paper crafts

Tie Dyed Paper Towel Art You Can Do With Your Toddler

Tie Dyed Paper Towel Art You Can Do With Your Toddler

Tie Dyed Paper Towel art is a classic art process that kids love.  It’s so simple even your toddler can do it.  Mine sure did and even though she’s going through some serious cranky twos at the moment, she managed to have a great time.   We’ve been dying paper towels all week and it’s been great!(…)

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Recycled Shape Art – Easy Art Projects for Kids

Recycled Shape Art – Easy Art Projects for Kids

Have you heard of London based artist, Marcus Oakley?  I was recently introduced to him by my friend Ana from BabbleDabbleDo via this gorgeous pinterest board.  He often uses simple shapes and color in his work that I thought would really speak to children.  These shape collages, in particular, really inspired me, so I decided to give them a try(…)

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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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Make Washi Tape Rainsticks

Make Washi Tape Rainsticks

It’s no secret that California is suffering one of the worst droughts in it’s history.  We really need some rain yo!  In an effort to combine art, education and some good ol’ fashioned spiritual magic, we made rain sticks in art class last week.  We even did a rain dance at the end of class(…)

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Make a Washi Tape Mural – Easy Art Projects for Kids

Make a Washi Tape Mural – Easy Art Projects for Kids

You know those days where you don’t have a plan and somehow you fall into the best thing ever and you and your partner are high fiving all day thinking “Hey, maybe I’m a pretty good parent after all.”  Well, Saturday was like that.  We started out at Peets, aka my lifeline, for my large(…)

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Collage Process Art for Kids

Collage Process Art for Kids

Oh, collage, how I love thee?  Let me count the ways.  I love you because you are totally open-ended, and great for any age, including adults.  I love collage for so many reasons, but mostly because the process is so therapeutic.  You can do layer after layer and it never gets old.  A few days(…)

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Printmaking for Preschoolers

Printmaking for Preschoolers

Have you ever done printmaking with young children before?  From experience I can say it’s super fun, slightly crazy and a fantastic hands on art process for kids.  We did printmaking this week at art class with the 3-5 year olds.  I love the whole process, though it definitely veered in a different direction than(…)

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Simple Tissue Paper Flower Art for Kids

Simple Tissue Paper Flower Art for Kids

Not long before the school year ended, I got to sub in kindergarten for a few days.  It was so much fun. I used to teach kindergarten for years before becoming an art and craft specialist.  I was anxious to get the kids creating right away, so we started our day with a super simple(…)

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Reflections on Fatherhood

Reflections on Fatherhood

I can’t start this post any other way than to say I have an amazing husband.  After years of bad dates and toxic relationships, I found the man of my dreams, only I had no idea.  I really didn’t get how amazing Ev was in the beginning.  I didn’t realize that easy, secure, kind, incredibly(…)

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Cardboard Cutout Animal Magnets and DIY Magnet Wall

Cardboard Cutout Animal Magnets and DIY Magnet Wall

Last week I introduced you to a new fantastic company I’m working with called Animal Jam.  We made medals to honor all the great things are friends and family members do everyday.  This week I was so inspired by Animal Jam’s fantastic free animal games for kids that we decided to make our own little animals(…)

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