I'd seen these fancy flower cupcakes on Pinterest and just assumed they were some complicated concoction. Luckily the folks at Taste Buds Kitchen shared the secret of how easy they actually are — even a kid can make these gorgeous flower cupcakes. Perfect for Mother's Day, a baby shower, or just to celebrate spring with a fun-to-make treat.
Last year for April Fools' Day, we rounded up 10 fun pranks to play on your kids, but some of them were a bit elaborate and required a lot of prep. This year, we have 10 more pranks for parents who want to show their kids that they have a sense of humor, but also want the jokes to be super easy to pull off.
If you’re looking for a small town full of energy and neighborhood pride, discover Scotch Plains in Union County. With a population of around 23,000, Scotch Plains is a family-oriented community with a downtown anchored by a village green, year-round community activities, an abundance of playgrounds and even an amusement park. Scotch Plains is located right off Routes 22 and 78 and accessible from NJ Transit trains (Fanwood station) or buses, so take a day trip and explore. While you’re on a day-tripping roll, check out installments of Mommy Poppins' Great Small Towns in Northern NJ series, including Verona, Cranford and Nutley.
I love discovering new, creative ways to reuse recycled materials. This simple craft is a unique activity and makes a colorful decoration that is guaranteed to look great. You can make a traditional garden ornament: a butterfly, bird, or flower. Or make whatever your kids like: a robot, alien, cat, dog, really anything. Your imaginations are the only limits.
Why should Christmas have all the fun? Forget the Polar Express and hop on the Easter Express! Five NJ railroad museums not only offer you a fun glimpse into the historic past of railroads and trains, but kids of all ages can also catch a train ride and enjoy an on-board visit with the Easter Bunny himself. Some rides even include a trip through the museum or Easter Egg Hunt at the final destination. Of course, photo ops and Easter treats for all. Easter bonnets not required.
Sure, playgrounds are great, but wondering where to take the kids on a miserably rainy, super cold or too hot day? We’ve got you covered with eight great choices for indoor play in Camden and Cumberland Counties. Whether they want to bounce, bowl, skate or climb, there is something to make everyone happy on this list. Read on for our top picks and visit our Indoor Play & Rainy Day Activity Guide for additional suggestions.
Dale Chihuly is an American glass sculptor, world renowned for his ornate and complex hanging sculptures. Maybe we can't sculpt or blow glass with little kids, but we can transform everyday household materials into Chihuly-inspired hanging sculptures. This simple project lets kids create colorful abstract works just like Chihuly himself.
No matter what you're looking to do, there's something for everyone in Jersey this weekend! If you’ve got a little Dino lover in the house, check out the Dinosaurs Return exhibit at the NJ Children’s Museum or Dinosaur Storytime & Craft at the NJ State Museum. Feel like sitting back and taking in a show? There’s plenty of options for that too! Sing along to The Music Man at NJPAC, laugh along with the family-friendly Junie B. Jones at Papermill Playhouse or for big entertainment, get tickets to see Ringling Bros. LEGENDS at the IZOD Center. And of course, with spring just around the corner, you can get your fill of fresh air at the Reeves-Reed Arboretum’s Discovery Saturday or an End-of-Winter Tree Walk at NJ Botanical Gardens. And remember, you can find a full list of weekend activities in our Event Calendar.
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