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The Best Baking Soda and Vinegar Science Experiments

Of all the activities and art projects, there’s one in particular that my kids always love and ask for repeatedly, baking soda and vinegar science experiments! Full disclosure and fair warning, this activity is messy. But I have a few tips and tricks to minimize embrace the disaster and have fun.  The great thing about baking soda […]

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Simple Easter Basket Crafts for Kids

Easter basket crafts are a fun and easy way make decorations and celebrate spring! A bit of backstory… I’m always on the hunt for fun ways to recycle and reuse things in our art and craft play. We get the most delicious local strawberries from the nearby fruit stand and I’ve been saving the green […]

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Rainbow Crafts and Activities for Kids

There is something truly magical about rainbow crafts and activities for kids. Rainbows are a fun way for young kids to learn their colors. And they make a great first drawing/painting that kids can easily master. But beyond that, they are scientifically fascinating. They really are one of the most joyful things to create and […]

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How To Create Beautiful Nature Chalk Art

Nature chalk art has become one of my favorite ways to create with my kids (and one of my favorite ways to create solo too). The general idea is that you draw a picture with chalk and then find flowers, leaves, rocks, and other items found in nature to further embellish and decorate the picture. […]

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How to Host an Outdoor Flower Tea Party

Flower tea party, fairy stew, nature soup, witches potion, wizards brew, dinosaur punch, or turbo fuel. Whatever you call it, this simple, fun, and creative activity is one of our all-time favorites. The Setup The setup takes less than 5 minutes, it gets the kids outside, and most importantly, they stay entertained for a long […]

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How to Turn Children’s Artwork into Gifts for Mother’s Day

I am often thinking about how to turn children’s artwork into gifts.  We’re always experimenting with different painting, drawing, coloring, and art techniques. As a result, we end up with a lot of amazing artwork!  We have these neat gallery rails that we display artwork on. I try to regularly send artwork to grandparents and […]

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The Nutcracker for Kids in 2020

Watching The Nutcracker Ballet is one of my all time favorite holiday traditions. Even if you’re new to ballet, The Nutcracker for kids is a perfect introduction to the artistry, athleticism, and magic of a live performance. When I was young, my Grandma would sew beautiful dresses for me and my sisters and take us to […]

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The Best Imagination Toys to Spark Creativity

When it comes to imagination toys, the most important thing is matching toys to your kids interests. For example, my little scientist is enthralled with toys that involve building, racing, space, and problem solving.  My dinosaur obsessed and creative toddler spends hours getting messy with art supplies and carrying toy dinosaurs around the house in […]

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The Best Tea Advent Calendars for 2020

My kids are advent calendar enthralled. We do a big family Christmas Countdown Calendar, chocolate advent calendars, and have a darling Very Beary Christmas calendar from when I was a kid.  In fact, my kids are so into advent calendars that during the post holiday sales last year I bought an adorable Nutcracker paper calendar, a […]

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Creative Art Gifts for Kids

Some of the best gifts are those that provide experiences, offer connection, learning, and are screen free. Art supplies meet all of those criteria and so much more! Art supplies make great gifts for kids because they are fun, colorful, exciting, and provide endless opportunities to create. And when you give a kid the gift […]