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.
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.
The first time I saw this neat little trick was on a stalled subway. A woman turned her gloves into a bunny to entertain her toddler. I couldn't believe I'd never seen this clever idea before and learned how to do it myself. Check out how to make this cute puppet and keep this trick up your sleeve for spontaneous play time any time.
Spring is almost here! Hard to believe, right? But yes, it’s time to get out of the house and breathe in some fresh air. What better way to kick off spring than visiting a farm with real live baby animals. Your children can crack corn, collect eggs, see baby pigs, goats and sheep and even see how cheese and bread are made. Here some of our favorite farms with baby animals in NJ. If you are looking for more fun for your kids, check out our March GO List.
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