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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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Marshmallow and Toothpick Spider Web

Marshmallow and Toothpick Spider Web

Do you follow Kids Activities Blog?  Holly Homer and Rachel Miller have created a one stop shop of art and craft activities for kids plus tons of parent info, suggestions and more. A few months ago they launched a fantastic book called 10 Kids Activities – That are the Bestest, Funnest Ever!  I was lucky to(…)

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Halloween Art Project – Decorate Pumpkins with Tinker Trays

Halloween Art Project – Decorate Pumpkins with Tinker Trays

This Halloween art project is AMAZING.   Let me preface with I don’t even like Halloween.  Before kids I was game to turn out all the lights and pretend I wasn’t home during trick or treat hours.  Shameful but true.  Now with two little ones totally obsessed with bones, princess costumes and monsters, it’s time(…)

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Shredded Paper Ghost Garland

Shredded Paper Ghost Garland

It’s that time of year again.  You know, when you have to prep your children over and over that the things they are about to see are not real!  We’ve had more talks about bones, witches and monsters than I can count.  I’m happy to say  my prep talks have worked for the most part and my(…)

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BEST. PLAY DATE. ACTIVITY. EVER.

BEST. PLAY DATE. ACTIVITY. EVER.

Seriously, BlogMeMom is a genius! If you are not familiar with Suja’s amazing blog, please oh please check it out immediately.  You will find countless amazing, gorgeous, super fun and engaging science and art activities.  I’ve tried a bunch of them and am always super pleased with how they turn out. But this, THIS ONE(…)

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Small World Tar Pits – Dinosaur Play for Toddlers

Small World Tar Pits – 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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