13 Days of Halloween | Easy Costume – Zombie Make Up

October 10th, 2014 | Posted in Halloween

zombie make up tutorial - easy costume idea

Zombie Make Up
“The undead! The undead!” That’s what you say. Fingers pointed and screaming, you all run away. But really, we’re quite friendly, we just want to eat, “Your brains! Your brains!” It’s our special treat. Continue Reading...

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13 Days of Halloween | Easy Costume – Black Cat Ears

October 9th, 2014 | Posted in Halloween

Easy halloween costume - cat ears + black clothes = witch's cat

Welcome ghosts and ghouls to the Classic Play Halloween party. Over the coming weeks, we’re bringing you 13 spooktacular projects that are sure to inspire a hauntingly good time and yes, we’re doing it in rhyme. From free printables, to games and treats that delight, we promise, there’s not a single trick in sight…

Black Cat Ears
Looking for the purrrfect Halloween costume that’s truly sublime? With some felt and some glue, become a witchy feline.

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Our California RV Trip | Santa Monica + LA

October 8th, 2014 | Posted in Traveling With Kids

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Well, it’s been about three months since we actually went on our road trip, so it’s about time we wrapped this thing up, yeah? In the longest ever stretched out series about a two week trip we’ve reached our final destinations: Santa Monica and LA… Continue Reading...

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13 Days of Halloween | Whirling Witch Hat

October 8th, 2014 | Posted in Halloween

whirling witch hat toy - 13 days of halloween by classic play

Welcome ghosts and ghouls to the Classic Play Halloween party. Over the coming weeks, we’re bringing you 13 spooktacular projects that are sure to inspire a hauntingly good time and yes, we’re doing it in rhyme. From free printables, to games and treats that delight, we promise, there’s not a single trick in sight…

Whirling Witch Hat
A fire glowed bright in the inky dark night. Next to a cauldron a witch stood, just out of sight. A cast she did spell, her purest delight. “Hat and striped socks, black cauldron and locks! Let’s craft a Halloween toy! Spinning tops it shall be, for a girl and a boy.”

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Art School | Japanese Watercolor

October 7th, 2014 | Posted in Art School

japanese watercolor art lesson for kids

Exploring the world of ancient Japanese art reveals such beautiful techniques in watercolor painting. Japanese artist Sesshu was born in the 15th century and his work was greatly influenced by Chinese landscape painting. Using just one color, he allowed his brush strokes, heavier or lighter, thicker or thinner to create his scenes. Let’s take a look at one of his paintings, titled “Landscape of Fall and Winter.” Continue Reading...

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13 Days of Halloween | Shadow Puppets

October 7th, 2014 | Posted in Halloween

halloween shadow puppets by classic play

Welcome ghosts and ghouls to the Classic Play Halloween party. Over the coming weeks, we’re bringing you 13 spooktacular projects that are sure to inspire a hauntingly good time and yes, we’re doing it in rhyme. From free printables, to games and treats that delight, we promise, there’s not a single trick in sight…

Halloween Shadow Puppets
The clock had struck 12, the first ghost arrived. “Let’s start this party” she spookily cried. More knocks on the door, and in poured the ghouls. Said the host to the DJ, “Let’s dance like some fools!”

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The Reading Nook | Smile

October 6th, 2014 | Posted in The Reading Nook

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Is there anything sweeter than seeing your child reading books that you loved when you were her age? Nope. I don’t think so!

The girl’s been ploughing through Judy Blume novels – the five novels in the Fudge series have been read and reread. It’s Not the End of the World is on deck and I can see Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret being devoured in the next year or two.

Although these are fabulous books, this review is about a series that’s been called the illustrated Judy Blume: three graphic novels by Raina Telgemeier. Continue Reading...

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13 Days of Halloween | Printable Invitations

October 6th, 2014 | Posted in Halloween

printable halloween invitations by classic play

Welcome ghosts and ghouls to the Classic Play Halloween party. Over the coming weeks, we’re bringing you 13 spooktacular projects that are sure to inspire a hauntingly good time and yes, we’re doing it in rhyme. From free printables, to games and treats that delight, we promise, there’s not a single trick in sight…

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