1. How to Build a Pencil Crossbow

    Back-to-school time is a great time to find pencils on sale, and what better use for them than to make them into a crossbow!  And what better way to explore…

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  2. DIY Cardboard Box Skee Ball Game

    After we built our jump for hot wheels cars out of a diaper box, my husband had the idea to use the same basic design to make a homemade skee…

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  3. DIY Rainstick Toy for Sensory Play

    A couple years ago, we made some really awesome rainsticks out of cardboard mailing tubes and a LOT of nails.  They were fun to make, and we still have them…

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  4. Building Boats from Recycled Materials

    I have been saving recycle bin items for a while for the boys to use to make boats, and they were all very enthusiastic when I pulled out this pile!…

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  5. Turn a Cardboard Box into a Jump for Hot Wheels Cars

    For several years, Aidan has been trying to figure out how to make a jump for Hot Wheels cars.  He's tried various methods, such as using books as a ramp,…

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  6. Make an Anemometer to Observe Wind Speed

    Spring is such a great time to study weather.  And springtime weather can be especially exciting in tornado alley, where we live!  I decided that if we did a weather…

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  7. Pipe Cleaner Ninjas

    The boys and I had SO MUCH FUN making ninjas out of pipe cleaners and beads this weekend!  (Yes, it was Easter, but they didn't want to decorate eggs!) I…

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  8. DIY Marble Bowling Game

    DIY Marble Bowling with Pencil Eraser Pins Last spring, we sold our home and moved into a larger home, which we actually purchased from friends.  Their kids are older than…

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  9. Bean Bag Knock Down Game

    Here's an idea for active indoor play - a bean bag knock down game!  What boy doesn't like to knock things down? Last weekend, the boys were all sick, and…

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  10. Crazy Sock Ideas

    Does your child's school or Awana club do crazy sock day (or night)?  We have crazy sock night at Awana once each year, and I never have any good ideas.…

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