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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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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Process Art Boxes

I love setting out “invitations to create”, which are just supplies and materials laid out for the girls to stumble upon and get creative in their own way. These creative times usually require little or no assistance from me and they are free to explore the materials as they wish. I am a big advocate […]

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