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Colorful Painted Craft Sticks

Sometimes, it’s fun to paint or draw on something other than paper. A jumbo craft stick is the perfect canvas for creating a mini-masterpiece. We tried two different painting materials on our craft sticks – watercolors and acrylic craft paints…. Continue Reading →

Paper Bag Art Work Portfolios

We’ve got a great project to share with you today! Not only are these paper bag art work portfolios fun to make, they are going to help you be organized this school year. With a paper grocery bag and some… Continue Reading →

Fizzy Fruit Slushies

We’ve been having our fair share of 100º+ days this summer. Phew, it’s hot! We like icy, fruity drinks on a hot day, but I don’t love my kids consuming high-fructose corn syrup and artificial colors on a regular basis…. Continue Reading →

5 How-to-Draw Websites for Kids

I hope you aren’t hearing “I’m bored!” too often this summer. My girls have been thoroughly enjoying their downtime! They are both spending lots of time drawing in their sketchbooks, so I hunted down a few online how-to-draw resources for… Continue Reading →

Draw, Cut, and Collage an Abstract Art Project

My girls love the freedom of creating abstract art projects. They can experiment with colors, shapes, and lines and really enjoy the creative process. For this project, we’re basically making a piece of art, cutting it up, and gluing it… Continue Reading →

Mini Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

I admit it – we’ve been indulging in some delicious treats so far this summer. Strawberry shortcake, a marshmallow roast and s’mores bar, and now these tasty cookie and ice cream morsels. My girls were quite smitten with these cute… Continue Reading →

12 Super-Sunny Summer Solstice Crafts

This coming Saturday, June 21, marks the first day of summer here in the Northern Hemisphere. We’ve certainly been noticing the early sunrise and late sunset as we get closer to summer’s official start. My girls love any reason to… Continue Reading →

Negative Shape Collages

Are your kids on summer break yet? I have yet another paper-scrap-busting project for you and your kids, perfect for a summer crafting session. For a twist on the good ol’ cut and glue paper collage, we’re leaving a shape… Continue Reading →

Lazy Summer Lunch Ideas

This post could have been called ‘Encouraging Independence in the Kitchen’ or ‘Lunches Young Kids Can Make’, but let’s be honest – I am simply feeling lazy about fixing lunches now that summer vacation has hit our house! Here are… Continue Reading →

Crafty Flip-Flop Posters to Gear Up for Summer Fun!

While we have been experiencing a heat-wave here in California, I know many of you are still looking for a little spring weather to make its appearance. Either way, summer is coming (yay!), and if you have school-age kiddos, they… Continue Reading →

Paper Cube Sculptures

Here’s a fun craft-meets-construction activity to try, colorful paper cube sculptures. With just paper and glue, you can create 3-D cubes that can be stacked or glued together to create a larger sculpture. Once you show your kids the simple technique,… Continue Reading →

Kids in the Kitchen: Made-to-Order Pizza Pasta Bowls

My girls love make-your-own-meals, like taco night, oatmeal and toppings breakfast, or salad bar. Do your kids enjoy making personalized meals, too? Here’s a fun twist on pizza night that we have been enjoying at our house – made-to-order pizza… Continue Reading →

Drawing Game for Kids: Pick an Object, Pick a Scene

Here’s a fun drawing game to play with your kiddos – we named it Pick an Object, Pick a Scene. The basic idea is that you have to figure out how to incorporate a random object (or person, animal, food,… Continue Reading →

Sewing with Kids: Felt and Fabric Flowers

I had my hand-sewing basket sitting out the other day, which reminded my girls that they hadn’t sewn anything in a long time. We had to remedy that, of course! With spring on our minds, we decided to make some… Continue Reading →

Kids in the Kitchen: Slow Cooker Lentil Sloppy Joes

When I was pregnant last year, my oldest daughter (age 10 at the time) decided she wanted to learn how to cook some meals on her own. She figured with a new baby in the house, I might need some… Continue Reading →

Pretty Paper Daffodils

Spring is coming! Whether your yard is already blooming (like ours here in California), or you’re still waiting for the snow to melt, it’s definitely time to brighten up the indoors with some springtime crafts. Yay! Our first official crafts… Continue Reading →

Quick and Easy Envelope Hand Puppets

I love craft projects that can be carried off and used for playtime, and puppets are the perfect craft for sparking some creative pretend play. We had great fun making these super-simple and adorable puppets using envelopes and other supplies… Continue Reading →

5 Ways to Eat a Rainbow (minus the food coloring!)

March is our favorite rainbow-spotting month! Whether you are planning a special St. Patrick’s Day meal or celebrating the coming of spring, a colorful rainbow-inspired meal is a fun way to cook alongside your kids. I can never bring myself… Continue Reading →

Crazy Paper Hats Inspired by Dr. Seuss

We’re huge Dr. Seuss fans in this house – aren’t you? We love the over-the-top, zany worlds and characters that fill the pages of his books. Since Dr. Seuss’s birthday is coming up on March 2, we decided to turn… Continue Reading →

Simple Stenciled Heart Cards

Have time for one more Valentine craft this week? It’s not too late to make a few special cards with your kids and send a little love to family and friends. These stenciled heart cards use simple materials you probably… Continue Reading →

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