Kids Crafts: Tie Dye T-shirts

This month's Michaels Maker Challenge encouraged us to go back to class and try something new!  Did you know that Michaels offers a huge variety of free adult and kids classes?  We decided to try out one of the kids craft classes and that project inspired my girls to take it to the next level and make their own Tie Dye T-shirts. I decided to plan my weekly trip to Michaels during one of the Kids Craft Club classes. That way I could get my shopping done and my girls could spend sometime being … [Read more...]

DIY Star Wars Canvas Wall Art

My son's room is getting a makeover and it's no surprise that he has requested everything in his room be covered in Star Wars, to sat he is obsessed is an undertatement.  I'm not a huge fan of commercial themed room decorations so I couldn't bring myself to purchase the Star Wars bedding and life size wall clings he begs for every time we set foot in a store, but I decided I could compromise and give him his own Star Wars themed decor with this simple DIY Star Wars Canvas Wall Art. I … [Read more...]

Market Fresh Tote

Our Saturday mornings are usually pretty packed with soccer games, but whenever we get a break in games or decide to wake up a little extra early we love to head to our local Farmers Market. It's a great way for our family to spend some quality time together and to encourage our kids to try new fruits and veggies. Loaded up with a bounty of fresh local produce we're going to need a way to get it all home.  Which is why I decided to make this fun DIY Market Fresh Tote to help us get all our … [Read more...]

Happy Owl-O-Ween Coloring Page

Halloween is just around the corner and will be here in no time! At our house we love the fun and happy side of Halloween- not the scary part yet. My kids love owls and I whipped up these fun coloring pages to color just for fun or to give to friends and family. This was such a fun activity for my preschool age daughter and her little friend. They had a blast coloring the owls! For bigger kids, they can coloring in all the details on the owls themselves. This would be such a fun … [Read more...]

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...]