Just a quick post to wish you all a Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I posted last year about a frugal find for exploring sculpture and how we tied it into learning about Saint Patrick and wanted to share for those of you new to the blog. Enjoy! Pin It http://assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js I hit the jackpot! Have you seen those Magic Nuudles Bloxx? They look like a … Continue reading Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!
There’s a great article on Wired.com by GeekDad Jonathan Liu about the 5 Best Toys of All Time. While I wholeheartedly agree about the joy of sticks, boxes, twine and above all dirt — there is a glaring omission from his most excellent article: Tape. And lots of it. Case in point: Claire’s version of London Bridge. Constructed completely on her own in a quiet … Continue reading Why I should buy stock in scotch (tape that is)
I’m always on the lookout for unique gifts that encourage creativity and I just had to share this one — blank pop-up books. Paired with markers and a classic storybook it would make an awesome themed present. You might recall I blogged about our mutual obsession with pop up books and a few of our favorites a while back. Now that Claire his hit age … Continue reading Creative Idea for an Art Inspired Present
Is there nothing you CAN’T make beautiful with liquid watercolors? We’ve used them to dye macaroni, as the color base for bathtub puffy paint and as part of our watercolor and batik on paper experiment but my favorite media to drip the saturated color on has to be coffee filters. I love watching Claire concentrate with her tongue poking out of pursed lips (so like … Continue reading Watercolor Autumn Garland
I’m always inspired by Valerie over at Frugal Family Fun, she’s constantly coming up with cute and creative ideas that involve office supplies. So yesterday, when I took a trip to Staples (after my wireless card jumped off the bed and broke into 43 pieces) I made sure to take a quick spin around looking for crafty goodies. I hit the jackpot! Have you seen … Continue reading Check your office store for cheap art supplies!