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Melted Crayon Art for Toddlers

Melted Crayon Art for Toddlers

Today I came home from an errand and Flor, the best nanny on the planet, had set the girls up with melted crayon art.  I know, she’s amazing.  I have been wanting to try melting crayon art forever.  A friend from work even gave me a little canvas and crayon kit to try it out(…)

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Make Your Own Milk Jar Vase

Make Your Own Milk Jar Vase

Sometimes mama’s gotta make some really easy art just to chill.  You know what I mean?  Since most excursions with kids are usually crazy and constant and overall exhausting, I needed something mindless to just help me relax.  This hand painted milk jar vase definitely did the trick.  I used paint markers to color the(…)

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Family Process Art

Family Process Art

We do process art pretty often around here.  With two toddlers, process art feels like the perfect introduction to art and materials.  My girls are used to creating freely with little or no expectations besides being safe and not eating the materials.  It was so nice to bring my husband into the mix this time! It(…)

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Make Your Own Geoboard

Make Your Own Geoboard

I love coming up with new, hopefully innovative, ways to use styrofoam. It’s always popping up in some package or game.  I’m thinking this geoboard my almost 3 year old made for my 1 and half year old counts.  Geoboards are a fantastic way to practice shapes, strengthen and develop fine motor skills and encourage(…)

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