Category Archives for "Arts and Crafts"

Disney CARS Ornaments made with salt dough

Disney Cars ornaments

Luke has been a huge fan of Disney Cars for a few years now.  When I saw Rainy Day Mum’s Quickest Ever Salt Dough recipe and remembered I had William Sonoma’s Cars 2 cookie cutters in my kitchen drawer, I knew it was a match made in heaven that would make my son’s face light […]

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Artsy Leaf Rubbing: Nature Art for Kids

leaf rubbing

The kids and I tried our hands at leaf rubbings today!  Oma and Grandad visited us this week on their way home from a multi-state trip and Oma brought L&L several different types of leaves they had collected.  The leaves were already starting to become brittle, so this was a perfect way to get a […]

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5 Little Pumpkins Fingerprint Cards for Halloween

fingerprints pumpkin cards

Today we made some cute and simple pumpkins fingerprint cards for Luke and Lilah’s grandma and aunt for Halloween.  These were inspired by Make and Takes’ Sweet Little Thumbprint Pumpkin Patch Cards – Aren’t they darling? – and our favorite Halloween book, Five Little Pumpkins by Dan Yaccarino!  I especially love them because we finally found a way to […]

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Suncatcher Bats – a kid’s Halloween craft for indoors or out!

We’ve been doing lots of art this week since it seems we’ve been taking turns feeling under the weather.  One day this week, I decided we should make some Halloween suncatcher bat decorations to hang in our tree in the front yard.  It turned out to be a really simple art activity that even really […]

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Perfect Painted Pumpkins for Halloween!!

We have done it!  We have perfected the art of painting pumpkins…in this case, mini pumpkins!  The process is so simple that toddlers can do it, yet it’s so mesmerizing and beautiful to watch how the art unfolds — or should I say drips and runs — that adults will not want to stand on the sidelines […]

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Reindeer Footprint Art Christmas Keepsake on Canvas

reindeer footprint art

Two years ago the kids and I crafted a few Christmas keepsake art projects and those keepsakes have been my absolute favorite holiday decorations to unpack each Christmas since! The first were our handprint Christmas trees, and the other, which I never shared here on the blog before, were our Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Footprint […]

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Snowman Hush Bottles – DIY Calm Down Glitter Jars!

snowman hush bottles

About a year and a half ago — was it really that long? — we shared our perfect hush bottles with you. Those calm down glitter bottle / mind jars / sensory bottles were a big hit in our family AND with our readers. After much use, I finally had to toss ours several weeks ago. They […]

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