Tag Archives: DIY

DIY Wall Easel

Another fun addition to our basement playroom was a DIY Wall Easel.  I had seen different ones for sale, like this one made by Alex (affiliate link), but since I already had plywood and paint, I was pretty confident that I could make one myself, for much less! I did a little bit of searching on the…
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DIY Felt Board

One of the most recent additions to our children's playroom is a DIY Felt Board. I couldn't quite explain it, but I had been dying to find a unique use for one of these large oil drip pans (affiliate link).  I first came across these things on Pinterest where I saw a parent had coated the…
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DIY Counting Cupcakes

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Counting Cupcakes!

A super fun fine motor activity!

Ellie loves cupcakes (who doesn't?) so when I saw  individual plastic cupcake holders at the Dollar Store I knew I had to buy them!

After some brainstorming I decided to make them into a matching math game.  Using a permanent marker I drew dots on top of each cupcake container and wrote the corresponding number on the base (as well as the number word on the back side and the same number of dots on the inside of the base).  Then, I visited my good buddy Amazon and purchased miniature scented cupcake erasers that could be counted and placed inside the containers and lo and behold my DIY Counting Cupcakes were born!

$3.00 for 6 cupcake containers (2/$1) + $6.69 for 24 scented cupcake erasers = $9.69

UNDER $10!!

(If you want, you can add a cupcake tin from Dollar Store if you don't already own one.)