2012-04-23_6611[1]

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, […]

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 […]