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a preschooler’s paper bowl

So, you know that paper-bowls-for-preschoolers post I was going to write yesterday before my mommy rambles took over? Well, here it is. This project was completed during R's last sick day with that malevolent belly bug that violently traipsed its way around our home. It's an easy project that generates delicate paper displays -- both the… Continue reading a preschooler’s paper bowl

Crafting · preschool · sahm

A Kinetic Cupcakery

After a heat-induced mini tantrum on the way home from school (it's truly almost too hot to handle, and we're not even in the technical throws of summer yet), R needed some zone out time inside. Thank goodness the house was indeed cool because it kept me from losing mine (my cool -- haha) while K… Continue reading A Kinetic Cupcakery

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A Day of Cloudy Heads and 3-Ingredient Fluff Slime

Scroll down for sliminess, because I first need to exhale. Today was a day! Just one of those days where I felt like my head was clouded and I found everything annoying -- like stomach tightening, blood boiling annoying. I'm usually an upbeat, fast-paced and positive person, so my tolerance for my own orneriness is… Continue reading A Day of Cloudy Heads and 3-Ingredient Fluff Slime

Crafting · preschool · sahm

A Carnival Corral Birthday Party

With a sick kiddo (who just swapped screams for sleep) beside me, I feel a bit paralyzed -- scared to get up without waking my tiny but mighty monster. Sooo, it's a pretty excellent time to reminisce about our weekend festivities. I'm pleased to report that we threw an awesome birthday party. The weather was… Continue reading A Carnival Corral Birthday Party

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Signs and Decor: Carnival-Themed Party Prep

Hey there, dolls and guys! I decided to photo-blog a few of my in-process chalkboard signs and themed displays for the carnival birthday corral this weekend. Guess I'm trying to stay positive and not fret the forecast!  But first, here's what's doing in chez R and K (scroll down if you're here strictly for signage).… Continue reading Signs and Decor: Carnival-Themed Party Prep

Crafting · preschool

THE PERILS OF SLIME AND DIY BOUNCY BALLS!

I'll start with a disclaimer. This just may be my last kid DIY post wherein Borax is on the ingredient list. R just adores generating goopy substances with her own little hands -- truly, what kid doesn't? And so far Borax hasn't been an issue for us. R knows not to put her slime hands… Continue reading THE PERILS OF SLIME AND DIY BOUNCY BALLS!

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Slip N’ Slime: No Borax Slime Recipe

Scroll down just a bit for some EVER-GREEN and slimy content because I will first be breaking a cardinal blogging rule. Yep, I'm going to discuss my ephemeral present before sharing this awesome and always relevant recipe.  This post is being composed as I fly over the crystal blue waters of the majestic Pacific. We just waved… Continue reading Slip N’ Slime: No Borax Slime Recipe

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Stained Glue Mobiles 

Hello, hello! This is a quickie follow-up to yesterday's Translucent Twist Up. As you know, I found myself overjoyed with that project's harmonious mixing of glue and food coloring -- yeah, my excitement gage must be pretty artymommy-centric right now. R and I wanted to further explore the wonders of colored glue, so we experimented… Continue reading Stained Glue Mobiles 

art · Crafting · preschool

Translucent Twist Up (Stained Glass Painting for Kids)

You guys!! I'm pretty obsessed with the project I'm about to share with you. A couple of months back, I interviewed Steve Palmer, a psychologist-painter, for a featured artist column in a newspaper (you can read that article here). I was quite drawn to his artistic process and glass paintings, which he refers to as "Liquid… Continue reading Translucent Twist Up (Stained Glass Painting for Kids)