Monthly Archives: July 2013

  • Bird Paintings

    Today on Art Bar monday over at Small for Big I am sharing these DIY bird paintings, free printables and all! This was originally a kid craft, but things didn’t go so well. I ended up creating the bird coloring pages for grown-up kids (that would be us). I hope you will try them and …

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  • Paper Robots

    We recently went on a lovely little summer holiday. (I hope to share some of my photos with you as soon as I can narrow them down!) We always bring some arts + crafts with us when traveling. I usually throw some supplies in an art bag, along with some ideas scribbled on a piece …

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  • The Super Swing

    About 40 feet up in the trees hangs our super swing. When we first tossed that rope around the oak branch it was 13 years ago, and we attached a baby swing. The kids spent years in that swing. Some liked to go high, others were scared. Eventually they all outgrew the baby swing, and …

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  • Kid Postcards {from their art}

    My son loves to draw. He has sketchbooks by his bed and draws at night. Whatever pops into his head, he puts it down on paper: a clock, the sun, a pencil, a hockey puck, sports logos, lots of penguins. I love this about him. But the sad part is, he thinks he’s bad at …

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  • Poppy Art with Coffee Filters

    Today’s Art Bar Monday project over on Small for Big is quite possibly the coolest thing we’ve done in a while. Can you believe these are coffee filters? We used liquid watercolors which are so vibrant and saturated. The finished piece is 100% framable. Make this with your kids, or perhaps all by yourself! Check …

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  • The Painted Staircase

    I love painted stairs. They make me think of my summer house (in my dreams…). Here are some stairs that will definitely inspire! ombre stairs // striped stairs at kate spade london pop-up shop // hot pink stairs // yellow patterned stairs (wow!) blue painted stair runner teal painted stairs // blue ombre stairs // …

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  • 18 things to do this summer with kids

    Summer List 2013

    Happy 4th of July! At this moment, we are somewhere exploring the island of Martha’s Vineyard. I will report back later in the month. In the meantime, here our summer list (better late than never I always say): 1. bake giant chocolate chip cookies / 2. make mini storage / 3. sombrilla beach tent / 4. …

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  • Stenciled Letter Dress

    It’s Art Bar Monday over at Small for Big. Check out this totally cute do-it-yourself with the coolest patterned stencils by Handmade Charlotte. Have a great week! xo Bar  

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