How to Create a Kids Art Space that will get Used

Kids Art Space :: How to Create One that will Get Used

I had a friend ask me for advice recently on creating an art space for her two school-age kids. She had a couple of spaces in mind—the basement that didn’t otherwise get used—and a cozy sun room where the dad made his fly fishing ties. Which one do you think I suggested? Yes, the sun room. For… 

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Heart and Stone Jewelry Custom Charm Necklace 15

Personalized Mothers Day Jewelry + GIVEAWAY!

Mother’s Day. One day a year to honor mothers and to mark their importance to families and society… For a mother, though, every day is Mother’s Day. You know what I mean, right? Every day is a day in which mothers the world over love, guide, and raise their children. Every day is a day in which… 

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Fabric Arts and Crafts for Kids - so many fun ideas

Fabric Arts and Crafts Ideas for Kids

Have you tried fabric art with your children yet? We’ve tried quite a few kid-friendly fabric arts and crafts ideas including using fabric in art projects, printing on fabric, drawing on fabric, decorating our own T-shirts (and other fabric items), painting fabric, glue batik, Sharpie tie-dye, and, of course, sewing with fabric. First, though, a few… 

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Watercolor Techniques for Kids - Experimenting with Different Techniques

7 Watercolor Techniques for Kids :: Experimenting

We’ve been experimenting lately with different watercolor techniques for kids, adding new twists to our favorite tools and techniques as well as trying out new ideas. Our experiments include dropping, spreading, adding rubbing alcohol and salt, using the watercolors with water and without, and painting on the light table. I have lots of photos and (super simple) instructions… 

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How to Make Homemade Bubbles with Kids

How to Make Homemade Bubbles

Yesterday, when I wrote about making homemade bubble wands with the kids, I promised to share photos of them using their new bubble wands as well as the instructions for how to make homemade bubbles. Here goes! First the bubbles recipe and then the photos… How to Make Homemade Bubbles INGREDIENTS 4 cups warm water… 

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Make Homemade Bubble Wands

Make Homemade Bubble Wands

Happy Earth Day! Today I have a post for you on making lovely homemade bubble wands. We used the new and improved Artterro bubble wand kit, sent to us for review (and which also contains materials and instructions for making some fun garden art!), but if you’re feeling crafty and resourceful you could make bubble wands without a kit…. 

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Masking Tape Art Project for Kids - Weaving a Colorful Rug

Masking Tape Art on a Big Scale

When we built the Fort Magic igloo last week, the kids completed it by pimping out the place with some masking tape art. I promised a post about the tape art carpet “in a couple of days” but between a Spring break road trip and Easter, it didn’t happen as quickly as I thought it would…. 

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Fort Magic Fort Kit for Kids - An Igloo

The Fort Magic Fort Kit for Kids

I wrote about Fort Magic a few weeks ago. About a fort kit for kids that has turned our house into a creative construction zone—in such a good way. It has added a new level of family interaction and collaboration during the building phase and has inspired all kinds of imaginative play afterward. This fort kit… 

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Easter Art Activities Styrofoam Printing Easter Eggs

Two Great Easter Art Activities for Kids

We’ve been doing lots of Easter arts and crafts these past couple of weeks! Here are two more Easter art activities that we’ve been working on this week: styrofoam printed Easter eggs & painted wooden eggs They are both easy and quick, so you still have time to do them with your kiddos! Two Easter… 

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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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