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9 Great Online Art Classes for Kids

ByLizzy Francis

These nine online art classes offer first-class instruction and a whole lot of fun.

Pew Pew

How to Make Your Own Squirt Gun, According to a Boy’s Guidebook From 1882

ByDave Baldwin

You'll need a pole, a few tools, and a whole lot of gumption.

DIY

How to Make Homemade Playdough In Less Than 15 Minutes

ByBrendan Charles

All it takes are a few household ingredients.

DIY

How to Draw a Cat in 5 Simple Steps

ByLilian Ogbuefi

No Halloween picture is complete without a black cat. Just ask your little ghouls!

Entertainment

How to Draw a Bat In 5 Simple Steps

ByLilian Ogbuefi

Here's how to make sure your bat doesn't end-up looking like a weird bird.

Entertainment

How to Draw a Moon in 5 Simple Steps

ByLilian Ogbuefi

We had a 9 year old try this out. Verdict: Approved!

Entertainment

How To Make And Fly The Perfect DIY Kite

ByJoshua A. Krisch

The basics aren’t too difficult to master, even if you flunked physics. Here’s the science you need to dominate kite flying this season

Entertainment

13 Easy Construction-Paper Crafts That Any Kid Will Love

ByAnna Tingley

Show your kids how to take a rainbow's worth of paper and transform it into everything from flowers and ladybugs, to lanterns and butterflies.

Life

The Hidden Messages in My Kid’s Pandemic Drawings

BySean Smith

I’m grateful we've allowed our boys to tattoo their minds onto the walls of our house. It’s another way we get to hear them. 

Entertainment

How to Make Slime

ByLizzy Francis

Exploring a counter-culture that your kids are probably already obsessed with.

Entertainment

How the  Icelandic Tradition of Jolabokaflod Can Transform Your Christmas Eve

ByTess Gionet

Books and snuggles? Yes, please.

Entertainment

7 Funny Face Paint Ideas for Little Kids

ByAlicia Kort

Face paint is a Halloween staple, sure, but don't hide it away the rest of the year.

Entertainment

The 33 Best Coloring Pages for Kids

ByEmily Kelleher

Entertain kids quickly and easily with these free, downloadable coloring pages.

Entertainment
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Make a Lemon Volcano, and More Fun Citrus-Based Science Experiments

ByLauren Steele

You don't need a master's degree in chemistry to build a lemon volcano — but don't tell your kids that.

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3 Easy, Fun Pirate Games That Will Get Your Kids Moving

ByJulia Savacool

Ahoy, matey! It’s time to turn your yard into a high-seas playground, where young pirates rule and adventures never end.

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9 DIY Crafts to Make Your Kid’s Pirate Costume Off-the-Hook

ByJulia Savacool

¡Hola, piratas! Fulfill your child’s pirate dreams with these creative additions to their high seas outfit.