Paper Scrap Fall Trees

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Happy Monday! Can you believe fall is just a few days away? We’re already seeing a bit of fall color in the trees around our neighborhood, but we’re still waiting for that cooler autumn weather! I’m sharing an autumn-inspired art project at Make and Takes today – simple and whimsical paper scrap fall trees. If […]

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Meet Socks and Stripey

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The girls recently finished their most difficult hand-sewing project to date – a pair of super-cute and cuddly sock monkeys! We cut, stuffed, and sewed in short sessions over a couple weeks time. We used the excellent sock monkey tutorial at Craft Passion - I have never sewn anything like this, so I was thankful for […]

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Simple Origami Tulips

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Good Monday morning! I’m sharing a fun springtime art project at Make and Takes today. My girls and I made a huge pile of easy-to-fold origami tulips, then they made beautiful pastel scenes to go with them. Get the how-to over at Make and Takes. Happy creating!

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Chalk Pastel Hearts

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Still have time for a little Valentine crafting? I’m sharing a fun chalk pastel hearts project at Make and Takes this week – if you and your kids have never played with chalk pastels, this is a great beginner project. And, if you’re all hearted-out, try the technique with a different shape! Head over to […]

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Silly Symmetrical Mitten Art

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I’m sharing a simple paper craft at Make and Takes today. Here’s a peek: Brr! We’ve been having some super chilly days around here. But, the sun is shining, so we bundle-up and head outside anyway. Thank goodness for warm hats, scarves, and mittens! When we’ve had enough cold, we come inside, drink something warm, […]

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Watercolor Jellyfish Painting

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During a recent science exploration, the girls and I were learning about Cnidaria, the animal group that includes anemones, coral, and sea jellies. After reading a few books, watching some videos, and filling our brains with fascinating facts, an art project was in order! We decided to try a jellyfish painting project found at For the Love […]

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Free Play Art :: Round-Up

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Now that the Christmas crafting and wrapping has been cleaned up, I’m ready to get back to our Friday free play art activities. I like to set-up an art invitation on the kitchen table, and the girls can experiment, try new techniques, and just enjoy the process of creating. It’s a great way to use […]

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Glittery Initial Ornaments

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My girls love making ornaments, especially when glitter is involved! We enjoyed making these super-simple glittery initial ornaments for ourselves, and to tie on packages for friends and cousins. Supplies: Wood letters, or letters cut from cardboard (such as cereal/cracker boxes) Glue Glitter! Before adding the glitter, paint your letters if you like – we […]

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Tracing Paper Votive Covers

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I’m sharing an art project at Make and Takes today, one that will help you brighten the dark evenings of late fall and winter. My girls are all about candlelight dinners right now – so fun! Head over to Make and Takes for the scoop on making some tracing paper votive covers – see you […]

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Patchwork Pumpkins and Leaf Rubbings

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Happy Monday! I hope fall is treating you well, so far. The weather change has been encouraging us to sit outside with warm drinks, pull out our soup recipes, and try to capture the autumn colors with our cameras. I love fall! I’ve shared two simple and fun fall crafts at Make and Takes this […]

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