Our 'My Color Is Rainbow' puppet family my kids LOVE these little guys! My 6yr old keeps looking through the book to find all the characters we made and my 2 & 4yr olds love the selection of colorful puppets to play with and tell stories with, Little White Arch's adventures have just begun!
If you'd like to make your own puppets, paint the shapes of the characters on the same colored paper as the character. Then use a sharpie to add in their features and tape to the back of a wooden skewer, and you're done! Don't be daunted, the shapes are so simple and there are so many fun characters to choose from!
Does anyone else think of little piggy noses when they see buttons? Since I've had Easter on my mind and to keep in the spirit of #getcreativewith buttons may I present Geo Bot & Millie our button noses barn critters
We love Agnes Hsu's (@hellowonderful_co) book 'My Color Is Rainbow' the story is an adventure of discovery I'm often telling my children stories of different colored lands so thought it would be fun to combine the two and make some puppets with the beautifully illustrated characters (by Yulia Gwilym @yufrukt) I think story telling is such a wonderful outlet of creativity and hope I can capture some of our stories to share with you
Rainbow Walk all the egg carton fun over at @get.creative.with along with all the rainbows from @kidartlit made us think 🤔 let's upgrade our rainbow walk! We made these fun rainbow carriers to collect the rainbow on our nature walk, complete with rainbow handle! Can you spot all the colors of the rainbow? What's the least popular color? Search 'rainbow walk' on my blog to get some more colorful walking tips Thanks @sacredhearthome for the handle upgrade idea
Happy St. Patrick's Day! ☘️☘️ One of our favorite activities is to go on a Rainbow Walk Check out my stories for how we did one yesterday We look and sometimes collect the rainbow This is such a great activity for color and observing the beautiful world around us it helps my 2yr old practice his colors and my 6yr old analyze what color is the most popular Search 'Rainbow Walk' on my website to find out some more tips and discussion points for your walk! ☘️☘️
Looking for a fun St. Patrick's Day project for your little ones? Why not try out these magical leprechaun rocks! ☘️☘️My kidiwinks go nuts for them! Mix 1 cup baking soda with 1/4 cup water and add some green or yellow food coloring to the paste. Cover some coins with the paste and let dry. Hide the 'rock' around the garden then go on a hunt! Use a bowl of 'water' (vinegar) to wash them off, and watch them disappear and reveal So. Much. Fun!
Kicking off this weeks #kidartlit theme of Rainbows with a simple painted rainbow Painted rainbows never get old right?! I helped my daughter create this in her art class at school, first we drew the rainbow with crayon and left space to paint in the colors. Then we painted the colors of the rainbow and stuck some fluffy clouds on at the end Happy Rainbow week!
Recycling our Chinese New Year egg carton dragon for a Welsh Dragon!
Could also be recycled as sea serpents, if you're not Welsh
But this one is a shout out to my Welsh Family! And Joanna @thebluebarn who's hosting this weeks #getcreativewith egg cartons challenge head over to her page to see an eggellent selection of fun projects and hoping in the @get.creative.with challenge!
Good Night Baddies! Such a fun book telling the story of what happens to the villains after a days work We made a fun Big Bad Wolf mask to go with it but fear not he's a friendly wolf with an eye mask on at night. Be sure to check out our stories to see the fun we had with it! Oh and this is Mr. 2 who is obsessed with Big Bad at the moment
Weed Mandalas! We picked a ton of weeds from our yard recently and over the weekend decided to pick some more and make Mandalas out of them ☘️ Each child would pick a week or leaf and decide where to place it on the Mandela, we took turns and made a beautiful pattern! We also noticed the many patterns in nature weeds never looked so good!
'Good Night Baddies' by Deborah Underwood this is the cutest story about what the villains do at the end of their day "All day long they must be vile; now, at night, they chat and smile" My kids are into fairy tales BIG time, especially The Big Bad Wolf, so we made a mask of Big Bad wearing a sleeping mask, so he's not so scary My kids got a right giggle out of this book, for other great nighttime books be sure to check out #kidartlit so many great books and projects to go along with them!
Egg Carton Goat Mask this weeks #getcreativewith challenge is egg cartons, we've been on a bit of a mask kick lately so decided to keep it up by making an egg carton mask
This weeks judge is the lovely Joanna from @thebluebarn Did you know that in her barn she has 6 goats, 7 chickens, 2 rabbits and a dog? You can find out more about this awesome blue barn and Joanna over @ohcreativeday 's profile link.
We love goats so decided to make a goat mask fully out of egg cartons scissors hot glue and paint Egg cartons... we you.
A Moon Snack! We've been reading a lot of 'Night' time books recently and thought this little snack would go great with them! My kids flipped out a little because they're usually not allowed oreos, but hey it's Friday, and lunchtime, so they have half a day for the sugar to wear off! Be sure to check out all the awesome 'Night' themed books and projects going around at #kidartlit
Today is my mothers birthday However, I am a major procrastinator 🤦🏼♀️ so this didn't quite make it in the mail yet but will be on its way soon! We decided to make a wall hanging with painted letters and paint chip flowers! My mother is such a creative, motivating and driven woman, it's no wonder she was born so close to International Woman's Day! Thanks for always inspiring me mum, I love you! 🏼
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Happy International Women's Day! Working hard to lead by example and raise an inspiring, intelligent and creative woman who will always know that she is capable of ANYTHING. So blessed to be surrounded by SO many inspiring and supportive women on this little IG island 🏼 keep up the awesomeness!
by @intuitiveimages (I just love her work!)
Paint Chip Flowers soooo we've kind of fallen in love with paint chip flowers • s w i p e • to see all the fun we got up to! Necklaces, Rings, Hair Clips, Wall Hangings, ok we didn't get to broaches, earrings, or shoe adornments, but they're on the list! #getcreativewith paint chips!
#getcreativewith Paint Chips! If you love inspiring creative posts then following @get.creative.with is a must! This weeks theme is paint chips, so we made some flowers which can be turned into hair clips, necklaces, broaches or even awesome wall decor, then you could use the actual paint chip to decide what background color you should paint your wall to best suit your flowers!
"Think left and think right, think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!" A little inspirational quote from our dear friend Dr. Seuss Wishing you many good thinks today!
"A person's a person, no matter how small" Oh Dr. Seuss we love you so! Here's one of our favorites, dear ol' Horton being modeled by my model super star, and in the next picture me!
My daughter wanted to switch places, so we did and I realized 2 things, first, she's really knows her emotions 🤔🤗and second she is quite a stellar director, knowing exactly what she wanted... I took notes!
Horton Mask "From sun in the summer. From rain when it's fall-ish, I'm going to protect them. No matter how small-ish!" One of our favorite Dr. Seuss books
Lorax Mask on my favorite model: "It's not about what it is, it's about what it can become." Such a fantastic quote. Hope you are being youer than you today!
Lorax Mask! Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
Nothing is going to get better. It's not.
We had so much fun with the last mask, we couldn't resist making another!
Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! So this mask is a result of Mardi Gras masks turned Dr. Seuss, combined with a mother who was initially bummed then became ridiculously excited about it
Our Prayer ChainToday is the beginning of Lent for us Catholic's, so we made a prayer chain, each day we pull off 1 piece of the chain and say a prayer for them, it also works as a count down to Easter! 39 more days to go! Would love to hear of any traditions you and your family do in preparation or for Easter
Sometimes it's the simple things that bring us so much joy! Setting up a colorful Lenten craft for the kiddos
Happy Mardi Gras! Happy Fat Tuesday! Happy Pancake Day! Happy Shove Tuesday! I wanted to make Mardi Gras masks with the kids, however they had other plans, they wanted to make Cat In The Hat masks, so with their cute puppy dog eyes I obliged, which seems to work out perfectly for the new @kidartlit challenge 🏼
Oh and this is a pic from that time I made Mardi Gras Masks for a murder mystery party
Tip Tuesday! This tip Tuesday is brought to you by the @kidartlit challenge of rocks and stones! If you accidentally (or purposefully) use non washable ink, you can easily remove it by rubbing the area with a pumice stone! The Magic of stones! 🏼 #kidartlit
My Spirit Animal Material is Cardboard My friend @julialinsteadt recently told me this, then it dawned on me how much i really love this material! I think the true love affair (childhood aside) started in college with this... my cardboard hand (swipe to see how I put it together)
Our assignment was to make a shelter out of cardboard, so of course I had to think a little more philosophically about it. I chose to create a hand, for a hand symbolizes so very much.
Hands are what build our shelters with, hands are what we use to hold and hug someone, sheltering them from negative feelings, we offer a hand when we want to help and unify, many hands make for light work.
I built my hand using the same structure as a cardboard beer holder (pics if you swipe) and covered it in ripped pieces of cardboard, the ripped cardboard symbolized individual finger / hand prints
This project was meant to be sat in, it was huge! When you sat in it you could read quotes along the ripped paper, these quotes represented all the memories our hands hold.
So there you have it, thanks for reading all the way if you did, I appreciate it What's your Spirit Animal Material?
Arrrr ye Insta-Scalawags! This here be arrgghhh Pirate Ship ☠️ made with another mans treasarrrgghh We plundered the goods from Davy Jones' Lockarrggghh in The Amazon Sea Sail ho! adventure is out thar! Wishing ye all fair winds today! 🖤🖤
So we have a thing with cardboard and parties When we run out of boxes, science boards are our go to I'm absolutely loving the cardboard challenge by @get.creative.with the masterminds behind @ohcreativeday and @littlebuttondiaries if you haven't checked out their accounts yet, I highly recommend it! Follow along the fun and tag your cardboard creations #getcreativewith 🏼
The other great thing about recycling boxes for Face in Hole Photobooths is that you can then recycle it for your next party, a lick of white paint = a fresh canvas of holes to design with ☠️
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