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Cookie Cutter Painting for Valentine’s Day

A simple way to get creative for Valentine’s Day, especially great for toddlers, is with a heart shaped cookie cutter painting activity! It can get a bit messy, but no messier than any painting activity really!   I grabbed these heart shaped cookie cutters on clearance last year after Valentine’s Day just for this purpose! […]

Stamped Heart Valentine’s Day Art Project

A Valentine’s Day art project that kids and even toddlers can do on their own! Upcycle a toilet paper towel tube to make an abstract heart art project! Be sure to be inspired by all our Valentine’s Day projects we’ve been doing! [There's also a ton on our Valentine's Day Pinterest board!]   Time to […]

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Valentine’s Day Art: Shaken Painted Hearts

This is a super fun, active way for toddlers to make Valentine’s Day art! So, literally, get moving and get creative. A bonus, this Valentine’s Day art is also a no-mess art activity! We’re kicking off with some Valentine’s Day art for this fun holiday with some shaken painted hearts, an idea I got from Toddler Approved! […]

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Snowman Craft from Tin Cans!

This snowman craft [that's also a wind chime] was so fun. I’ve had this idea in my the entire fall and couldn’t wait to have the time to do it with the boys! Things started rocky, for sure, but I do love the end result. It started out that I didn’t have any white paint. […]

Icy Paint

Salt Paint for Toddlers: An Icy Winter Scene

Toddlers will love to make an icy painting scene using salt paint! This sensory activity came about after an epic “Craft Fail” of trying to frost my windows with Epsom Salt. I had an entire box of it leftover and wasn’t sure what to do with it. I did find one thing to do with it […]

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Tape Resist Candy Cane Painting

The boys made gorgeous candy canes together. Each taking a part in the creating process. I’m not sure if its good to have one of my boys do one part of a project, and the other one finish it… but it seems to work well for my boys, and I like that I end up […]

Creative Painting Ideas & Activities

6 Creative Painting Ideas on It’s Playtime!

We haven’t been having too many creative activities around here lately! I’ve been a little preoccupied with the bakery lately and haven’t had the time I’d like to do art and crafty projects with the kids. I know,  its a classic excuse to not be hands on with the kids.   Anyway, I don’t want […]

50 Paint Activities: Tools, Methods & Recipes

50 Paint Activities: Tools, Methods & Recipes

Painting is such a staple for art activities with most kids. Painting is often the first exposure children have to art. Which isn’t surprising. There’s a million different ways to do it! Even so, painting can become mundane for the child [not to mention yourself] if all that’s ever used is a paintbrush and paper. And […]

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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 […]

Painting the driveway with water

Water Activity: Painting the Driveway

So, can I credit my mom for an activity? My husband picked up the kids at my parents’ house last week [I was still decorating cakes at suppertime...], and he found them painting her sidewalk with water. Henry told me that night during our nightly bedtime conversation that was his favorite part of the day. […]