The Best Toys and Gifts for Encouraging Creativity and Imagination

The toys that get the most use in our house are the ones that are open-ended and encourage creativity and imagination. It’s frustrating to see my children play with a toy that does just ONE thing and then they are bored with it shortly after. These one and done toys just create clutter and chaos. […]

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14 Kid-Friendly Holiday Crafts!

The creative ladies from Little Button Diaries, Laura and Tia, organized a fun holiday collaboration this past week with a group of crafters and bloggers with the fitting name, Craftmas. This group of mamas, including myself, came up with holiday craft ideas to swap and share in a fun blog hop. If you missed our blog […]

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It’s Time for Craftmas: Kid Made Wrapping Paper!

It is December 1st so get ready for some festive craft ideas! I have had the honor of working with some AMAZING ladies on Instagram and was asked to join in on a fun collaborative project called CRAFTmas! Craftmas is your ultimate holiday craft guide featuring some super creative ideas by 15 superstar crafters! No […]

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Corn and Straw Sensory Bin

Do your kids have a room full of toys that never get played with? Me too. I try to toss, donate, and pack up for the attic on a regular basis but we somehow still wind up with SO.MUCH.STUFF. There’s birthdays, Christmas, Easter, party favors from friend’s birthday parties, cheap prizes for rewards, random gifts […]

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Milk Jug Faces

Create some fun masks or mythical creatures using a mix of recycled and various decorative items. These milk jugs are a perfect canvas for some 3-dimensional creativity! This post contains affiliate links. Supplies: Spray primer will help the paint adhere and not flake off. I use this a lot for plastic (and some cardboard projects) so […]

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Fall Crow Collages

Making collages, or the arranging and pasting of a variety of materials, has always been a love of mine. Collages can be made with paper scraps, stickers, fabric, buttons, tape, 3-D objects, nature items, or any found material. The possibilities are endless and the act of gluing and arranging these materials is a great process […]

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Washi Tape Activities

So, what is Washi tape (aff link)? Washi tape is an inexpensive tape that is similar to masking tape and comes in a variety of colors, patterns, and widths. It is a fairly new material to us but once we started using it, we became hooked! It opens up a whole new way of covering or […]

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Upcycled Owls: Using Recycled Materials for Crafts

When I first started teaching art, I found very quickly that art budgets can be slim and teachers must get very creative and thrifty. Now that I am a stay-at-home-mom, it is still necessary for me to be frugal and cut costs where I can. A run to the craft store for one project can […]

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CREATE! Our Letter Project

We’ve been in our new house for a little over a year now and one of the things I was most excited about when we moved in was our garage. Really?? Yep…our house has a detached garage with a large space that the girls and I have designated as our art area (the other half […]

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I Scream, You Scream!

Summer is coming to an end (although here in the South, we will continue to have sweltering heat until October!) so here is a post for a fun, warm weather activity before Fall is here. This post contains affiliate links. We used our paper from our marbling activity with shaving cream to make the ice cream scoops. […]

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