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Tar Pit Slime and Dinosaur Play for Toddlers

Tar Pit Slime and Dinosaur Play for Toddlers

Did you know that Los Angeles’ La Brea Tar Pits are one of the world’s best and most important sources of Ice Age fossils?  Yup.  Pretty cool huh?  We love science around here and are always looking for new and interesting ways to bring more science into our lives.  The La Brea Tar Pits got(…)

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Design Your Own Canvas Sneakers

Design Your Own Canvas Sneakers

I’ve been in a bit of a creative funk lately, feeling like every thing’s been done before and nothing feels new or fresh.  Leave it to a group of amazing 9-18 year olds to totally pump me up and get me so excited about pretty much everything!  I taught an art camp for the past(…)

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Rainbow Spaghetti and Meatball Sensory Play for Toddlers

Rainbow Spaghetti and Meatball Sensory Play for Toddlers

Food and play is a hot topic on the internet right now.  So much so that I almost didn’t post our recent rainbow spaghetti play.  Then, I read Tinkerlab’s awesome post about using food in preschool sensory activities  and I decided it is something I feel comfortable with.  I appreciate and respect everyone’s right to(…)

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Spin Art Rocks for Kids

Spin Art Rocks for Kids

Sometimes when I’m doing a project intended for a post it turns out to be a pretty epic fail.  Other times, when I put little to no thought into it, something magical happens.  That’s what happened here.  My family went to the beach this weekend and had a fantastic day building sand castles, playing in(…)

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7 Layer Play Dough Birthday Cake

7 Layer Play Dough Birthday Cake

Gigi turned 3 this weekend which means I spent all day Saturday putting together a party with Ev and my cuz over at Design Blahg, Erica, putting together a purple ballerina party from 6:30 am to 4 pm, when the first guest arrived.  Every year Ev and I promise ourselves we’re not going to wait(…)

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Feet Painting Toddler Disco Party

Feet Painting Toddler Disco Party

This art play group was too much fun! I wasn’t going to do feet painting at first because I was worried it might be too crazy but I’m so glad we went for it! Parents definitely had to hold onto their kids tightly but we all got to boogie down for this awesome yogurt feet(…)

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Elmer Face Painting Party

Elmer Face Painting Party

Combining super creative fun with amazing friends is the best combo ever.  Holy cow! This Elmer face painting party was so much fun!  This is the last installment (for now) of the Preschool Book Club Series I’ve had the pleasure of being a part of.  This week we are featuring the beautifully fun children’s picture(…)

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Dinosaur Sensory Play for Toddlers – Rainbow Shampoo

Dinosaur Sensory Play for Toddlers – Rainbow Shampoo

Seriously, I love art play group.  The kids have so much freaking fun! This week we had a dinosaur carwash of sorts, fully equipped with rainbow shampoo made from Fun at Home with Kids rainbow soap foam recipe.  We didn’t follow directions that well so ours didn’t foam up so much but it still worked(…)

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New Logo, New Blog, New Giveaway!!!

New Logo, New Blog, New Giveaway!!!

Woo hoo!!! Meri Cherry got a new makeover and I am soooo excited about it!  I’ve been wanting a redesign of my blog forever and finally put one foot in front of the other and made it happen.  That’s the trick right?  Action steps are everything.   Thanks to the incredible graphic designer and fellow(…)

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Crayon Art Sculpture

Crayon Art Sculpture

Every two weeks some blogger friends of mine get together for an art series that explores a different art material or art process.  Last month we tried fabric resist art and this month we are working with crayons.  I’m so excited by this crayon art sculpture.  It is such an easy art project for kids.(…)

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