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

We took the classic pinch pot a step further and shaped our pots into spheres (I’ll admit that I helped quite a bit with this step) then “carved” them like pumpkins. A toothpick or pencil works well for the little ones to draw the face onto the clay. Then a grown up can use a sharp exacto knife (keep out of kid’s reach) to cut the kid’s design into the clay. READ MORE

Playing With Shaving Cream

Who knew that playing with shaving cream would be so perfect on a hot summer day? Apparently my kids did because they took this shaving cream idea and ran with it… literally. READ MORE

No-Sew Animal Masks

Forest Animal Masks

Once the Forest Fairy and Animal party theme was approved by my Birthday Girl, fun ideas were abundant. Simple, affordable, and quick ideas, however, weren’t as easy to come up with. Enter Pinterest, a world of nothing but cool ideas to browse. READ MORE