Creative QT

inspiring families, teachers and everyone to practice + play

Water Week Day 2: Build a LEGO® Water Wheel

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Happy First Day of Summer! If you haven't joined in already, the official first day of the summer is the perfect excuse (if you need one!) to head outside and engage your kids in active, creative play with water. For Day Two of Creative QT Water Week, we're sharing a favorite activity from the blogFrugal Fun 4 Boys.  Keep reading to see how she made an outdoor LEGO®Water Wheel for her boys.

Water Week Day 1: LEGO® Sensory Soup

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Can Dads Stay the Hero in Their Kids’ Lives?

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It’s a bit scary to me. I see it in the movies and a little bit in my friends and family’s kids: teenagers who don’t want much to do with their parents and would really prefer that no one knew that they were related. They used to love being around them; they used to be their kid’s heroes.

How Many Stuffed Animals Fit In Our XL Bean Bags?

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We get asked over and over again about how many stuffed animals our storage bean bags hold. So, we made a new video to show you! Watch all the way to the end to see how many our XL bean bags hold!


How to Make Time Together to Celebrate Dad

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Who ever said that celebrating Dad had to be restricted to Father's Day this upcoming weekend? We love the idea of starting the party early and being intentional about Making Time Together all week long to show Dad how much you love him. Start brainstorming now and be intentional about planning time this week to Make Time Together. Here are a few of our favorite ideas for (easy!) family activities that every Dad is sure to love!

Father's Day Gift Ideas

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Father's Day is just around the corner, so we rounded up a list of our favorite gift and celebration ideas to celebrate Dads! Our favorite idea though is anything that involves engaging kids in the celebration - after all, that's what the whole day is all about. Keep reading to see some of our favorite Father's Day celebration ideas.


Pop-Up LEGO® Challenge

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We're hosting a pop-up LEGO® challenge this weekend and we'd love for you to join us! Make sure you're following along on social media and tagging us in your pictures so we can see your creations.

Our Top 5 Decluttering Tips & Tricks

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The beginning of summer can bring so much joy, but it can also bring new chaos, lack of routine and a sense of overwhelm. We recently came across this article fromThe Boston Globe that talks about families being overwhelmed from too much stuff, too much scheduled, too much screen time and not enough time together. Can you relate? We believe that cutting down on clutter is one simple way that you can help relieve that feeling of overwhelm! So, today we're sharing five tips for decluttering your home.


Memorial Day Activities For Kids

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Who else loves three-day weekends!?  There is nothing quite like Memorial Day weekend that screams HELLO SUMMER! :) How are you Making Time Together this weekend?

How To DIY Building Brick Play Wall

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Our bestselling peel-and-stick baseplates can be used for so much more than just making play tables. Why not make a whole wall for play! We're sharing step-by-step instructions for how to make this 40x40 LEGO® compatible building brick play wall in just a few simple steps.


Meet the Hinkles!

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This video has been in the works a long time and we are so excited to share it with you today! Adam and Dana Sue Hinkle are the founders of Creative QT and the brains behind our bestselling and originalpeel-and-stick baseplates andstorage bean bags.

 

 

 

NEW! Creative QT School Giveaway Program

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Thoughts on Motherhood with Dana Sue Hinkle

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Juggling entrepreneurship, marriage, motherhood and home schooling her five children (yes, all five of them!) officially has us wanting to know Dana Sue's secret to balancing the craziness of life. Dana Sue is our go-to source for creative and innovative ideas to engage kids in play-based learning and she’s the heartbeat behind themission of Creative QT. Today, we’re talking all things motherhood with Dana Sue!

Mother's Day Brunch Recipes

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Mother's Day is the perfect excuse to get out of the kitchen and let your husband and kids do the cooking.We're sharing our favorite simple recipes that your husband and kids will positively be able to handle making Mother's Day morning to make your breakfast extra special. 


Pinterest Round-Up: Homemade Mother's Day Gifts

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If you're seeking some simple, low-cost, but oh-so-sweet Mother's Day gifts for grandmothers, aunts, friends, etc. keep on reading. Or maybe send a gentle nudge and share this link with your husband if you love any of these ideas for yourself. We wouldn't blame you one bit, we want to make them all!

Screen-Free Weekend Ideas

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The first week in May is one of our favorite weeks of the year! This week, May 1-7, is Screen Free Week and celebrates and encourages parents to unplug, turn off the tv and engage their kids in active, imaginative, creative play. This is a topic near and dear to Creative QT's heart!


Our New Website!

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We are SO excited to share our BRAND NEW WEBSITE with you all today! There are still enhancements that we are working to add, but we hope you love our new look as much as we do!

Three Ways To Declutter Your Playroom

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How-To Make A 15-Minute Portable Kid Play Table

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We know we're biased, but we just can't repeat often enough how EASY our peel-and-stick baseplates are to make a portable play table to use with your LEGO® style bricks. Last fall, we partnered with Heidi atOne Creative Mommy and she made these adorable play stations for her daughters.

 

Last Minute Earth Day Activities & GIVEAWAY!

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Earth Day is one of those days that, in all honesty, just tends to sneak up on us. If you're like us and looking for some last minute activities to teach your kids about why we celebrate Earth Day ... then keep on reading!