activities for Stir-Crazy Kiddos

Do you sometimes struggle to come up with creative activities for the kiddos? My kids often have extra energy on days they can’t go outside. This means we get to do creative projects, make a DIY sensory bin, or practice learning new skills through play. Did you know kids learn something new from practically everything they do? Think about it. When kids ride a bike they practice balancing. When kids color they are practicing motor skills. When kids eat lunch they are discovering favorite foods or possibly trying new foods. Every day is like a maze of exploration for kids, which I think is fun! Here are some imagination-inspiring activities for kids to do on a rainy day.

(more…)

Katie enjoys all things creative; DIY projects, photography, decorating and family adventures. She feels blessed to be a stay-at-home mom with 3 kids and many artistic outlets.

Glittery Kids Play Dough Party Favors

Glittery Kids Play Dough Party Favors

DIY sensory cloud dough is easy to make with two ingredients and super fun for kids play dough party favors! Kids can help choose the colors and pour in glitter to make sparkly sensory cloud dough!

5 Ways Kids Can Learn Through Play

5 Ways Kids Can Learn Through Play

School doesn’t have to be boring! I find my kids learn faster when they are having fun and doing activities they enjoy. I try to mix up our preschool activities so learning is fun! Here are a few ways my kids learn through play.

10 Sensory Slime Recipes You Have to Try

10 Sensory Slime Recipes You Have to Try

DIY slime seems to be fairly popular for kid’s sensory activities. What’s not to love? It’s squishy and colorful, and you can mix it up using ingredients you have at home and watch the magical chemistry transformation take place. We’ve made our share of glitter slime combinations. Here are some fun glitter slime recipes to inspire your kids’ next science project.
(more…)

Katie enjoys all things creative; DIY projects, photography, decorating and family adventures. She feels blessed to be a stay-at-home mom with 3 kids and many artistic outlets.

Colorful Afternoon Ideas for Kids

Colorful Afternoon Ideas for Kids

My girls love crafting, creating things and color. Here are some fun kid-friendly crafts and activities for creative afternoons and independent play time, featuring butterfly sun catchers, Lottie Dolls, and more!

DIY Sidewalk Paint and Outdoor Kids’ Activities

DIY Sidewalk Paint and Outdoor Kids’ Activities

All stay-at-home moms know it can be challenging to entertain kids during summer free time or after school hours. Here are a few simple kids activities to encourage imaginative play, also featuring Jubilant balance bikes!

Butterfly Sun Catchers Craft & Printable

Butterfly Sun Catchers Craft & Printable

Childhood can be such a fun time of learning and creating. I loved doing sewing projects and paper crafts as a child, which helped me becoming a resourceful adult and gave me a love for color! My kids also doing crafty activities like these cute tissue paper butterfly sun catchers. This project teaches kids cutting and gluing skills as well as critical thinking as kids decide which colors to use. Every butterfly design can be completely different!
(more…)

Katie enjoys all things creative; DIY projects, photography, decorating and family adventures. She feels blessed to be a stay-at-home mom with 3 kids and many artistic outlets.