I received this used kid craft clubhouse as a gift from a friend. I just planned to paint it and fix it up a little but once I put on the red and white stripe drapes, the Seuss house was born. Kids houses should be fun and inspiring ;)
I added these fun test tube flower pots.
I'm building the kids a Pet Clinic in their playroom. I really wanted to incorporate a kennel area but didn't want to use actual dog kennels. They cost so much and weren't safe for the kids. I'm so happy with the way this came out. It's an Ikea expedit shelf with gates added to the shelf openings. Here's how I did it.
I'm slowly putting our new playroom together. Just found this adorable scale at Walmart for $14! I bolted it to the shelf so it can't be moved. The kids have been putting the entire contents of the house on it! It's proven to be a great learning tool as they discover what's lighter and what's heavier. We also talk about numbers. I love the aesthetic it brings to our market area but even more, I love the educational opportunity it brings to our play. Sometimes, household items make the best toys!
They come in all sorts of fun colors.
Looking for ideas on Birthday decor. This decal took 20 minutes to make. I covered it in clear contact paper so it could last several play sessions. Still need to add his jet pack but love the way it's coming out. My boys are totally into Turbo Snails right now.
Also a good lesson for preschool age children
This is a must try. It's the simplest thing to make and the kids are totally into it. These anchor socks are played with for a week straight now. I initially created them for our sailing the mayflower activity but they deserve to be highlighted on their own.
How to Make: A sock, stuff with newspaper and tied shut with long string.
They practice throwing the anchor in buckets, they drag the buckets around with the anchors (caught a big fish), they catch each other with the anchors, anchors get landed on square taped to floor with painters tape and anchors get a parade walk. Very surprised by how much action this simple DIY toy gets.
Our Apple Tree. The kids will pick apples during their dramatic apple stand pla