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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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Guest Post – Mixed Media Collage for Kids

Guest Post – Mixed Media Collage for Kids

Do you guys know the fantastic craft blog MollyMoo?  Michelle, the woman behind the blog, is a mega talented graphic designer, crafter and mom to Molly, who also crafts on MollyMoo.  I am so excited to be a guest blogger over there today, sharing how to make Mixed Media Collages with kids, even toddlers.  Gigi(…)

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Eric Carle Inspired Mixed Up Chameleon Art

Eric Carle Inspired Mixed Up Chameleon Art

I’m so in love with this Eric Carle inspired Mixed up Chameleon art.  Have you read The Mixed Up Chameleon?  It’s the latest highlighted book for the Preschool Book Club Series I’m a part of.  It’s such a nice story about a chameleon who doesn’t see his own strengths and tries to be like everyone(…)

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Happy Mother’s Day – Art and Connection

Happy Mother’s Day – Art and Connection

In honor of Mother’s Day this year, I want to pay tribute to my mom, Libby Goldstein.  The mom that taught me to be an artist.  The mom that came to every single volleyball game.  The mom that brought me fresh lunch from the deli everyday to school (I know, crazy right?) The mom that(…)

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Make Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons

Make Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons

I am so excited to be part of this super awesome Preschool Book Club with 6 other bloggers that care A LOT about reading and bringing fun and creativity into our children’s lives.  Each month we will share an activity related to a favorite children’s book.  What better book to kick off the series than(…)

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Reggio Inspired Butterfly Art for Kids

Reggio Inspired Butterfly Art for Kids

I love creating butterfly art this time of year.  This Reggio inspired butterfly art project for kids is great for ages 4 and up.  In case your unfamiliar with the Reggio approach to learning, here is a good Reggio starting point.  We used an old box frame found at a thrift store and paint markers to(…)

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