Puffy Tissue Paper Apple by Amanda Formaro for Kix Cereal

Puffy Tissue Paper Apple Craft

Many of you will remember making puffy tissue paper crafts when you were a child. They are fun and can be adjusted for younger ones too. If your child has trouble with the “pencil method,” they can skip the pencil and just wad up the tissue paper in their fingers. With fall and back to […]

Paper Plate Alphabet Matching Game by Amanda Formaro

Paper Plate Alphabet Matching Game

This homemade matching game is fun for toddlers and preschoolers, and serves a few different purposes. It helps with memory, letter recognition and color recognition. If writing out the letters by hand sounds daunting, simply hop into a program like Word and type out the letters and print them to use as templates. I used […]

Pencil Bookmarks by Amanda Formaro for Kix Cereal

Pencil Bookmarks

It’s almost time for the kids to head back to school, and that means lots of reading! They’ll definitely need some bookmarks, and since these ones clip on, they are not as easily lost. The elementary set will really enjoy making these and it will put their cutting and trimming skills to the test! If […]

Tissue Box School Bus and Cereal Box School by Amanda Formaro for Kix Cereal

Tissue Box School Bus and Cereal Box School

It’s that time again. Time for kids to head back to the classroom after a long summer break. This is a fun recycling project the kids can do at home with previous years leftover school pictures, or it makes a wonderful classroom project too! If you’re a teacher, when the classroom picture arrives use the […]

Clothespin Shark by Amanda Formaro

Clothespin Sharks

Do your kids love sharks and all things oceanic? Whether it’s Shark Week or just a regular Tuesday, this fun clothespin shark is silly and cute, and not too scary. Your kids will have fun pretending to chase the little fish and catch him in their shark’s mouth! You will need: Wooden clothespin Light blue […]

Plastic Medicine Cup Jellyfish by Amanda Formaro

Plastic Medicine Cup Jellyfish

How can you turn something not-so-fun into something completely fun? You’ve seen those scrunched up faces and tight lips when you fill that cold-medicine cup and head toward your child. When they are feeling better and the medicine bottle is empty, turn that not-so-fun cup into these adorable jellyfish the kids will love! These colorful […]

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Food Art: A Shark for Breakfast

Kix cereal just happens to be one of my kids favorite breakfasts.  Couple that with an adorable shark, and you’ve got yourself a winner!  This shark breakfast was super fun to make, and did I mention that it’s easy too?!  Whip one of these bad boys up for your kids and get ready for the smiles […]

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Naked Egg Science Experiment

This cool science experiment will show your kids that, through osmosis and chemical reactions, you can strip an egg of its hard outer shell using vinegar! With a few things from your kitchen and a bit of patience you can create a translucent, rubbery egg! The Steps: 1. Carefully place an egg into a cup. […]

Recycled Cardboard Castle Craft

Recycled Cardboard Castle Craft

Here’s a winning craft idea: have fun making a cardboard castle craft, creating a play set for future pretend adventures. Raid your recycling bin for cardboard tubes and a box, and craft your own cute recycled cardboard castle. Use your castle for all sorts of open-ended imaginative play, which will provide hours of fun and […]

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