Archive for the ‘Kids DIY’ Category

Art School | The Story of My Life

Monday, September 14th, 2015

Love this project that lets kids tell the story of their lives

Time is such a funny thing for kids to wrap their heads around. As kids get older they learn about sequencing and chronology. The elementary school years offer wonderful opportunities for this idea to be reinforced. What happens first, next, and last? Today, we have a fun timeline project that helps kids look back at their life and put events in order.

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Make ‘Em Laugh! Teacher Thank You Cards

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

These kid-made thank you cards for teachers are hilarious! Love them

The end of the school year is upon us and our family likes to thank those that were important people in our children’s lives. This year we decided to make some fun 3D cards to send with a giftcard. These would make great cards for any occasion such as graduations, culminations, anniversaries, you name it! These cards will bring a smile to someone’s face.

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Houseplants That’ll Make You Smarter

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

these flower pots are a cute and easy craft that boosts brain power!

Did you know having houseplants in your home makes you smarter? Science says it’s true, and who are we to argue with science? So today, let’s increase our brain power by making some ahh-dorable planters. Put one in every room and feel that gray matter grow. Ready?

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Striped Gingerbread Man Doll

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

striped gingerbread man doll

The other day I made a batch of Gingerbread Men dolls. I know most people make gingerbread men cookies during the holidays, but I have a tendency to burn food. So instead of cookies, bright and cheery dolls it is. Wouldn’t these guys look cute peeking out of stockings on Christmas morning? Click on over to Lulu the Baker for the full tutorial. I’m guest posting while Melissa takes a little blogging break to spend time with her newborn. He’s so cute!

striped painted gingerbread dolls

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Leaf Hunt Wreath

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

leaf hunt wreath by pars caeli for classic play

Fall is here! And, since it is my favorite time of the year, I find even the simplest pleasures of the season a real delight. Back to school has been (a mostly positive) transition for all of us, and, with homework and tired bodies, my kids and I are missing the fun of digging into a project together. Our shared time is so precious, and I want to make the most of it. Today I’m sharing a simple project to do with your kids (that we did) that can stretch out to a few moments every day over the span of a week, with small accomplishments and projects each day.

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Craft | Kids Weekday Calendar

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

kids calendar

Executive Functioning is defined as a set of processes that allow us to manage ourselves to achieve a goal. When it comes to kids, it’s an important skill. Heck, when it comes to any of us, it’s an important skill.

This week on Adventures in Learning I talk about Executive Functioning and offer a project to help kids strengthen those skills with a weekday calendar for the fridge. I love the project because it’s kid focused, fosters independence, AND is completely adaptable to your family’s needs.

Click here for the details. See you there!

-love this morning schedule from Art Bar
-organizing tips for kids’ schoolwork
-family owl cork board
-read up on executive functioning

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Craft | Make a Trinket Box for Father’s Day

Monday, June 9th, 2014

kids diy trinket box for father's day

For some reason finding the right Father’s Day gift is tough, and making one is even more difficult. But all dads have keys, coins, watches, and phones right? So why not make them some cool trinket boxes to hold all the loose items in their pockets! This craft is simple enough for even a young child to help with, but the results are sleek and masculine. Here’s to giving Dad something he will use!

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For the Love of Books: Marbled Paper Bookmarks

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

marbled bookmarks - creative class Valentine's Day cards or teacher's gift

These beautiful bookmarks would make a wonderful gift anytime of year, but with a pretty pink and red palette and a blank side (perfect for writing a little love note) these marbled bookmarks are just right for Valentine’s Day. Kids will love creating the paper and I think these make the perfect teacher gift. Warning: once you learn this simple technique for marbling paper, you are going to want to marble everything!

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