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
Dare I say that I think our home is finally purged of stomach buggies? It's been one rough week since our return from NY. After K began mending, I took her place as the sick-pukey-cranky baby-mommy. Thanks to some care taking from my own mommy, I rested and recovered, only to pass the monster onto… Continue reading DIY Princess Glitter Globes
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)
Winter days are supposed to be short, right? So why do they always feel so loooong? It must have something to do with that dreadful daylight savings in the fall, followed by months of dark afternoons and stir crazy kidlets. On R's preschool days, K and I do a medley of house stuff in the… Continue reading Crafty Pasta Party
https://youtu.be/ZGxoQPKU2Hg My last post, about holiday craft ideas for preschoolers, encouraged me to continue on with our Christm-artsy ways. R holds a deep yet giddy love for any kind of dough (I'm pretty sure she shares this affection with most 4-year-olds), and we hadn't yet gotten our hands sticky with salty goo this year. She wanted to… Continue reading Doughing It Holiday Style
This was a fun one -- and super feelsy. Raya and I took to her treehouse (luckily the bobcats had vacated! Kora contentedly kicked in her beloved carrier as I trekked up the uber narrow ladder with a bowl of sand (regular play sand mixed with crafter colored sand) and a can of daddy's shaving… Continue reading Sand Foam!