Ladies Craft Night – Number 2

Ladies Craft Night – Number 2

Would it be weird if I said my favorite part of having an art studio for kids was Ladies Craft Night?  It’s just so much fun! Don’t get me wrong, I love love love, all the art classes for kids and open studio and birthday parties, but man, there is something so super special about(…)

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Great Non Fiction About Girls and Women

Great Non Fiction About Girls and Women

Presenting powerful and successful women to our children has benefits all around. Our girls can identify with the innovation, bravery, and brilliance of women who have gone before, and our young boys can determine that women, like men, are world changers. Win, Win!  If we’re not careful, children can easily get the message that “pretty girls”(…)

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Body Tracing Self Portraits for Kids

Body Tracing Self Portraits for Kids

I have been waiting to share these amazing body tracing self portraits with you but kept putting it off because I forgot to take pics of the actual body tracing part.  Alas, I realized I’ll probably never get a chance to take those photos so I’m just going to go ahead and share what I do(…)

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Sun Catcher Mobile

Sun Catcher Mobile

I’m so excited to introduce you to my friend Katie from A Friendly Affair.  Katie is a clinical psychologist, picture book enthusiast, and all around fun person.  She is passionate about helping parents and teachers connect to their kids through reading, understanding, and play. I have been admiring Katie’s instagram feed and book suggestions for a while.(…)

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Wooden Spoon Puppets

Wooden Spoon Puppets

I can’t take how cute these wooden spoon puppets are.  Each one looks like my new best friend.  These puppets were made by 4 year olds who sat diligently for an hour barely making a sound as each of their puppets came alive. *This post contains affiliate links.  Thank you for your support! You’ll need… wooden(…)

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Handmade Party Favor Bags

Handmade Party Favor Bags

A few months ago my daughter Gigi, celebrated her 5th birthday.  We kept it small and had a little art party in our converted art studio garage.  It was a super fun, chill party, and both mom and dad were patting themselves on the back for not going over the top.  My favorite part of(…)

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Why Tinker? – The Art of Tinkering

Why Tinker? – The Art of Tinkering

What the heck is tinkering anyway you might be wondering?  I get it.  Tinker, tinkering, tinker trays, these words keep coming up all over social media.  What does it even mean?  Why tinker?  What’s it all about? Is it just a trend?  Let’s discuss. *This post contains affiliate links.  Thank you for your support! I(…)

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Mixed Media Collage with Tinker Trays

Mixed Media Collage with Tinker Trays

Mixed media collage is one of our favorite process based art projects for kids.  The possibilities are endless and each child’s collage will come out completely unique.  We did this mixed media collage with tinker trays and it was so much fun.  Are you familiar with tinker trays?  I have a bunch of posts on(…)

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Self Portrait Shadow Boxes

Self Portrait Shadow Boxes

Lately I’ve been receiving the most wonderful emails from readers that have tried different projects I’ve posted over the years.  Since our self portrait shadow boxes are perhaps my very favorite art project for kids, I thought I’d share these pics with all of you. Maybe you’ll be inspired to give this idea a try. I(…)

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11 Reasons to Choose Creativity

11 Reasons to Choose Creativity

January 18th is Choose Creativity Day, in honor of two little artistic souls, Lulu and Leo, who lost their lives way to early, in an unthinkable way.  Today we celebrate creativity by being creative in all different kind of ways.  In honor of Lulu and Leo I am sharing … 11 Reasons to Choose Creativity My(…)

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