Paper Bowl Jellyfish {Beach Crafts for Kids}

Here's one of the crafts I posted for the Jacksonville Moms Blog.  You can click here to view all the crafts & activities I posted for them.

Paper Bowl Jellyfish
This cute jellyfish is exactly they type you do want your kids to play with.  My daughter chose to make her jellyfish purple with matching tentacles.

Supplies: Paper Bowl, Ribbon, Scissors, Paint, Google Eyes

Directions: Start by painting your jellyfish.  While it’s drying cut your ribbon tentacles.  I let my daughter measure each strand a full arms length and then cut it for her.  We cut a total of 10 pieces of ribbon.   Tie all your ribbon together with 1 knot.  Poke a hole in the top of your jellyfish and thread your tentacles through so that just a small amount sticks through and the rest hang down the bottom.  Glue on some google eyes and allow them to dry.


Chopstick Shell Sorting {Beach Crafts for Kids}

Here's one of the crafts I posted for the Jacksonville Moms Blog.  You can click here to view all the crafts & activities I posted for them.

I had originally planned on doing this activity with my 4 year old, but my son, who is 7, was intrigued and wanted to join her.  This is a great activity to teach kids about sorting and classification, and it is also a great way for little hands work on their fine motor skills.

Supplies: Bucket of Shells, Kid Chopsticks

Directions: I began by talking with my daughter about different ways we can sort items, big & little, round & square, dark & light.  I asked her to look at all the shells and think about how she could separate them.  That’s when she declared she wanted to sort them into two piles, pink and not pink.  And that’s when my son stepped in.

They decided to sort them by type of shell.  They even started trying to pass shells to one another using the chopsticks in an assembly line style to sort them.  The best part about this activity was when they were all done we could put the shells back in the bucket and sort them using a different criteria (maybe pink, and not pink this time).


Beach Crafts & Activities for Kids {as seen on the Jacksonville Moms Blog}

Here are some fun Beach Crafts for Kids that I posted for the Jacksonville Moms Blog.  Hope you're having a great summer!


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Laptop Lunches {Product Review}

So I looked at the calendar yesterday and realized, holy crap, school starts back in 1 month.  1 MONTH.  I've reviewed Laptop Lunches before because I love them so much, but I just wanted to remind you again of their fabulousness.  You can read all my reviews here, here, here and here.  Now is the time to order some for yourself so you're ready when school starts.


Summer Boredom Buster {Wrapping Paper Roll Ramp}

Is your house overrun with little cars?  Yeah, mine too!  Here's an easy peasy ramp that will keep the kids busy all afternoon.  Click here for directions.


Summer Boredom Buster {Toilet Paper Roll Caterpillar}

We've found a ton of caterpillars in our yard lately, which made me think of this little craft that we did a while back.  Click here for directions.


Send a Postcard from your Elf on the Shelf

Around here the 4th of July means vacations and the beach!  Now's the perfect time to remind the kids that your Elf on the Shelf is always watching {I mean, really that thing is just so creepy}.  If you want to download some various high res Elf Postcards you can click here.


Easy 4th of July Crafts for Kids

If you're looking for a few ideas for easy (and I mean super easy) 4th of July crafts to do with the kids, check out my post on the Jacksonville Moms Blog.


Summer Boredom Buster {Toilet Paper Roll Train}

This Toilet Paper Roll Train is fun for little kids to put together.  They can glue the shapes onto paper and then a parent can assemble it.  Click here for directions.


Summer Boredom Buster {Wrapping Paper Roll Guitar}

Get ready for a little music in the house with this homemade guitar.  Kids of all ages will love this craft. Click here for directions.


Summer Boredom Buster {Toilet Paper Roll Elephants}

Have your summer adventures included a trip to the zoo?  These toilet paper roll elephants are a great follow up activity.  Click here for directions.


Summer Boredom Buster {Paper Mache Dinosaur Bone}

This was a messy craft, but one that the kids really enjoyed.  Using some glue and newspaper and a little paint you can create an ancient dinosaur bone.  Click here for details.


Summer Boredom Buster {Cardboard Tube Bird Feeder}

Bird feeders are a great way to help kids get in touch with the nature living right around your own home.  These bird feeders are super easy and fun to make.  Click here for directions.


Summer Boredom Buster {Summer Passport}

Each summer I try to have some type of overall project to keep the kids excited about all of our fun activities for the summer.  We've done Summer Bingo, Summer Rocks, Summer Bucket List, and this year the Summer Passport.  I downloaded my template from Heather over at A Modern Hive.