SMOOSH Paintings for Toddlers

SMOOSH Paintings for Toddlers

It’s week two of our STEAM Power series.  Last week I shared our easy zip line for kids for the theme : FLY.  This week the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) theme is REACTION.  While scrolling through my photos I came across these pics of my girls doing SMOOSH Paintings (at least, that’s(…)

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Recycled Art Garlands

Recycled Art Garlands

Hi everyone.  I’m over over at Hello, Wonderful today sharing how to make this easy and really pretty art garland.  We’re pretty obsessed with pastels these days.  Head over to Hello, Wonderful for more pics and the how to. If you want to read more about how to use pastels with kids check out this how(…)

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Handmade Charlotte, Pottery Barn Kids and Meri Cherry – Yippee

Handmade Charlotte, Pottery Barn Kids and Meri Cherry – Yippee

Calling All Locals!  I am sooo excited to invite you to a super fun event I am hosting at Pottery Barn Kids in Los Angeles March 7, at 11am.  We’re going to celebrate Handmade Charlotte’s line of DIY Kits and it’s FREEEEE. Come join us at The Grove for fun, laughter and a good ‘ol crafting(…)

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Create Mini Art Books for Kids

Create Mini Art Books for Kids

I’ve been so excited to share these mini art books I made with my art classes this week.  The kids had so much fun with them.  Last week I shared some ideas on using pastels with kids.  We’ve been working with pastels almost daily in our home and with the kids in our art studio at(…)

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Beaded Fairy Wands and Fairy Crowns

Beaded Fairy Wands and Fairy Crowns

I live in a world of fairies, tutus, and costume changes.  I have two daughters, ages 3 and 2, and they are committed to everything “girly girl.”  I know this can change at any moment and I’m looking forward to the day that one of my daughters wants to kick around a ball, but for(…)

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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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The “Non Crafty Moms” Art Supply List – Everything You Need to Know to get Started

The “Non Crafty Moms” Art Supply List – Everything You Need to Know to get Started

I am so happy to share this beginners list of art supplies for all of the self proclaimed “non crafty moms” out there.  I’ve had so many moms ask me where to start, what to buy and how to do get crafty with their kids.  I’ve also heard so many moms say they want to do more arts and(…)

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Rockin’ Records – Easy Art Project for Kids

Rockin’ Records – Easy Art Project for Kids

We’re always looking for new and interesting surfaces to paint on.  When someone donated a box full of old scratched records to my work I knew they’d be a hit with the kids.  Next time you see some records at a yard sale don’t pass them up.  10 cents later you can have a super(…)

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Love Catchers are the New Dream Catchers

Love Catchers are the New Dream Catchers

I’ve wanted to make dream catchers forever so in honor of Valentine’s Day we switched it up a little bit and made Love Catchers.  I thought it was kind of nicer to bring on love dreams than ward off bad dreams.  Know what I mean?  These are pretty easy to make too and can be(…)

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