Munchkins and Mayhem

Munchkins & Mayhem

A Kids Crafts Blog

Friday, July 13, 2012

How to Weave a CD

Make it a wonderful life has a tutorial on how to make a pretty weaving using a CD as the base.

Good for ages 7 and up.

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Little hip squeaks hangs them as ornaments.

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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Make your own rainstick

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Kids will love making these relaxing and fun sounding musical instruments.  

The imagination tree has a diy rain stick tutorial using a paper tube, nails, legumes and wrapping paper. The nails must be what makes the rain sound because they seem awfully dangerous. Some other non-sharp metal might work as well such as snaps or something.

Good for ages 11 and up.

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Brown paper packages also has a rainstick tutorial using cute tissue paper, gift wrap tubes, and beans. 

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Happy hooligans uses aluminum foil and foam stickers to make her version.

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In lieu of preschool has a super simpler version for younger kids using an empty plastic bottle, tooth picks and skewers and any kind of tiny uncooked grain such as quinoa.

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Kix uses a paper towel roll, aluminum foil and popcorn seeds for their version.

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Pretty little things makes a pastel one.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Milk Soap Painting Experiment

Modern parents messy kids has a neat science experiment involving milk, food coloring, dish soap and a toothpick. Have the kids add food coloring to the plate of milk in separate sections like a painter's palette. Next have kids add a small amount of food coloring onto the end of a toothpick and then dip it into the food coloring. The soap reacts with the milk and the colors begin to swirl.

Good for ages 4 and up.

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Babble dabble do does her painting on paper.

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We made that has a tutorial as well.

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Say yes uses almond milk.

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Bird and little bird examines surface tension.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Seed Bombs

Fun time happy garden explosion has a great idea of how to make what they call a guerrilla garden. It does require some unique ingredients though including worm casting, which can probably be bought at any gardening store. Basically you take all of the ingredients and mix them together to make the "bombs." Your kids will love playing with the consistency. Once made you literally throw them into an empty plot of land and watch them grow. A fun way to spruce up the neighborhood and show your children cause and effect.

Good for ages 3 and up.

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Gardenista uses clay powder and compost.  

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Monday, July 9, 2012

Paperclip Ribbon Bookmarks

Altered to perfection has the cutest and simplest idea for how to make an easy, colorful bookmark. All you need are pretty, color coated paperclips and matching ribbons.

Good for ages 5 and up so they can tie the knots.

Get the instructions here: She also sells these on her Etsy shop.

M&J ties her ribbons into bows.

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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Free Children's Audio Books offers more than 4,000 free audio books in mp3, itunes and ipod format. You can search by title, author or keyword or browse by genre including fiction, fantasy and mystery. They even have books in multiple languages and offer a top 100 list. currently has videos of 17 kids story books including titles such as Pinkalicous and Where the Wild Things Are. 

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Kindergarden Reading List

The Woodbridge library of New Jersey has put together a list of 100 books you should read to your kindergartener. The list is organized into different categories including topics such as silly, animals, flying and friends and family

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