2012-06-06_8012

Starched Coffee Filter Flowers Craft

Have you used starch in your crafts with the kids? After this flower craft, I’m so excited to find new ways to use it. I got inspired to make these starched coffee filter flowers from Ms. Motta’s Mixed Media’s Chulily-inspired artwork.   The boys and I started by coloring our coffee filters. This actually took […]

Tie Dyed Pillow Case Gift Wrap

Tie Dyed Pillowcase Gift Wrap

The boys [okay mainly Henry] and I received this rad [had to break that out] Tulip Tie Dye Kit in the mail and got to do some tie dying! Totally! We came up with a plan to dye pillow cases before we even got the kit. So we tie dyed right away when we got the […]

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Paint a Cardboard Town

  Start upcycling some cardboard boxes, or just your cereal boxes, to make a whole town! This is a wonderfully arty post written by Justine of The Lone Home Ranger.     I was not the crafting sort before I had kids. Even after my first daughter came along, I admittedly looked at art projects […]

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Watercolor Coffee Filter Flowers

So, I’ve been thinking of Mother’s Day coming up in a couple of weeks. [You know what I want? A wheelbarrow, just my size! Instead of the huge honker that my husband has.] Anyhow. So I’m thinking of Mother’s Day and what to make for Grandma this year from the boys [My mom still has […]

2012-03-17_5503

Tree Handprint & Symmetry Art

Hey hey hey! We all have firsts, right? Well, around here… it was handprints!  Can you believe it? We have never done handprints in this house yet… until now! And Henry was so excited to do it. It was actually his idea. I asked if he wanted to paint something and he said he wanted […]

Crayon & Tape Resist Watercolor Easter Eggs

Holiday Egg Art: Crayon & Tape Resist Watercolor

Henry got so into this art project. I was really impressed with him. There are quite a few art processes that he really focused in on. We made Easter Eggs with watercolor resist over both crayons and tape. I started with drawing a couple of egg shapes on a piece of scrapbook paper to show Henry […]

Creative Art for Easter

It’s Playtime! A Creative Easter

I’m finally getting into Easter mode. After making a collage cross with the boys, and working on the weeds outside. It’s made me realize that Easter is just around the corner. Easter has a lot of craftiness to it for some reason. So I thought I’d share a few ways to get really creative and […]

35 uses for crayons - they're not just for coloring!

What to do with Crayons: 35 Uses for Crayons

What to do with crayons? How about 35 kids activities for them, other than coloring! Everyone has at least one pack of crayons, right? We seem to have them all over.   What to do with crayons, besides color? My kids don’t like to color. [Seriously, anything but coloring... any experiment, art project, or even craft, […]

Sand Sensory Art: 100th Day of Preschool

Henry had his first homework assignment for preschool. To create the number 100 out of something. [Not 100 of something, but to make the numbers themselves.] We discussed it together to decide what to make. [Henry told me his teacher made one out of corn!] We decided we wanted to make one with dirt. Well, […]