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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Fabric Painted Pillowcase

Remember our tie dyed pillowcase gift wrap? I added to it for a special little girl’s birthday gift! I used this rather cool fabric paint called DecoArt Ink Effects that irons on whatever you paint! I’ll show you the simple how-to [though, its pretty easy, so there's not really much to show you!]. And the […]

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30 Creative Toddler Craft & Art Projects

I mentioned a while back that toddler activities are the hardest for me to come up with. To make it even more specific, toddler activities that are creative activities, like art or crafts for toddlers, are that much harder! Why is it so hard at this age? They generally like everything right? Yeah… But toddlers […]

Make your own American Flag Activity for Kids

Make Your Own [Life-Size] American Flag

  The American Flag is awesome for learning! There’s patterning, there’s counting to be had, working on fine motor skills, and I even thought measuring could be mixed into this activity, but I didn’t push that one. I grabbed our American Flag as it got taken down off our porch last year because of the […]

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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 […]

8 Father's Day Activities the Kids can make Dad

8 Father’s Day Activities on It’s Playtime!

Its Father’s Day this Sunday and we’re all set. Well almost. I gotta grab a couple things yet myself, but the kids have made their gift for Dad. Have yours? Maybe you need some quick inspiration. B Inspired Mama has a list of 10 things that the kids can do for dad. And I’m sharing […]

Sharpie Decorated Cereal Bowl

Father’s Day Gift: Sharpie Decorated Bowls

Father’s Day quickly snuck up on me this year. And I’ve had a great idea for the boys to make for Dad this year. It seems we’ve been breaking our cereal bowls left and right lately. Plus, my husband hates the dishes we have. So new cereal bowls are in order for him. And to […]

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 […]