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, […]

Painting, Activities, Experiments & Learning

Some edible yogurt finger paint, let George participate in a painting activity with us! Another way to get George involved in painting? Put it in a baggy! Add something to roll around and let him have at it. A super fun, messy [but yet clean] sensory activity for both the boys! Making foam from dish soap! […]

Valentine’s Day Art: The Kids’ HeArts

I’m not sure what it is about this Heart art that I like so much. Maybe its because both the boys did it together. Or maybe its because I found out how nicely Henry can cut and follow a line. Or maybe its just because its close to Valentine’s Day, and love is in the […]

Valentine’s Activity for Kids: Hunt for Love

I decided that we needed some kind of Valentine’s Day activity to do, instead of just crafty and artsy ideas. We did a heart hunt last year, with great success. But this year, I wanted to make Henry think about love a little. So I came up with a Hunt for Love. To start, we […]

"In Memory Of" Collaborative Kids Art

‘In Memory Of’ Collaborative Kids Art

100 Acts of Kindness. Toddler Approved has a series on it, with many ideas for kindness and how to instill it in our children. While we’re trying to do our acts of kindness, teaching what kindness is to a three year old seems tough at times. By acting kind to each other, and leading my […]

Melted Crayon Art with crayon shavings

Melted Crayon Art: Crayon Shavings

I’ve seen various ways to make melted crayon art around, so we wanted to make one ourselves using crayon shavings. Henry, Grandma and I made some pretty art with crayon shavings! And it was fun to do! The crayon shavings are what makes this art so pretty, but it also gave Henry some time to […]

Snow Activities for Kids

32 Snow Theme Activities For Kids this Winter

Making snow, snowflakes, and snowmen are great winter activities for a snow theme! I love the idea of snow! Snow! Its winter and we still have grass in Iowa! No snow! However, I’m in the mood for snow. So we’re going to have a little fun with some snow activities! Get crafty! Get creative! Learn a […]

Parenting: Learning to Let Go

Guest Post by    Ever feel like this project just isn’t turning out? Let go. Remember the process. A post written and shared by Ali at At Home with Ali.    Learning to Let Go Doing art and craft with young children can drive anyone crazy. Paint going everywhere except on the paper, glue on fingers and […]

Art: Christmas Coffee Filter Garland

  How many alternate uses are there for coffee filters? A google search of coffee filter craft brings up 1,680,000 pictures of crafts you can do with a coffee filters. This month at Art For Little Hands we are doing several art projects using the medium of a coffee filter. One of those projects we worked on […]

It’s Playtime! Let it Snow!

The Creative Christmas Countdown is well under way.Kitchen Counter Chronicles has today’s advent activity, Making Snowflakes! Looking around the It’s Playtime posts has gotten me in the mood for snow [okay, just a little though]! So, bring on the snow! Let it Snow! [Adventures at Home: Snowflake Mobile] Adventures at Home makes paper snowflakes into a […]