13 Days of Halloween | Frankenstein Popcorn

October 14th, 2014 | Posted in Halloween

this Frankenstein popcorn is tasty and a great party activity for kids

Frankenstein Popcorn
Deep in the bowels of a lab underground, Dr. Frankenstein’s tummy rumbled, not a snack to be found. He screamed to the heavens and BAM! lightning struck. He heard something popping, things running amok. Inside of a cupboard he had yet to open, awaited a tasty concoction, his hunger now broken.

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The Great Pumpkin Round Up!

October 14th, 2014 | Posted in Family Ties, Halloween

creative ways to decorate your pumpkins this year

Pumpkins are the quintessential object of fall and Halloween. Thanks to the ingenuity of makers across the world, pumpkins are more than just carved jack o’lanterns for the season, and they’ve become regular masterpieces. Continue Reading...

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13 Days of Halloween | Mad Scientist Costume

October 13th, 2014 | Posted in Halloween

easy to make mad scientist costume

Mad Scientist
“Eureka!” the scientist exclaimed. “I’ve done it! It’s true!” Called mad by some, she was really quite shrewd. The potions and discoveries she made were varied. Some gave you twelve toes, others turned your nose hairy.

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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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