Christmas, Nature Play, Recipes, Winter

Raspberry Bioplastic Christmas Flowers

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know that bio plastic is one of my FAVORITE magical mediums to explore with little artists. This holiday season, we gave our favorite recipe a festive… Continue reading Raspberry Bioplastic Christmas Flowers

Christmas, Clay Play, Crafts, Crafts for Grown Ups, Nature Play, Painting Objects

Make Snow Dipped Pinecones for Holiday Crafting

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. This time of year I always get sad seeing all of the plastic Christmas decor for sale everywhere. Much of that waste can be created by YOU, more beautifully, sustainably and cost effectively in your own… Continue reading Make Snow Dipped Pinecones for Holiday Crafting

Autumn, Christmas, Crafts, Crafts for Grown Ups, Nature Play

Dried Orange Slices for Holiday Crafting

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. Dried orange slices are so pretty, fragrant, eco-friendly and fun to make around the holidays. You can use them to adorn gifts, as part of bouquets to give as host gifts and garlands to decorate your… Continue reading Dried Orange Slices for Holiday Crafting

Beading, Christmas, Crafts, Crafts for Grown Ups, Nature Play, Winter

Holiday Garlands

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. Holiday garlands can take many shapes and forms. We wanted to make them with dried oranges this year, but the pom poms came into play simply because they were sitting in my studio, begging to be… Continue reading Holiday Garlands

Christmas, Crafts, Crafts for Grown Ups, Nature Play, Sculpture Play, Winter

Biodegradable Christmas Wreath

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. You can make your own beautiful wreath that is better for the environment AND your pocketbook. This is a fun craft the whole family will enjoy as you prepare your home for the holidays. Materials Evergreen… Continue reading Biodegradable Christmas Wreath

Drawing Play, Textile Art

Crayon Transfer T-Shirts

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. This is one of my favorite methods for creating lasting textile art with kids. The crayon transfer method transfers and preserves precious drawings by your little artist, and they will be sure to love the magical… Continue reading Crayon Transfer T-Shirts

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

Autumn, Nature Play, Play Dough

Autumn Play Dough Four Ways

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. Ahhh, FALL! The time of year when we can all cozy up as the weather gets cooler, feel the crunch of colorful leaves under our feet, and put pumpkin spice in everything—including play dough! In reality,… Continue reading Autumn Play Dough Four Ways

Paint Play

Wet on Wet Watercolor Painting for Beginners

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. Wet on wet watercolor painting is fun for all ages. This process is an art staple in my home with children under 6. You can find all the recommended supplies on the supplies page of this… Continue reading Wet on Wet Watercolor Painting for Beginners