DIY Days

Fabric Resist Art Pillows

Fabric Resist Art Pillows

I had so much making these fabric resist art pillows with my girls.  This art project was a collaborative effort since my girls are only toddlers.  I think the ideal age for a resist art project like this would be 7 and up.  You can skip the pillow making part all together and just create(…)

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Trash For Teaching, Thank You

Trash For Teaching, Thank You

In the spirit of gratitude, I had the absolute pleasure of visiting Trash for Teaching, not once, but twice this past week.  First, I went with the second graders at my school to design and create weather instruments.  I was so blown away by this incredible establishment that I brought my family back on Saturday for open studio time.  This(…)

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Tools For Toddlers – The Importance of Tinkering

Tools For Toddlers – The Importance of Tinkering

I watched Gever Tulley’s awesome TED talk recently about letting children play with “dangerous” objects.  I really enjoyed it, especially since I am often confronted with gasps and head shakes from other parents when they see my children explore with nails, hammers, wrenches, toothpicks and other scary tools like these.  I was once publicly shamed(…)

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Happy Halloween – DIY Candy Headbands

Happy Halloween – DIY Candy Headbands

If you’re anything like me, the idea of your kids consuming heaps of candy for Halloween is not exactly appetizing, so a bunch of us moms have gotten together to share ideas of candy fun that doesn’t involve eating. Yay!  By the end of the week we’ll have shared over thirty super fun candy art and(…)

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Baby Rainbow Waterbeds

Baby Rainbow Waterbeds

Last week we made giant rainbow waterbeds and they were so much fun.  It’s still pretty hot in LA so I went with a smaller variation on the waterbeds and they were a big hit.  Unfortunately, my camera broke so I don’t have a pic, but at one point there were eight babies happily playing(…)

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