7-9 years old {Child}

The most popular DIY ideas and activities for your 7 – 9 year old kids! Your child will be blown away with all of these arts and crafts, handmade toys, educational worksheets, party ideas, homemade gifts and food kids can make.

30 Homemade Play Doh Recipes [Easy]

Play Doh

In my house summer and play doh were a match made in heaven.  My boys were huge playdough fans! They loved the texture, smell, and all the fun things they could make… especially very long snakes.  {giggle}  Sadly, those days are over for me as my youngest is 11 years old.  However, I couldn’t help but enjoy the nostalgia and share …

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17 Pottery Barn Kids Knock Off [tutorials]

Pottery Barn Kids

Pottery Barn Kids has some amazing eye candy in the store that always lures me in. It’s time well spent too because I get some of the best style, decor, and designers ideas to knock off! {snicker}  Transform your kids’ bedroom with the best DIY ideas to make your own Pottery Barn Kids inspired beds, wall art, costume, pretend play, furniture …

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29 Harry Potter Crafts & Activities [easy]

Harry Potter

Harry Potter is loved by children and adults alike. If you’’re looking to make a magical memory for a wizard lover, here you go! You’ll love all of these amazing ideas, and I guarantee you’ll be inspired to do something fun with your wizard. {{giggle}} How to make Harry Potter activities and party ideas with these fun ideas which include party games, …

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32 Disney Cars Activities for Kids [printable]

Disney Cars

With the release of Disney Cars 3 in June we couldn’t resist making some inspired crafts. Here’s an excellent way to plan games and activities in a Disney Cars theme. Ka-pow! How to make Disney Cars activities and party ideas with these fun ideas which include party games, party food ideas, activities, costumes and so much more! Here is the trailer for the highly anticipated newest …

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Water Bottle Relay Race | Shoe Game

I volunteered at Drake’s 11 Year Old Scout Camp today and boy was it so much fun.  I was only there a few hours but my favorite part of Scout Camp was a game they called the “water bottle game”.  It was hysterical! Water Bottle Relay Race It’s a relay race where the boys line up in two teams, and …

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10 How to Make Truffle Butter [recipes]

truffle butter

Truffle butter is the perfect accompaniment to add flavor and enhance recipes, or spread on bread or crackers. Truffle butter also happens to be incredibly delicious, versatile and addictive. Who knew truffle butter could be so versatile or that it could be so easy to make? These truffle butter recipes include Italian herb truffle butter, black truffle butter, bacon-wrapped filet mignon with truffle …

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38 Fun Despicable Me Party Ideas [Easy]

despicable me

With the release of Despicable Me 3 in June we couldn’t resist throwing a party. Here’s an excellent way to plan games and activities in a Despicable Me party theme! You’ll love all of these amazing ideas, and I guarantee you’ll be inspired to do something fun with your minions. {{giggle}} How to throw a Despicable Me Party with these ideas which include party …

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8 How to Make a Fidget Spinner [DIY]

How to Make a Fidget Spinner

Fidget spinners are all the craze right now! They’re a great activity for keeping fidgety hands busy. Learn how to make a fidget spinner with one of these step by step tutorials. Why spend the money on purchasing one if you can easily make your own? How to make a fidget spinner with these tutorials which include bearing fidget spinners, no-bearing fidget spinners, …

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26 Free Calendar and Countdowns to Download for May

may calendar countdowns

Countdown calendars are my absolute favorite way to get ready for vacations and holidays! Here are some of the best printable calendars, blank calendar, and countdown clocks for May that I could find.  I absolutely love having the tradition of a countdown calendar with my family and it’s got to be easy!  Which is why I’ve also included free printable calendars, mobile apps, …

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Summer Chore Chart and Schedule for Teens {free download}

Summer Chore Chart

Easy summer chore charts are mandatory in my home.  I’m not going to sugar coat it… herding cats is easier than parenting most days.  In our home, we have one child with high functioning autism who’s very active, and another child with ADHD who loves to day dream. It’s common to hear, “Huh? What?” when trying to get his attention. …

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15 Best Star Wars Theme Party Ideas

Star Wars

How to plan and execute a Star Wars theme party with games, activities, party food, and photo props has never been so easy. If you or your child loves Star Wars, you are going to love all of these amazing ideas, and I guarantee you’ll be inspired to do something fun with your Jedi’s. May the Four-ce be with you! {{giggle}} How to …

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Kindness is My Jam ~ LDS Activity Days Theme

Be Kind Whenever Possible Strawberry Red Balloon Gym decorations Featured

If you are looking for a fun theme for a birthday party, a service activity for a large or small group, or a church activity, you’ll love this “Kindness is My Jam” theme. I helped my dear friend Melissa to decorate our church gym in the coolest theme for a group of girls aged 8-11 for an activity that included …

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DIY Strawberry Red Balloon {free printable}

DIY Strawberry Party Balloons on TipJunkie

Making a strawberry red balloon for party decor is easier than you’d think and makes a huge statement. The balloons are so cute I can hardly stand it, and I can guarantee they’ll be the talk of the party. The best part is that they don’t take as much effort as they appear! If you love balloon party decorations then …

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14 Pinewood Derby Trophies and Awards

14 Pinewood Derby Trophies and Awards

Here are 14 of the best Pinewood Derby Trophies and awards and even how to make a winner’s circle for the best pinewood derby car! I’ve even included some fun certificates that you can download and print for free, of course! How to make a Pinewood Derby Trophy with these ideas which include toy car trophies, candy car trophies, ribbons, certificates and so much more! In case …

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Yellow Tub DIY Lego Man | Lego Minifigures

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How to make Lego Minifigures with Lego Man yellow candy tubs. I used these yellow candy tubs to decorate my son’s eighth Lego Movie themed birthday party. However, there are so many fun ways you can use these yellow tub Lego men. For the Lego Movie party, I used these yellow tub DIY Lego Men to hold crayons for the Lego games, hold …

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