DIY Ice Lanterns

DIY Ice Lanterns Tutorial - a beautiful winter activity for kids

February, when the days of winter seem endless and no amount of wistful recollecting can bring back any air of summer.” -Shirley Jackson Though we are indeed at the end of February, much of us in the US are still buried in cold, ice and snow. With countless snow days and “danger cold,” as we… 

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Art + Baby? YES!

Art projects to do with babies and young toddlers ages 0-2

Babies and young toddlers are a fun, active bunch – constantly out exploring their world. As a creative parent, perhaps you’d like to start introducing your little one to art and making…but how? Many people think that babies are just too young, that art simply can’t be done with a little one who is so,… 

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DIY Kid-Made Collaborative Accordion Picture Books

working on our story - accordion book tutorial

There is something magic that happens when you put words to your little one’s drawings. When you capture their stories you elevate their words, showing how important their tales are. Today we’re going to make simple accordion books so little ones can tell stories of their own…but instead of drawing or writing by yourself, you’ll be… 

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Nature Art Inspiration

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With the weather warming, you are hopefully finding yourself outdoors a lot more. As we’ve talked about before, just because you’re outdoors doesn’t mean that you have to stop creating. Just as fall and winter lend themselves to cozy crafting, spring and summer lend themselves to a new, beautiful, and spontaneous type of creative making… 

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How to Build Creative Habits

how to develop a creative habit with your kids

Over the past couple of weeks we’ve talked about your child’s crafting style, about finding time for making art, and about ways to come up with creative ideas. These are all key elements to developing a creative habit with your children – habits that will turn into life styles, into creative and critical thinking, into… 

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