How to Make an Elf or Fairy House With Your Kids and Create a World of Wonder

Do your kids love to play make-believe?

Want to jump into their world?

Build move-in-ready elf and fairy houses as a family. Create little villages of fantasy that will give rise to make-believe quests right in your own backyard.

In this article I’ll show you how to create a world of wonder and build elf or fairy houses together.

Want to tap your kids' imaginations and spark their senses of wonder? Build an elf or fairy house together from natural materials and watch imaginations soar.

Why Build an Elf or Fairy House With Your Kids?

One of the fastest ways to create long-term memories that stick through adulthood is to wrap our activities in a feeling of wonder.

Stir up your kids’ imaginative spirits and create mystical places where make-believe adventures are just waiting to happen. From the defensive dragon-fighting fortresses of the elves to the picturesque cottages of the flower fairies, these easy structures will write a whole new chapter in your family memory book!

The must-have ingredient in every happy childhood is wonder. Wonder is what transforms a walk in the woods into an exciting epic exploration. And nothing brings out wonder like magical creatures.

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20 Back-to-School Teacher Gifts to Make With Your Kids

Are your kids nervous about meeting their new teachers?

Want to find a way to ease the transition?

Work with your kids to make a teacher back-to-school present.

When you make a gift for your child’s teacher, you create a connection from the get-go.

The team at My Kids’ Adventures scoured the web for the best teacher gift ideas.

In this article I’ll share five fun things you can make to welcome your child’s teacher back to school and start the year off with a smile.

Kids going back to school? Make teacher gifts together to ease kids into their new schedule, show teachers you care and get the year off to a great start.

Why Make Teacher Gifts?

No matter how big your kids get, the transition from summer vacation to the start of a new school year can be a challenge. This can be especially difficult for young kids.

When you work together to make something for your kids’ teachers, it will help your kids get prepared for and even a little excited about the new school year.

Teacher gifts are also a great way to introduce your family to your kids’ new teachers and let them know they’re appreciated from the very start.

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6 Sensational Seashell Crafts to Do With Your Kids

Spending some time at the beach this summer?

Want a way to make special seaside memories last all year ’round?

Bring home some shells and make something special with your kids.

The editors of My Kids’ Adventures searched the web to find fun and creative things to do with seashells.

In this article I’ll share our favorite seashell crafts that will lead to hours of fun family time.

Want to make summer beach memories last all year? Bring home some seashells and make seashell crafts with your kids. 6 kid-friendly beach crafts included.

Why Craft With Seashells?

One of the best parts of spending time at the beach is searching for seashells. Take a walk along the shore with your kids and search for treasures that are revealed with every wave. Pick up your favorites and fill your pockets.

Then do something with your seashells. Any time you create something from your shoreline souvenirs, whether you simply display them, sand and all, in a bucket or vase or you transform them through activities or crafts to do with the kids, it’s a great way to extend your beach adventure and make your memories last long after you get home.

Read on to find lots of fun activities your family can do with seashells.

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4th of July Party Ideas for a Fun Family Celebration

Want to celebrate the 4th of July with a bang?

Looking for some kid-friendly ways to amp up any Independence Day party?

Bring on the red, white and blue! The editors of My Kids’ Adventures have scoured the web to find the best ideas for having a blast with your family and friends this 4th of July.

In this article we’ll share our favorite festive foods and adorable ways to decorate and dress up for the Fourth.

We’ll even show you several ways to make fireworks of your own—no gunpowder required!

Want 4th of July party ideas to celebrate with kids? Bring on the red, white and blue! Find festive foods and adorable ways to decorate and dress up for the 4th.

Why Celebrate the 4th of July?

Nothing says summer like an outdoor party. And what better reason to celebrate with friends and family than the 4th of July?

Independence Day is a national holiday in the U.S., commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Each year, Americans celebrate July 4th with parades, picnics, barbecues, carnivals, concerts, fireworks and more.

How will your family spend the Fourth this year? Chances are, you’ll attend or host some sort of grand celebration. Show your national spirit and perk up your party with some fun and festive 4th of July party ideas below.

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How to Paint Fireworks With Your Kids

Do your kids like to watch fireworks?

Want to try out a new painting technique?

Create the explosive effects of fireworks with this fun and easy art project.

Your one-of-a-kind piece of art will capture a spectacular nighttime display.

In this article I’ll show you how to use a fun, unique technique to paint fireworks in an illuminated city sky.

Want to create the explosive effects of fireworks in paint? This unique kids' art project will blow you away. It's easy to paint fireworks in an illuminated sky.

Why Paint Fireworks?

Fireworks light up the sky with booming excitement. The fantastic display of colors can take your breath away and create quite an experience for the whole family to enjoy.

You sometimes see fireworks at a festival, a ballgame or other special event. Fireworks are a key element to holidays like Chinese New Year or the Fourth of July. If you haven’t experienced fireworks in a while, make it a point to seek them out. Or watch fireworks videos online.

As entertaining as fireworks are, they are over quickly. When the smoke clears, you’re left with an amazing experience and some nice memories. Recreate the fun with your kids and paint your own fireworks!

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7 Father’s Day Gift Baskets to Make With Your Kids

Looking for a unique Father’s Day gift idea?

Want to help your kids create something that’s handcrafted, personalized and practical?

Try a Father’s Day gift basket, custom-made just for Dad!

The editors at My Kids’ Adventures scoured the Internet to find the coolest themes and best items to include in a gift basket for Dad.

In this article I’ll show you how to make a Father’s Day gift basket full of items Dad will love.

Fill a Father's Day gift basket with Dad's favorite things and create a gift that's hand-crafted, heartfelt, personalized and practical.

Why Make a Father’s Day Gift Basket?

From sports and tech to barbecue and building things, dads like a lot of different things. So why not combine your dad’s favorite stuff into a fabulous gift from the heart?

You can make a hodgepodge of everything Dad loves or pick a specific theme and create a gift basket around it.

The best part about this type of gift is you can combine homemade, heartfelt items to show Dad how much you love him with some purchased presents to add a little pizzazz.

Whether Dad’s the strict disciplinarian or the fun best-friend father (or a little bit of both), you know you’re at the forefront of his mind. Show him why you think he’s the best dad ever with a thoughtful gallery of gifts, wrapped in the perfect basket and sealed with a kiss.

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How to Make a Mother’s Day Vase That Mom Will Love

Want to help your kids make a beautiful gift for Mother’s Day?

Do your kids love creating art?

Does Mom love flowers?

Turn glass jars and containers into a beautiful Mother’s Day vase and surprise Mom with some of her favorite things from her favorite people.

In this article I’ll show you how to team up with your kids to create a lovely personalized Mother’s Day vase and fill it with flowers to show Mom your love.

Team up with your kids to create a lovely personalized Mother's Day vase with your kids and fill it with flowers to show Mom your love.

Why Make a Mother’s Day Vase?

Moms love flowers and presents from the kids (and spouses, of course), and this Mother’s Day craft combines both.

Flowers bring a smile to Mom’s face on any day, but especially on Mother’s Day. The only thing that will make flowers even nicer is a homemade vase created with love to put them in.

These inexpensive upcycled vases are easy to make. As a bonus, you can recycle craft items from around the house. Just add flowers, and you’ll be good to go.

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How to Encourage Your Kids to Do Acts of Kindness

Want to help your child make a thoughtful present for someone special?

Looking for a unique gift that combines creativity with acts of kindness?

This creative project contains good deeds that can literally be tied up with a bow!

In this article I’ll show you how to create an “acts of kindness” bouquet with your kids. It’s the perfect gift for Mother’s Day, a birthday, teacher appreciation or anytime someone special needs a lift.

Look below for a few variations that are perfect for the male role model in your child’s life, too!

How to create an Acts of Kindness Bouquet with your kids, the perfect gift for Mother's Day, a birthday, Teacher Appreciation or when someone needs a lift.

Why Make a Kindness Bouquet?

As a parent, you strive to raise well-rounded kids who think of others. With busy schedules, you need to make the most of every opportunity. Wrapping acts of kindness into a special gift is certainly a way to do that.

Coming up with unique gift ideas can be a challenge, especially if you are trying to say thank you to someone who cares for you. Seriously, how do you wrap up love and appreciation?

Every woman loves a beautiful bouquet of flowers. The only thing a parent, grandparent or teacher loves more is a gift that kids make themselves.

An act of kindness bouquet is the perfect solution.

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