No Mess Color Mixing with Play Dough

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Mixing colors is a great way to explore how new colors are created. It also helps develop creative thinking skills. This video tutorial will show you how easy it is to create a color wheel by mixing only 3 colors of play dough. Using play dough helps keep the mess to a minimum and saves time. With a little red, [...]

Digital Photo Alphabet

Photography Ideas

Digital Photography Ideas for Kids Create your own digital photo alphabet book or poster! Pretend to be a detective looking for letter forms in the positive and negative space around you. It doesn’t matter if you are outside or inside, but take a close look and you will spy the different letter forms hiding in the space [...]

Recycled Art Sculptures

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Creating recycled art sculptures is a great way to create art without needing expensive art materials. It also is earth friendly as you are reusing materials in a new way. Creating a work of art from recycled materials requires patience and determination. It is a great way to help develop your child’s creative thinking and [...]

Garden Sensory Bin

Activities for toddlers

Create a garden sensory bin in 3 easy steps! Sensory bins are great activities for toddlers and preschoolers. Our first sensory bin was such a hit with Lil B (4) and M-Woww (2) we created a new one for this week. For a different texture from our previous bin, I mixed  the colored rice with dried [...]

QR Code Thank you Card

Printable Thank You Card

A unique idea on how to send a personalized thank you note! Capture how cute your children are with a video thank you note for friends and family. Send it in a unique way by using a QR code.  Anyone with a smart phone and an app can make a QR code. It is super [...]

Birthday Sensory Bin

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I have a secret to share….until last week I had never made a sensory bin. I know they are a popular activity for toddlers and preschoolers and I have seen them all over other blogs and Pinterest but for some reason I never made one for my kids. I am not sure what my hesitation [...]

Process Art: Easter Egg Challenge

Easy Easter Egg Art

We were excited to participate in TinkerLab’s creative challenge this month. The challenge was to let your child create make or invent using a common material….eggs!  Part of the challenge was also to let your child be the inventors or creators and take ownership of the project. When working with young artists like Lil B (4) and [...]