Kinetic Sand Self Portraits

Kinetic Sand Self Portraits

I’ve been looking at a lot of old videos and photos lately and came across these pics of a little family play session we had a while back.  I know kinetic sand has been around for a while now and lots of people have even figured out how to make it themselves, but we’re old fashioned(…)

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Paint Dot Mural

Paint Dot Mural

I’d like to go on record saying that paint dots might be one of the most underrated art supply for kids ever.  It’s true! I think the problem is that we all just assume they are for dot making and that’s it.  Check out this paint dot mural.  It’s made with paint dots and paint(…)

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Make Beaded Wire Sculptures

Make Beaded Wire Sculptures

Wire is one of those art supplies that is filled with possibilities.  Kids really respond to it and can figure out all kinds of things to do with it.  Last week I introduced wire to my 3 and 4 year old art class.  We kept it simple since this was our first time using this(…)

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Water Bead Play for Kids

Water Bead Play for Kids

About a week or so ago I made this video about salt painting and the great response from people all over the world really surprised me.  It’s been incredible getting all these messages from different families showing their children’s salt painting art work, saying thanks for such a simple activity.  It got me thinking that(…)

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The Macaroni Necklace

The Macaroni Necklace

It’s hard for me to believe that after all these years of crafting, I have never made a macaroni necklace before.  I guess it took motherhood to kick into full gear for pasta art to fully seep into my life.  Regardless, I’m so glad it did because macaroni necklaces totally rock.  I haven’t taken these(…)

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Repainting Thrift Store Canvases for Kid Made Art

Repainting Thrift Store Canvases for Kid Made Art

A few months back I went to a local thrift store and found this gigantic framed canvas for 5.95.  Yes, 5.95! I know. It’s insane.  I snatched it right up and hauled that baby home and look what happened!  Art. Big, fabulous, kid made art that lead to dancing, leaps of joy and some hardcore focus(…)

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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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