Make homemade playdough from this easy recipe and use as gifts for children. Add scents and glitter for extra fun!
Archives for 2010
You know this, but I love our chalkboard. Besides providing a surface for drawing big, it is a wonderful ever-changing focal point in our home. I especially enjoy the layers of drawings on the chalkboard — Daphne's marks and scribbles, Maia's words and hearts and stars. It's time to wash it and start over, but […]
We’ve been having fun making our own homemade wrapping paper this month with a variety of tools and techniques.
A new holiday dress, by special request, for Maia to wear to her school performance. Once again, I followed the quick and simple t-shirt dress idea, although this time the materials were more luxurious than usual. Both the top and skirt of the dress were repurposed from old clothes of mine — a green cashmere […]
We made another ice wreath, this one with the last of the purple and white alyssums. I like the look of the flowers suspended in the ice! I have a bouquet Harry brought home last week that I may use for our next ice wreath. And someone else said they were using orange slices — […]
Today I thought I'd share a few of the artful ideas I've found around the web recently. I love this gingerbread house accordian book by Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord! We're in the process of making a real gingerbread house and I know that Maia would have fun making a paper version as well. Take a look […]
I thought I'd share a few photos today from around our house. I've been rearranging what we have on the walls and hanging some of the kids' artwork. Some I popped into frames, some I hung (or taped up) without framing. Here's the living room, above. Remember Kai-Lan in the lower left? And there's the […]
All these years I’ve been trimming 8 1/2 x 11 paper down to a square, then folding it and rounding off the edges to make snowflakes. For years I’ve been doing this! And then the other day, Maia grabbed one of our coffee filters (left over from the coffee filter holiday garlands), folded it, and […]