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Tinkerlab: A Hands-on Guide for Little Inventors Inspires Our Indoor/Outdoor Art Cart

June 24, 2014
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Today I’ve got a treat in store for you guys….(and a GIVEAWAY at the end of this post)  Do you love print as much as online content, or maybe more? There once was a time when I spent weekend mornings curled up with a good design book in my lap and a cup of joe, […]

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Art for Kids: Chalk Rocks

June 13, 2014
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Chalk is one of those basic art materials that all children should be using along with things like playdough, crayons, markers and clay. There are endless possibilities with chalk activities, from drawing to game playing, to decorating any number of outdoor surfaces. This crazy mama also loves to make chalk. And I’ve spent well over […]

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Easy Art for Kids: Styrofoam Patterns

June 9, 2014
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Some of the art activities here on Babble Dabble Do take me weeks, if not months, to develop, and then there are those that take minutes, literally. Today’s art activity for kids, Styrofoam Patterns, was one of those 5 minute projects and I hope your kids will enjoy it as much as mine did! Art activities for […]

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Art for Kids: Basic Weaving Using Recycled Plastic Looms

June 5, 2014
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Weaving is an activity I return to over and over again on Babble Dabble Do because I seriously cannot get enough of it. I love the way texture and color interact with woven projects and it is such a great way for kids to develop fine motor skills. I have also extended Plastic Month into […]

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Math Book Art: My Shape Book

May 29, 2014
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We are back with the second installment of our Book Art Series in collaboration with Erica from What Do We Do All Day! If you haven’t seen the first installment in this series here’s how it works: Erica is creating book lists for kids based on a topic and I’ll be supplying a companion activity. We […]

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Three to Five: Playful Preschool E-Book

May 17, 2014

Earlier this year I had the pleasure of contributing to a fabulous e-book called Zero To Two; the Book of Play, chock full of ideas for hands-on learning activities for babies and toddlers. Today I’m excited to announce that we have a second book for your budding preschooler. It’s called Three to Five: Playful Preschool […]

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DIY Toy: Perler Bead Mazes

May 15, 2014
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Perler Bead Projects are just plain awesome.  The ability to melt your own plastic to make stuff is like bringing an industrial process into your home. Even the simplest plastic products around us go though an enormous and expensive process to get made, often including the fabrication of metal tools and molds. So they definitely […]

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Science Experiments for Kids: Siphon Water Coaster

May 13, 2014

One of the most popular water based science experiments for kids in recent years is a water wall; take the fun a step further by creating a siphon water coaster! This project will introduce your kids to the concept of siphons and atmospheric pressure. It’s also is a great activity for a hot summer day. We made […]

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Plastic Crafts for Kids & More in May!

May 7, 2014
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Hi Folks! It’s a new month and a new material in our ongoing Materials Series. For the past two months we tinkered with Clay and Ceramics. This month’s material is modern, colorful, and versatile; to quote The Graduate, “Plastics.” Think plastics are too complicated to incorporate into creating? Think again! Products like perler (hama) beads, contact […]

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