Monthly Archives: July 2014

  • Mothers

    These images were taken by Ken Heyman, a now 83 year old photographer who has been working since his 20’s when anthropologist Margaret Mead (his professor at the time) asked him to come along with her on a trip to Bali to photograph families. He’s always had an eye for being able to portray the human …

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  • kids can create henna hands for their friends with washable neon markers

    Henna Hands by Kids

    There is a fad brewing in our house. My daughter and her friend, both 11, came downstairs the other day and showed me their hands. OMG, so beautiful! They had both created the coolest designs on each other with gel pens. Wow! They called them “henna hands”, named after the Indian tradition of painting on your body …

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  • Cardboard Ice Cream Cones

    This is a super fun and colorful art craft for the kids to do this summer. It takes a bit of prep, but after that the execution is very easy. And the final results are downright adorable! This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support! Here’s what you’ll need: Cardboard + scissors Black …

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  • Make Pretty Things with Paint Chips

    Using paint chips to make art and crafts is pure genius. They are so colorful, and they are free! There are so many ways to create with paint chips I had a hard time picking. Just type “paint chip” in the Pinterest search bar and you can scroll for ages. But I wanted my round …

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  • make a beautiful garland with liquid watercolors and a unique painting tool

    Watercolor Garland {paint with Q-tips}

    I am so in love with these garlands that the 4-yr olds made in art camp last week. This technique was such a success that the kids asked to do it again the next day! They LOVED painting with q-tips. And I swear, there was literally no way to make these mini paintings look bad. …

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  • Rhode Island Summers

    My husband’s parents have a house in Westerly. We’ve spent every summer there since my oldest daughter was born. I love it there for so many reasons, but the biggest reason of all is the time my kids get to spend with their grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles. It’s a week where they don’t fight …

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  • Paper Bag Crowns

    I love the way these crowns turned out. I don’t know what my vision was exactly…probably something more refined – ha! But since this was an open-ended project, I just gave the 4-yr olds their plain crowns and their art supplies and they made each their very own. I don’t think I could have imagined …

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