Crazy Christmas Cookies

Crazy Christmas Cookies

It’s week 5 of our Christmas Sensory Series for the 5 Senses.  After Santa Binoculars, Jingle Bell Noisemakers, Holiday Wall Art, and Lickable Wallpaper, it’s now time for Crazy Christmas Cookies.  This week we are focusing on the sense of smell.  I know, I know, homemade Christmas cookies should be for the week of taste, not(…)

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10 Creative Ways to Celebrate Hanukkah

10 Creative Ways to Celebrate Hanukkah

It’s Hanukkah time! I’ve been promising to share some Reggio inspired Hanukkah ideas as well as some straight up Hanukkah crafts.  Here you go! 10 creative ideas to bring the joy this Hanukkah season.  Have fun! *This post contains affiliate links. 1.  Hanukkiah Tracing – We LOVE transparency paper.  It’s like tracing paper, but more(…)

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Make Hanukkiahs from Recycled Materials

Make Hanukkiahs from Recycled Materials

For years I’ve been wanting to make meaningful Hanukkiahs with my students.  Something beyond the classic mosaic tiles with nuts on them or clay with nuts and candles.  This year, thanks to the beauty that is the Reggio Emelia approach to learning and the amazing school I work at, I got a chance.  We made A LOT(…)

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Family Photo Shadow Box Ornaments

Family Photo Shadow Box Ornaments

Do you guys know MamaMiss?  Melissa is a fellow RAM (Rockin Art Mom) and does fantastic craft tutorials, recipes and more.  She’s doing a fab series on kid made ornaments related to favorite children’s books.  I think there are like 70 different kid made ornaments in the series.  It’s really amazing.  These Family Photo Shadow(…)

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Make Lickable Wallpaper

Make Lickable Wallpaper

It’s week four of our Christmas Sensory Play Series and our last week is TASTE!  I decided to go for something I’ve wanted to do for a long time.  Who doesn’t love the lickable wallpaper scene from Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory?!  We are big fans in our house and my girls love candy (what’s a(…)

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Christmas Cloud Dough

Christmas Cloud Dough

A few days ago I noticed that 1000′s of people had shared and liked Happy Hooligans post on Cloud Dough.  I had seen it before but it never really registered as something I should be trying with my girls.  Umm…hello??!!!  There is a reason cloud dough is done over and over again in homes across(…)

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Holiday Mosaics – Easy Art Activity for Kids

Holiday Mosaics – Easy Art Activity for Kids

Hey guys. Has it been a month already?  So happy to be over on Hello, Wonderful for a holiday art project for kids – Holiday Mosaics.  This is so much fun! Check out the full tutorial here.

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Holiday Washi Tape Wall Art

Holiday Washi Tape Wall Art

Wow, it’s week 3 already of the Christmas Sensory Play Series I’ve been participating in.  TIme is flying.  So far we’ve covered sight, sound and now TOUCH.  This one was easy for me.  Washi Tape.  We washi tape everything in my house.  It’s really not normal.  So, if you’re anywhere as obsessed with washi tape(…)

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10 Must Have Gifts for Little Ballerinas

10 Must Have Gifts for Little Ballerinas

If you’ve ever popped by my instagram feed you know that my girls are OBSESSED with being ballerinas.  It’s really my 3 and a half year old and then it trickles down to my 2 year old.  Regardless of who is leading who, these little girls love to be ballerinas, wear tutus and dance their(…)

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DIY Gift Wrapping Ideas – Picture Frame Wrapping Paper

DIY Gift Wrapping Ideas – Picture Frame Wrapping Paper

Oh, this was so much fun! I’ve joined up with my fellow RAMS (Rockin Art Moms) to bring you a fabulously fun gift wrapping ideas for the holidays.  We all got together to share some of our favorite DIY wrapping paper techniques.  There are some seriously talented moms in this group!  Speaking of which, I saw this(…)

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