Make Adorable STEAM Fantasy Structures (inspired by Iggy Peck Architect)
This post contains affiliate links. One of the perks of living in the Chicago area are the amazing fantasy structures and buildings created by some of the most famous architects and engineers. As a kid, I remember feeling so proud that the Sears Tower (now Willis Tower, but I still can’t call it […]
How To Host A Fun Art Playdate For Boys
There are some days when life feels completely nutty. You know, that week when there’s a Halloween Party at school, trick-or-treating, two days of work, afterschool activities, and throw in a half-day of school in the mix. It was enough to make my head burst! But, the week ended on an up note. I hosted a really fun art playdate for my rambunctious son and his friends.
How To Make A Unique DIY Ribbon Weaving Project
Do you ever get inspired to make art projects from unconventional items? I found inspiration for this unique DIY ribbon weaving project from my latest excursion to the Dollar Store.
How To Make Adorable Air Dry Alphabet Plates
Have you ever received a Mother’s Day gift from your child that you absolutely hated? Remember the moment they came home from school, excited to share their masterpiece?
Sewing With Kids, A Simple and Easy Kid’s Pillow You Can Make
I’ve always loved the idea of sewing, but I always felt frustrated. As a kid, I tried to use my mom’s nineteen seventy-something sewing machine, but something always broke.
How To Make A Delightful and Colorful DIY Spring Wreath
The spring fever bomb has officially detonated. Here, in the Midwest, we never know what March can bring. One day a snow storm while the next day is a heat wave. For now, my kids are partying naked on the swing set.
Kids’ Friendship Necklaces
Have you ever experimented with polymer clay? In high school, my girlfriends and I would geek out on a Saturday night and make hippie flower bead necklaces.
Modern Art Paper Sculptures
Lately, I’ve been drawn to Sculptural Modern Art, maybe it’s because my mind is so cluttered that I’m craving simplicity, calm, and order. In any case, I especially love art with a limited palette with a focus on texture and pattern. Some of my favorite sculptural artworks are by Hasegawa Yoshio. Check out his amazing modern art paper sculptures, they are super intricate and lovely.
Fall Leaf Sun Catchers for Kids
Fall is such a beautiful time of year, and I feel so blessed to live in a wooded community where I can enjoy all the lovely changes of the season. With all the various maple trees and oak trees in the Midwest, the month of October is just a visual explosion of amazing colors. From deep reds, to bright yellows, there are so many opportunities to create art from nature. So when my daughter’s Montessori teacher asked me to partner in their autumn classroom art project, I jumped at the chance to volunteer.
Simple Kid’s Art Journal
Do you ever wonder what to do with all those scraps of artwork your kids make? Half the time they wind up in the recycling bin. (Shh.. I didn’t just say that). It’s impossible to save every scrap of artwork, but an easy way to recycle old artwork and create new artwork is to make a simple kids art journal.