Kid-Made Origami Olympic Bracelets

Kid-Made Origami Olympic Bracelets for opening day by Crayon Box Chronicles

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It’s go time! Get your kid-official Olympic bracelets – just in time for the games! What’s your favorite color of the Olympic flag? Blue, yellow, black, green, or red? On opening day, February 7th, wear one or all five colors! Continue reading

Monster Truck Foil Painting

Monster Truck Foil Painting Racetrack by Crayon Box Chronicles

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Vroom! Frightening McMean, Tormentor and I-Screamer rev up their car-crushing engines for foil painting fun! Today we’re building a monster truck racetrack out of cardboard, paper towel rolls, and aluminum foil.  We had so much fun playing with our monster truck sensory bin, so we thought we’d bring the trucks to the foil track! Rolling wheels, high-octane attitude and big, bold personality make monster truck painting fun!

→ Continue reading the full car-crushing activity, Monster Truck Foil Painting at All For The Boys blog.


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Batman Play Dough & Party Favors

Batman Play Dough Party Favors by Crayon Box Chronicles

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Na-na-na-na BATMAN! Let’s start the new year off with a POW! – superhero style!  My son is really getting into superheroes, so homemade sparkly play dough and matching bags seemed perfect for his party! Making homemade stencils is inexpensive, easy, and fun! Plus, you can use the stencil for other creative projects! Plus, printable tags and stencil are included! Continue reading

Turkey Coffee Can Painting

Turkey Coffee Can Painting by Crayon Box Chronicles

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Happy November! It’s gobble, gobble craft time! Last week we celebrated Fall at All For The Boys blog with our whimsical glitter leaf mobile.  Today’s turkey coffee can painting is simple, encourages movement, and lots of giggles! Marble painting is one of our favorite activities! Get ready to shake, rattle, and roll!

For the full activity, see turkey coffee can painting at All For The Boys blog.

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Fall Glitter Leaf Mobile

Glitter Leaf Mobile by Crayon Box Chronicles

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This week we’re exploring Fall with twigs, combs, and glue painting! Fall is my favorite time of year – beautiful foliage, apple-cider, and bold scents! I’ve been working on my twig mobile idea, well, for nine months, so after seeing the warm Fall glitter colors, it hit me – glitter leaf mobile! This quick, inexpensive, and fun art project for kids costs just $2! No time to make a mobile? The glitter leaves make a great art project too!  Inexpensive, fun, and sparkly!

For the full tutorial and fun sparkly photos, see Fall glitter leaf mobile at All For The Boys blog.

Glitter Leaf Mobilel by Crayon Box Chronicles

Halloween Cookie Cutter Painting

Halloween Cookie Cutter Painting by Crayon Box Chronicles

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Bats and pumpkins, and ghosts that BOO, grab your cookie cutters and have fun too! Today’s were sharing our spooktacular Halloween activity at All For The Boys! It’s simple, budget-friendly, and takes less than 5 minutes to set-up — boo-riffic! Last week we experimented with pumpkin ice painting, learning the science behind freezing and melting.  It was messy science fun!

To see all the photos and spooktacular fun, see Halloween cookie cutter painting at All For The Boys blog.

Concept Sensory Bin

Concept Sensory Bin by Crayon Box Chronicles

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Psst! Have you heard the exciting news?! We’re a new contributor at All For The Boys! Last week we explored messy concept sensory paintingdiscussing the difference between big and small.  Understanding basic concepts helps strengthen a child’s vocabulary and builds early mathematical skills.  

Let’s dive back into our series today and discuss fun concepts — longest :: shortest, fill :: pour, full :: empty, and up :: down.  Today’s ultimate learning sensory bin is full of basic concepts, fine-motor activities, shapes, colors sequencing, and letters!  Aside from all the fun learning, we’ll experiment with our lacing lids we made last summer, measuring, and sensory play with bright teeny-tiny pasta!

To continue reading, see Concept Sensory Bin at All For The Boys blog.

Concept Painting

Concept Sensory Painting by Crayon Box Chronicles (Contributor Post @ All For The Boys)

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We’re so excited to announce our new collaboration with Allison at All For The Boys! We’ll be regularly sharing a variety of fun and educational posts on her blog.  As a new contributor, we’ll start with a series called Teaching Concepts.

The first in our series is pre number concepts, discussing the differences between big and small.  Understanding basic concepts helps strengthen a child’s vocabulary and builds early mathematical skills.  Instead of using traditional paper and pencil, we combined sensory materials with a fun twist – squishy toys and glowing neon paint!

For the full activity, see Concept Sensory Painting at All For The Boys blog.