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Turn Leftover Kids Art into Streamers

There are so many times I have the kids’ art just lying on my dining room table. And not only that, we often use butcher or art paper to protect the table when we’re doing our creating… and it often gets covered with paint too! Or the kids decide to create on that as well. […]

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40 ‘Big Art’ Projects for Kids!

If you’ve been around for a while, you already know I’m a fan of Big Art. It seems makes doing art projects with kids and even toddlers [and even boys] manageable. For those of you that are new to this term that I’ve made up: Big Art is art that makes you be involved in […]

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Drawing on the Floor Kids Art! Super Simple Art Project

I like simple ways to create art. And I love it when my kids like it too. This art project was started by receiving an art project in the mail from the Kids Art Exchange. It was a Starry Night drawing. As the kids opened it, I heard my husband tell Henry to ask me […]

Frozen Paint Summer Art Project For Kids

Even when its miserably hot outside, we’ve been keeping cool with lots of ice and even frozen paint! This is a great summer art project for kids on a hot day! [If its too hot outside, get them active indoors with 12 indoor gross motor activities.] So far, George has played with ice cubes [a […]

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Classic Craft: Coffee Filter Butterflies

When I thought about all the crafts I’ve done with the kids, I realized we haven’t done many classic crafts for kids! This butterfly craft is definitely a classic craft that you probably remember doing yourself when you were a child. The kids loved the process of prepping the butterflies. Dying the coffee filters especially! But […]

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Make Your Own Ice Cream Pops!

Today’s post is a fun kids activity to make a classic summertime treat: ice cream pops! shared by Carolyn of The Pleasantest Thing. Ice pops are a summer staple. You can turn a frozen snack into an activity when you customize your own ice cream pops! And best of all, it’s simple! We decide on […]

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Spin Art Streamers: 4th of July Craft for Kids

Spin art is a classic, fun activity that kids absolutely love to create! But creating streamers as a 4th of July craft was the last thing on Henry’s mind. I tried for many days and many approaches to create these. Sometimes I just don’t win. Okay, a lot of times. Then, I saw a post from Adventures of the Smith […]

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Fun Process Art for the Kids: Make Rain Art!

I’ve been wanting to try rain art for awhile. But it seems whenever it rains, we just hide indoors. Why?! Being outside when its sprinkling it so much fun! The boys just love it! Its been raining pretty much non-stop the last few weeks [a horrible planting season for farmers in Iowa this year]. I […]

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Homemade Fizzy Sidewalk Paint Recipe

This sidewalk paint recipe has come in handy a number of times. Its great for the kids to paint with, but its also easy for me to use when I’m setting up an activity and need something more prominent than just sidewalk chalk. I made a variation of this sidewalk paint recipe without the fizzy […]

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Father’s Day Craft: Confetti Sprinkled Candy Bar Wrappers

These are super easy candy bar wrappers that are a great Father’s Day craft for kids to make if their dad is a chocolate lover like ours is! Both grandpas and dad here absolutely love dark chocolate, so that’s usually their Father’s Day gift. This year, we spiced it up a bit with a little […]