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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 […]

Activities

This week’s Activities

[above, clockwise from top left] We’re getting outside as a family this month and set a few goals for ourselves. I’m also challenging you to do the same. Are you up for it? Henry and I really got into making some paper egg decorations for Easter. We used some resist art techniques, but mostly really […]

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3 Types of Resist for Easter Egg Decorating

After trying some new ways to decorate eggs with Henry last year, I thought it would be nice to try a couple other new ways this year. My thoughts on what kind of decorated eggs I’d like to try? Trying sticker resist eggs, like I saw at Le Papier Studio. Hot glue resist decorated eggs, […]

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 […]

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Easter Craft with Tissue Paper: Cross Collage

An Easter craft that toddlers can do! A simple craft with tissue paper collage that turns out as a cross to put in your window for Easter!     It just doesn’t seem like it’s Easter yet for some reason. I just haven’t gotten in that complete ‘Spring’ mode, besides by being outside every day […]

Shamrock Kids Crafts, Art, and Learning Activities

It’s Playtime! St. Patrick’s Day Shamrocks

I think St. Patrick’s Day if Henry’s favorite holiday. Why? Because everything’s green! Its his favorite color! He’s always super excited to make any shamrocks that we do. And I love the hanging shamrock craft we came up with this year too! Last year’s shamrock window decor craft was more toddler friendly, and I think […]

Caught in the Fruit Jar

The Week’s Activities & St. Patty’s Day Fun!

[starting at top, left to right:] It’s Playtime was all about rainbows. Four rainbows are featured; sensory, activities, crafts and art. George got in on some fun with a soapy sensory jar! “How do you live like The Lorax?” Nine hands on ways to be Earth-friendly. Crayons aren’t just for coloring! 35 uses for crayons! […]

rainbow art, sensory, and even food

It’s Playtime! Colorful Rainbows

We had a lot of fun going on a hunt for toys in the colors of the rainbow. Henry knows the colors at time, usually he needs a little bit of reminding though. The rainbow sponge art had a lot of repetitiveness with applying the colors over and over, so that was a great way […]

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Preschool Craft: Shamrocks for St. Patrick’s Day

We liked our Strings of Hearts in our dining room so well during Valentine’s Day, that we were talking about them one night at dinner that we should take them down. Henry didn’t want to. So Dad suggested something to make for St. Patrick’s Day coming up. My wheels got turning and I came up […]