Christmas, Crafts, Crafts for Grown Ups

Adventskalender

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. I love this traditional German style Adventskalender because I can tailor them to my kids’ interests, AND they are easy and fun to make. My grandmother immigrated to the US from Austria, and I love thinking… Continue reading Adventskalender

Christmas, Crafts, Crafts for Grown Ups, Sewing

Simple Cloth Ball Toys

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. This craft is perfect for adults and older children wanting to make a sweet handmade gift for a little love in their life. I made several of these for my kiddos last year for Christmas, and… Continue reading Simple Cloth Ball Toys

Christmas, Clay Play, Crafts, Recipes

Baking Soda Clay Ornaments

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. This crafty process is a little fiddly, but the beautiful product and easily available ingredients is worth it. I love how the homemade clay dries into a strikingly white and surprisingly durable keepsake, reminiscent of porcelain.… Continue reading Baking Soda Clay Ornaments

Christmas, Crafts, Paint Play

Make Your Own Wrapping Paper

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. This is a great process that will be sure to engage your 2+ year old artist, while providing you with hand printed (in this case, foot printed) holiday wrapping paper as a result. Materials Washable tempera… Continue reading Make Your Own Wrapping Paper

Art with Babies, Color Play, Crafts, Drawing Play

Crayonsicles and Crayonspheres

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. I’ve been trying to find new ways to engage my baby artist, age 13 months, in mark making. Changing the form of the crayon has been a fun new thing for her to explore. And my… Continue reading Crayonsicles and Crayonspheres

Bioplastic, Color Play, Crafts, Sensory Play

Bioplastic Colorviewers

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. These DIY toys are completely biodegradable. Try this easy, fun process with your 3+ year olds for a meaningful process AND fun product that encourages a fusion of STEM and art development. These colorviewers were beyond… Continue reading Bioplastic Colorviewers

Bioplastic, Color Play, Crafts, Nature Play, Recipes

Bioplastic Funglasses

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. This is an intermediate level way to play with bioplastic. Because of a few tricky components, I would say this project is best done with your 6+ year olds. If you’re looking for a bioplastic craft… Continue reading Bioplastic Funglasses

Bioplastic, Color Play, Crafts, Nature Play

Bioplastic Stained Glass

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. Since we discovered bioplastic, it has opened up a whole new world of creative possibilities. This is one of the easiest, most versatile methods to create lasting artworks. This project is suitable for artists as young… Continue reading Bioplastic Stained Glass

Bioplastic, Crafts, Sculpture Play

Bioplastic Flowers

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. Since we discovered bioplastic, it has opened up a whole new world of creative possibilities. This is one of the easiest, most versatile methods to create lasting artworks. This project is suitable for artists as young… Continue reading Bioplastic Flowers

Bioplastic, Crafts, Nature Play, Recipes, Sculpture Play

Bioplastic Suncatchers

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. One of my favorite accounts on Instagram, @muddly_puddly is a master of bioplastic creations, and we finally got around to trying it out ourselves. Bioplastic suncatchers by @muddly_puddly This is one of the easiest, most versatile… Continue reading Bioplastic Suncatchers