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{Play} Painting With Brushes, Balls and Bodies

November 3, 2011 in All Posts, Play, Toddler Activities

  The other day Jane looked up at me and said, “Mommy, I want to paint.” “What do you want to paint?” “Something HUMONGOUS!” My first thought was, “Where in the heck did she learn that word?” And my second was, “What humongous paintable thing do I have lying around the house?” Initially, I thought […]

{Play} Fun With Pasta! Pasta Necklaces

August 18, 2011 in All Posts, Fun With Food!, Play, Toddler Activities

Fun With Pasta! is our latest installment of the Fun With Food! series. What do you get when you mix pasta + paint + a toddler?  Painted pasta necklaces and a whole lotta messy fun along the way! Here’s what you’ll need to make your pasta jewelry (think bracelets, headbands and crowns, too): Materials paint […]

{Celebrate} Easy Handpainted Wrapping Paper

February 23, 2011 in All Posts, Celebrate, Play, Toddler Activities

Jane loves to paint, so we decided to create a specially designed, one-of-a-kind art piece for Hubby’s birthday wrapping paper.  This is just as easy as the simplest homemade wrapping paper we made for my Valentine’s Day present to myself, but a little messier.  And, the results are a lot splashier! First, we headed to […]

{Play} Fingerpainting Fun

February 5, 2011 in All Posts, Play, Toddler Activities

“Fingerpaint!  Fingerpaint!  Fingerpaint!” Jane screams whenever she gets the slightest hint that the brushes and paints are coming out.  Her enthusiasm is dead on:  painting is really that much fun.  It’s quite therapeutic and relaxing after a long day at work and an equally great way to jumpstart your morning.  You have to be willing […]