The Artful Parent Best of 2012


The Artful Parent Best of 2012

Before we say goodbye to 2012, I thought it would be interesting to take a quick look at the most popular posts from the past year. So without further ado, here are the top 20 posts from 2012 based on number of readers (you can click on the thumbnails to go directly to the posts themselves)…

The Artful Parent Arts and Crafts Directory - Over 500 Activities for Kids 2 
Melted Bead Suncatchers Artful Winter eBook

35 Homemade Art Materials Kids Can Make 
39 Ways to Play and Learn with Playdough 
Melting Ice Science Experiment

The Artful Autumn eBook 
Mod Podge Homemade vs The Real Deal 
Melted Bead Suncatcher Mobile

Model Magic Crayola vs Handmade 
Melted Crayon Rocks 
Shaving Cream for Kids 67 Ideas

No Cook Playdough Recipe 
Why Im the Artful Parent 
My Favorite Kids Art Supplies

How to Encourage Drawing Skills Confidence and Creativity in Young Children 
Stained Glass Bunting 
Best Cherry Pie Recipe

DIY Frame Wallpaper for Kids Art 
Fruit Necklace Fun Snack for Kids

  1. The Arts and Crafts Visual Directory
  2. Making Melted Bead Suncatchers
  3. The Artful Winter eBook :: Celebrating the Season & Holidays with Family Arts and Crafts
  4. 35 Homemade Art Materials Kids Can Make
  5. 39 Ways to Play and Learn with Playdough
  6. Melting Ice Science Experiment with Salt & Liquid Watercolors
  7. Autumn Crafts and Recipes eBook
  8. Homemade Mod Podge vs The Real Deal :: Which Works Better with Autumn Leaves?
  9. Melted Bead Suncatcher Mobile
  10. Model Magic :: Crayola vs Homemade
  11. Melted Crayon Rocks
  12. Shaving Cream for Kids :: 67 Ideas for Art, Play, and Learning with Shaving Cream
  13. No Cook vs Cooked Homemade Playdough Recipe
  14. Why I'm the Artful Parent and Not Pioneer Woman
  15. My Favorite Kids' Art Supplies
  16. How to Encourage Drawing Skills, Confidence, & Creativity in Young Children
  17. (Beautiful!) Stained Glass Bunting
  18. Best Cherry Pie Recipe Ever
  19. DIY Frame Wallpaper for Children's Art
  20. Fruit Necklace = Fun Snack for Kids

Three of the top read posts were from years past:

Homemade Candy Cane Playdough 
How to Talk to Kids About Their Art 
Stamped Salt Dough Ornaments

And, in case you're curious about last year's top posts, here's The Artful Parent Best of 2011.


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  • Reply
    Jessica Fergusson
    January 2, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    Hi, I’m a reader of your blog about three years ago. I have a sweet girl (3 1/2 years old) and a wonderful 10 months old baby girl. I work full time so I don’t have a lot of time to do art activities with my girls but I always found wonderful ideas on your blog.
    Lately we tried the flower suncatcher and the Melting Ice Science Experiment with Salt & Liquid Watercolors. I love your activities and I’m very inspired by you and your beautiful family.
    Just want to say thank you for sharing so much in your blog.

  • Reply
    Jean Van't Hul
    January 3, 2013 at 10:10 am

    You’re welcome, Jessica! And thanks so much for the comment! I’m so glad you and your family are enjoying the activities I write about.

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