Play Mats and Ponies

Horses are Sara’s favorite animal these days, better yet if they have wings (the Breyer Wind Dancer ponies are at the top of her Christmas list) or unicorn horns. Her passion for ponies inspired this homemade play mat as a gift for a preschool girlfriend turning 5 but we also ended up making one for her to keep, then William joined in on the fun and made one for his cars. READ MORE

Fall Sun-Catchers

Dark, wet and gray days are in full swing here in the Pacific Northwest but we didn’t let that stop us from making Fall-Themed Sun-Catchers. Sara had a great time making these simple decorations and one day the sun will peek through the clouds and we’ll be able to enjoy them in their full glory. READ MORE

Leaf People… Revisited

Making Leaf People was such a fun activity as a Kindergarten Art Project last year that we’re doing it again. This time we have a few tips to keep your creation looking pretty longer.

All you need is glue stick, heavy paper, googly eyes, and leaves (plus an optional Sharpie marker if you want to let the kids make extra embellishments). READ MORE

On The First Day of Fall…

No partridges or pear trees here. On this appropriately chilly and overcast first day of Fall, my true love gave to me, a lovely mobile made of leaves from a tree. READ MORE

Pinch Pot Pumpkins… and a Ghost

Pinch pot pumpkins (and ghosts!) are really fun and easy to make. We took the classic pinch pot process a step further, shaping our pots into spheres then “carving” them like pumpkins. READ MORE