Toddlers

Make Your Own Zip Line – STEAM Activity for Kids

Make Your Own Zip Line – STEAM Activity for Kids

Every once in a while I do an activity with my kids that is so super awesome that I want to scream from the rooftops “You must do this immediately!”  Making a zip line with your kids is one of those activities.  This was easy, super fun and a great way for our entire family to create and experiment(…)

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Working with Pastels – Easy Process Art for Kids

Working with Pastels – Easy Process Art for Kids

PASTELS.  Simple, beautiful, and easy art for kids. I love this gorgeous art supply that can be used with even the youngest child.  If you are a parent, teacher or caretake, looking to fill your child’s day with more meaningful art, pastels are a fantastic artful process to start.  Just follow these simple tips and you’re(…)

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Make a Nature Table – Inspired by The Artful Year Book

Make a Nature Table – Inspired by The Artful Year Book

If you follow my blog or Facebook page, it’s no secret I am a big fan of Jean Van’t Hul, the amazing author, mother and resource behind The Artful Parent.  I wrote a book review here before we even knew each other in real life/the blogosphere.  Now we’re both part of the RAMS (Rockin Art Moms)(…)

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40 Plus Awesome Sensory Play Activities for Babies and Toddlers

40 Plus Awesome Sensory Play Activities for Babies and Toddlers

When my girls were babies I went hardcore, no holds barred, sensory play 24/7 with them.  I was obsessed! I even started a play group just so that I could think of more ways to give babies and toddlers sensory experiences.  As a result, I have a pretty big arsenal of great sensory ideas and activities(…)

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Handmade Glitter Toys for Imaginative Play

Handmade Glitter Toys for Imaginative Play

My girls have been begging me to use glitter lately.  “Mama I want sparklies,” from D and “Mama, please can we use glitter,” over and over again in a long drawn out groan.  I finally decided to put an end to the madness and I’m so glad I did!  Sometimes following our children’s lead is(…)

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Make A Recycled Sewing Box

Make A Recycled Sewing Box

A little over a year ago I received a message on my Facebook page the very second I hit 1000 likes.  It said something like “Congrats.  The first 1000 are the hardest.”  Asia from Fun at Home with Kids had been reading my blog and watching my page slowly slowly creep to the high hundreds(…)

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25 Valentine’s Day Art Projects for kids

25 Valentine’s Day Art Projects for kids

Love is definitely in the air.  My girls are practicing drawing hearts.  I’m painting bleeding hearts.  There’s just a lot of love out there and in here.  I took some time to make this round up of all my favorite Valentine’s Day Art Project Ideas all in one place.  My very favorite ever is number one.  I(…)

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Recycled Art Portfolios – An Easy Way to Store Your Child’s Artwork

Recycled Art Portfolios – An Easy Way to Store Your Child’s Artwork

Happy 2015 everyone! It’s a new year and it’s time to get organized.  I am committed to living differently, healthier, cleaner this year and I’m starting with organization.  Probably the number one question I get asked is “What do I do with all my kid’s artwork?”  I must admit that until recently, we were accumulating(…)

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The Best Art Ideas and Art Projects of 2014

The Best Art Ideas and Art Projects of 2014

Woah.  It’s 2015 in almost 24 hours.  How did this happen??!  I don’t know.  But I do know that we’ve shared some super fun art ideas and art projects for kids this past year so I thought I’d put them all together in one place to make life easier.  I’ve definitely had some misses (like this one was(…)

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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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