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Art for Kids

Make a Psychedelic Snowflake

December 19, 2014

Last week I showed you how to make Sticky Snowflakes, today I’m showing you how to make a Psychedelic Snowflake. This project has been in the works ever since I purchased an obscene amount of large coffee filters at the store recently. I knew they would come in handy somehow, I just didn’t have the […]

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Christmas Sensory Play Series

December 15, 2014

Our Christmas Sensory Play Series  has been a blast! We’ve spent the past 5 weeks exploring each of the senses through activities, projects, and play along with 5 other amazing blogs: Childhood 101, Picklebums, Toddler Approved, Meri Cherry, and Nuturestore. There are some lovely ideas to try with your children this Winter! Scroll down for the links.

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Homemade Ornaments | How The Grinch Stole Christmas

December 11, 2014
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You probably have guessed my fondness for making homemade ornaments by now. In fact I just decorated our small retro white Christmas tree and realized that 90% of the ornaments on it were made by me and the kids! So of course I jumped at the chance to join forces with 70+ bloggers in participating […]

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Sticky Snowflakes

December 8, 2014
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I have a thing for snowflakes. I have since I was kid. I enjoyed cutting them out of paper and unfolding them to see what elaborate designs a few folds and cuts can make. And of course if you saw our Giant Kirigami Spider Webs you also know I like to put a twist on […]

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How to Make Playdough | Rainbow Playdough Color Wheel

December 3, 2014
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Learning how to make playdough is something every family should do, it’s so easy and the possibilities with using it for activities and learning are endless. We recently made a batch and as we were mixing up the colors I realized it would be fun to make a Rainbow Playdough Color Wheel to introduce my […]

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Homemade Christmas Ornaments | 5-Minute Embossed Ornaments

November 29, 2014
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I love making homemade Christmas ornaments. There is nothing like filling a Christmas tree with handmade treasures, and making your own ornaments with the kids is one of the best ways to create a tree full of memories. For the third post in our Christmas Sensory Series we decided to do a little embossing. And not […]

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DIY Gift Wrapping Ideas: Tie Dye Gift Wrap

November 24, 2014
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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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