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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
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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
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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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Ceramic Projects for Kids: Sculptamold Fruit Bowls

April 30, 2014
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Today we are giving new meaning to the term “fruit bowl.”  We have been toying around with ceramic projects for kids for the past two months and are wrapping it up with two fun projects this week. First up are these Sculptamold Fruit Bowls molded from….well….why not…fruit! Yes, that’s right, these bowls were molded from […]

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Art Projects for Kids: Clay Houses

April 26, 2014
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This is one of those art projects for kids that was inspired by a kid! My daughter Clara to be exact. I originally dreamed up a little science project for creating grass-topped birdhouses using air-dry clay (you probably have seen those small wood birdhouses in the dollar bin at your local craft store and I […]

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