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Holiday Garland Decoration

Holiday Garland Decoration

The other day I shared our Tie Dye Paper Towel Art Project you can do with your toddler on up.  Today I want to show you what we did with all those beautiful paper towels.  It wasn’t actually we.  It was more like me on a super duper arts and crafts day bender.  My girls are(…)

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Marshmallow and Toothpick Spider Web

Marshmallow and Toothpick Spider Web

Do you follow Kids Activities Blog?  Holly Homer and Rachel Miller have created a one stop shop of art and craft activities for kids plus tons of parent info, suggestions and more. A few months ago they launched a fantastic book called 10 Kids Activities – That are the Bestest, Funnest Ever!  I was lucky to(…)

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Tie Dyed Paper Towel Art You Can Do With Your Toddler

Tie Dyed Paper Towel Art You Can Do With Your Toddler

Tie Dyed Paper Towel art is a classic art process that kids love.  It’s so simple even your toddler can do it.  Mine sure did and even though she’s going through some serious cranky twos at the moment, she managed to have a great time.   We’ve been dying paper towels all week and it’s been great!(…)

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Toddler Masterpiece Canvas Art

Toddler Masterpiece Canvas Art

My youngest, D, turned two yesterday.  In ways she’s grown up so fast and in others, she’s still such a little baby.  I was looking through some old pics and found these beautiful shots of some canvas art she made over a few weeks last fall.  I’m sure Gigi helped with it here and there but(…)

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Halloween Art Project – Decorate Pumpkins with Tinker Trays

Halloween Art Project – Decorate Pumpkins with Tinker Trays

This Halloween art project is AMAZING.   Let me preface with I don’t even like Halloween.  Before kids I was game to turn out all the lights and pretend I wasn’t home during trick or treat hours.  Shameful but true.  Now with two little ones totally obsessed with bones, princess costumes and monsters, it’s time(…)

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Recycled Shape Art – Easy Art Projects for Kids

Recycled Shape Art – Easy Art Projects for Kids

Have you heard of London based artist, Marcus Oakley?  I was recently introduced to him by my friend Ana from BabbleDabbleDo via this gorgeous pinterest board.  He often uses simple shapes and color in his work that I thought would really speak to children.  These shape collages, in particular, really inspired me, so I decided to give them a try(…)

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Shredded Paper Ghost Garland

Shredded Paper Ghost Garland

It’s that time of year again.  You know, when you have to prep your children over and over that the things they are about to see are not real!  We’ve had more talks about bones, witches and monsters than I can count.  I’m happy to say  my prep talks have worked for the most part and my(…)

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Make Washi Tape Rainsticks

Make Washi Tape Rainsticks

It’s no secret that California is suffering one of the worst droughts in it’s history.  We really need some rain yo!  In an effort to combine art, education and some good ol’ fashioned spiritual magic, we made rain sticks in art class last week.  We even did a rain dance at the end of class(…)

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Make and Play – The Easiest Puppet Theater for Kids

Make and Play – The Easiest Puppet Theater for Kids

A few days ago I told you about our epic Saturday in Santa Monica when we went to the park, saw a puppet show, made a washi tape mural and ate at one of the best deli’s in LA.  I promised I’d share how we used our mural.  Here it is! We made the easiest(…)

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Balsa Wood Fall Wind Chimes

Balsa Wood Fall Wind Chimes

I am teaching a ton of after school art classes these days and lately we’ve been focusing on wood.  Did you know that balsa wood comes from balsa trees in Guatemala and other South American countries?  I’ve been wanting to work with balsa wood forever and so glad I got the chance this past week.(…)

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