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Crayola Introduces Kids to the World of Spray Art

Living in New York City has its benefits, including seeing some of the most interesting people you will ever meet in the heart of Times Square. If you’ve ever taken a stroll down those few… read more

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If You BOSEbuild It They Will Come

Products that are ready to rock straight out of the box are cool and all, but there’s always some fun and exploration to be had with a little D-I-Y. Designed for kids ages 8 and up,… read more

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Tips for Family Fun in the Garden

Summertime means lots of outdoor play and fun. It’s also a time for my family to take pride in our yard and garden. When the kids were babies it would usually be them playing in… read more

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Guy Gear: Not Your Sister’s Craft Kits

Who says crafting is just for girls? Alex Brands sure doesn’t, and they don’t want you to either. With Guy Gear, a new line of do-it-yourself (DIY) crafts, Alex Brands gives boys everything they need… read more

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Turn Your Backyard into the Best Summer Camp Ever!

Sending the kids off to summer camp and cost a small fortune. Skip breaking the bank and create a summer camp environment in your own backyard! Create Themes If you like to be organized and… read more

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Make, Wear, and Share Jewelry with the Strand Bands Designer Kit

The Bridge Direct is coming out with—hands down—one of my favorite products of the year, the Make2Wear Strand Bands Designer Kit. The kit is a do-it-yourself (DIY) jewelry maker, where kids can make their own… read more

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Kids Can Craft a Menagerie of Soft, Little Pets with the Mini Pom-Pom Pets Kit

With the Mini Pom-Pom Pets Kit, from the editors of Klutz, kids can create itty-bitty wildlife creatures such as foxes, kitties, pandas, elephants, lions, and more. And, they’re all made as easy as twirling a… read more

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Alex Brands Says DIY Jewelry is For Boys, Too, with the DIY Cobra Bands Kit

Once some boys hit a certain age, they go out of their way to make sure that nothing they associate with is too “girly” (to avoid cooties, probably). But with the DIY Cobra Bands kit… read more

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Darn Yarn? More Like “Darn, I’m Out of Yarn”

Personally, I lived for arts and crafts as a kid (and I still do). My grandparents, who diligently babysat my sister and I every day until I was old enough to drive to their houses on my own,… read more

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DIY Halloween Costumes: Disney Junior Pirates

Making your child’s Halloween costume can seem rather daunting, but the past couple of years, I’ve been a fan of doing it myself. I’m not handy with stitching, so sewing a costume is not even… read more

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