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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 […]

Valentine’s Day Art: The Kids’ HeArts

I’m not sure what it is about this Heart art that I like so much. Maybe its because both the boys did it together. Or maybe its because I found out how nicely Henry can cut and follow a line. Or maybe its just because its close to Valentine’s Day, and love is in the […]

Valentine’s Activity for Kids: Hunt for Love

I decided that we needed some kind of Valentine’s Day activity to do, instead of just crafty and artsy ideas. We did a heart hunt last year, with great success. But this year, I wanted to make Henry think about love a little. So I came up with a Hunt for Love. To start, we […]

"In Memory Of" Collaborative Kids Art

‘In Memory Of’ Collaborative Kids Art

100 Acts of Kindness. Toddler Approved has a series on it, with many ideas for kindness and how to instill it in our children. While we’re trying to do our acts of kindness, teaching what kindness is to a three year old seems tough at times. By acting kind to each other, and leading my […]

30 Days to Hands on Play : Paint

DAY 20 CHALLENGE: PAINT! DAY 20 CHALLENGE: Paint! In anyway you like! Get creative [and maybe a little messy], and spend 15 minutes of uninterrupted time, with the kids today! Challenge yourself to use a new tool to paint with. Or even better, paint on something out of the ordinary! Or maybe use a new method of painting! Get […]

Zoo Animal Puzzles: Eric Carle Art Activity

Art Activity : Zoo Animal Puzzles

A counting book called 1, 2 ,3 to the Zoo by Eric Carle inspired this creative art and activity.  The book is a counting train of zoo animals!  Henry really enjoyed this book and loved counting each zoo animal. A great way to learn to count to ten. We decided to bring these zoo animals to life […]

Crafty Art : Eric Carle Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle is probably the most well-known, and popular, of his books. At least it is to me. I asked Henry if he’d like to make a caterpillar out of tin cans. He jumped at the chance and wanted me to read the book constantly while he painted. Tin cans […]

Music Art : Tin Can Drums

We’ve been on a tin can binge, so Henry and I had to make these drums from tin cans, too! During my hunt for balloon ideas, I found this tin can drum idea from both Quirky Momma and Mini-Eco. Since Father’s Day is this coming Sunday, and his Dad used to be a drummer, I […]

Art : Window Paint Creations

Paint on a large window, outside?  It doesn’t get much better than that! We’ve finally had some nice weather lately, and getting outside has been much needed! I quickly made up some window paint. I googled the recipe for window paint and ran across a recipe that included dish soap. I looked under my sink, […]

Paper, Paint & Vehicles

[After two other failed crafty attempts today.] Henry created this piece of art:   While I was getting supper on the table, I handed him a piece of 12×12 scrapbook paper. Color of his choice: Green. Poured some washable paint in a container. And gave him his green paintbrush. [A couple of months ago, Henry and I bought this […]