25 Last Minute Easter Basket Ideas for Kids - Lots of creative ideas!

25 Creative Easter Basket Ideas for Kids

It’s only a week until Easter! Do you know what’s going into your children’s Easter baskets? If you need a little help, here are 25 creative Easter basket ideas… No candy in the bunch! (But if you wanted to add a chocolate bunny or a few chocolate eggs, I’m sure your kiddos won’t object.) This… 

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The Artful Parent Book Birthday Celebration

The Artful Parent Book Birthday & Giveaway Celebration

My baby is one! It’s been a year since The Artful Parent book was released into the world… And, since I try not to miss a chance for a celebration, I am baking a cherry pie in honor of the occasion and am running a big book giveaway! I also wanted to thank you again… 

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How to Make Peanut Butter Cups in Silicone Molds

How to Make Peanut Butter Cups in Silicone Molds

Given our love of peanut butter playdough, peanut butter nest snacks, and peanut butter cups, I thought we ought to try to make an Easter version of the divine combination of chocolate and peanut butter. Maia and I first planned to make peanut butter cups in egg shapes. I saw a few posts on Pinterest, and… 

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Personalized Childrens Growth Chart

A Personalized Childrens Growth Chart

Personalized products are meaningful for anyone, but I think they are extra special for a child who is just learning the power of letters and words. GIVEAWAY note: You’ll have a chance to win a personalized childrens growth chart of your choice at the end of this post… At age 4 1/2 there is one… 

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Easter Gifts for Kids - Spring Arts and Crafts Products

Easter Gifts for Kids (+ Spring Arts & Crafts Products)

With Easter around the corner and all the Easter and spring crafting going on around us, I decided to focus on Easter gifts for kids in this month’s sponsor welcome post. And spring arts and crafts products… And, for those planning ahead, some unique Mother’s Day gift ideas… So… Please welcome my blog sponsors for… 

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Easter Egg Suncatcher Craft for Kids with Spring Flowers

Easter Egg Suncatcher Craft with Flower Petals

If you follow me on facebook or via Instagram, you may have seen a sneak preview of this Easter egg suncatcher craft yesterday. These suncatchers seemed like the perfect way to celebrate the floral explosion going on around us. Daphne’s already picking flowers for us several times a day and delivering them to us at… 

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Body Tracing Activity for Kids

Body Tracing Activity for Kids

We’ve had a lot of fun with a body tracing activity over the past week or so. What started as a simple invitation to work big turned into a week-long exploration of self portraits, working large, and even quilting (on paper). I taped large sheets of butcher paper to the floor in the living room,… 

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Toothpick Sculptures for Kids - 17 Fun Construction Ideas to Try with Toothpicks

Toothpick Sculptures for Kids :: 13 Fun Toothpick Construction Ideas!

The kids and I made extra colorful toothpick sculptures yesterday, using spring-colored marshmallows, colored toothpicks, and translucent pony beads. I shared a couple of photos on Instagram, but wanted to follow up with a proper blog post, more pictures, and a round up of kids toothpick sculpture ideas. First of all, if you haven’t tried… 

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Eco Art Easter Gifts for Kids from Stubby Pencil Studio

Easter Gift Ideas for Kids (+ A GIVEAWAY by Stubby Pencil Studio)

What do artful parents such as you and me like to see in Easter baskets? Why art supplies, of course! The creative experiences they inspire will live on long after the chocolate bunny is gone. Stubby Pencil Studio, one of my longest standing blog sponsors, is where I often shop for fun and artful holiday… 

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Melting Crayons Art on Canvas with Watercolors

Melting Crayons Art on Canvas + Watercolor Resist

We tried doing melted crayon art on canvas yesterday. If you saw my Instagram pictures yesterday, you know that I initially planned to try out crayons in the hot glue gun, an idea I saw on Pinterest a while back. This did not go so well, so we resorted to our standby of putting the… 

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Kids Shadow Art :: Tracing the Light -- Beautiful!

Kids Shadow Art :: Tracing the Light

Daphne and I made shadow art a couple of days ago. Both kids repeated the activity again this morning. This is such a simple art activity. Yet so absorbing. And so beautiful. We simply traced the pattern of shadow and light made by the morning sun streaming through the sheer floral curtains in our dining room… 

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