Icy Paint

Salt Paint for Toddlers: An Icy Winter Scene

Toddlers will love to make an icy painting scene using salt paint! This sensory activity came about after an epic “Craft Fail” of trying to frost my windows with Epsom Salt. I had an entire box of it leftover and wasn’t sure what to do with it. I did find one thing to do with it […]

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Tape Resist Candy Cane Painting

The boys made gorgeous candy canes together. Each taking a part in the creating process. I’m not sure if its good to have one of my boys do one part of a project, and the other one finish it… but it seems to work well for my boys, and I like that I end up […]

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Decorate a Snowscape Window

As part of the Creative Christmas Countdown, I’m sharing a way to decorate a window for the holidays! There’s many ways to decorate windows, in fact, I even started a Pinterest board for that very thing… Its fun to do and brightens up the room when the sun shines through it [See our leaf garland […]

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Fall Tree Art: Pulled String Painting

The boys and I had a creative morning. I grabbed some paints in fall colors [red, yellow and brown], along with some canvas paper and Paint Dab Markers we received from CraftProjectIdeas.com. I had a really fun, fall art scene planned for the kids to make with an art technique I’ve been wanting to try […]

Preschooler Drawing with Sidewalk Chalk

Sidewalk Chalk Drawing & Mark Making

Sidewalk chalk has never really been a hit here before. We don’t have the smoothest sidewalks or a very smooth driveway. So I’ve just never pushed it. I don’t even enjoy drawing with it on it, so why should they? [I'd prefer sidewalk paint - regular or fizzy - over the chalk.] But, we always have […]

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Canvas Art: Oil Pastel Resist Watercolors

There’s something so prestigious about art on a piece of canvas. I think it really makes the kids think they’re making something really special. Last year they made a piece of art on canvas with the frozen paints outside on a very hot day, which hangs in George’s room. Since I bought a twin-pack of […]

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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 […]