Toddlers

100% Kid Made Neon Lampshade

100% Kid Made Neon Lampshade

Have I mentioned lately how much I love working in a reggio inspired preschool?  It’s just so incredible to watch the children learn and grow and share their creativity in such an organic way.  This project in particular makes me so happy.  We have our silent auction coming up and this 100% Kid Made Neon(…)

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Happy Cereal Box Art with Tinker Trays

Happy Cereal Box Art with Tinker Trays

Do your kids eat a lot of cereal?  Mine are semi obsessed.  I regretfully taught them what a buffet is and now they request a cereal buffet  almost every morning.  Oh well, at least I figured out that they can pour their own milk if I leave a small pitcher of milk on the table.(…)

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Make Wall Hangings from Your Child’s Artwork

Make Wall Hangings from Your Child’s Artwork

Last week I shared our Collaborative Painting Mural and how we made it.  I asked the kids in art class what we should do with our big mural, since we all wanted to enjoy it.  “I know! We can cut it up and all share it,” said one very sweet little three year old.  And that’s just(…)

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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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