paper crafts

DIY Gift Wrapping Ideas – Picture Frame Wrapping Paper

DIY Gift Wrapping Ideas – Picture Frame Wrapping Paper

Oh, this was so much fun! I’ve joined up with my fellow RAMS (Rockin Art Moms) to bring you a fabulously fun gift wrapping ideas for the holidays.  We all got together to share some of our favorite DIY wrapping paper techniques.  There are some seriously talented moms in this group!  Speaking of which, I saw this(…)

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A Reggio Inspired Thanksgiving Feast

A Reggio Inspired Thanksgiving Feast

This past summer I made a big change and got a new job at a Reggio based school in Los Angeles.  I had been learning more and more about the Reggio approach to learning and when I came across a little Reggio preschool in Los Angeles, I knew it was the right place for me.  As(…)

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Christmas Sensory Play – Jingle Bell Noisemakers

Christmas Sensory Play – Jingle Bell Noisemakers

It’s Christmas Sensory Series time again and this week we are focusing on SOUND!  I’m so excited to share these super fun kid-centric jingle bell noise makers! Gigi and I had so much fun making these together.  After last week’s santa binoculars, which were definitely more on the crafty side, it’s nice to share something a(…)

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DIY Art Gift Baskets and The Best Art Supplies to Put in Them

DIY Art Gift Baskets and The Best Art Supplies to Put in Them

It’s hard to believe but the holidays are almost upon us.  I am determined to be prepared this year and diy art gift baskets are my solution.  My girls love arts and crafts and so do their friends so I’m going to put together gift baskets in all shapes and sizes, filled with all of(…)

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DIY Santa Binoculars – Where is That Guy?

DIY Santa Binoculars – Where is That Guy?

I’m so excited to be part of a new holiday craft series based on the five senses.  Once a week for the next five weeks I will share a Christmas holiday craft related to one of the five senses with five other awesome kid bloggers.  We are kicking off the series with SIGHT.  Check out(…)

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Holiday Garland Decoration

Holiday Garland Decoration

The other day I shared our Tie Dye Paper Towel Art Project you can do with your toddler on up.  Today I want to show you what we did with all those beautiful paper towels.  It wasn’t actually we.  It was more like me on a super duper arts and crafts day bender.  My girls are(…)

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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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