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DIY Toy and Book Storage Space

January 7, 2019  |  Categories: Activities, DIY Dad, Parent Resources

It’s a scenario we all know too well. In the weeks and months leading up to Christmas, you spend hours shopping for the perfect gifts. The anticipation and excitement of Christmas morning may have lived up to your expectations, but as we ring in the New Year, you might be wondering what in the world…

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7 Halloween Costumes from Classic Children’s Books

October 15, 2018  |  Categories: Activities, DIY Dad, Parent and Child Activities, Parent Resources
7 halloween costumes from classic children's books

Whether your kids have been deciding on their Halloween costume since July or you’re just hoping there’s something left on the Walmart shelf, you’ll find plenty of inspiration here. Children love stories, and nothing makes a better (or easier and reusable) costume than pairing your child’s love of dress up with their favorite book character….

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DIY Dad: Homemade Cascarones (Confetti Eggs)

March 27, 2015  |  Categories: DIY Dad

Easter is one of my favorite holidays, and now it’s just about a week away. It’s kind of like a less stressful version of Thanksgiving. The family comes together for a picnic and/or a nice dinner, and during the day there’s all sorts of sun things to do…like egg hunts! My favorite eggs to hunt…

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DIY Dad: Homemade Marshmallows

March 15, 2015  |  Categories: DIY Dad

Easter is coming up next month, and with Easter comes lots of delicious chocolate and other candies. One candy that is synonymous with Easter is Peeps, and I guess that’s why I always associate marshmallows with Easter. My wife’s family used to have marshmallow fights in the backyard on Easter too, a tradition I missed…

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DIY Dad: Heart-Shaped Valentines Day Crayons

February 14, 2015  |  Categories: DIY Dad

As always, I like to look for goodies to give to kids on holidays that is something other than candy. If you search around the web, there are a ton of cool Valentine’s Day ideas that you can make using store bought items. I like the crayon idea because not only are we avoiding candy,…

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DIY Dad: Homemade Apple Cider

September 30, 2014  |  Categories: DIY Dad

Fall is here…well as “here” as fall can be in Texas. I’m not sure 85 degree days is what most people think of when they think of cool fall weather. Soon enough, however, we’ll be breaking out the hoodies and jackets and eventually dealing with some fairly cold days. Stash this recipe away for when…

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DIY Dad: Make Your Own Puff Paint

September 7, 2014  |  Categories: DIY Dad

It’s a fact: kids love to paint. With this oh-so-simple recipe you can make your own puff paint that will add an extra element of fun to their next painting project. To make the puff paint you will only need a few ingredients: flour, salt, baking powder, water-based paint.. What you will need to do…

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DIY Dinosaur Eggs

April 25, 2014  |  Categories: DIY Dad, Parent and Child Activities

If you are looking for a new project to try at home with your kiddos this is it! Over the past weeks I have been experimenting making dinosaur eggs for my son and his friends. I searched Pinterest and found a couple of neat ideas. I first wanted to make baking soda dino eggs and…

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DIY: Chalkboard Easter Eggs

March 26, 2014  |  Categories: DIY Dad

Easter is just around the corner and decorating eggs is a favorite amongst young children. There are several different ways to decorate an Easter egg but I found this project very fun and popular for pre-school children. Chalkboard Easter Eggs Step 1: Take wooden eggs and place in an empty egg carton. Step 2: Paint each…

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DIY Dad: Fun & Easy Halloween Decorations

October 18, 2013  |  Categories: DIY Dad

Halloween is almost here! I love Halloween probably just as much as the kids do, and, with all the decorations going up around my neighborhood, it’s pretty apparent I am not the only one. I don’t know if more people are getting in the Halloween spirit now than before, or maybe decorations are just easier…

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