Paper Plate Turkeys

One of my favorite Thanksgiving crafts is this simple and adorable turkey made from a toilet paper roll and a paper plate.  This craft is appropriate for children of all ages and uses materials you probably already have around the house!  Read More


Fall Sensory Bin

With the arrival of (slightly) cooler fall weather, I wanted the tots to have an opportunity to explore some autumn items.  R and H are 20 months old and still fond of putting things in their mouths, so I chose (relatively) taste-safe items that were large enough for them to explore freely.   Read More


Beaded Candy Canes

blog-titles-2Christmas is coming faster than seems possible and our Christmas art is in full-swing. With all the hustle and bustle that comes with the holidays, I wanted to keep our art projects as simple as possible.  This adorable candy cane craft uses only beads and pipe cleaners.  It’s easy, fast, requires little preparation and almost no clean up (unless baby dumps the entire plate of beads onto the floor when you aren’t looking.) Read More


Popsicle Stick Teepees

popsicle-stickThis simple teepee craft was a huge hit with all the kids.  I was surprised how much they all enjoyed it, regardless of their ages.  Their only complaint was that I had only prepared two teepees per child.  I think they would each have happily decorated an entire Indian village. Read More


Tissue Paper Indian Corn

blog-titles-2Indian corn crafts are one of my favorite projects.  With the many varieties of Indian corn and its multi-colored kernels in beautiful fall hues, it practically demands to be the focus of some autumn art.  For this simple craft, the kids glued tissue paper “kernels” onto their cobs. Read More


Leaf Stamping with Cookie Cutters

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Halloween lingers in the two buckets of candy we still have sitting on the counter but I am excited to welcome November by jumping into fall and Thanksgiving crafts!  Our first post-Halloween activity this year was a super simple leaf (and acorn) paint stamping craft.  This craft takes less than 5 minutes to set up and I love that the kids can decorate their papers however they choose. Read More


Marble Painted Mummies

Marble Painted Mummy Halloween CraftThese little mummies are as easy to make as they are cute!  No matter how many times we do marble painting, it’s always a hit with my kids.  It’s just so much fun to shake and roll the marbles through the paint and watch as the paper gets covered with painted lines! Read More


Gooey Ghosts

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After our footprint ghosts, the kids were eager for more ghost art so I decided to try out this Puffy Paint Ghost from No Time for Flash Cards.  Our mixture ended up more like goo than puffy paint, so we dubbed this craft “Gooey Ghosts”.  The kids had a blast and I love how they were involved in every step, from mixing up goo to painting their ghosts to adding googly eyes.  And even though I consider this “process art” (and wasn’t concerned with how the ghosts ended up), I think they turned out awfully cute. Read More