.

Halloween Craft: GIANT Kirigami Spider Webs

September 26, 2014
Thumbnail image for Halloween Craft: GIANT Kirigami Spider Webs

I admit it, last night we decorated for Halloween, and it’s not even October. In fact it’s been so hot in LA the past few weeks you’d think it was the middle of summer. Except for the fact that my kids are already choosing their Halloween costumes and planning their October calendar to get in […]

Read the full article →

Halloween Crafts: Glow in the Dark Terror-arium

September 24, 2014
Thumbnail image for Halloween Crafts: Glow in the Dark Terror-arium

Halloween crafts for kids are EVERYWHERE right now. And I get it. Halloween is definitely my favorite holiday. I love the smell of toasted pumpkins and the chilly night air with a blustery wind. Throw on a good classic horror film like Bela Lugosi in Dracula and we are all set for the night! But […]

Read the full article →

5 Must-Do Photo Editing Tools & Tips

September 22, 2014
Thumbnail image for 5 Must-Do Photo Editing Tools & Tips

I’m thrilled to be part of the Rockin’ Art Moms Photo Series MAKE BETTER BLOG PHOTOS- Tips for Creating Memorable and Pin-Able Photos. I’ll be your stop for all things related to PHOTO EDITING. For other tutorials in the series see About the Series below. Photo editing is one of the best things you can […]

Read the full article →

Art Ideas for Kids: DIY Mosaic Magnets

September 18, 2014
Thumbnail image for Art Ideas for Kids: DIY Mosaic Magnets

I’m always dreaming up art ideas for kids (it’s an addiction folks) and lately I have been trying to come up with SUPER EASY things you can do/make with just a few materials. That’s how this little ditty came to be. My obsession with magnets, color, printables, and geometry all rolled up into a simple […]

Read the full article →

Art Supply Finds: 30+ Art Supplies From the Hardware Store (and cool stuff to make with ‘em)

September 13, 2014
Thumbnail image for Art Supply Finds: 30+ Art Supplies From the Hardware Store (and cool stuff to make with ‘em)

For the first installment of our Everyday Creative: ART SUPPLY FINDS series we are going to a place I hold dear to my heart : the humble hardware store. I have a bit of an obsession with hardware stores, in fact I frequent our Ace more than any of my local craft stores. And it’s not […]

Read the full article →

Book Art: Recycled Art Journals + the Easiest Bookbinding

September 10, 2014
Thumbnail image for Book Art: Recycled Art Journals + the Easiest Bookbinding

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

Read the full article →

Everyday Creative Series and My #1 Creative Thinking Tip

September 8, 2014
Thumbnail image for Everyday Creative Series and My #1 Creative Thinking Tip

I’m really excited to debut a new creative thinking series today here on Babble Dabble Do: Everyday Creative. I have one simple goal with this series: to help people (particularly families) inject a little creativity to every single day of their lives. Yes, I said that: every.single.day. I’m an architect and furniture designer by trade and not […]

Read the full article →

Back to School Craft: Eraser Bead Bracelets

September 5, 2014
Thumbnail image for Back to School Craft: Eraser Bead Bracelets

This back to school craft may look like just a colorful bracelet for kids to make, but here’s the shazam moment: those big swirly colorful beads you see below are actually ERASERS!  Now what kid wouldn’t want to walk around with fancy, useful jewelry? Never again will you be caught needing to make a correction without […]

Read the full article →

Exploring Architecture With Kids Through Forts

August 29, 2014
Thumbnail image for Exploring Architecture With Kids Through Forts

As an architect/designer by trade I am always on the lookout for ways to sneak a little engineering into my children’s daily lives. For that reason I am excited to tell you you all about Fort Magic today, and how we have been using their amazing fort building kit to explore the world of architecture […]

Read the full article →