I Love You Because… Grandparents Day Gift

Everyone can do something grand for Grandparents Day on September 13th, especially with our Grandparents Day Interview and printables. Whether your grandparents are down the street or across the country, you can show them just how special they are with a hand drawn picture and a list of all the reasons you love them with our "I Love You Because Grandparents Day Gift" coloring page and printable. We love our grandparents, they are the absolute best!  They are the best at giving hugs, they make … [Read more...]

Messy Balloon Pop Painting

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Maytag for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. When my kids were younger we always had an hour during our day where we would make art projects, play with Play-dough or just explore outside and maybe even make mud pies.  My kids loved this time of the day, it was like a license to be as messy as possible without getting in trouble.  Now that they are in school, a little older and busy with sports we don't set aside as much time for this type of … [Read more...]

The Perfect Tween Gift Ideas – Graphic Skinz

Have the Christmas lists from your kids started pouring in?  Maybe it's because we've had our Christmas tree up since Halloween but my kids are making their list and adding to them daily, but I noticed that my oldest daughter's list is much smaller than the twins.  Aside from the typical book request and American Girl Doll she doesn't have much else on it.  She loves reading, writing and anything to do with art, but for every holiday and birthday she gets tons of art supplies and she really … [Read more...]

Wax Paper Melted Crayon Art

My mom recently bought the kids a new book, The Day the Crayons Quit, and after spending a few nights giggling about the story the kids and I decided it would be fun to make a crayon inspired craft.  Do you remember making wax paper melted crayon art as a kid?  I decided to pull this classic craft out from the childhood archives and dust it off for my little ones.  We had such a blast and it was a fun tie in to the book we've been reading on repeat at bedtime Do your kids do that too?  Mine want … [Read more...]

Splatter Paint Cookies

When your a kid there is something so fun about spattering paint and getting messy, and it's even sweeter when it's splatter paint cookies!  These splatter paint cookies were a big hit at our Art Gallery Party and one of the kids favorite activities. A  few splatter paint cookies were displayed on mini wooden easels on the dessert table, but the real fun was the "blank canvas" cookies the kids decorated at one of the activity stations.  These cookies are perfect for any art themed party and … [Read more...]

Art Gallery Party

Create and celebrate your budding artist with an Art Gallery Party showcasing original artwork and lots of creative, messy fun! My oldest is fascinated with drawing pictures, painting and creating keepsakes.  So when my budding artist requested an art party for her birthday celebration I knew I wanted to showcase her passion and talent.  A traditional art party just wouldn't do for this celebration, so at the request of my sassy six year old we started planning an Art Gallery Party with her … [Read more...]

Melted Crayon Pumpkins

This Halloween project was inspired by another project I was working on for a party.  I was making a crayon drip canvas for a crayon themed party and while my sister was over helping me she told me about the crayon pumpkins she had seen on Pinterest (which I later found was done by The Swell Life.)  She suggested we make our own version using all the black, white and gray crayons we had left over from the other project.What You Need:- Pumpkins (real or fake)- Crayons (Crayola crayons work best)- … [Read more...]

Rainbow Art Party

Around here we love arts and crafts so I was thrilled when a dear friend asked me to help with her twin's 5th birthday.  They had requested a colorful rainbow party and their mom decided to host it at a local paint your own pottery studio, Walls of Clay. I had limited space to work with and a very short window of time (1 week) to pull it all together, but I couldn't wait to design something for such a fun theme.  Carli from Dimpleprints quickly customized her colorful art party package for me … [Read more...]

Create. Dream. Play. Art Party

Art inspires creativity, imagination and lots of colorful fun.  That is why I decided to host a Create. Dream. Play. Art Party play date with some of our dear friends and let the creativity flow.  One of my favorite play dates was an art activity we did a few years ago with an old sheet, paint and spray bottles.  I decided to make an ordinary play date extraordinary with the free Lots-O-Dots printables from Piggy Bank Parties. To create a memorable afternoon with your kiddos all you … [Read more...]