25 Cool pretend play DIY projects

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  1. Telescope Spotting Game

    Telescope Spotting Game

    Using a homemade telescope, kids play a fun game that hones their artistic imaginative and memory skills. This game can be played with friends and...

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  2. Walnut Boat

    Walnut Boat

    Everything becomes a boat to my two-year-old. This was a fun surprise for him and the fact that they actually floated got my five-year-old pretty...

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  3. Foil + Plastic Cup = Pirate Hook

    Foil + Plastic Cup = Pirate Hook

    Yo ho! It's pirate time! Recruit fellow swashbucklers for a pirate play date.

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  4. Superhero Wooden Peg Dolls

    Superhero Wooden Peg Dolls

    Your little superheros wil love creating their own wooden super-dolls! They are fun and easy to decorate, and are a great prop for pretend...

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  5. Shaving Cream Bakery

    Shaving Cream Bakery

    I keep shaving cream on hand all the time. When my kids are restless and need some fun added to their day, I pull out...

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  6. Play Dough Cupcake Shop

    Play Dough Cupcake Shop

    Play dough inspires so much great imaginative play in our house. We make it often and play with it often. By just switching out a...

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  7. Paper Nail Salon

    Paper Nail Salon

    Here's the solution to daily, never-ending requests for nail painting! Paper hands were my daughter's dream come true as she "painted" each nail just the...

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  8. Jointed Zoo Animal

    Jointed Zoo Animal

    Running, kicking, leaping, playing animals! Madeleine made a tiger and a zebra. What's your favorite zoo or aquarium animal? An octopus with...

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  9. Cardboard Cookie Shop

    Cardboard Cookie Shop

    Pretend bake shop is always such a hit in our house. Sometimes we use play dough and sometimes we use felt, but, today, cardboard and...

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  10. Firework Headband

    Firework Headband

    This headband is so darling and a lot of fun for my daughter to wear. Best of all, she made it herself!

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  11. Circle Skirts

    Circle Skirts

    These darling skirts are simple and sweet...perfect for a dress-up party!

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  12. Face Paint Pretend Play

    Face Paint Pretend Play

    My daughter loves face paint and would rather be on the painting side of things. We came up with a way to make her shine:...

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  13. DIY Lacing Cards

    DIY Lacing Cards

    My 3 year old daughter loves to "sew", so we whipped up these quick lacing cards. That way, she can sew little dresses anytime she...

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  14. New Year's Eve Tiara

    New Year's Eve Tiara

    Celebrate the New Year in style with this fancy tiara! Each one can be custom-made to fit each child's personality and I just love that....

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  15. Hole Punch and

    Hole Punch and "Ticket"

    My son is obsessed with trains. B's favorite books are about trains, his favorite shirt has a train on it, he plays with his...

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