Poem In Your Pocket Tutorial & Printable


Have you heard of Poem In Your Pocket day? Every April individuals, libraries, schools, bookstores, and workplaces celebrate by carrying and sharing poetry (that they keep in their pockets!) with one another. I think it may be one of my favorite “holidays” to celebrate – no real gifts or candy, just loads of beautiful words…. 

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How to Set Up Your Ideal Art Space for Kids

How to set up your IDEAL art space for kids - 5 easy to implement ideas!

I’m not sure how many art spaces I’ve set up for my little ones over the years. I can count at least nine off the top of my head, but I’m sure there’s more. You see, creative making has always been something my two kiddos have been interested in. Schlepping art supplies in and out… 

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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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Explore More: How We Make Craft Projects for Multiple Ages

Toddler and Preschooler working at a creative table

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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Winter Walk :: a Handmade Winter Book Tour


Here in Chicago it’s been cold…really cold. And to add to that we have all had colds – nothing big, just your normal winter coughing and fever-type thing. So needless to say our time outside has been limited. Extremely limited. We’re all just about climbing the walls – it’s true. So last weekend, when it… 

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