Rainbow Sorting Boxes

This project is really the first part of a two part project I have been thinking about. For a while now I have been wanting to make some rainbow sorting bowls for the kids. Continue reading

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Raspberry Scone Cake (Gluten-Free)

This was one of those happy accidents. I went about making these scones by the Gluten-Free Girl & the Chef with a few variations…and some missteps. I will direct you back to her scone post for a more detailed description of how to originally make them. However, here is what I did: mistakes included in my shorter directions;-) Continue reading

Animal Canvases For Father’s Day

With Father’s Day past, I can now show how we spent another busy day(s) making gifts. I had some grand plans for a much larger project (which I will explain later), however, we just plain ran out of time! The first step was to repeat our successful animal stencil project (remember how I mentioned I had plans for something else- well this is it!). Since we had already experimented with watercolors and the dot markers, I knew that the dot markers was the way I wanted to go with this one. Continue reading

Stencil Art

I have had a project in mind, but first needed to see how to best go about making some colorful animals. A little while back, I saw this wonderful post on Grow Creative on how to use watercolors and stencils. I thought her products were so beautiful I wanted to try it out too. Now, I wasn’t sure how it would go with the boys, so I tried two different medias: watercolors and Do a Dot markers. Continue reading

Sorting Shells

With the weather turning warmer, we have been venturing to one of our favorite destinations for play and exploration: the beach. Over the past couple trips we have collected some shells, rocks, seaweed, rock snails, and crabs. We got to build sand castles and we, and I really mean Arthur here, got to release some energy and romp around  in the waves during high tide… Continue reading

Printmaking with Cars and Toys

This morning was a morning. The boys still had lingering coughs so we skipped our usual Wednesday morning playgroup. So, with it raining, once again, we had a day indoors. We played with legos, we built forts, we washed the windows, had snack, we raced cars, we played with play dough, we worked on patterns…and that got me thinking. Wheel patterns, toy patterns – lets paint, lets do some printmaking. While the boys constructed a raceway out of blocks, I set up… Continue reading