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Arts and Crafts

January 22, 2012

Check out these awesome paint projects! Think your kids will like them, I know mine will!

I adore the painting above made by pouring and tipping. You have to see the whole tutorial at Housing A Forest, you will be adding it to your to do list for sure.

August 27, 2011


I will always be proud of this Robot Gift Wrap we made last minute when we were already late for a party but here are some other fun activities you can make with your kids with something most all of us have, foil!

July 05, 2011

My daughter loves this birthday card she got from her brother for her birthday so to make the fun last longer we turned it into a puppet!

You will need a card with a picture on it, scissors, tape, crayons and a paper bag.

Start by coloring your paper bag

June 19, 2011


I love painting with things other than paintbrushes because kids do too. These flip flops were a buck at the dollar store , well worth the fun! This is a fun summer project perfect for the patio.

You will need some paper - a big roll of craft paper would be ideal but smaller sheets work fine too. You will also need a plate, paint in as many colors as you want and a flip…

June 13, 2011

Teaching responsability is not a single lesson , it happens over time after many lessons throughout childhood ( and beyond?). One easy tangible way to start is to have a simple chore chart of responsabilities.

We made ours modeled after the "Helping Hands" chart at my son's preschool. I did this for two reasons, one he is familiar with it and two there are no prizes or stickers…

May 28, 2011

I am not sure if I mentioned here how my now 4 year old son had a major aversion to shopping at a very well known and much loved craft supply store, let's call it Michelle's... well because I live in a small town and there aren't many other options I have become very savy at where I can get supplies. Here are my favorite.

Hardware Store - it's my favorite place for paint chips ( great fun for collages), paint brushes , glue and painter's tape.

Grocery Store - paper bags for paper, dish sponge…

May 26, 2011

All kids love seeing their names on things but personalization is expensive, well usually. This is a frugal way of making plain old pencil cases personal without having to break the budget.

You will need a pencil case - any old one will do. You will also need some sticky back foam letters. You can get them most anywhere , including the dollar store.

Write your name, write…

August 11, 2010
I love painting with unconventional tools. We have been talking about shapes lately and this is a fun art project that makes funky circle prints! 1. Gather your materials. You will need a plate, some paint, paper and some plastic cups. 2. Spread some paint on a plate.…
July 27, 2010
Painting doesn't always have to be done with a brush. Boost your child's creativity by using unconventional tools. Eye or medicine droppers are fun to paint with and the squeezing action works your child's fine motor skills too! 1. Gather your materials. You will need a medicine or eye dropper, paint, an ice cube tray , paper and some water.…
July 01, 2010
Allison is on maternity leave, so in the meantime, the staff here at FE will be posting some guest posts until she gets back. ************* What are your plans for the Fourth of July? Hopefully, you have a nice, long weekend and spending some time with your friends and family to look forward, too. If arts and crafts are on the agenda, check out our patriotic craft activities for kids. They're easy to make, absolutely…