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My favorite kind of activity to do with Kieran is open-ended: those with no particular finished product in mind. I love seeing his creativity blossom this way: he is in total control of the activity, and I never know where it will lead. Some days that means just getting out paper, paints and crayons and […]

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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 down to make a whole new creation. Draw, cut, collage! Pretty much anything goes as […]

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Negative Shape Collages

by Amy on June 9, 2014

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 uncovered for a cool negative space effect. I love how they turned out! Supplies for […]

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Hanukkah is ready to begin this week, the evening of Wednesday November 27th. Help your children celebrate this Festival of Lights by creating a magazine collage menorah. We were counting 8 nights of Hanukkah by adding a yellow magazine paper to each candle. You can also create a 9th candle holder to your menorah for […]

Wax Paper Leaf Sun Catchers

by Amy on October 21, 2013

My girls love decorating the windows around our house. They are a perfect canvas for all kinds of sun catcher projects. We often make things with clear Contact paper, but this time we made beautiful stained-glass leaves with wax paper and tissue paper. This is a fun and simple project for all ages! Supplies for […]

Craft a Patchwork Pumpkin

by Amy on October 15, 2012

We seem to have an endless supply of paper and fabric scraps around our house, and I’m always looking for new ways to use our stash. With pumpkin patches and jack o’lanterns on our mind, we turned orange collages into perfect patchwork pumpkins! Supplies for Patchwork Pumpkins: Blank card stock or construction paper Orange paper, […]

Storybook Summer post by Gina of Famiglia & Seoul My toddler and I just love heading to the library to see what new books we can discover. I spotted a basic “I Spy” book on the shelf and thought this would be a perfect book to introduce him to, since he just loves pointing things […]

Tomorrow is the first day of spring! We’re off to a very rainy start around here – our house could definitely use some spring color to brighten things up. To welcome spring, we made cheery flower collages on accordian-folded strips of cardboard. They stand up on my mantle and make us dream about gardens full […]

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