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Tip Tuesday! Here's a wearable art tip, since that's our theme over at @get.creative.with Do you have a unique piece of art you'd like to turn into a necklace or bunting? Glue a straw, bead or even pasta (Thanks @handywithscissors ) to the back and voilà For more fun and useful tips head over to the 'Tips' page at CreatingCreatives.com link in profile
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My new insta buddy Danielle, @writesinla invited me to make a craft to go along with this most adorable book by @dogillustrator Head over to @writesinla profile to get the link to her book review and my tutorial to make your own cat mask. You can also see my little creatives own stylized cat masks over there This is a perfect wearable art meets book craft project Go check it out and enjoy!
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1 more day to get your Wearable Art entries in for @get.creative.with challenge My 2 extremely talented nieces are over for the week helping out 🏼 and when I asked them if they wanted to design my little model an outfit they jumped at the idea, I helped them cut a paper dress then went and took a nap and woke up to this beauty! Did I mention they're 11 & 12! Hello fashion career! Swipe to see a couple extra pics
I've been loving all your super fun entries and can't wait to see what's squeezed in during the last day!
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Cork Charms! 🥝Now up in my digital hangout (link in profile). As this weeks judge for wearable art over at @get.creative.with it was only right that we make some of our own! These cork charms are super easy to make and such fun! Get the 'how to' along with some modeling pics of me and my little creative on my website under the Projects page. If you like what you see remember to subscribe to the fun!
Keep tagging your own wearable creations #getcreativewith you have until this Wednesday Los Angeles time, you guys are rocking it! 🏼
I'm missing out on a couple of birthday celebrations today due to being sick, but wanted to share some of our favorite homemade cupcake cards as a tribute to the birthday celebrators. Check out the tutorial over on my digital hangout link in my profile. Happy Healthy weekend!
This is my Wonder Woman cuff 🏼I put it on when I'm feeling drained and need wondrous powers, like today. I'd also just like to take a moment to let you know you are wondrous! So take a minute to pat yourself on the back for all your wins 🏼 If you'd like to make your own Wonder Woman cuff along with your little creative head on over to my website under the projects page. Happy Weekend!
Ohana means family this is our family of masks, well some of them Masks are one of our favorite pieces of wearable art to make. My little creatives love it because they can slip the mask on and instantly become someone else I love it because I am able to help make the their imaginary characters come true. Most the time we work on them together and they help me design the masks. It fulfills my need to create while allowing us to spend time together, as family, Ohana. I'm the guest judge for @get.creative.with with this week and am asking you to #getcreativewith wearable art, you wear it, it counts! I also think wearable art is a perfect theme for focusing on spending more time with your little creative. Collaborate or spend time together working on your own projects, I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!
Ok role call! Where are you and how hot is it?! It's in the mid 90's here in LA and seeing that #steamkidschallenge is all about water play, we decided to join it I find if you name the play it becomes much more exciting, so if your little creatives get bored of the 'water table' why not call it a potion shop or mad scientist lab, or perfume boutique, each one gives that same old water table a whole new meaning! If you want some more creative tips on making your own water table with bits and bobs around your house check out my Creative Water Table post under Projects on my website, link in profile. While you're there be sure to subscribe, we have lots of goodies in store!
Does anyone else use muffin tins for arts and crafts and play time? 🏼 We use them alllll the time! My little creatives are just so drawn to them 🏼 For more useful tips check out my 'Tips' page on my website, link in profile
Happy Fathers Day! We are celebrating this hot CA day with a BBQ fresh young coconuts popsicles and fun works of art I made this wood transfer mixed media art piece at a most amazing craft night led by the incredibly talented @artcampla Arielle really knows how to put the 'art' in your party I honestly didn't want to stop sitting and painting at the table and a big shout out to @momma_teaching for organizing and hosting the event. If you're not following both these accounts, hop on over and give them a follow you won't regret it! 🏼
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We hope your day was filled with sunshine! Our sure was with a sweltering 94 degrees we wanted to get #getcreativewith popsicle sticks and wearable art is always a favorite so we made a Sunshine crown to welcome Summer! I made this with Ms. 4, she helped me design this shimmery sun right down to its cute little bow I love collaborating with her Now we just need a little to make a for @smocks.on
Calling all Creatives! My website it up and waiting for you! New projects, handy tips, an eye candy filled resource page and if you want to get nosy there's a whole 'about' page including what I'm currently obsessed with 🤔 Go take a look and be sure to subscribe! I have some fun freebies in the works, and if you're on my list you'll be the first to receive them! Happy Weekend! Link in my profile
Blast off into Fathers Day with these DIY cards the 'how to' is now available on my NEW website 🤗 click the link in my profile and then go to the 'Projects' page, I promise you they're out of this world! Also great for an 'I love you to the moon and back' moment or in the case of our SpaceX working daddy 'I love you to Mars and back' Displaying Mr. 6's card on the front, followed by Ms. 4, and then Mr. 2
So we found making a mobile popsicle cooler was an easier and quite fun alternative to making a popsicle stand, it's all about being mobile anyways these days right? Happy Tuesday! Wishing you a week filled with popsicles!
Anyone else's freezer stocked with popsicles? We decided to give our tummies a break and make some pretend ones too. These are soooo much fun, and super simple to make. Cut a Popsicle shape out of cardboard, color (we used Kwik Stix), then glue or tape on popsicle stick. We made enough to open up a popsicle stand, which we'll be doing tomorrow yay for summer vacation! Watermelon Pop by Ms. 4, Rainbow Pop by Mr. 6, and Strawberry Pop by yours truly
Happy Sunday friends! I wanted to share these wise words with you today. I certainly have many times where I struggle to be creative, to come up with ideas, or think outside the box. My children, however, don't seem to struggle with this as much... they just DO. Having children is a blessing in so many ways and one of them is that they are a built in resource of creativity sitting down and drawing, painting, playing playdoh or legos with them often inspires many an idea! The more we play the more my inspiration tank stays full, and it works both ways, we use each other to build upon our creativity 🏼 Has anyone else noticed/ experienced that? There's a new account in town @smocks.on that's encouraging this play together 🤗 and I promise you playing together won't disappoint!
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Last Day of School I had to share this gorgeous card my son made for his teacher We used our @playwithpeelypack stickers and he drew a self portrait for his teacher to remember him by I also love how he wrote his sentiments on the front 🏼 Anyone else starting summer festivities?
Never forget to dream What have you been dreaming of recently? I've been dreaming of launching my new website 🤗 so. close...
When life gives you Lemons paint Pineapples Happy Monday Friends! Here's to a fruitful week!
End of the year Teachers card / Thank You card / Fathers Day card / Birthday card Children have some of the sweetest drawings, so to add that personal touch to a card, have them draw a picture of whoever the card is for on a small piece of white paper (we used thicker watercolor paper for a bit more quality) then glue it onto a blank card or larger piece of card stock and you get instant card cuteness! This is my daughters card for her teacher (I want that dress!) 🏼 Thank you Joanna @thebluebarn for this great reminder!
Oh. My. Gosh. @kidartlit subscription box knocked it out of the park! 🏼 Check out my stories to see it in action and swipe to see more pics of this gorgeous theater my son made. Ok here are some of the awesome factors about the #kidartlit box:
The book... WOW! It's stunning! I'm inspired by that alone.
It comes with enough materials to do each project twice
If you have 2 children that means they both get a go! 🏼
If you have 3 children and some staple art supplies it works for all 3! 🏼🏼🏼
It has a 'ready set go' project to do straight out of the bag
It has the most lovely little guide book that tells you how to do the projects, gives extensions and question / discussion prompts 🏼
You learn new methods of doing art with your child 🏼 which means they learn new methods of exploration 🏼
Once we finished a project, my little creatives wanted to do more... 'what's next?'... and KidArtLit had the answers, we filled our whole day with 1 box, for 3 children, that is a major win in my book! 🏼
Once we finished the projects it kept our artistic juices flowing and my little creatives wanted to continue to explore the materials and keep creating 🏼
It has filled my head with a ton of new ideas
We love you @kidartlit
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Happy National Donut Day! "Every donut needs sprinkles, that's what everyone dreams of" a quote from Mr 6 🏼We saw all the drool 🤤 worthy donuts raiding everyone's feed and just had to join in! It was such fun making these with Mr 6, and now Ms 4's having a go, playdoh donuts for the win! 🏼 Apart from the fact we can't actually eat them 🤔🤤 #celebrate
What can you turn a box of tea and some felt into? A Car Purse! Swipe to see all angles. You might have seen my little girl posing with her new car transporter yesterday, but we wanted to show you all the angles today. Happy Friday Ya'll 🏼
Car Purse anyone? Turns out this little lady has show and tell tomorrow for 'Transportation' so of course we had to make her something to transport all her cars in, cue car purse idea here
"We're having a yard sale, we're selling the yard!" Said my 6yr old (we're not even having a yard sale... 🤔) We do however like to make things that exist in our yard, which inspired this play doh scene 🦎What have you been using to inspire your #getcreativewith playdoh projects?
Have you guys ever tried hole punching leaves? I have to say it's quite satisfying! With school ending we want to spend lots of time playing outside, so giving a good ol' fashioned game a nature twist is one sure way to keep the outside play going My little creatives had such fun challenging each other with this one Thanks @mothernatured for the awesome leaf punching tip!
Recently my husband told my little creatives a bed time tale of The Tortoise & The Hare... with a Twist! I will have to have him write the full story so I can post it, but basically it's the story from the Hare's perspective, he was a lonely Hare with no friends because he was shy, when the opportunity arose to have a race with the Tortoise he was SO excited 🤗 mainly because he had made a friend Filled with excitement the Hare couldn't sleep that night so the day of the race he was exhausted and fell asleep midway through the race only to be woken up by a cheering crowd for the Tortoise when he made it to the finish line everyone was making fun of him and taunting him for bragging about winning , to which another Hare responded 'hey that was me!' 🤦🏼♀️ The moral of this story my friends is to never judge others, especially if you don't know both sides of the story AND not all Hares are the same I will let you know when my most creative husband has written the story to give it more justice than my wee summation
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Play-Doh! We usually add all sorts to our play-doh when we play with it, but today at our Play-Doh Party ( in my stories) we decided to keep things simple, and I taught the kids a few things:
1. Rolling the doh in your hands will warm it up and make it easier to mold
2. There are many things you can do with rolling a 'sausage' or 'snake' like roll it snail shaped use it as action lines make a snake 🦋use it as a half circle
3. There are many things you can do by rolling a ball: make different sizes, flatten it, make it into a cylinder
4. Once you've finished making, arrange your figures into scenes and take pictures of them to remember them by, then put your play doh away
So my girl got her first modeling gig for my old college roommate @sunday.west She just launched her new summer capsule Go show her some of your awesome IG kindness by heading over to her page You'll also get to see more of this little lady in the cutest of clothes Link in my profile if you want to check out the goods! (They are adorable!) Happy Friday's eve friends!
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That time the most rainbow-tastic book #mycolorisrainbow inspired a week long study in different types of print making Blog post coming soon with our different methods on my also soon to be updated website
It also happens that @hellowonderful_co and @dylbug_ have teamed up and are giving away a free copy of the book! Head on over to @dylbug_ to enter! 🏼
We're joining in on the #kidartlit Small World play by making a small world terrarium My 6yr old made this beauty, carefully placing every plant and animal He's very proud of it and has suggested that as the days go by our animals could rotate around this little world
My little creative wearing her art Happy Sunday All!
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