Portland, Maine – Want a colorful way to drive boredom from your house? We do! And, to tell you the truth, with the bitter arctic cold we’ve experienced this winter, I’m taking every chance I get to change our perspective on spending another day inside. All you need is some paint, freezer bags and tape. I… Read more »Read More
Spooky Handprints that WON’T Make you SCREAM!
Here’s an easy Halloween craft! All you need is construction paper and washable paint. Meet our spooky spider – we painted the palm and four fingers and printed palm on top of palm for this arachnid. This is a great opportunity to have your preschooler figure out how many fingers must be painted to come… Read more »Read More
Today, we are taking our art supplies and meeting under the trees. Our mission is to create a mural worthy of the animal friends that roam our backyard. Call it installation art, call it crazy, but once you read about who (or what) is taking note of this incredible art, you will be RUNNING to… Read more »Read More
Beautiful Changing Leaves (and an easy way to celebrate them)
Here’s an easy way to celebrate fall with your little ones! Our autumn tree is made up of a very special trunk! We painted C’s arm and hand and printed it on the page. For the leaves, I gave C a palette of fall paint colors and another plate full of torn up tissue paper… Read more »Read More
Letters in Space
Now that we have our brilliant night sky, time to fill it up with space words, images and letters! We are starting the letter ‘A.’ ‘A’ is for Alien!!!! I love him so much, we made three more. And stuck them on Mars as… drumroll please… Martians. No brainer. A is for asteroid… We simply… Read more »Read More
DIY Curiosity Rover!
Did you watch the coverage of the Curiosity Rover landing on Mars? What a thrill! While the world saw a marvel of modern engineering, I saw that and something else! I saw two paper plates, an apple sauce cup, string, and tissue paper. Yes, this is what I’ve become. But I’m very cool (at least… Read more »Read More
In a Bonus Room Far Far Away…
‘M’ is for Mars! We are taking our cues from the Mars Curiosity Rover and spending the rest of August exploring Space! The images and information coming from the Red Planet will play a big part (Twitter handle @MarsCuriosity .) NASA does a fantastic job explaining their work in terms that I understand and Crowley gets… Read more »Read More
Toddler + Arrow + Target = Fun
Perhaps ‘toddler’ isn’t the first word that comes to mind when you think of archery. But today’s Olympic activity has me convinced otherwise! I found this idea on Toddler Approved and knew it would be a hit at my house. SUPPLIES: 1. Paper 2. Coloring implement of your choice 3. Paint 4. BBQ Skewer 5…. Read more »Read More
DIY Olympic Rings
Ever notice when you go to buy paper plates for a craft project, they come in a stack of (what seems like) one million? Here’s a way to use up 6 six of them! Fun and simple Olympic rings, just in time for the opening ceremonies. WHAT YOU NEED: Paper plates (6) Paint (or crayons… Read more »Read More
A Toddler Anatomy Chart. Seriously.
When I started thinking about C’s interests in the heart and the brain (A.K.A. bwain), I knew I wanted to put our contractor’s paper back to work. It’s the same resin paper we used for our ocean and beach mural. I had this vision of tracing the munchkin’s outline right onto the paper. I started… Read more »Read More