Pasta Sculptures Art Projects for Preschoolers

Pasta Sculptures Art Projects for Preschoolers

Macaroni seems like the quintessential crafting material for young children.  There is so much you can do with it.  It’s super cheap and you likely have a reaaaallly old package of pasta sitting around in the back of your cupboard somewhere that will likely never get boiled.  I found about 5 boxes of crazy old(…)

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Salt Painting Process Art for Kids

Salt Painting Process Art for Kids

Salt Painting!! It’s so much fun.  For real.  Kids seriously love salt painting.  It’s one of those process art activities that never fails and you can do it so many different ways.  Check it out in the vid and keep reading for the easy 3 step process.  Once you have the materials you can do this(…)

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No Sew Kid Made Vegetable Print Pillows

No Sew Kid Made Vegetable Print Pillows

We have been on a pillow making bender lately.  First we did these no sew vegetable print pillows at the preschool I work at and then we made sewn painted pillows at art class.  (post coming soon!) These pillows make the best gift for family members and friends and the best part is they are(…)

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Family Movie Night and DIY Movie Seats

Family Movie Night and DIY Movie Seats

I love going to the movies but with two little girls under the age of 4, I’ve been waiting for just the right film for their first movie experience.  If you’re in the same boat or just love a good family movie night and want to rock your kid’s world, check out these diy movie seats over(…)

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20 Kid Made Mother’s Day Gifts She’ll Love

20 Kid Made Mother’s Day Gifts She’ll Love

Mother’s Day is right around the corner.  This year I am taking matters into my own hands.  I am instructing my husband as to what gift I want my girls to make me and I may even decide to make it with them.  This way when Mother’s Day comes around I am guaranteed to be(…)

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Family Portraits with 3-5 Year Olds – Beautiful Keepsakes to Frame

Family Portraits with 3-5 Year Olds – Beautiful Keepsakes to Frame

Lately, for art class, I’ve been trying to think of what I might want my child to come home with and a family portrait would be top of my list.  It’s so much fun to see a kid’s perspective through their art, especially when it comes to family.  I’ve been begging my almost 4 year old to(…)

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Let Them Paint – Join Me – Here’s Why

Let Them Paint – Join Me – Here’s Why

We spend a lot of time doing art in my house. A LOT.  We’re blessed to have an art playhouse in our backyard where my kids can get messy and create till their heart’s content.  We also live in Southern California, so the weather is definitely on our side.  Those are my two disclaimers right(…)

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Simple Circle Art for Kids

Simple Circle Art for Kids

Sometimes the most simple art projects are the best.  Actually, I think that’s pretty much always the case.  I’ve been teaching art to kids for a long time and the simple projects, like tissue paper flower art and recycled rainbows are always great hits with the kids and with their parents.  These circle paintings are a great(…)

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Creating an Art Studio for Kids

Creating an Art Studio for Kids

I definitely have art spaces on the brain.  Yesterday I shared 10 of my favorite art studios for kids and today I am so so excited to share one of the most incredible resources on this ol’ world wide web for creating an art space for kids.  Megan, the author of The Art Pantry, has(…)

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10 Inspiring Art Studios for Kids

10 Inspiring Art Studios for Kids

Yesterday my husband and I cruised the streets of San Fernando Valley in search of an art studio space to lease. We are looking for a beautiful slice of heaven tucked in some sweet unexpected spot with high ceilings, an inexpensive price tag and some crazy amazing natural light!  (positive thinking people!!!)  Just a place I can make into(…)

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