While She Naps Podcast for Parents and Teachers

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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Hello Summer

What I Love About Summer with Kids

Well hello, Summer! And welcome. Yesterday pretty much epitomized what I love about summer, so I thought I’d share… Note: I’m trying something new and embedding a few of my Instagram photos, thanks to a tip from my friend Tiffany at Peanut Blossom. What I Love about Summer with Kids 1. Starting the day slowly,… 

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Keep kids art supplies handy and organized with art caddies and holders. Love these!

Whats in Our Kids Wooden Art Supply Caddy

What do a kids’ wooden art supply caddy and a wall mounted iPad holder have in common? Not much, you say? Well, I have been coveting both of these useful items for years now and finally asked my woodworker friend Doug to make them for me. And both handy-dandy organization devices are now fully integrated… 

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10 Nature Art Projects for Kids

10 Nature Art Projects for Kids

Kids and nature art projects are a natural combo. Children love to play outdoors, interacting with nature, and they love to create. Here are 10 ways kids can use nature—including flowers, leaves, rocks, and more—in their art making. 10 Nature Art Projects for Kids

Watercolor Paints

Snippets, Photos, and a Question

I have so many blog posts and photos to share with you. So many!  My photo file is full of photos of artful activities that we’ve been doing and I have a lot more ideas in lists, notebooks, and in my head. Yet, when I sat down to write a post last night, I came… 

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Tinkerlab Book by Rachelle Doorley

Tinkerlab :: A Creative Thinking Book for Kids (+GIVEAWAY!)

I am so excited to kick off the blog tour for Tinkerlab, the new creative thinking book for kids by Rachelle Doorley (of Tinkerlab blog fame). Rachelle is a good friend and I’ve seen this book develop over the years from a brilliant blog (still is, of course) to an idea, a book, and finally… 

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Fathers Day Quote - Bill Cosby

9 of the Best Fathers Day Quotes

“Nothing I’ve ever done has given me more joys and rewards than being a father to my children.” – Bill Cosby After the recent popularity of my collection of the best mother quotes, I wanted to follow up with some of the best father’s day quotes. Obviously I’m not a father, so I don’t speak from… 

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7 Ways to Make Melted Bead Suncatchers

7 Ways to Make Melted Bead Suncatchers

If you’ve been reading The Artful Parent for any length of time, you’ll know that I love suncatcher arts and crafts in general but that my love for melted bead suncatchers borders on an obsession. We’ve made all kinds of melted bead suncatchers, including: plain jane suncatchers garlands mobiles shapes toys spirals fairy wands shapes within… 

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3 New Ways to Use Magnetic Tiles for Kids -- Fridge, Sand, Water

3 Unique Ways to Use Magnetic Tiles For Kids

We have had so much fun with the magnetic tiles for kids that joined our family 6 months ago. As construction toys for kids go, they are absolutely wonderful! My kids and their friends have played more (and longer) with the magnetic shapes than with any other toy in the house, hands down. (If we were… 

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Kids Art Space Design

Kids Art Space Design Service by The Art Pantry

Do you have a kids art space? Does it perfectly meet the needs of your children and family? If the answer to either is no, there’s an art space wonder woman at the ready to help you out. Her name? Megan Schiller. Her fame? Owner of The Art Pantry (one of The Artful Parent‘s blog sponsors) and former… 

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6 Awesome Activity Books for Kids and their Parents

6 New Activity Books for Kids and Parents

I am feeling incredibly sentimental and blessed at the moment about The Artful Parent and everything that it is and has become and how it has changed me, my family, and my world. What started as a creative outlet and a way to connect with other parents has become more than I could ever have… 

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