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Art ideas for kids don’t get easier than the ephemeral art project I have for you today: Watercolor on Tile. I mean you don’t even need paper people! All you need are watercolor cakes, which pretty much every self-respecting artsy parent has on hand, brushes, and water. And you’re off!

Easy Art Ideas for Kids: Watercolor on Tile. Artful results that will fade away in time.

I love painting on untraditional surfaces. Call me loco but painting on things other than paper or canvas really changes the way you look at art. Of course everyone loves traditional techniques but once in awhile it’s fun to think outside the box simply by suggesting a novel way to create art. Today’s project does just that.

And if you don’t have tile try this on concrete! [click to continue…]

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Engineering for Kids: Skewer Structures

October 27, 2014
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Engineering for kids can be fun! And colorful! Building with toothpicks is a classic kid’s engineering project, today we are scaling it up by building Skewer Structures. Using bamboo skewers in lieu of toothpicks means these structures get big FAST and are relatively rigid. If you’ve been itching to try an engineering project with kids keep it simple […]

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Fizz, Pop, Bang! Playful Science & Math Activities

October 26, 2014
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Another AMAZING e-book is debuting TODAY! And this one is true to my science and math loving heart.  Fizz, Pop, Bang! Playful Science & Math Activities is the latest eBook available from some of the same collaboration of bloggers I have worked with on two other books: Zero to Two: The Book of Play! and Three to Five: […]

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DIY Wreath: Fall Yarn Wreath Tutorial

October 23, 2014
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I’m a wreath nut. But not your traditional foliage style wreath. Oh no, I like off the beaten path wreaths and have tons of them lying around in various states of completion…..this is NOT one of them! I first posted this DIY wreath tutorial on a collaborative site a couple years ago and I finally am sharing […]

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FLASH GIVEAWAY and FEEDBACK

October 22, 2014

I want to hear from you! My amazing readers are the reason this blog is possible; I truly appreciate each and every comment, like, and share you show our projects. And on that note I want to know what types of projects you want more of here on Babble Dabble Do: Science, Art, Design, or Engineering? To […]

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DIY TOYS: Spinning Tops (+ Magical Disappearing Colors)

October 20, 2014
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I love to make DIY toys and spinning tops have been on my to-do list forever. I just hadn’t come up with a super simple way to make them. Until now. As often happens in the world of design you start working on one project and find the answers to another entirely different project along […]

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Easy Art Activities for Kids: WASHABLE GRAFFITI

October 16, 2014
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WASHABLE GRAFFITI  was purely an accident. I have a blue canvas butterfly chair on my porch with a table beside it. One day a bucketful of chalk was on the table and I thought it might be fun to draw on the chair with it. So we did. And guess what? It was really cool! The […]

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Last Minute Halloween Costumes: BOX MONSTERS

October 13, 2014
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I was recently going through some images from Halloween’s past and rediscovered these Last Minute Halloween Costumes we made two years ago: BOX MONSTERS. I wasn’t blogging often then so they never made it here until now. And if you have a Minecrafter in your house you can make a similar Minecraft box head costume, scroll […]

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13 DIY Halloween Decorations {for Design Geeks}

October 10, 2014
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We’ve been making a LOT of DIY Halloween Decorations in recent years and I wanted to round them up for y’all in one simple, easy to reference place. Plus I’ve got a few other fabulous ditties from around the web! First things first let’s make sure you are in the right place…. Do either of the following […]

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