Indoor Activities

  • It’s Tea Time!!! Tea Party Ideas

    February 1, 2015

    Over at Our Beautifully Messy House, we love a good TEA PARTY! We have breakfast tea parties and mid-afternoon tea parties, tea parties in a teepee outside, and tea parties on the kitchen floor! We have tea parties with friends and tea parties with fairies! There is only one rule in our house when it ...

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  • PVC Pipe Ball Drop / Water Run

    January 27, 2015

    We made this PVC PIPE BALL DROP / WATER RUN last Summer to take with us to the beach…beach houses usually have large windows and sliding doors so I knew it’d be the perfect place to test it out. We originally used corn kernels to drop through the tubes, which turned out to be a ...

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  • DIY Planetarium for Kids

    January 21, 2015

    Have your kids ever daydreamed about going to the moon? To Mars or the Milky Way? By making a PLANETARIUM FOR KIDS you can take them to outer space without even leaving your house!       Last week L and I turned our dining room into a PLANETARIUM complete with the all the planets of our solar system, ...

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  • Sock Puppets

    January 4, 2015

    This craft is as old and simple as they come, but so much fun!!! We often forget about SOCK PUPPETS, though I’m sure most of us played with them as kids! L and I made these sock puppets last week to give away as party favors at our girls’ birthday party. We made two for ...

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  • DIY Soap Crayons

    December 9, 2014

    Here’s another fun craft for your kids to help make and to play with…L had a ball with her DIY SOAP CRAYONS! They’re a little different than the bath crayons you’ll find at the store…these ones wash off the bath and shower walls easily with water. L likes to color with these ones in the ...

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  • 3 Secrets for Decorating Your Christmas Tree

    November 30, 2014

    I always feel like our Christmas tree is a miniature version of the one I grew up with…I’m sure as our ornament collection grows over the years, so will our tree. Many of our ornaments are ones that hung on my family’s tree when I was a kid and hold such special memories to me. ...

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  • Scavenger Hunt

    November 12, 2014

    SCAVENGER HUNTS are lots of fun for kids (and adults) of all ages! They only take a couple minutes to throw together and can be done just about anywhere…outside on a beautiful day, inside on a rainy day, in your backyard, on a walk around town, at an art museum or the grocery store. At ...

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  • Reclaiming Quiet-Time

    November 4, 2014

    Over the past few months the afternoons have brought upon a lot of change in our house. L essentially dropped her afternoon nap when she turned 2…she took about one or two a month. We stuck to routine and put her in her crib everyday for at least an hour. Most day’s L bounced around ...

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  • DIY Story Stones

    October 7, 2014

    This is one of my favorite “games” that I’ve made for our girls, as well as one of my favorite gifts to make for other children. It’s such a versatile, quirky activity for kids (or adults) of any age and the possibilities of play are endless. We take them on long car trips, pull them ...

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  • Playing Monet

    September 22, 2014

    Ever since I was a kid and was given the book “Linnea in Monet’s Garden,” Claude Monet has been one of my very favorite painters. When L found my old book last week, I immediately thought of our melted crayon art and thought that we could try to make our own impressionist, water lily artwork. ...

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