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Paint a Cardboard Town

  Start upcycling some cardboard boxes, or just your cereal boxes, to make a whole town! This is a wonderfully arty post written by Justine of The Lone Home Ranger.     I was not the crafting sort before I had kids. Even after my first daughter came along, I admittedly looked at art projects […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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, […]