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A friend recently asked for some tips to help her kiddo who is just not that into drawing. Y'all know that I'm ALL FOR open-ended art processes, but sometimes drawing can be a bit too open-ended for little ones. A piece of blank paper can be a mighty confronting...read more
Maggy from Red Ted Art, in my humble opinion, is Kids Arts and Crafts Blogging ROYALTY. Her site is chock-a-block filled with ideas and tutorials. All hail Queen Maggy! I adore the way Maggy aims to inspire kids to independently create with her simple and fun...read more
Looking for some simple Easter hat ideas? I have 4 for you that make use of the simple old paper cup. #truestory Miss 5 is currently designing and making her hat for her first ever Easter hat parade at school. I had to "gently" convince her that maybe she should...read more
READ: Mister Seahorse by Eric Carle CREATE: Colourful seahorses with watercolour markers on aluminium foil This Mister Seahorse art project uses a simple process that blew us away with the results. WHAT YOU WILL NEED: Washable markers Spray bottle Aluminium foil Paper...read more
Is it okay to Eric Carle ALL THE THINGS?* That's a rhetorical question. Yes. Yes it is. This egg decorating idea is inspired by the technique Eric Carle uses to illustrate his iconic picture books. *2019 is the 50th anniversary of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and also...read more
Initially I titled this post "Spring Flower Art for Preschoolers." But I felt that could be a bit limiting. I suspect that kids of all ages will dig the processes used in this Spring flower art project. To create your own Spring Flower Art, you will need: A large...read more
READ: Picture books about bunnies (Check out the list below!) CREATE: A collage bunny mask or a Little Peter Rabbit puppet Peter Rabbit. Little Nutbrown Hare. Miffy. Knuffle Bunny. The world of picture books is filled with many iconic rabbits. Who is your favourite...read more
We made these We're Going on a Bear Hunt story stones to mark this classic book's 30th birthday. This is a book that brings up all of the warm and fuzzies for so many readers. And what is a childhood without reenacting the legendary Bear Hunt with some...read more
Have you ever experimented with painting to music with your little ones? We were lucky enough to receive a review copy of Bear Moves by Ben Bailey Smith and Sav Akyuz from the kind folks at Walker Books. READ: A book that explores music CREATE:A musical painting Bear...read more
Under the Love Umbrella is a glorious ballad to the omnipresence of love. It is an analogy for the invisible but enveloping power of love. Even if you are not physically near your loved ones, they are forever under your Love Umbrella and vice versa. “And I will never...read more
Hi! I’m Shannon
I’m a mama and a teacher celebrating our perfectly imperfect attempts at living a creative life.
AKA trying to remain sane whilst raising 3 kids under 5 and holding unrealistic life expectations thanks to Pinterest.
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