Beautiful Oops Book and Drawing Activity

Beautiful Oops Book and Drawing Activity

Yesterday, I had the dining table covered with butcher paper to protect it from paint and such while we did an activity. Normally, we’d use our riot-of-color, paint-splattered waterproof tablecloth that I bought at the dollar store for the purpose, but this time I was planning to shoot some video and I wanted a  clean,…

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6 Watercolor Resist Techniques to Try

6 Watercolor Resist Techniques to Try

Watercolor paints are one of our favorite art materials, partly because of how adaptable they are. There are so many techniques and different kinds of art activities that you can do with them! Out of all the art techniques you can do with watercolor paint, watercolor resist is my favorite (although the kids might argue for shaving cream…

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Marble Painting for Kids

Marble Painting for Kids

Marble painting is always a favorite kids art activity! We’ve done it on our own as well as for playdates and the larger toddler art group. We’ve created individual-sized marble paintings and larger group marble paintings. We’ve even done a similar painting activity with playground balls in the swimming pool. It’s not painting marbles (although you could…

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How to Do Glue Batik with Kids

How to Do Glue Batik with Kids

The kids and I recently revisited one of our favorite fabric decorating techniques. Glue batik We used this fabric decorating technique to make some lavender eye pillows as Mother’s Day gifts for the grandmas as well as to sell as a preschool fundraiser. The glue batik seemed perfect for the small eye pillows (we’ve done it…

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Being a Mother Quote

Best Mothers Day Quotes

Happy Mother’s Day! I’ve shared some of the best mother quotes in the past (my favorites, anyway!) but wanted to share some more great Mothers Day quotes today. There are so many good ones! Here goes… Mothers Day Quotes

Making melted crayon rocks

Melted Crayon Rock Art as Gifts

We love making rock art of any kind, but especially melted crayon rocks. Like really, really love it. The process is fun and the results are just beautiful. We made another round of melted crayon rocks a few days ago with the idea of giving them as Mother’s Day gifts, teacher appreciation gifts, and even…

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Good Parenting Books and Kids Activity Books

Good Parenting Books for Mother’s Day

I like to think of Mother’s Day as an opportunity to reflect on our roles as mothers. For myself, it’s a chance to consider how I am raising my children. Where I am and where I want to be. And I often turn to books for this—either those already on my bookshelf or those at the…

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15 Handmade Mothers Day Gift Ideas Kids Can Help Make

15 Mothers Day Gift Ideas (That Kids Can Make)

Since Mother’s Day is coming up soon, I thought I’d put together some ideas for Mother’s Day gifts kids can make for mothers, grandmothers, aunts, and other mother figures in their lives. Handmade gifts that aren’t too complicated and that we still have time to make. Some of these children can make or do on their own (depending…

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How to Make Homemade Doughnuts - Recipes and Tips

Homemade Doughnuts :: Recipes and Tips

So… Y’all know I have a sweet tooth, right? And you know that I’ve been working with Craftsy for a while now and am a big fan of their classes. When they asked me recently what I wanted to write about for my next sponsored post, I took a look at their selection and said,…

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Mandalas and Other Pasta Art Activities for Kids

Pasta Art Activities for Kids

We’ve dyed pasta a few times now and used it to make pasta necklaces, pipecleaner caterpillars, and pasta collages, so when the Rockin’ Art Moms issued a macaroni challenge,* I was all over it. I was familiar with using pasta for kids arts and crafts but also excited to branch out and try something new. We ended up…

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DIY Art Journals for Kids with Art Prompts to Inspire Creativity

DIY Art Journals for Kids (with Drawing Prompts)

Note :: These DIY Art Journals are part of the Kids Crafts 101 series—simple children’s crafts made with everyday and recycled materials by 14 crafty bloggers. When I decided to make art journals for the kids recently, I knew that I wanted to incorporate interesting drawing prompts and to use recycle bin materials. I like to offer…

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