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Shaving Cream Puffy Paint Ghost & Spider Web

Henry and I found something to do with the shaving cream puffy paint papers that George made! We extended it into ghosts and spider webs to display for Halloween! This puffy paint ghost is one of the 15 ghost crafts for kids to make for Halloween.   Of course, after Henry heard that George got […]

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Halloween Shaving Cream Sensory Activity

A little sensory activity for George while Henry was at school! Simply just shaving cream on a baking sheet. I added food coloring in orange, red and yellow to add some color for Halloween!     George was very hesitant to touch it at first. Until he held out his hand and I squirted the […]

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Sticky Foam: A Birthday Cake in the Window

To celebrate the week before George’s birthday, Henry made a birthday cake right on the front window. We received these foam platters from Michael’s Creatology line, that come in a brightly colored shapes one, as well as a sports edition with balls, trophies and so on.     These Foamies are perfect for sticking to […]

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Fall Tree Art: Pulled String Painting

The boys and I had a creative morning. I grabbed some paints in fall colors [red, yellow and brown], along with some canvas paper and Paint Dab Markers we received from CraftProjectIdeas.com. I had a really fun, fall art scene planned for the kids to make with an art technique I’ve been wanting to try […]

Spooky Treat Holders Halloween Craft for Kids

Halloween Craft: Spooky Treat Holders (A Candy Bag Alternative)

Please welcome Dusti, my sister-in-law. She’s posted here before [remember the awesome DIY Yarn Wrapped Wreath?], but now she has her own blog too! Check out Antidotes for Mom. She’s a real stay at home mom, with real struggles, and she’s going to change that by counteracting the poison, one day at a time! Dusti’s […]

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 […]

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 […]