Our DIY magic mermaid seashell necklaces sitting on a white background

Make: DIY Magic Mermaid Seashell Necklaces

Use fun and simple art processes to turn painted shells into magic mermaid seashell necklaces that are hiding an oceanic surprise! Kids of all ages will love making these wearable deep sea treasures that are a fun summer DIY or…

Our DIY fabric pirate treasure map kids craft sitting on a table with fake gold coins

Make: Scrap Fabric Adventure Maps with Kids

Invite your kids to make their own reusable DIY adventure maps from scrap fabric – a classic art and play activity that encourages creative storytelling, spatial thinking, and visual literacy. Kids DIY Fantasy Map Project – Table of Contents Use…

A child playing with a paper pinwheel on the beach by the ocean

Discover: Our Favorite Simple Beach Play Activities for Kids

Childhood summer vacations…the one constant? They ALWAYS included a trip to the beach. Whether it was an extended stay or just an afternoon visit, we always considered it an exciting, extravagant holiday stop. From North Carolina’s Sea Oat-decorated sands, Michigan’s…

Our salt dough starfish sitting on an aqua background with blue glass beads

Make: Salt Dough Sea Stars

Form and sculpt our favorite recipe for simple salt dough into beautifully textured handmade salt dough sea stars! A lovely invitation for kids to observe and recreate these curious and captivating marine invertebrates. Making Salt Dough Starfish with Kids –…