Babble Dabble Do http://babbledabbledo.com Mon, 25 Jan 2016 14:34:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.7 Valentine’s Day Craft: 3D Paper Hearts http://babbledabbledo.com/valentines-day-craft-3d-paper-hearts/ http://babbledabbledo.com/valentines-day-craft-3d-paper-hearts/#comments Fri, 22 Jan 2016 09:00:52 +0000 http://babbledabbledo.com/?p=13408 Turning a piece of paper into something 3 dimensional never fails to amaze my kids and today’s Valentine’s Day Craft: Paper Hearts is one of the easiest ways to make paper 3D. All you do is decorate, cut, and staple! I’m thrilled to be sharing this project with you guys along with a template over on […]

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DIY Toy Idea: Spin-finite Tops http://babbledabbledo.com/diy-toy-idea-spin-finite-tops/ http://babbledabbledo.com/diy-toy-idea-spin-finite-tops/#respond Wed, 20 Jan 2016 12:42:14 +0000 http://babbledabbledo.com/?p=13400 An easy DIY toy idea that always delights kids and adults is the simple spinning top. This “spin-finite” version is made from two easy to find materials that when combined, spin for a very, very long time!

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A look back on 2015 http://babbledabbledo.com/best-of-2015/ http://babbledabbledo.com/best-of-2015/#respond Mon, 04 Jan 2016 12:42:42 +0000 http://babbledabbledo.com/?p=13232 Do you take time at the start of a new year to reflect on the year that just passed?  It’s amazing to me how much you can change in one single year; that goes for kids and adults alike! 2015 was a huge year of growth and discovery for my blog and I wanted to share some highlights and […]

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Magic Trick for Kids: Walk Thru A Card http://babbledabbledo.com/magic-trick-for-kids-walk-thru-a-card/ http://babbledabbledo.com/magic-trick-for-kids-walk-thru-a-card/#respond Tue, 15 Dec 2015 13:27:53 +0000 http://babbledabbledo.com/?p=12994 A couple weeks ago showed my kids a piece of paper and asked them if I could walk through it. Of course they said no, and that’s when I proved them wrong! Fool your friends and family with this classic paper magic trick for kids: The PAPER DOORWAY.  I created a holiday spin on it over at PBS Parents: Crafts for Kids. […]

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Homemade Christmas Ornaments: Yarn Trees http://babbledabbledo.com/homemade-christmas-ornaments-yarn-trees/ http://babbledabbledo.com/homemade-christmas-ornaments-yarn-trees/#comments Mon, 07 Dec 2015 12:42:52 +0000 http://babbledabbledo.com/?p=12784 This weekend we loaded up on the holiday activities, not only is our house now adorned with 10,000 lights and our counter sticky with cookie frosting, we also made a slew of homemade Christmas ornaments, which was my favorite part of the weekend! Do you have a favorite family holiday tradition? One thing I love […]

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3D Paper Stars from Post-It Notes http://babbledabbledo.com/3d-paper-stars/ http://babbledabbledo.com/3d-paper-stars/#comments Fri, 04 Dec 2015 17:04:47 +0000 http://babbledabbledo.com/?p=12735 Sitting around the office or classroom this afternoon counting the minutes until the weekend? I’ve got something for you to do! Right now! Go grab 6 Post-It notes and a glue stick. C’mon I know you have them. Now watch this and start making some holiday decorations: A couple years ago I took a school […]

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Exploring the Design Process Through Fort Building http://babbledabbledo.com/exploring-design-process-fort-building/ http://babbledabbledo.com/exploring-design-process-fort-building/#comments Mon, 23 Nov 2015 12:17:12 +0000 http://babbledabbledo.com/?p=12540 Can you remember your favorite childhood activity? I can distinctly remember mine. My grandfather lived on an alleyway and whenever someone discarded an appliance box he’d grab and it and save it for us grandkids. We’d come over and he’d help us cut out doors and windows and then we’d spend hours decorating it with crayons […]

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DIY Toy Idea: Cup & Ball Game http://babbledabbledo.com/diy-toy-idea-cup-ball-game/ http://babbledabbledo.com/diy-toy-idea-cup-ball-game/#comments Tue, 17 Nov 2015 15:00:19 +0000 http://babbledabbledo.com/?p=12456 My kids got a bit competitive with this DIY toy idea, the classic Cup & Ball Game, each of them tallying up the number of times they were able to do it, but then mom stepped in and knocked them out of the water. Sorry guys, did I mention I love simple games like this? In the U.S. […]

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Recycled DIY Marble Run http://babbledabbledo.com/recycled-diy-marble-run/ http://babbledabbledo.com/recycled-diy-marble-run/#comments Sat, 07 Nov 2015 13:57:06 +0000 http://babbledabbledo.com/?p=12315 My kids actually stopped bickering about our weekly game night long enough to build something together this week, a DIY Marble Run.  And it was the first time in awhile that I stepped back and just watched them work. Okay, I did help them get them some supplies and tape a few things that “wouldn’t stick,” but […]

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Hidden Pictures with Invisible Ink http://babbledabbledo.com/hidden-pictures-with-invisible-ink/ http://babbledabbledo.com/hidden-pictures-with-invisible-ink/#comments Wed, 28 Oct 2015 13:27:01 +0000 http://babbledabbledo.com/?p=12246 I use today’s art material to wash my clothes. Yes, you read that right! Or maybe I should say I paint with laundry detergent? Either way this is the easiest invisible ink you can experiment with. Pour, paint, let dry, and shine a black light on it. You’ll be shocked that it glows! This post contains affiliate links to products I […]

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