Kids Art Supplies on a Budget

Creative Art Supplies for Kids - all on a Variety of Budgets

When we welcome folks onto our mailing list we ask them the following question:

What’s the ONE THING that’s holding you back from living the creative life or raising the creative family you dream of?

And while we do get a variety of answers, one of the most common is:



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Toddler and Preschooler working at a creative table

Explore More: How We Make Craft Projects for Multiple Ages

This image is from our project Glowing Lanterns and is a great example of one project being done two ways for multiple ages. When you have more than one little one, it can be hard finding projects that fit everyone’s needs. Older children enjoy more involved projects and often like to work towards a finished… 

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Explore Sound is a creative magazine for toddlers, preschoolers and children through age 8.

Explore Sound Magazine Available Now!

Laughter is the sound of the soul dancing. My soul probably looks like Fred Astaire.” – Jarod Kintz In case you missed it, we wanted to share that our newest magazine – Explore Sound – has hit the virtual shelves! This magazine is filled with art, crafts, science, literature and more. We even have an… 

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4 Popcorn Recipes to Make & Munch

4 Popcorn Recipes to Make & Munch

Pop! Sizzle! Crunch! Do you like popcorn? Yeah, we do too. We like it so much that we made 4 Yummy Recipes for you to Make & Munch (and download for free!) in this month’s lovely Mini-Magazine. Download your FREE Crafting Connections Mini-Magazine HERE! With the same lovely layout, our mini-magazines are designed to be… 

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Decorating the letter H with hearts

Inspiring Alphabet Project

It was hard not to be personally inspired by the recent #foliophoto alphabet project over on instagram. Go look. I’ll wait. Cool, right?! Seriously, there were so many gorgeous photos. So many creative takes on each day’s letter. So much to look at and take in. I looked at the photos, added a few of… 

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7 Amazing DIY Cardboard Play-Structure Tutorials!

Recently I’ve been spending a bit of time over on Pinterest – being inspired, getting a few new ideas for my own home, and researching what I can do with all the cardboard boxes in our basement. You see, Danielle and I have both moved within the last 6 months and as you know, with… 

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Slow Gifting for Little Ones

Today we are so pleased to have Alison, of the Petit Cadeau, here in our space sharing some thoughts on thoughtful, slow gifting. Her ideas and insights, her gifting manifesto, and her honesty about her limitations will certainly help you think about your own gifting strategies and how they reflect the priorities of your family!… 

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10 minutes to connection

10 Minutes to Connect with your Little One

Time… I think it’s safe to say that time is one thing many (if not most!) of us would really like more of. We’ve talked here before about finding the time to craft throughout the day. Short blocks of time, long blocks of time, free time, even stolen moments of time – they all hold… 

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preschool boy using tools to make wooden bench

Trying Out Yes | The Story of a Perfect Bench

You know how when you move, stuff breaks. It does. It’s one of those totally-tragic-honest-truths about moving. Some of the things that broke during our recent move have me wanting to dissolve into a puddle of tears just thinking about it. Others, well, it’s merely an annoying problem to solve. Like our dining chairs. Two… 

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