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Splatter Paint Gift Card Pockets

*+-My girls have a few special teachers they want to thank as summer vacation quickly approaches. We love to add a personal touch to bookstore or coffee shop gift cards. This year, we’re handing out these adorable splatter-painted gift card… Continue Reading →

Ladybug Hat Craft for Toddlers

*+-My little one is 18 months old and just beginning to use the many arts and crafts supplies we have around the house. He loves making marks with crayons and pencils, sticking and unsticking foam stickers, and ripping and scrunching… Continue Reading →

Our Favorite Fruity Summer Tea

*+-We have already had some 90-degree days where we live, and we’ve been scanning the fridge for something cold and refreshing to drink. We try to keep juice and soda to a minimum, but often my girls are craving something… Continue Reading →

Lacy Airbrushed Flower Pots

*+-Decorated flower pots have been a go-to gift in our family for a long time. Flower pots are inexpensive and easy to paint, and a new flower or herb is always a welcome gift. As we’ve been getting to know… Continue Reading →

Exploring Our 5 Senses: Popcorn Party!

*+-We’re celebrating our series all about Exploring Our 5 Senses! Popcorn is not only a delicious snack, it is the perfect food for exploring all 5 senses. An air popper adds great fun to this “snacktivity,” as you listen to,… Continue Reading →

Coiled Paper Snail Craft

*+-I don’t really love to find these little critters in my garden, but I’ll make an exception for these colorful paper snails. With a few basic supplies, and a little coiling technique, you can make a whole family of snails in… Continue Reading →

Exploring Our 5 Senses: Sight

*+-After exploring our hearing, tasting, and touch senses, we’re ready to explore another of our 5 Senses with sight as we go on a Close-Up Photo Scavenger Hunt using our smartphone! We’re putting our excellent eyesight to work with a scavenger hunt around the… Continue Reading →

Spring Flower Airbrush Doormat

*+-I’m a sucker for home decor items made by my kids. I love decorating with their handmade treasures each season, from little toddler handprint art to big kid painted vases. When we had the opportunity to try out the Testors®… Continue Reading →

Watercolor Gift Bags

*+-Open-ended art projects like this are my favorite. I love setting up a creative invitation and watching what my kids create. I almost always join in, too! My daughters and I had a fun afternoon painting a big stack of… Continue Reading →

See-Through Bookmarks with Transparencies

*+-We just can’t have enough bookmarks in this house! Everyone is reading multiple books at one time, plus there are encyclopedia pages to mark and recipes to tag. On a whim, I picked up a pack of transparency film for… Continue Reading →

Kids in the Kitchen: GREEN Fruit Salad & Skewers

*+-Fruit salad is a staple side dish and snack in our house, and we whipped up a big bowl of green fruit salad to welcome in the month of March. This would be a perfect side dish for a St…. Continue Reading →

Exploring Our 5 Senses: Touch

*+-Making Textured Finger Paints My girls haven’t finger painted in years, and even they couldn’t resist trying out these textured finger paints. Adding simple household items like flour, rice, and oats to washable paint creates interesting textures to touch and… Continue Reading →

Exploring Our 5 Senses: Taste

*+-We’re continuing with our Exploring Our 5 Senses series and today it’s all about taste! When my girls were small, I started setting up simple taste tests to encourage them to try new foods and flavors. Since taste tests are… Continue Reading →

Symmetry Art with Coffee Filters

*+-We were in need of a simple rainy day art project, and these symmetrical designs on coffee filters were fun for both kids and grown-ups. A wet coffee filter is the canvas for this project, and it’s a really interesting… Continue Reading →

Kids in the Kitchen: Parmesan Whole Wheat Croutons

*+-My kids love croutons – do yours? Sometimes, I think they only agree to eat salad so they can load their bowls with crunchy croutons! I couldn’t believe we had never made our own croutons before. These Parmesan whole wheat… Continue Reading →

Exploring Our 5 Senses: Hearing

*+-How Noisy is Your Snack? Put your listening ears on! We’re calling on our keen sense of hearing to explore how noisy different foods are when chewed. We had lots of fun crunching a variety of foods and rating them… Continue Reading →

Wishes for the New Year Accordion Books

*+-It’s hard to believe 2015 is almost here! After the Christmas festivities are over, we have a family tradition of writing our wishes for the new year. Sometimes we make one big family list, and other times we each make… Continue Reading →

Colorful Stained Glass Candle Drawings

*+-When I was teaching elementary school, these stained glass candle drawings were a project I used to do with my class every winter. Nothing calms a room like some zen coloring time! If your kiddo hasn’t made something like this… Continue Reading →

Reindeer Ice Cream Sundaes

*+-We kicked off our December fun with a cute and tasty dessert – Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer ice cream sundaes. I love any excuse to eat ice cream, even when it’s cold outside! How to make: Reindeer Ice Cream Sundaes This… Continue Reading →

Smiling Snowman Envelopes

*+-Here is a fun way for your kids to decorate a Christmas or winter letter to grandparents or friends – smiling snowman envelopes! These are so quick and simple to draw, you could easily make a big stack for thank… Continue Reading →

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