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)

Crafting · preschool · sahm

Explosive Heart Art: Fizzy Painting 

Yesterday was Sunday, the day of 'murca's venerated Super Bowl. We partook in the pageantry by attending a party at a dear friend's house, where we all ate lots of yummies and I glanced up at the enormous television for about 2 whole minutes. Prior to the gathering, we had a quiet Sunday with nothing… Continue reading Explosive Heart Art: Fizzy Painting 

preschool · sahm

PAPER PLATE AQUARIUM: Come Swim Under the Sea with Me!

Miss R's kinder class is learning all about oceans this month, so I volunteered to come in and lead an ocean-themed art project. This one fit the bill perfectly, and the kids loved it! It worked well for a group project, though I was grateful that the teacher was there to help since the activity… Continue reading PAPER PLATE AQUARIUM: Come Swim Under the Sea with Me!

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Musings from a Mama-of-1-turned-Mama-of-2

For many months before that fateful Easter Sunday when K slipped and slid her way into this world, I listened closely to the jabber of other mamas-of-two. I'd jot down mental notes about the ways in which mothering #2 would be different than mothering #1. I heard lots of familiar tidbits -- you'll be less… Continue reading Musings from a Mama-of-1-turned-Mama-of-2

Crafting · preschool · sahm

Doughing It Holiday Style

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

Crafting · preschool

Merry Christmukkah! 

This morning on our (late and somewhat frenzied) drive to school, we had this conversation: R: “We celebrate both Christmas and Chanukkah because we’re Jewiss.”  Me: “That’s exactly right, honey.”  R: “If we weren’t Jewiss we’d just celebrate Chanukkah.”  Me: “No honey, it’s because we’re Jewish that we celebrate Chanukkah. If you’re not Jewish, you… Continue reading Merry Christmukkah!