Chalk Nature Painting

Chalk Nature Painting

I love sharing the super simple art activities we do.  Chalk Nature Painting with wet and dry chalk requires two things and it’s so much fun for kids.  This was a very popular activity for a long time in the Reggio inspired preschool I teach at.  If you have young children, I highly recommend you(…)

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Dot to Dot Art Challenge for Kids

Dot to Dot Art Challenge for Kids

Did you ever do a painting with your child and  before you knew it, it was one big brown moosh?  Yup, I’m familiar with that too.  The Dot to Dot Art Challenge is a great art activity that is a perfect way to build concentration, fine motor skills and focus while creating something beautiful.  Head(…)

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How to Make Paper Tassels

How to Make Paper Tassels

If you follow me on instagram you know that we’ve become pretty obsessed with paper tassel making around here.  It’s totally addicting and gorgeous, with the added bonus of using up all that kid art you have laying around that you have no idea what to do with.  Plus, it’s super easy.  Just click on the(…)

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GO BANANAS! Super Fun Paper Mache Tutorial for Kids

GO BANANAS! Super Fun Paper Mache Tutorial for Kids

Every few weeks I give the kids in my art classes free choice as to what we will make.  Each student gets to pick the project for the following week.  They really love it.  For this week, the request was bananas.  Yes, bananas.  “Okkkkkk,” I said.  “Let’s make some bananas.” So we did.  And they were(…)

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Confessions of a Ladies Craft Night Host

Confessions of a Ladies Craft Night Host

Last summer I was asked to host a craft night for a bunch of great moms here in Los Angeles.  It was my first craft night and I was really excited to hit it out of the park.  I wanted it to be the best craft night ever.  I wanted fireworks to go off and everyone to(…)

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Make a Ribbon Fun House for Toddlers

Make a Ribbon Fun House for Toddlers

Check it out! Last week I cleared out the playhouse and turned it into a ribbon fun house.  I swear, this took me maybe 20 minutes to do.  It’s so easy! And obviously you don’t have to have a playhouse to do this.  Any doorway or entryway will work just fine.  See the how to below(…)

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Colored Sand Art Stickers

Colored Sand Art Stickers

I love tinkering around in my art studio and coming up with new projects.  We’ve been doing a lot of sand art lately.  First, we made our own colored sand and then I found some colored sand at the craft store and decided to give it a try.  It had been sitting on the shelf(…)

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Toddler Art Play Group 101

Toddler Art Play Group 101

I get asked about toddler art play group a lot and thought it was high time I let you in on all or at least some of the messy details so maybe you can start one in your neck of the woods.  Play group is awesome! It’s a great way to give kids a messy, sensory, artful(…)

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Kid Made Personalized Planters – Best Teacher Gift

Kid Made Personalized Planters – Best Teacher Gift

Ok, I know I kind of missed the boat on this one since school is out already, at least here in the states, but now you can be super prepared for next year because this planter is such a great teacher gift!   It’s also great for grandparents and play dates too though so let’s just(…)

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Kid Made Painted Pillows

Kid Made Painted Pillows

How fantastic are these kid made pillows?  Can you believe they were made by five year olds. For real, 5 year olds.  Each one is sweeter than the next.  I just love them.  I’ve made a few pillows with kids before, like these fabric resist pillows that are perfect for Father’s Day, and these no sew veggie(…)

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