Collage Play, Mother’s Day, Paint Play

Mother’s Day Cards with Wet on Wet Watercolor

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. We always make a special card for the very best mamas/grandmas in our lives for Mother’s Day. We live far away from our dearest loved ones, so it’s extra important to us that they get something… Continue reading Mother’s Day Cards with Wet on Wet Watercolor

Color Play, Paint Play, Painting Objects, Sensory Play

Roll Painting!

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. Okay, folks, this painting method is just about as fun as it gets! It is surprisingly low mess, sensory satisfying, and results in some beautiful products. Your 1.5+ kiddos will love this project—and babies will love… Continue reading Roll Painting!

Beading, Clay Play, Crafts, Sensory Play

Make Beads with Air Dry Clay

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. This project is so simple and meditative. Your 3+year olds will love to make their own beads from this clay. After they dry, they can be painted and strung into lovely handmade jewelry. Your little one… Continue reading Make Beads with Air Dry Clay

Crafts, Paint Play, Printmaking Play

Textile Design for Littles

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. Designing clothing, either for a loved one or for themselves, is an empowering experience for a young person. It’s simple to facilitate this kind of art play at home, but given the permanent nature of fabric… Continue reading Textile Design for Littles

Play Dough, Sensory Play

Pizza Play Dough Invitation

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. Making your own high quality play dough is easy, fast and fun. This play dough invitation is great for your 3+ kiddos. Loose parts can be modified to make appropriate for 1.5+, but the littles will… Continue reading Pizza Play Dough Invitation

Collage Play, Outer Space

Moon Phase Collage Play

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. This week, we’ve been exploring and reading all about outer space. This project was a fun way for Mr. 3.5 to play with the idea of moon phases. I think this project holds a great example… Continue reading Moon Phase Collage Play

Collage Play, Contact Paper Play, Outer Space

Rocket Design Play with Contact Paper

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. Contact paper is one our favorite tools to facilitate design play. It is such a fun, easy way to engage your 1.5+ year old with art. Loose parts can be modified to make this process fun… Continue reading Rocket Design Play with Contact Paper