Wooden Crate Toy Storage

Wooden Crate Toy Storage

When we made our Wooden Crate Hot Wheels Parking Garage last month, the family member that loved it the most was Janie!  She is 14 months old, and the crate is the perfect size for her.  She loves taking the cars out and putting them back in, but she’s not coordinated enough to do it…

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More LEGO Minions to Build

More LEGO Minions to Build!

We are back with more LEGO minions to build!  And these are some dressed up minions! If you missed our original LEGO minions post, you might want to start there.  That post has step-by-step instructions for building both a one-eyed minion and a two-eyed minion.  Once you have the basic design, it’s fun to start…

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4 Awesome Tricks to do with a Penny

Four Awesome Tricks to Do with a Penny

For the final day of our Craft Closet Boredom Busters series, here are four fun tricks to do with a penny and just a few other household supplies.  One is a magic trick, one is a brain bender, and two are neat science demonstrations.  All of them are fun to try, and kids will enjoy…

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Craft Stick Marble Run

Craft Stick Marble Run

Engineering for Kids – Build a marble run out of craft sticks! Last year, we showed you three marble projects to build with craft sticks and a cardboard box (maze, shoebox marble run, and a plink-o type thing – remember that on “The Price is Right?”).  Here’s another simple way to build a longer and…

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Car Race Counting Game for Preschoolers

Car Race Counting Game!

Here’s a game that preschoolers will love – Car Race Counting! My husband built this game out of a piece of poster board and a little bit of white duct tape.  He cut the poster board into 4 inch wide strips (so each lane is 2 inches wide) and taped three strips together end-to-end.  We…

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