Making Perfume with Kids

Making Perfume with Kids

Oh my goodness, making perfume with kids is my new favorite thing to do.  This was actually all Didi’s idea, my 4 and half year old.  She has been watching perfume videos on youtube (don’t judge me) and has since, been obsessing over how to make her own perfume in art class. It was a(…)

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Making Pillows with Kids

Making Pillows with Kids

I didn’t realize it until recently, but as it turns out, we have amassed a pretty major handmade pillow collection.  A few weeks ago, I decided I couldn’t stand any of the store bought pillows on my daughter’s bed and went searching around the house for replacements and noticed we’ve been making pillows with our kids(…)

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Puffy Rainbow Clouds

Puffy Rainbow Clouds

I have been wanting to do a puffy cloud project forever.  It wasn’t until recently that it all came together in my mind, after weeks of pouring rain in Los Angeles and lots of amazing rainbows.  It was all about the ribbons! We needed something to represent the rain and the ribbons worked out perfectly. Here’s(…)

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Valentine’s Day Craft Party

Valentine’s Day Craft Party

We celebrated Valentine’s Day with a super sweet Love and Gratitude Valentine’s Day Craft Party this past weekend.  We had three different crafts for kids and the art studio was bustling with creating and connecting, my two favorites.  We made Valentine’s Treasure Boxes with mini valentine’s inside, Valentine’s Day Pop Up Cards, and Valentine’s Day(…)

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Make Your Own City

Make Your Own City

Last week I got to go on a field trip with my daughter’s kindergarten class. We took a tour around our local city and it was so much fun. We took a trolley to City Hall, the library, and saw a few other special things along the way.  Gigi’s been super excited to know more about(…)

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Meri Cherry Art Studio for Kids Highlights

Meri Cherry Art Studio for Kids Highlights

The Art Studio has officially been open for six months.  It’s hard to believe because when you walk in it has a feeling of being around forever.  There have been a ton of firsts over these six months, both really exciting and often unexpected.  I thought it would be fun to reflect a little bit on(…)

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A Private Family Art Experience

A Private Family Art Experience

I’ve been feeling like I’ve been sitting on the Jewel of the Nile for the past two months! Seriously, it has not been easy to hold onto these pics and not tell you all on instagram about the private family art experience we’ve been brewing up in the art studio. I had to work out the kinks(…)

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Wood Art Mannequins for Observational Drawing

Wood Art Mannequins for Observational Drawing

We recently opened up a retail space in our art studio.  I wanted it to be filled with all the things that I’ve tried countless times with my kids and had great success with.  We have amazing spin art kits, painting kits with my favorite brushes and watercolor palettes, and the best hammers ever for(…)

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Holiday Wrapping Paper DIY

Holiday Wrapping Paper DIY

A new post from my friend Katie over at A Friendly Affair for the holidays. Love this process art holiday wrapping paper . Thanks Katie! Katie has a sister post on how to wrap your holiday gifts over here. Thanks to Meri and so many of the other incredible art moms, my children and I(…)

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Personalized Art You’ll Want to Frame

Personalized Art You’ll Want to Frame

If you have twenty minutes to spare and a printer, you have to do this amazing gift for the holidays with your child.  Personalized framed art is going to make grandma, or uncle teddy, or whoever it is, so happy.  Seriously, this process is so simple and I have a new fantastic art supply to add(…)

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