Drawing Faces with Kids - plus a free printable guide to drawing the human face

Drawing Faces for Kids (plus a FREE printable guide)

We’ve been drawing a lot of faces around here. Self portraits in the traditional style as well as body tracing self portraits and collage self portraits. Drawing faces remains one of our family’s favorite ways to express our creativity. And not just our family. The human face is one of the subjects that many children draw repeatedly over the… 

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The Best Kids Science Experiments to Try at Home

The Best Kids Science Experiments to Try at Home

I started writing this yesterday with the idea of sharing the best kids science experiments to do at home. For you, of course. But also partly as a reminder for myself since Maia has a birthday coming up and has requested a Mad Scientist party with lots of fun science experiments. Basically these are our favorites… 

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Our Favorite Kids Art Supplies from Stubby Pencil Studio

My Favorite Stubby Pencil Studio Kids Art Supplies

As you know, I buy our art supplies from a variety of places, both locally and online. One place I return to again and again is Stubby Pencil Studio, for the quality of the art supplies offered and because of the eco-friendly focus. I’ve also worked with Kate, Stubby Pencil’s owner, as a blog sponsor… 

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While She Naps Podcast Episode 28 on Kids Arts and Crafts

On the While She Naps Podcast

As I mentioned briefly in my blog post about our Folly Beach trip, I participated in my first podcast during our vacation. There was some drama about how it would work when the internet went out island-wide, but luckily it was back up just in time! The podcast is While She Naps with Abby Glassenberg and… 

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Flower suncatcher craft tutorial

A Flower Suncatcher Craft for Kids

One of our favorite suncatchers to create is the flower suncatcher with contact paper and flower petals and leaves. And this is coming from someone who has a well-documented obsession with suncatchers and stained glass art projects! Recently, we made our favorite flower suncatchers again, using paper plates as the frames (it just works so… 

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Great list of the best painting activities for preschoolers!

Painting Activities for Preschoolers :: 11 Favorites

Looking for painting activities for your preschoolers? Here are 11 of our all-time favorites that are process-oriented and developmentally appropriate yet super fun. Everything from spin painting and puffy paint to watercolor resist and shaving cream marbling. And, bonus! The results are usually pretty cool, too. First, a quick note about paints. We use and love… 

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Great Light Table Activities for Kids

10+ Light Table Activities for Kids (Free and Low-Cost)

We have continued to use our DIY light table regularly over the past several months and believe it’s about the best thing I’ve done this year. Really. I wish I had put one of these together years ago! I highly recommend you set up a simple light table for your kids! If you’ve read my light… 

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10 Ocean Crafts for Kids

10 Ways to Have a More Creative Beach Trip :: Ocean Crafts for Kids

We went to Folly Beach for the water and sand and sun, of course, but while there, we found ways to make it a creative week for the family as well with some ocean-inspired arts and crafts here and there. Some I had planned to do—I brought plaster of Paris for sandcasting, crayons for melted crayon… 

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Dolphin Watching on Folly Beach

Our Week on Folly Beach :: Activities and Photos

As many of you know, our family spent this past week on Folly Beach. (We’ve been going to Folly almost every year since Maia was two. And usually share a beach house with friends for double the fun.) It’s been such a wonderful vacation! A week of soaking up the warm sun, breathing in the salty sea air,… 

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Take a Mixed Media Online Art Class with My Kids

Taking Online Art Classes (and a GIVEAWAY)

I posted recently about the figure drawing class we were taking with Craftsy and how surprised I was at the inspiration we found through it. What I didn’t get to include was my daughters’ continued interest in drawing afterwards. Both kids have been drawing more than usual. And more realistically. Maia worked on a detailed self portrait shortly… 

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Magnetic Tiles for Kids

Magnetic Tiles for Kids (Comparison and Photos)

I came across all these photos of the oh-so-colorful magnetic tiles in the window and had to share. This is from when the set of 100 Picasso Tiles I ordered had just arrived to supplement our set of 48 Building Brilliance Magnetic Shapes from Discount School Supply from Discount School Supply and we were perhaps a bit… 

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