Learning History Through Art

Do you know the story of the Burghers of Calais? In 1347, England had placed the French Port of Calais under siege. The siege lasted for over a year, and the residents were starving. King Edward of England offered to spare their lives if six of their leaders would surrender to him. Eustache de Saint […]

After School Fun: Paper Building Challenge for Kids

Six-year-old Johnny thought that two-year-old Anna’s torn paper collages looked like fun last night, so he built some of his own. Being older, he took it to another level, creating several 3D sculptures. This one was my favorite – it reminds me of Arches National Park. I thought that this would make a great paper […]

Easy Sewing Project for Kids: Felt Bags Tutorial

The kids have been putting their sewing machine to good use making felt bags! This easy sewing project for kids produces a fun, functional messenger bag – and you only have to sew two seams! I have a print-out with dimensions (not drawn to scale, so pay close attention to the numbers) at the end […]

Stop Motion Animation for Kids!

My kids are really enjoying working on their stop motion animation skills thanks to a great little kit we were sent by OgoSport: the OgoBild Animate It Studio Kit*. This kit comes with a camera, a confirmation code to download a copy of the Animate It! Express software, and Ogobild Bits that you can put […]

After School Learning and Fun for Kids!

I had a fun sewing project for kids planned for today, but that will post on another day because, although I have pictures, I spent my weekend enjoying having my parents in town instead of writing up a tutorial. They are on a grand retirement tour of children and grandchildren, so we only get to […]