Crayon Rubbing Dinosaur Craft

Crayon rubbing is fast and neat, perfect for pulling out when you have a few minutes before dinner or anytime you need a quick activity for the kids.  To do a crayon rubbing, you only need three things: a crayon with the wrapper peeled off, a textured surface, and a piece of paper.  Read More


Watercolor Dinosaur Fossils

Watercolor resist painting is one of my favorite art techniques.  It’s appropriate for all ages, can be adapted to a variety of topics, and is just plain awesome!  Since the kids and I are currently in the middle of our dinosaur unit, I was excited to come up with this fun and adorable fossil craft. Read More



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


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