This week I’m loving paper art forms, like the intricately beautiful art of paper filigree, or “quilling,” as showcased in Yulia Brodskaya‘s amazingly precise, yet whimsical designs: Quilling is a paper art form involving the rolling and gluing of strips of paper. It seems so basic, but to come up with a design like the […]
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You’ve probably seen some of the fun challenges put on by Rachelle over at Tinkerlab. If you haven’t, check them out here. For her latest Creative Challenge – Paper Bags – we made a Paper Bag Fan! Materials paper bags anything to decorate your bags: markers, paint, pencils, or glue + gems/feathers/any small objects a round […]
I’m so excited to bring you this Valentine’s Day activity, which is part of Toddler Approved’s 100 Acts of Kindness Project! My inspiration was Christina Perri’s Jar of Hearts – a melancholy song about a tortured break up – but this activity is about recognizing love and kindness in another and creatively expressing thanks for that person’s […]
Apparently, Klout was right when they said they believe I am influential in “Mary Poppins,” because here I am just giving you the tutorial on how to make the paper tissue flowers I first promised to be “coming soon” 3 months ago and later promised to be coming asap 3 weeks ago. Apologies for my “easily made, easily […]
This toddler activity is an old favorite from my own childhood. Nothing like some good ol’ fashioned potato stamping fun, or “playing Juicy,” as Jane calls it. It’s so simple, you have no excuse not to try this. Unless, of course, you’re planning to serve the potatoes for dinner. Step 1 Cut a potato in […]
Inspired by this, the first thing I did to prepare for Sam’s pirate themed birthday party was to decide on the cake. After debating a pirate ship, a pirate face or a message in a bottle cake, I finally settled on a treasure chest. A treasure map invitation was a natural complement to the cake […]
In the literally five minutes I had to put the finishing touches on my makeup, cook the kids breakfast, pack my own lunch and give the nanny instructions about Sam’s medicine, I actually managed to get in this super quick monster mask for Jane, who insisted I make it in between cooking her spattering sausages […]