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Find a creative kids’ craft, learning activity, or DIY play accessory to make here in our full archive of imaginative kids’ projects.

Easy Kid-Made Goat's Milk and Honey DIY Soap via barley and birch

Make: 10-Minute Honey Goat’s Milk Soap

It’s been rainy all day today, and in a quest to find a fun, quick activity I ran across a recipe I had saved for a shortcut homemade soap. As it turns out, soap-making (with a couple of handy, kid-safe…

Make a camping small world setup with our simple scrap wood and dowel rod DIY Thingamaboard toy! A wonderful imagination-builder for kids. | via barley & birch

Make: A Scrap Wood and Dowel DIY Play Board

We are putting our safety goggles on and pulling out the power tools today! Admittedly, this DIY is one of my more random ideas, but while trying to use up some spare wood, I kind of stumbled upon it, and –…

Our magic zen meditation jars in action!

Make: Magic Zen DIY Meditation Jars

It’s January and another jam-packed holiday season has gone as fast it rolled in. I’ve noticed this post-holiday time can be stressful for kids readjusting to old routines (hard for some of us adults too). With that in mind, we…

Recycled phonebook DIY holiday wrapping paper craft for kids via barley & birch

Make: DIY Phonebook Wrapping Paper

Happy Green Monday! To be honest, I didn’t really even know that was a thing until this morning – and I guess it’s just a…second Cyber Monday? Hm-kay. Well, we’re celebrating “Green Monday” with TWO, count ’em TWO simple and lover-ly holiday projects that…

10-minute festive holiday felt garland craft via barley & birch

Make: A DIY Festive Felt Garland for the Holidays

For all of you still recovering from Thanksgiving overexertion, I have the PERFECT weeknight activity to entertain your kiddos AND create a lovely handmade holiday decoration. This unbelievably easy DIY felt garland only takes only 3 supplies and 2 steps. Within…

A cute and colorful free printable play winter forest for kids play and holiday decoration I via barley & birch

Freebie: Paper Winter Forest Printable Play

YAY! Our very first free printable is here – just in time for holiday play! Thor’s winter forest – inspired by one of our very own (extremely drooly) team members. (Hint: he’s the one with the festive antlers…) This snowy scene…

Make your own DIY bouncy ball

Make: DIY Super Bouncy Ball

Making these DIY Bouncy Balls at home definitely takes away the fun of using those awesome 25¢ machines at the store, but it will add to your mad-scientist playtime. To make your own bouncy balls you’ll need: BASIC SUPPLIES: Cups…

Turn toddler scribbles into fine art with this easy canvas and stencil DIY

Make: Toddler Scribbles into Fine Art

You always want to keep and treasure every work of art your kids make – but when they’re making you an entire ream’s worth of scribbled art from month to month, you quickly realize you can’t hold on to everything.…