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Spin Art Shadow Box

Spin Art Shadow Box

A few months ago we went on a spin art bender of gargantuan proportions.  We just couldn’t get enough.  It was a spinning frenzy.  One of the coolest things we popped in the salad spinner were rocks.  Lots and lots of rocks.  They were so beautiful I was determined to do right by them.  Finally,(…)

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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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Hanukkah Dreidel Wall Art

Hanukkah Dreidel Wall Art

Hanukkah is right around the corner.  We are very excited about this in our house.  Recently, I came across a stack of Gigi’s old paintings and thought the colors were so pretty, it might be fun to make something out of them.  We have piles and piles of art so I didn’t feel bad cutting(…)

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Art Adventures – Reggio Inspired Self Portrait Shadow Boxes

Art Adventures – Reggio Inspired Self Portrait Shadow Boxes

There are so many things I love about this project I’m not sure where to begin.  I just love it! I really wanted to do a self-portrait for my art enrichment class called Art Adventures.  When I researched ideas, so much of what I saw didn’t quite capture the essence of the child or it(…)

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10 Simple Invitations to Play for Toddlers

10 Simple Invitations to Play for Toddlers

As a mom of two little ones, I am constantly trying to find new and fun ways to excite and engage my girls.  It’s not always easy, but here are some simple ways I’ve found that have really worked well. 1.  LET THEM PAINT!  My daughter has spent hours painting.  I don’t mean at one(…)

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Little World Shadow Boxes

Little World Shadow Boxes

I love shadow boxes.  There are so many kinds and they have endless possibilities.  I introduced these little worlds to the campers on Friday to lots of “oohs and ahhhs.”  I’m excited to see what they come up with.  I gave them the option of using the top or bottom of these boxes I picked(…)

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DIY Bedroom Door Signs for Kids

DIY Bedroom Door Signs for Kids

Summer Art Camp is in full swing.  We finished up our door signs today and the kids took them home.  I like to picture the kids putting the signs on their bedroom doors, telling their parents not to come in all serious.  I was actually surprised more kids didn’t make Do Not Enter signs.  The(…)

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Starburst Picture Frame

I found clear blocks for a dollar at Michael’s the other day and I’ve been waiting to feel inspired.  Inspiration struck today with my camera back in business.  These starburst picture frames, as Ev likes to call them, are super easy and pretty limitless. All you need is cardboard, glue, scissors, sequins (which are missing(…)

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