Creative QT

inspiring families, teachers and everyone to practice + play

DIY Nature Hunt Container

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DIY Nature Hunt Container

Nature hunts are an awesome way to help kids enjoy time outside. Sometimes we like to add a fun twist to ours to keep the play fresh and exciting. Check out this simple seek and find nature box we made using one of ourPeel 'n Stick Baseplates, a container and ourStoryBricks.

Inspirational Instagram Accounts to Encourage Play & Learning Outside

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Now more than ever it seems to be an absolute blessing to be able to play outside. As the weather gets warmer we will be spending more and more time outdoors with our kids. Here are 5 of our favorite Instagram accounts to follow for great ways to make the most of your time in the fresh air as a family.


NEW Pixel Bricks... Where Art Meets Engineering!

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We couldn't be more excited to share our latest MakerBase® Collection product with you...LEGO™ CompatiblePixel Bricks. These 1 x 1 bricks are just what your kids need to freshen up their STEAM play. Read on to find out all the details, but most importantly, to see them in action!

Quick & Simple Easter Treat Ideas by Dana Sue Hinkle

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Such a weird Easter season, right? While nothing seems super normal right now, I challenge you to not let Easter slip by unnoticed. We could all use something to celebrate and something to change up a little bit of the monotony that can/has set in. So here are a couple quick and simple ideas that we do as a family just about every year.


Get Creative with Plastic Easter Eggs!

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It seems a little strange to be doing Easter-themed activities during this time, but we are finding it to be a lovely way for our family to Make Time Together. We've hunted high and low on Instagram to round up our five favorite ways to get creative with plastic Easter eggs.

'Scrabbled Eggs' - A Fun Word Family Activity for Kids

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What We Store in Our Mini SlideAway® by Dana Sue Hinkle

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I think what I love about our little company, is that I truly do USE our products! Like…all of them. But right now, I especially love theSlideAway On-The-Go, because it is just the right size for holding all those teeny tiny toys and materials which otherwise end up all over our living room floor.

The Hinkle's Family Seek & Find Scavenger Hunt

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We're all feeling a little cooped up and cabin fever these days ... this was our family's most recent solution to keep our five kids busy.  Best of all it will upgrade the day from 'meh' to 'awesome'!


5 Busy Bags to Keep Toddlers Busy on the Plane

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5 Awesome Plane Hack Products for Kids

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Date Night Ideas for Exhausted Parents

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DIY DUPLO Compatible Toddler Suitcase

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5 Great Ways to Store Toys with Lots of Small Pieces

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Meaningful STEM Stocking Stuffers for Kids

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The StoryBricks Letter Board: A Winner for All Ages!

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5 Simple Elf on the Shelf STEM Challenges

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Let Gratitude Dictate Your Attitude by Dana Sue

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Our Top 10 StoryBricks Letter Board Quotes

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Ever since we released the StoryBricks Letter Board we have been eagerly watching the social media posts roll in with our follower's genius and witty quotes. We've rounded up our favorite ten.


Outdoor Play Essentials for Kids this Winter

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Don't let rain and snow stop you and your kiddos enjoying some outdoor play this winter! We've got five awesome pieces of key kids' kit that will help keep your littles warm and dry in all kinds of weather.

DUPLO Compatible DIY Play Case

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In this blog we are sharing how to make a simple and thrifty portable play case for your little DUPLO-style brick loving builder.