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Art for Kids

DIY Gift Wrapping Ideas: Tie Dye Gift Wrap

November 24, 2014

I’m thrilled to be teaming up with the Rockin’ Art Moms today on another awesome series: DIY Gift Wrapping | Rockin’ Art Mom Style. We’ve got 8 DIY gift wrapping ideas for you, so get creative this year with your presents! I’m showing you how to make Tie Dye Gift Wrap, and I created three versions for the three major […]

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STEAM Gift Guide: Smart Toys for Little Designers

November 22, 2014
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If you’ve been following my blog for some time you know that: 1. I am an Architect 2. I love STEAM based learning. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math I truly believe in the power of a project based, creative thinking, hands-on style of learning. This idea is at the core of all university level design […]

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Homemade Christmas Ornaments with Polymer Clay

November 17, 2014
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Homemade Christmas Ornaments are one of the best holiday crafts out there. The possibilities are endless and it’s a simple and fun way to spend and afternoon with the kids “making cool stuff!” You also probably are aware of my family’s slight obsession with clay….my daughter could spend hours just making little things out of […]

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Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids: Fancy Feathers

November 12, 2014
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I’ve been toying around with ideas for Thanksgiving crafts for kids and have been mesmerized by one simple material I associate with Thanksgiving: feathers. After seeing this project on Pinterest awhile back I decided we need to work with feathers and I came up with two ways to create Fancy Feathers with kids. Both methods produce lovely […]

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Engineering for Kids: Twirling Twig Mobile

November 6, 2014
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There is nothing like the whimsy of a mobile. Watching objects sway and dance in a mobile is calming and pretty to look at. But here’s a little secret….mobiles are also full of engineering! Oh yes, that sweet DIY mobile you are making is chock full of opportunities to learn about some basic engineering/physics principles including tension […]

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Easy Crafts for Kids: Yarn Sticks

November 3, 2014
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With more days about to be spent inside a warm house, I have been dreaming up easy crafts for kids that can be done indoors yet focus on the season of fall/winter. Yarn Sticks are the first easy fall craft we’ve been toying with in my house. You can make the entire thing an activity […]

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Easy Art Ideas for Kids: Watercolor on Tile

October 30, 2014
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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! I love painting on untraditional […]

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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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Halloween Crafts: Haunted Mini Mansions

October 8, 2014
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Think of today’s project as a Halloween Gingerbread House, minus the candy and snow of course…..I live in a city that popularize McMansions and for that reason alone I’m excited about the Halloween craft idea I’m sharing today: Haunted MINI Mansions. I guess you could call these the polar opposite of McMansions! All kidding aside […]

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