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. If […]

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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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Gift Idea: Mixed Media Portrait Wall Hanging

One of the things about being a former art teacher, is that I’m always looking at unusual items to be used for potential art projects and saving things that would otherwise be recycled or thrown away…cardboard, drink tops, boxes, yogurt containers, take out containers or trays, and paper towel rolls are a few great ideas. […]

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Fingerprint Trees

 We revisited paint blowing that we did the other day for our next activity. Using straws to direct the paint is a great way to make branches and trees so we made a fingerprint tree with this technique. Children’s fingerprint art is always a win with parents and grandparents so this would be a fun gift idea! Try […]

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