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 […]

30 Days to Hands on Play : Paint

DAY 20 CHALLENGE: PAINT! DAY 20 CHALLENGE: Paint! In anyway you like! Get creative [and maybe a little messy], and spend 15 minutes of uninterrupted time, with the kids today! Challenge yourself to use a new tool to paint with. Or even better, paint on something out of the ordinary! Or maybe use a new method of painting! Get […]

Imagine Toys : DIY Puzzles

Imagine Toys was so very kind to send this beautiful product our way to test out. A 9-Piece Block Puzzle to decorate your own puzzles. The package includes: 9 wooden blocks 6 colors of acrylic paint 2 paint brushes An assortment of colored pencils As this product is for 3+, and Henry’s just three and […]

Halloween Craft: Spaghetti Webs

After playing with colored spaghetti noodles with George… Henry and I made some spaghetti spider webs with it too! This time, I let Henry do the coloring. What other color would he pick, but green?   I simply had cooked some spaghetti and threw a little bit of vegetable oil in it after I drained it. [I […]