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5 Free Printable Princess Coloring Pages for Kids

5 Free Printable Princess Coloring Pages for Kids

I used to have two little girls (they are now two teenage girls), and if there’s one thing I know that they like, it’s princesses. Dressing up like princesses. Reading about princesses. Meeting princesses at Disney World. Playing with princess paper dolls. And on and […]

Free Printable Mermaid Mazes

Free Printable Mermaid Mazes

I remember when my oldest daughter was about 3 years old, we got her this maze book, which she loved so much that she finished the entire thing in one weekend! If you are often on the lookout for more mazes to give your children, […]

Free Printable Fairy Coloring Pages

Free Printable Fairy Coloring Pages

When my girl were younger, they loved fairies.

When they were both in elementary school, we went to the now-defunct Mickey’s Toontown Fair in Disney World.

There were two lines for meeting Disney characters: one was for princesses, and one was for fairies.

I was surprised to see my girl run past the princess line without even a glance as they shot straight toward the fairies lines.

If you know some girls who love fairies, they’ll definitely enjoy these coloring pages.

Fairy Books for Girls


You know that I love books, especially kids’ books, so let’s look for some fun books that we can combine with these coloring pages.

 

Fairy Books for Toddlers & Preschoolers

A Fairy FriendA Fairy FriendA Fairy FriendEscape to Fairy KingdomEscape to Fairy KingdomEscape to Fairy KingdomBackyard FairiesBackyard FairiesBackyard FairiesFairies Are Real! (Mythical Creatures Are Real!)Fairies Are Real! (Mythical Creatures Are Real!)Fairies Are Real! (Mythical Creatures Are Real!)F Is for Fairy: A Forest Friends Alphabet PrimerF Is for Fairy: A Forest Friends Alphabet PrimerF Is for Fairy: A Forest Friends Alphabet Primer

 

 

Fairy Chapter Books for Beginning Readers


When my girls were in first and second grade, they loved the Rainbow Magic series. Fortunately, there are tons of books in the series, because your girls are going to devour them.

Evelyn the Mermicorn FairyEvelyn the Mermicorn FairyEvelyn the Mermicorn FairyCarly the School FairyCarly the School FairyCarly the School FairyBelle the Birthday FairyBelle the Birthday FairyBelle the Birthday FairyAlicia the Snow Queen FairyAlicia the Snow Queen FairyAlicia the Snow Queen FairyLacey the Little Mermaid FairyLacey the Little Mermaid FairyLacey the Little Mermaid FairySasha The Slime FairySasha The Slime FairySasha The Slime FairyShannon the Ocean FairyShannon the Ocean FairyShannon the Ocean FairyKeira the Movie Star FairyKeira the Movie Star FairyKeira the Movie Star Fairy

 

 

And now to the coloring pages …


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Flying Fairy Coloring Page

Flying fairy coloring page

 

Dancing Fairy Coloring Page

Free dancing fairy coloring page

 


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Printable Slumber Party Activities (Mermaid Style!)

Printable Slumber Party Activities (Mermaid Style!)

If your little girl is planning a slumber party anytime soon, you’ve got to check out this adorable activity. Each girl gets to pick a pillow and sleeping bag for their sleeping bag, then they all get to pick a mermaid name and work on […]

Seasons of a Tree: A Q-Tip Painting Idea for Kids

Seasons of a Tree: A Q-Tip Painting Idea for Kids

Here’s a great art project that not only helps kids learn about creating texture and layering colors, but also is a way to learn about the changing seasons. We did our trees by painting with one Q-tip at a time, but I’ve also seen people […]

No-Cook Pumpkin Themed Play Dough Recipe

No-Cook Pumpkin Themed Play Dough Recipe

This play dough recipe is sometimes referred to as “Cloud Dough” because of how soft and smooth it is.

Now I should clarify right off the bat that there is no pumpkin in this recipe.

In fact, it’s not an edible play dough, so if you have a toddler who is constantly putting things in their mouth, this would probably NOT be a good activity for you at this time.

What we’re going to do is take a very simple, no-cook play dough recipe and dress it up just a but to make little pumpkins with it.

A nice extra touch is to add a dash of pumpkin pie spice (or a combo of cinnamon & nutmeg) to your dough.

NOTE: In the future, if you ever want to make this same cloud dough recipe but don’t care about the pumpkin theme, feel free to use a scented conditioner.

Strawberry-scented conditioner, for example, will give your dough a pretty pink color as well as a great smell.

You can do a lot of mixing and matching and experimenting using the basic recipe.

 

How Long Does this Dough Last?

This “cloud dough” doesn’t last as long as many traditional play dough recipes.

After about a week it will start to dry out.

However, don’t toss it in the trash just yet. You can revive it by adding a little more hair conditioner to it and kneaded it in.

 

Pumpkin Playdough Ingredients & Supplies

  • 2 cups cornstarch
  • 1 cup white hair conditioner
  • 10-20 drops orange food coloring
  • Mixing bowl
  • Spoon
  • Pumpkin cookie cutters (you could use use a circle and then pinch the dough at the top)
  • Green pipe cleaner (cut to about 2-3 inches each)
  • Googly eyes (not pictured)
  • Plastic mat

Pumpkin playdough supplies

 

Play Dough Directions

  1. Add the cornstarch and hair condition to the mixing bowl.

    Cornstarch and conditioner in mixing bowl

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  3. Add the food coloring.

    Orange food coloring added to dough

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  5. Stir the cornstarch, hair conditioner, and food coloring together and mix well.

    Stirring together playdough ingredients

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  7. Once it’s mixed well, put the dough on a plastic mat and begin kneading it with your hands.

    Orange playdough before kneading

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  9. Your dough is ready when it gets a soft, silky, texture and looks something like this:

    Orange playdough is silky and ready

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  11. Use the cookie cutters, googly eyes, and pipe cleaners to create a pumpkin face!

    Cookie cutter pressed into dough

     

    Googly eyes added to playdough

     

    Eyes and pipe cleaners added to playdough

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  13. Store dough in an airtight container (either a Ziploc bag or a Tupperware-style container) when you’re finished using it.

 

More Fall-Themed Activities for Kids

 

How to make pumpkin play dough

Toilet Paper Roll Cat Craft for Kids

Toilet Paper Roll Cat Craft for Kids

This cat craft is super easy and requires almost literally no skills other than hitting your computer’s “Print” button and cutting out and gluing shapes. However, if you want to be more creative, you can certainly dress it up by varying the colors, drawing designs […]

DIY Toilet Paper Roll Bird Feeder (with or without peanut butter)

DIY Toilet Paper Roll Bird Feeder (with or without peanut butter)

Want to attract some birds to your yard (and maybe even some squirrels and chipmunks?) This Toilet Paper Roll Bird Feeder is a simple craft that even toddlers and preschoolers can help make. You can make a couple of them to hang at different heights […]

Toilet Paper Roll Ghost (A Halloween Craft for Preschoolers)

Toilet Paper Roll Ghost (A Halloween Craft for Preschoolers)

This paper roll ghost is a fun Halloween craft that can also be used for decorations in your home or classroom, especially if you’re hosting a Halloween party.

They would also look great hanging from your porch and trees on Halloween night.

This project is easy enough for preschoolers and kindergarteners to do … but I think older kids will enjoy making them as well.

 

Variations for Making These Ghosts

  1. If you’re worried about the painting process taking too long (or being too messy), you can skip the painting by putting glue on the tube and then wrapping it with white paper.
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  3. If you don’t have enough toilet paper rolls handy — or you just thinking them for crafts is unsanitary, which many people do — you can simply cut several pieces of white card stock to 4.5″ tall by 6.5″ wide and roll them up. (This is also another way to solve the painting issue.)

     

    Ghost Toilet Paper Roll Supplies

    Supplies for TP Roll Ghosts

     

    Craft Directions

    Start by painting the toilet paper rolls white.

    Painting toilet paper roll white

     

    One coat probably isn’t going to be enough, as you can see from this photo:

    3 painted rolls that need another coat

     

    Make sure to allow plenty of time for the paint to dry in-between coats. If you’re painting several rolls, you can do them assembly style — by the time you’ve painted the last one, the first one is probably ready for the second coat.

    We gave ours three coats of paint until they finally looked like this:

    3 rolls fully painted

     

    Once the rolls are completely dry, stick on googly eyes.

    Adding googly eyes to roll

     

    Draw a ghost mouth with the marker on each roll.

    Draw circle for mouth on ghost

     

    Coloring in ghost mouth

     

    Ghost mouth fully colored in

     

    Punch two holes on the top sides of the toilet paper roll.

    3 ghost toilet paper rolls and hole puncher

     

    Insert the string through both holes, then bring the ends together at the top and tie them.

    Ghosts with strings

     

    Now comes the fun part! Use the ghosts to decorate your home, yard, or classroom.

    Hanging toilet paper roll ghosts

     

    Ghost toilet paper roll craft

    Toilet Paper Roll Ghost

    Materials

    • Toilet paper rolls
    • White washable paint
    • Self-adhesive googly eyes
    • String

    Tools

    • Single hole punch
    • Paint brush
    • Black Sharpie Marker
    • Paper plate or paint palette

    Instructions

    1. Paint the toilet paper rolls white. (You may need more than one coat -- make sure you allow plenty of time to dry between coats.)
    2. Once dry, stick on googly eyes.
    3. Draw a ghost mouth with the marker on each roll.
    4. Punch two holes on the top sides of the toilet paper roll.
    5. Insert the string through the holes, bring the string together at the top and tie.
    6. Display your ghosts!

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    Ghost Toilet Paper Roll

Dinosaur Dirt Pudding Cups: An Easy Recipe for Kids

Dinosaur Dirt Pudding Cups: An Easy Recipe for Kids

These Dinosaur Dirt Pudding Cups are not only a super-easy dessert recipe that kids can make themselves, but they’re a great snack and activity for birthday parties and playdates. Dirt Pudding Cup Variations There are a few ways you can change this up, depending on […]