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Self Portrait Shadow Boxes

Self Portrait Shadow Boxes

I know I promised I’d be doing a lot more crafting for the non crafty moms out there, which I will! But I’ll also be sharing some crafty favorites like these self-portrait shadow boxes because they are just so cool I can’t resist.  Plus, if you read my last post about paint mixing, I said(…)

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Framed Winter Scenes – Easy Art Projects for kids

Framed Winter Scenes – Easy Art Projects for kids

I just realized I better hurry up and post these Framed Winter Scenes before we completely miss winter.  We kind of already did, since it’s been about 80 degrees here in Los Angeles for most of the winter, but still, these are really fun to make, and the techniques can be applied to a lot(…)

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How to Mix Paints with Kids – A Step by Step Tutorial

How to Mix Paints with Kids – A Step by Step Tutorial

Teachers, parents, caretakers, non crafty moms, or anyone who works with kids, this is for you.  Paint mixing is one of my all time favorite things to do with kids.  Not only is it fun, but this basic activity exposes kids to math, science and art all in one go.  It introduces color theory, cause and(…)

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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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Recycled Hanging Rainbows

Recycled Hanging Rainbows

Somewhere over the rainbow…it’s almost 2015 and I’m so happy to be over at Hello, Wonderful again sharing this super happy art project for kids.  What’s better than battling the winter blues than making recycled hanging rainbows? Aren’t they just beautiful?  In one of my art classes the kids take turns choosing the projects from week(…)

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10 Creative Ways to Celebrate Hanukkah

10 Creative Ways to Celebrate Hanukkah

It’s Hanukkah time! I’ve been promising to share some Reggio inspired Hanukkah ideas as well as some straight up Hanukkah crafts.  Here you go! 10 creative ideas to bring the joy this Hanukkah season.  Have fun! *This post contains affiliate links. 1.  Hanukkiah Tracing – We LOVE transparency paper.  It’s like tracing paper, but more(…)

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Make Hanukkiahs from Recycled Materials

Make Hanukkiahs from Recycled Materials

For years I’ve been wanting to make meaningful Hanukkiahs with my students.  Something beyond the classic mosaic tiles with nuts on them or clay with nuts and candles.  This year, thanks to the beauty that is the Reggio Emelia approach to learning and the amazing school I work at, I got a chance.  We made A LOT(…)

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Family Photo Shadow Box Ornaments

Family Photo Shadow Box Ornaments

Do you guys know MamaMiss?  Melissa is a fellow RAM (Rockin Art Mom) and does fantastic craft tutorials, recipes and more.  She’s doing a fab series on kid made ornaments related to favorite children’s books.  I think there are like 70 different kid made ornaments in the series.  It’s really amazing.  These Family Photo Shadow(…)

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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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