Marble Nail Polish Craft

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This marble nail polish craft would be a fun weekend project for older kids. These painted tile coasters would be lovely handmade gifts for Mother’s or Father’s Day. I love how each tile is unique! This marble nail polish craft is a great way to use up the last bits of leftover nail polishes you […]

Weekend Reads — The Artful Year

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If you follow me on Instagram, you have probably seen that I recently listed The Artful Year by Jean Van’t Hul as one of my favorite things. It is chock full of inspiring crafts, recipes, and activities to do with kids to help you celebrate the seasons and make the most out of your time […]

Decorate a Window for Fall

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For a fun time on an otherwise rainy or dreary day, try decorating a window for Fall using self-stick plastic wrap (ie. Glad Press’n Seal Plastic Food Wrap) and silk leaves from the dollar store (similar to these artificial Fall Maple leaves) for some festive and frugal home decor!! For this project, I attached the […]

Making a Little Magic – Part 1

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If you ever have the opportunity to venture to South Philadelphia, you may want to spend some time getting lost in Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, a 3,000 square foot glittering tiled mosaic masterpiece completed mostly by a single man — Isaiah Zagar. Part museum and part labyrinth, visitors can’t help but to marvel at tiled pathways, […]

Glue Guns… with Kids?

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This was a last minute boredom buster project we tried on a whim, and it was a HUGE success! Craft sticks, a cardboard box lid, and some ultra low temp glue guns were all the kids needed to be happily entertained for HOURS!! No, make that DAYS because they kept coming back to their projects […]

Bubble Printing

Bubble Printing

 It’s summer and that means lots of fun time spent outside playing with bubbles. Want to extend your bubble play? Try these bubble experiments and discover new ways to play with bubbles. When you’re done experimenting, how about trying an art project with bubbles? Bubble printing is so easy and you get beautiful, unique results with […]

Salt and Watercolors Art

Salt and Watercolors Art

Process-based art is exactly as it sounds. It’s all about the process- the fun, creativity, and exploration that comes with creating art. And your kids will surely love the process behind this crowd-pleasing art project. In fact, chances are that they’ll want to do this again and again! You can watch the tutorial here: Having […]

Invitation to Explore: Pointillism

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Simple Art Exploration Activity for Kids Need a quick activity for the kids to do? Here’s a project that’s easy to set up for the kids and encourages them to explore the art technique of pointillism! Pointillism is the use of small dots to form an image when seen from a distance. You may want to sit […]

Make Your Own Stamps!

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We love to explore different art techniques! Some are common techniques that get used often, such as painting, drawing, and sculpting with clay or play dough. Other techniques we use sporadically, like stamping! Whenever we bring out the stamps we always have a good time. You can try stamping, too. Make your own stamps with […]

Exploring Art and Artists

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Exploring Art and Artists with kids can be a great exercise in creativity, and a wonderful way to introduce a variety of art techniques. Here are a few posts from our wonderful contributing writers — all about Art! Frank Lloyd Wright Inspired Votive Holders on Inner Child Fun Helen Frankenthaler Inspired Abstract Paintings on Dilly-Dali […]

5 Ideas for Process Art

5 Ideals for Process Art

Have you ever heard the phrase “it’s the process not the product?” That perfectly sums up process based art! Instead of focusing on every child making the same cookie cutter craft project, each child is able to manipulate art materials to create what they want. I’m sharing 5 ideas for process art that range from […]

Kid Art: Process-Based Valentines

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Valentine’s Day is one of the best excuses to craft up special handmade gifts for the ones you love, and this invitation to create was a BIG hit here! Kids of all ages are sure to enjoy making Valentines with this process-based art project. To make your own process-based handmade Valentines, you will need a […]