Black Bean Mosaic Art for Kids

Sunday morning, two-year-old Anna asked to get out our black bean sensory bin. She spent an hour or so measuring out beans with a teaspoon and pouring them into a measuring cup. The older kids joined her for a while. Pouring and measuring isn’t quite as fascinating for older kids as it is for two-year-olds, […]

Using BIG Paper to Unleash Creativity in Children

Using big sheets of paper is one of my favorite ways to get my kids thinking creatively, and a favorite rainy day activity for my kids! I buy large rolls of paper (like this, but we get ours from IKEA usually) and cut off large sections – around four feet long – for the kids […]

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 […]

Easy Toddler Activity to Prevent Creative Toddler Self Entertainment

Like most toddlers, two-year-old Anna is very curious, and she has a lot of energy! Toddlers don’t waste time, and I find that one of the challenges of raising toddlers is keeping them busy so that they don’t come up with creative activities on their own – like covering themselves in marker while I cook […]

Kiwi Crate Crafting Fun + Doodle Crate Review!

Eight-year-old Emma still talks about the Kiwi Crate we reviewed last year, so she was very excited when I told her we would be reviewing one of their new Doodle Crates – creative kits designed for kids aged 9-16! She was thrilled to find two canvas bags, high-quality tulip brand fabric paints, yarn, and instructions […]