How to Make Squishies Toys

Here’s how to make squishies toys, the latest craze in the toy world. This tutorial will teach you how to make your very own squishy toys and provide you with tips and materials you’ll need to get busy creating! Follow our Crafts and Projects for Older Kids Pinterest board for even more crafting ideas!   […]

CD Spinning Top Craft and Science Project for Kids

Make your own spinning tops with an old CD and a marble. This easy craft for kids also serves as a wonderful hands-on science project. Children will have the opportunity to explore physics through play in this simple STEM or STEAM activity. Be sure to check out all the ways to extend this science activity […]

Stuffed Felt Alphabet Letters (Sewing Tutorial)

These stuffed felt letters are our absolute favorite homemade toy (both kids learned to spell their names using them). These felt letters make a great homemade gift for a birthday or for Christmas and are a wonderful addition to a preschool classroom too! Here’s how to make your own set of felt stuffed letters perfect for practicing […]

Christmas Activities for Kids: Button Christmas Tree

This button Christmas tree has become one of my favorite Christmas activities for kids! It provides a great way for kids to practice fine motor skills and encourages creativity and independence as well. This felt Christmas tree is super easy to make, and can even second as Christmas decor when it’s not being used! Follow our Christmas for Kids and […]

Paper Helicopter Pinwheel with Free Template

Explore science though play with this paper helicopter pinwheel– a fun STEM activity for kids perfect for summer. There’s even a free pinwheel template to help get you started! Follow our STEM and STEAM Activities for Kids Pinterest board!     We put a little twist on the typical pinwheel craft- instead of vertical pinwheels, we made […]

30+ DIY Toys and Resources to Make for Your Classroom

It’s not always practical to make your own resources for your classroom or home, but these DIY toys are definitely worth your time. From an outdoor water wall to a bookshelf dollhouse, these homemade activities are sure to provide your students and kids with learning opportunities and fun all year long! Follow Buggy and Buddy on Pinterest! […]

Fine Motor Activities: Decorate the Felt Christmas Trees

One of our simplest fine motor activities is Christmas themed- Decorate the Felt Christmas Trees with Pompoms. This Christmas activity for kids is super easy to set up and a great way to work on fine motor skills while participating in all the holiday fun!   *This post was originally posted on December 3, 2013 and has since been updated. […]

Decorate the Felt Christmas Tree Activity for Kids

In this hands-on holiday activity, children use felt ornaments to decorate and redecorate 3-D Christmas trees. This play activity is perfect for a classroom center or quiet time activity at home and is a great way to practice fine motor skills and encourage imaginative play. (And it makes a great homemade Christmas decoration too!) Follow our […]