Stegosaurus Food Art

It’s been a while since I’ve done any food art, but in honor of our dinosaur theme I decided it was time to get creative!  These stegosauruses came out both adorable and delicious, and were a big hit with all three kids! Read More


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


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