Monthly Archives: November 2014

  • Pantone Playdough + Gift Tag

    Making playdough is something I could do in my sleep. I have made it for so many years. It is so far superior to store bought in every way! First of all, it’s really soft. Secondly, it lasts forever. Third of all, it’s really cool to watch the liquid turn into a solid right before …

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  • Printable Tree Wrap and Braided Rope

    Today I am sharing my first ever wrapping paper printable! Plus a really easy way to make braided rope from yarn. It literally takes a minute and is kind of magical. You can print this wrap in two sizes: Christmas Tree Wrap 8.5 x 14 (legal sized paper) Christmas Tree Wrap 11 x 17 (for …

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  • Gift Guide // Top 10 Basic Art Supplies

    I teach art to small children in my house. Every week I set up new art experiences and carefully pick out my materials. I often get asked by moms which materials they should buy to create their own art area at home. This question always gets me excited for two reasons: 1) Maybe I’ve influenced …

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  • Painted Wooden Blocks

    When the kids walked into art class last week and saw wooden blocks and paint, they couldn’t believe it! Were they really allowed to paint on them? One little girl told us a story about how she once drew on wooden blocks. She said her mom didn’t get mad. Then they all started to chat …

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  • Sensory Art Play with Easy Dough

    My friend Asia from Fun at Home with Kids has a new book! It’s called 150+ Screen Free Activities for Kids and it’s literally awesome. There are recipes for everything under the sun, from flubber to slime, moon sand to fizzy slush. There are also sections on homemade paints, small worlds, and DIY toys. If …

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  • Leaf Drawing with Chalk Markers

    Yesterday I found this big and beautiful leaf on a walk with a friend. I tried hard not to pick up every leaf that I saw because my kids keep telling me that’s weird and annoying. So I restrained myself and only stopped to pick up this one. How could I not? I came home …

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  • paper made with splattered liquid watercolor

    Paper Lanterns // Made by Kids

    Maybe it’s me, but I felt like I needed a little departure from Holiday and leaves and fall colors. These lanterns were made by my art campers, ages four to six. Aren’t they so pretty? This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support! Materials for splatter paper: Gray sulphite paper (12 x 18) …

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  • Thanksgiving Day Craft Table

    Today I am over at Land of Nod’s blog Honest to Nod. I had so much fun creating this awesome craft table with the coolest Land of Nod paints and markers. I am slightly obsessed with just about everything in their catalog. Are you? Seriously, it’s all just eye candy! Click over to see what …

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