Category Archives: Fun kid stuff

Friday Favorites: pattern, color and line

There are all these little things that I have, or have been given, that I want to share with you and I’ve been forgetting.  So, I thought a Friday favorites round up was in order. (p.s. I started this post … Continue reading

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Halloween 2014

Check out my guys! An Elf King (aka Vaarsuvius from Order of the Stick–don’t ask because I haven’t a clue) and the sweetest and bravest little royal knight in the kingdom. Last minute handmade costumes, of course.  I think kids … Continue reading

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Back to School Beeswax Snack Bags

It all started with the little crumpled note card 1 year ago.  Yea, 1 year! Ethan drew these and gave it to me after school and said, “Mom, you have to make these snack bags for us”.  Of course, I … Continue reading

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Shrink Plastic Fun

The boys wanted to make things with the shrink plastic, or rather, they wanted ME to draw them things on shrink plastic. So, I did. Monsters and swords, of course. I’m always up for a monster drawing challenge and I’m … Continue reading

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colorful felted rocks

I’ve been wanting to make felted rocks for ages, but never had the supplies or know-how.  With a bit of felt roving at my fingertips, we decided to jump in and finally make some. I found THIS wonderful tutorial by … Continue reading

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summertime planning

This is the first time in 8months that I don’t have an upcoming art show to prep for. Art show season is over until October because of the hot summer heat.  Now, I am in the midst of trying to … Continue reading

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TBT: jungle room from 2003

In the spirit of #tbt (throw back Thursday) I thought I’d post these old pics I stumbled across today. They are from 2003, when we lived in Dallas. I had painted my oldest’s room with a jungle theme. He was … Continue reading

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number 9

My little I-guy turned 9 over the weekend. We always try to make the day extra special so we started it off with some yummy sprinkle pancakes. I used our favorite vegan pancake recipe with a tablespoon of sprinkles, topped … Continue reading

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Book Review and Giveaway: Art lab for Kids

Today I wanted to share Art Lab for Kids: 52 Creative Adventures in Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Paper, and Mixed Media-For Budding Artists of All Ages by Susan Schwake. I bought this book over a month ago and my guys love … Continue reading

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more painted leaves

When my hubby brought home some magnolia leaves from Dallas a month ago, I pressed most of them in between pages of large books. I pulled them out last night and had the kids help me paint them. We used … Continue reading

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