Paint rollers are one of the best art supplies for kids. With some effortless pushing across a canvas (or drop cloth in this case) kids get maximum color impact.
Pearl is obsessed with tape. If she's ever in a bad mood tape always brightens her spirits. She's been fighting a cold for the past week so we've been taking it easy. Less time at the playground means more time in the play room, which I don't mind at all. When Pearl stumbled upon the tape… Continue reading Washi Tape Fashion Accessories
I love these beautiful light boxes. They are gorgeous and so inviting. There's something special about playing in the dark, too, that feels intimate and is a great way to bond with your little tot. Ever notice how just being in a room with people and a Christmas tree somehow makes you feel warm and… Continue reading Gorgeous Light Boxes for Play
I am one of Meri Cherry's biggest fans. Meri Cherry is an art teacher turned blogger turned businesswoman. I first discovered her blog a couple of years ago when I saw her rainbow spaghetti party on Pinterest and fell in love. I wouldn't be surprised if she knew me as "that fangirl" from my comments all… Continue reading Build a City: Cardboard Boxes for Toddlers
There's no shortage of uses for cardboard in my life. I always like to steal a box or two out of the recycled bin for a new project. Fortunately, Pearl's parents received three packages all gradually larger in size just in time to make her a birthday cake...that's right. A cardboard birthday cake. A couple of weeks ago… Continue reading Process Art for Toddlers: Cardboard Birthday Cake
This stuff is incredible. You can make a ton of it for cheap in almost any color that food coloring comes in. It's also edible. Sure, it's not a great snack, but it's perfectly fine if your baby has a few bites. The natural ingredients will be a lot gentler to their tummies than the store… Continue reading How to Make the Best Baby-Safe Play Dough in 10 minutes
Rainbow spaghetti is probably one of my favorite group activities. I first did it when I was teaching a baby art class right before I started caregiving Pearl. There's something just so whimsical and delightful about a huge batch of vivid rainbow spaghetti. What usually happens is the kids come in and stare at it in… Continue reading Playgroup Fun: Rainbow Spaghetti Party
This house has been through a lot. When I had only been working with Pearl for a few weeks her parents had received a huge package. I had no clue what was in it but the minute they came home I asked, “Could I….have that box?” I tried to hide my bated breath. The thing… Continue reading Playgroup Idea: Cardboard Playhouse
Pearl is one of those "clean hands kids". You know, the kind that can't stand to have mud, yogurt, mashed bananas, and sometimes even paint on her hands without a stop-everything-you're-doing "oh nooooo" moment. That's where stamps come to the rescue! These stamps are ultra cool because you can find them anywhere, they're natural, and very… Continue reading Veggie Stamps: Print Making For Toddlers
One of our favorite songs to sing before nap time is the Wizard of Oz song, If I Only Had a Heart. Believe me, the Tin Man would have loved to have one of these wooden valentine’s for a heart.