Ladybug Cuteness

This fun ladybug picture was inspired by a recent ladybug sighting at the playground a few days ago. In our household, we are all about celebrating the little things in life! The best part — this project is very low cost!! Did you know that Home Depot has paint chips in the shape of leaves? […]

Easy Hyacinth Paintings

The hyacinths are in full bloom at our house, and to celebrate, the girls made these fun paintings using a cork as a stamp! I drew the stem and leaves, and the girls dipped the cork in some pink paint and stamped away! This project combined two of their favorite activities — painting and stamping! […]

Easy Kid-Made Stamp Wheels

Emily was so happy to make her own stamp wheel so she could create this fun rainy day picture! The stamp wheels were easy to make and made good use of recyclables. We used some foam stickers we had on-hand, in this case, clouds and raindrops. Emily started by sticking the cloud stickers around an […]

Blossoming Cherry Tree

With just a bit of help from her big sister Emily, Clara was able to enjoy some crafting fun with this blossoming cherry tree craft! To make your own, you will need brown, white, and green paper (we recycled some leftover scrap paper), pink tissue paper (again, recycled from a gift bag), and some glue. […]

Weekend Rewind — Make Kites, Not Friends

It’s time for another fun post from the archives. Here’s an activity we plan to do again this weekend! The kites were A LOT of fun! The snooty moms at the playground, not so much, but it made for an interesting story. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Easter weekend! Today’s post was going […]

Flowers as Canvas

Our Star Magnolia tree is just starting to bloom with beautiful white blossoms. We trimmed some of the branches, and placed them in a vase. The girls LOVED coloring on the white petals with bright markers! Art and nature ….combined! Clara took this coloring job very seriously. It’s hard work, being a crafty toddler, and […]

We’re Featured for Work of Art Wednesday!

Today we were featured at Mommy Moment, where we shared this fun Spring craft project for “Work of Art Wednesdays”! You can see how we made it here! Thanks for featuring us, Jody!

Flower Prints from Soda Bottles

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Another rainy day here, and the girls were starting to go through a bit of “messy art withdrawl”. We made flower prints using empty soda bottles! In our case, they were empty seltzer water bottles, but you get the idea. Clara really got into the painting today! She could hardly contain her excitement! To make […]

Quick Craft — Spring Tree Sculpture

It happened right before my very eyes — Emily turned 6 years old!!! We had a fun time at the zoo, and went out for lunch to celebrate. When we got home, Clara crashed for a nap, so Emily and I snuck in this super-quick Spring craft project. For this Spring tree sculpture, make a […]

Easy Crafts for Rainy Days

Emily and I had LOTS of fun on The 10! Show in Philadelphia this morning! We brought some easy crafts the kids can enjoy on a rainy day. You can view the clip of our segment below! View more news videos at: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/video.

Birds on a Wire

These colorful birds are so happy and cheerful! The best part — they were made using leftover color coding labels from the dollar store. Very inexpensive, since we had an entire pack of 225 of them for $1! First, we cut a piece of blue construction paper in half to form two long rectangles. Then, […]

Easy Robin’s Nest Picture

This Robin’s nest picture was a simple, easy, and tactile craft that even the little crafters can do with great success! What a fun way to welcome in Spring! To make your own, you will need: some egg shapes cut from blue construction paper, background paper, brown yarn (we used some leftovers from my stash), […]

Flower Arranging 101 — Dollar Store Style

With more snow forecasted for today, this sweet flower arrangement was a nice reminder that Spring will be coming soon! Isn’t it so bright and cheerful? Emily put it together all by herself, and the best part is that all of the materials for this craft either came from the thrift store or the dollar […]

Welcoming Spring

We found butterflies flying all over Emily’s room this afternoon! Good thing she has a handy butterfly net! Tissue Paper + Pipe Cleaners + Fan = Happy Kiddo

Spring is Here! (Sort of…)

Winter can be dark, dreary, and COLD here in Pennsylvania. This year, we thought it would be fun to trick that stupid groundhog into predicting an early Spring. We went outside armed with tons of tissue paper flowers…. ….and planted them all over the place! Soon, it was very colorful! Some flowers bloomed from bushes…. […]

Tutorial — No Sew Spring Cleaning Apron

It’s that time of year again…. time for Spring Cleaning. Here’s an easy and frugal way to make your own no-sew Spring Cleaning Apron. Start by making a pile of three flour sack towels. Lay them flat and place a ribbon across the middle as shown below. Fold over the towels. Tie the ribbon around […]

Leaf Prints

I love incorporating elements from nature in our art projects. Nature provides free art supplies, and I feel it’s important for kids to connect with nature on a regular basis. Emily enjoyed gathering leaves from the yard for this one. I have a feeling we will be doing more block-printing type projects in the future, […]

Butterfly Paintings — Lessons in Symmetry

Like most 5 year old girls, Emily adores butterflies. Today we painted butterflies and I introduced the concept of symmetry. To make your own butterfly painting, start with a sheet of paper, and fold it in half.  Draw half of a butterfly, as shown. I used watercolor markers (just $2.50 for a pack of 8 […]