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DIY Projects for Your Home

DIY Projects for Your Home

How to make your home more uniquely you, including how to remove pencil and crayon marks from walls, a message board, a braided rug, and a canopy tent hiding space

Home DIY: Hiding Space for Kids

Home DIY: Hiding Space for Kids

A step-by-step guide from "Sunshine Spaces"

Home DIY: Message Board

Home DIY: Message Board

A step-by-step guide from Yellow Owl Workshop's "Make It Yours"

Home DIY: Braided Rug

Home DIY: Braided Rug

Step-by-step directions from "Rag Rugs, Pillows, & More"

How Can I Get My Preschooler to Clean Up?

How Can I Get My Preschooler to Clean Up?

Tips from an early childhood educator to get young kids to pick up their toys

How to Talk to Your Kids About Drug Use

How to Talk to Your Kids About Drug Use

With changing laws and attitudes about recreational marijuana, it’s more important than ever for parents to talk to their kids about drug use.

Grilling Do's and Don'ts

Grilling Do's and Don'ts

Chef John Stage shares his top do's and don'ts for grilling.

Make Your Own Bath Bombs

Make Your Own Bath Bombs

How to make bath bombs at home

DIY: Stitching Stars Math Fun

DIY: Stitching Stars Math Fun

Use a mathematics technique to create beautiful art.

Games to Help Kids Practice Mindfulness

Games to Help Kids Practice Mindfulness

Activities for kids to help them practice mindfulness, awareness, calmness, kindness, and compassion

How to Green Your Kids Room

How to Green Your Kids Room

Simple steps to reduce your kids’ exposure to environmental hazards where they sleep and play

DIY: Story Stones to Inspire Story Time

DIY: Story Stones to Inspire Story Time

How to make a set of stones that can help guide your imagination for story time

Adulting 101: Preparing Kids for the Real World

Adulting 101: Preparing Kids for the Real World

How to get your children ready for the real world—while they're still young

DIY: Jar Terrariums

DIY: Jar Terrariums

A guide to making terrariums in Mason jars

DIY: Winter Bird Feeders

DIY: Winter Bird Feeders

Five DIY wintertime bird feeders

DIY: Moving Star Magic Trick

DIY: Moving Star Magic Trick

How to perform a trick that moves pieces of wood into a recognizable shape.

Teaching Preschoolers to Handle Emergencies

Teaching Preschoolers to Handle Emergencies

The importance of teaching toddlers and preschoolers how to handle emergencies.

DIY: Hot Glue Magic Wand

DIY: Hot Glue Magic Wand

How to make a magic wand out of hot glue and paper—perfect for the finishing touch to a Halloween costume, or for imaginary play.

Dog Trainer Shares Tips to Get Your Dog Used to Your Baby

Dog Trainer Shares Tips to Get Your Dog Used to Your Baby

Drayton Michaels, award-winning dog trainer, shares tips to train your dog for the arrival of your newborn.

DIY: No Carve Pumpkin Animals

DIY: No Carve Pumpkin Animals

If you don't want to carve pumpkins this year, try making these pumpkin animals. Bonus: You can still cook the squash when you're done decorating with them.

DIY Sail Boat for Imaginary Play

DIY Sail Boat for Imaginary Play

Amanda Kingloff shares how to make a sail boat out of a laundry basket to promote your child's imaginary play.

DIY: Mollusk Wind Chime

DIY: Mollusk Wind Chime

On your next trip to the beach, collect shells to make this wind chime.

DIY: Leaf and Flower Prints

DIY: Leaf and Flower Prints

A unique art project for kids using leaves and flowers collected on nature walks.

Tips for Photographing Your Kids at Play

Tips for Photographing Your Kids at Play

Kids are at their most joyful when they are immersed in play--but can be hard to photograph when they're active like that. Here are tips for snapping the perfect photo.

DIY: Clothespin Art Display

DIY: Clothespin Art Display

This easy craft project for kids give them a new way to display photos or artwork using clothespins.




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