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Make your own Advent Jesse Tree Ornaments in the Microwave!!

jesse tree ornaments

  Last December one of our daily Advent activities with the kids was to read a devotion from The Advent Jesse Tree by Dean Meador Lambert.  We made simple paper ornaments to go with each daily reading by copying and coloring the picture from each lesson. This year, I wanted to try something new.  I […]

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Painting WITH Pumpkins: Art Exploration with Preschoolers

Remember last week when I told you we spent a whole afternoon painting WITH pumpkins?  Well I was so excited then to tell you about the Rolling Pumpkin Paint Stamp we invented that I didn’t get into the other fun ways we experimented with paint and pumpkins, but now I’m back to tell you all about them! […]

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Pumpkins on Tuesday Tots! #linky

‘Tis the season for PUMPKINS!!   And there were some GREAT pumpkin activities shared last week on Tuesday Tots!! Here were some I added to my own must-do list:1.  Fist (Knuckle) Print Pumpkins from Putti’s World2.  Mr. Pumpkin Head from Loving My Nest3.  Halloween Favors: Pumpkin Play Dough from A Mom Not a Professional Nor […]

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Make Your Own Rolling Pumpkin Paint Stamp

Luke (age 4) and Lilah (age 3) experimented painting with mini pumpkins all afternoon.  We had a blast and I am going to share with you all the different techniques we tried, but towards the end of our painting experimentation session, I got an idea that turned out to be so successful and dare I […]

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{Simple} Homemade 3D Puffy Paint & Project Ideas

If you follow me on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest, you may have seen my WRAL: Go Ask Mom guest post about making your own 3D Puffy paint for arts and crafts projects yesterday.  This homemade paint is super simple to make and you probably already have the supplies on hand to try it out! For full directions, click […]

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A Fun and Easy Way to Paint Pumpkins!!

For more fun kids’ activities from In Lieu of Preschool,   follow me on Facebook, Twitter, G+, RSS, and/or by email today! What’s a better way to get into the FALL spirit than to decorate pumpkins?!?  We had such fun in the past painting these rainbow flower pots and this DIY bird bath, that we decided to use a similar method […]

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Painting Outdoors: Exploring Paint Tools from Rainbow Creations

We were recently contacted by Susan from Rainbow Creations, an online children’s arts and crafts supply store based in the UK, to see if we’d like to review some painting products.  Since we LOVE to dabble in art, I told her we’d be thrilled to and asked her to make our package a surprise!The package, […]

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"Blown Away" Art

My latest “Crafty Mom” post is up over at WRAL: Go Ask Mom.  I bet you’ll never guess what we used to create this art!!  Check it out! Click here to read the full “Blown Away” Art post! If you like this post, be sure to follow our fun  on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and/or Google +! You can also: […]

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