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Felt Butterflies 🦋
We just love felt boards in this house and have been inspired by all the #kidartlit bugs, so we thought we'd have some fun with making a Butterfly 🦋 such a great exercise in symmetry and so simple to make Happy Spring
and this is how it looks on my little model! I'm drying over her pose, her clutched cheeks integrate into the mask so well! Check out our stories for some more modeling fun Carmen Miranda / Chiquita Banana... we got you! 🏼 #getcreativewith
Meet Matilda We channeled our inner @handywithscissors for this #getcreativewith project I forgot how much fun milk cartons can be! Here's our rundown:
Face: milk carton
Earrings: paper tubes
Eyelashes: paper plate
Head Rag: plastic bag
Pineapple: Egg Carton and paper plate
Watermelon: container top
Flowers: egg cartons and lemon mesh bag
Bananas: paper plates
Strawberries: easter eggs
Orange: easter egg
Grapes and Blueberries: pom poms
Tin Can Toss! One of our favorite recycle games We decorated ours with some scrap email@example.com are getting creative with containers this week. Do you have a favorite container game you play? So many cool container ideas, check em out #getcreativewith
Happy Earth Day All
Let's all do our part in teaching our little ones to love and respect this beautiful world that God has given us to play in!
Swipe to see how nature turned this paper plate into something beautiful! While my daughter was crown making yesterday I was mask making it was pure bliss sitting together at the table outside with a spread of nature and some glue, both creating Happy Earth Day (everyday!) I hope you get a little closer to nature and all it's wonders this weekend!
Earth Day Crowns
Mother Nature offers so many beautiful materials to create with We went on a little nature walk today and gathered some beautiful materials, when we came back we made a Nature Crown Little Miss made this one all by herself!
Here's what we did:
1. Cut out a cardboard ring to fit around head (we used a cereal box)
2. Tape on flowers
3. Glue on flower petals to cover up tape
4. Wear with pride!
After all the pipette water color action yesterday the kids wanted to make potions, so I told them today we could make potions We collected all these beautiful ingredients from our back yard, it's amazing what you can find if you look hard enough even if you have grass and leaves if you're present them in little containers with fun utensils there's no doubt they'll have fun! Earth Day is this Sat and what better way to love the earth than to connect and play with it Be sure to check out my Stories for our fun adventures in potion making!
With all the beautiful watercolor flowers that have been going around, especially over at @redvioletstudio , we wanted to make our own! So we did! Check out our Stories for more of the how to, or check it out below🏼
Paper Towel Flower Bouquet :
1. Use pipettes to squeeze liquid watercolors on paper towel squares or coffee filters
2. Let dry
3. Squish into flower form and staple
4. Staple on pipe cleaner stem
5. For green flowers cut a strip of paper, we used leftovers from our grass crown, then roll and tape in place
6. Stick pipe cleaner inside
7. Arrange in vase and enjoy!
Happy Easter All! 🥕🥕
Happy Holy Saturday! Tomorrow's Easter and I don't know about you but our children have transformed into little hopping bunnies 🥕🥕 so of course we had to make a bunny mask! Wishing you a healthy, happy and hopitty weekend full of new life!
Here's a Tip for anyone daring to throw some paint colored eggs this Easter season 🥚 you'll have better aim and use less paint if you throw them on the ground vs a wall or easel, it works especially well for the little ones oh and use a cheap plastic tarp or dollar store table cloth underneath for easy clean up! Check our our final splattered prints 2 posts back Happy color making!
Have you heard about the webinar that @kidartlit is hosting this Wednesday April 12th at 11am PST? It's going to be a virtual workshop teaching how to connect your favorite children books to child led art 🏼
Head on over to their feed to sign up and get your spot! (I just did) And don't worry if you can't make the live webinar, for everyone that signs up they'll have a replay available aren't they kind? Yay! by @julialinsteadt
Easter Party Success! Swipe to see all the amazing works of art the kids at our @momtogether Easter party made. To see some of the magic of our party be sure to check out my stories.
To achieve your own Easter Twist art:
1. Tape boarder around water color paper
2. Draw or paint bunny with mushroom umbrella 3. Cover bunny and umbrella with tape
4. Squirt water colors and throw painted filled eggs
5. Let dry
6. Peel tape
7. Frame and enjoy!
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Easter Bunny Game for our @momtogether Easter party
This little Easter Bunny loves to eat eggs and have flower earrings Swipe to see how we made it and an egg toss in action!
1. Draw half a circle on the bottom of a cardboard box and cut out
2. Use another cardboard box to cut the ears out of
3. Paint all pieces and let dry
4. Hot glue the ears on, using a cork in the back to keep them up
5. Draw on eyes and nose
6. Hot glue on some pipe cleaner whiskers 7. Cut out some paper plate flowers
8. Put on a table with some plastic eggs and play!
Grass Crowns Such a simple, and fun for littles Spring / Easter project. Perfect for practicing those scissor skills Head on over to @momtogether 's link to their YouTube channel to see my guest appearance on how to make them We hid the cutest gnomes from our @playwithpeelypack stickers in our grass. You could hide all sorts 🦋 Swipe to see the full crown at the end
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Cardboard Stamps! We love making our own stamps out of cardboard, and recently discovered paper rolls make for a great handle, just hot glue onto some cardboard and you're good to go! Swipe to see some other textures we've used to stamp. What textures do you like stamping with?
A Cloud Rainmaker We couldn't miss out on all the rainy fun over at #kidartlit Some of the process can be seen in my stories. Swipe to see our fun cloudy rainmaker in action and how to make it!
To make your own raincloud:
1. Paint a piece of paper portrait style and set aside to dry.
2. Close up one end of the tube, you can do this with paper or card and tape, or just tape, with strong tape.
3. Roll up some tin foil and place zig zaggy in the tube from the top to the bottom.
4. Pour in some rice, or popcorn, or dried beans, or a mix of them, leaving about and inch or 2 of space at the top.
5. Before sealing up the 2nd side place your hand over and test it out to make sure you're happy with the amount of rice and the sound.
6. Seal up the 2nd side
7. Tape some ribbon to the top of the tube and securely tie on some beads
8. Glue on your painted paper once dry.
9. Glue on some cotton ball clouds
10. Play away!
Happy Sunday All! Hope it's filled with Rainbows Hearts and little smiles Here's my model wearing her newly name Rainbow crown
Cardboard Princess Crown Cardboard is such a great material for pretend play! My 2 & 4yr old just adore playing make believe with each other and I love giving them recycled props to do so with cardboard crowns are so easy to make! Swipe and check out our stories for our process and some sweet modeling!
Here's what we did:
1. Sketch out your design (my daughter wanted a rainbow crown with clouds and hearts)
2. Measure child's head and draw a straight line of that length on your cardboard, add an extra inch or two so you have room to glue it together
3. Draw then cut out your design
4. Paint (if you want some color) my daughter gave us a base coat of blue, painted the clouds and heart, I painted the rainbow 5. Add glitter (if so desired)
6. Hot glue to fit around head. You'll probably need to bend the cardboard a bit to do so. And make sure to remove from child's head before hot glueing
7. Wear proudly!
Recycling Cardboard Guitars Our last Birthday Party was a Rainbow Rocks party, so of course we needed cardboard guitars that we could decorate but after cutting them out I just couldn't waste the cardboard with the awesome shapes! ''Twas then that an idea struck I taped old tissue paper behind the cut outs and BAM instant rockstar decor 🏻such fun, especially in front of a window! Hope your day is rainbow rocking!
Tip Tuesday (on a Wednesday!): Use a whisk to die eggs and keep those little fingers dye free!
Loongie The Greedy Crocodile We got this book from our Australian cousins and love it! The pictures are begging to be made into paintings! We created this image with some super simple techniques! Swipe to see more
1. Bubble stamped paper for Loongie the Alligator 2. Our water background is a Credit Card Painting drop some tempera paint on a piece of paper and scrape with a credit card. So. Much. Fun.
3. Watercolor sun on a separate piece of paper 4. Cut the sun strip and stick on top of the water
5. Cut out an alligator shape from the bubble stamps, outline it with a black sharpie and stick on the water 🏼
Meet the latest addition to our family, my little kitty 'Rainbow' She likes Rainbows, going on Rainbow Walks, and Rainbow colored food that's not spicy
Well we couldn't go through cat week without making one of our cat masks! They're just too fun 🖤🖤 We took our Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat template and made a Rainbow Cat mask, as requested by my daughter 'the cat'. Hoping to get a pattern for this fun paper plate cat mask up on the blog soon And be sure to check out all the other puuuurrrrffect cat projects and join in at #kidartlit
Kitty Bags If you want to make your cat hunt (see previous post) even more fun why not collect the items in a cute cat bag swipe to see the quick how to and if you want to see beyond the square check out my stories
Cat Hunt! The #kidartlit theme this week is cats, so I sent my kids on a cat hunt to find all the cats in the house and let me tell you they LOVED it! They stretched their imaginations to include "big" cats 🦁, spelling the word c-a-t and yes... hello kitty undies/ nicky-noos
Need to get the wiggles out and up for a good giggle? Check out this Space-Tastic tutorial on the @playwithpeelypack blog. These Space Shooters are fun for adults and children alike, and are super simple. Pigs can fly with this little project!
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! ☘️☘️
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