How to Have a Water Gun Target Practice With Your Kids

Do your kids need to burn off some energy?

Want a fun activity that’s both cool and crafty?

Have a water gun adventure with your family.

Make targets, practice shooting and then stage a water fight as a family. It’s good creative and physical play and it’s lots of fun.

In this article I’ll share how to have a have a water gun adventure that’ll keep everyone cool all summer long.

Want a summer activity that's cool and crafty? Have a water gun adventure with your kids. Make targets, practice shooting, have a water fight. It's a blast!

Why Have a Water Gun Adventure?

Kids love playing in and with water. It’s one of the staples of summertime. Whether they run through the sprinklers, play water balloon games or take part in a good old-fashioned water fight, they’re bound to have a good time, no pool or beach required.

Join your kids in the fun with a water gun adventure. This activity combines crafts and target practice while you prepare for the ultimate water fight.

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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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How to Make a Personalized Coupon Book With Your Kids

Do your kids like to make personalized presents?

Want a great gift for a birthday, holiday or any day?

Make a personalized coupon book filled with treats for someone you love.

In this article I’ll show you how to make a custom coupon book with your kids to give to someone special.

Fill it full of promises for treats like a special meal, a backrub, a car wash or an afternoon out with their favorite kid and you’ll have a thoughtful and easy present anyone will appreciate.

Looking for a special gift for a special person? Make a personalized coupon book with your kids. It's a thoughtful, easy present anyone will appreciate.

Why Make a Coupon Book?

A custom coupon book is as fun to make as it is to receive. The key is to make it personalized so the recipient knows it was created especially for him or her.

People love coupons. They get 2 for 1 deals, discounted items and free stuff. Coupons you make yourself are even better because the recipient can redeem them anytime for great things like time spent together, handpicked activities, special favors or chores and personalized presents from some pretty cool kids.

This coupon book gift project will encourage your kids to show how much they care for another person and give them a fun, creative project to make.

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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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10 Boredom-Buster Activities for Kids

Do your kids get bored in no time flat?

Want to make the most of the time you spend with them, even when it’s just a few minutes?

Bring on the boredom-buster activities for kids!

We’ll help you find something fun to do together before they turn on the TV or electronics and tune you out.

The editors of My Kids’ Adventures have searched the web for fun things you can do with your kids in 10 minutes or less.

In this article I’ll share our 10 favorite ways to connect with kids and beat the boredom blues—fast!

Do your kids get bored in no time flat? Discover 10 boredom buster and fun activities you can do with your kids in 10 minutes or less.

Why Make Time for Quick Adventures?

Any time you spend with your kids can be quality time; you just have to find it and fill it with something fun.

Think of those little 10-minute chunks of time in between other things: while you’re driving to and from school, waiting for activities to start or end, having a snack, getting ready for dinner or bed… Often these short slots of time are filled with TV or video games, but you can fill them with fun family activities instead.

There are plenty of mini-adventures you can have with your kids in those short slices of time between other things, so make the most of those little moments. Fill them with something fun before the kids have a chance to check out and get bored.

These boredom-buster activities for kids will make it easy.

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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 Celebrate Mardi Gras With Your Kids

Do your kids like things that are shiny, bright and loud?

Want an exciting way to help your kids meet goals?

Hold your own family Mardi Gras celebration! It’s a fun and festive way to kick off the start of a new goal.

In this article I’ll show you how to create a kid-friendly Mardi Gras celebration with costumes, games and cake.

Use the decorations as a Carnival countdown calendar that will help your kids meet a goal.

Create a kid-friendly Mardi Gras celebration with costumes, games and cake. Then use the decorations as a Carnival countdown calendar to help kids meet a goal.

Why Mardi Gras and Kids?

Mardi Gras and Carnival celebrations have been held in countries around the world for centuries as a last hurrah before the 45-day period of fasting and contemplation called Lent.

Whether your family practices Lent or not, you can enjoy the colorful party atmosphere of Mardi Gras and all of its accoutrements—the masks, the beads, the parades, the music and the food—from your own home.

Since you’ll be mimicking the party, why not mimic the hard work that follows Mardi Gras, too? It’s tough to start new habits (or stop doing the not-so-good ones) no matter how old you are. This project can help.

Use the celebration with your kids to set them on a path of self-improvement and recycle that sparkly party gear into a colorful tracking chart that keeps the spirit of Carnival alive and helps you and your kids to stay dedicated.

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How to Make Coffee Filter Snowflakes for an Indoor Snow Adventure

Do your kids love snow?

Looking for an indoor wintertime activity that brings out the inner artist in your kids?

Make your own snowflakes and take your family on an indoor snow adventure!

You won’t need mittens or boots to fill your house with unique snowflakes—just coffee filters and a pair of scissors.

In this article I’ll show you how to create both simple and complex snowflake designs from coffee filters. Keep reading to learn why you and your children will be eager to cut out a blizzard of snowflakes!

How to create both simple and complex snowflake designs from coffee filters--you and your children will be eager to cut out a blizzard of snowflakes!

Why Make Coffee Filter Snowflakes?

Ah, the first snowfall. Kids can’t wait to get out in that fresh snow and make their marks. But when snow angels, snowballs, snow forts and snowmen lose their luster and the temperature is 5 below BRRRR, what’s next on the winter adventure list?

Ditch the frozen temps and wet gloves to spend an afternoon inside. Don’t worry. We’re not suggesting you settle in for an afternoon of “I’m bored!” or “What can I do?” We’ve all had quite enough of that, thank you very much.

Just because you’re inside doesn’t mean you can’t pretend to be outside. Ask your kids how they’d bring the outside in. What would they do if they could make it snow inside?

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