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SAFE Art-making: Non-toxic, Natural & Organic Art Supplies for Kids

NON-TOXIC, NATURAL & ORGANIC ART SUPPLIES FOR KIDS Many popular art supplies contain toxic materials such as chemical solvents, rubber cement, PVC, paraffin wax, toxic varnishes and many others. Since children’s immune systems are more sensitive, exposing them to such toxic chemicals (especially for prolonged periods of time) is unhealthy. Luckily, there are many alternatives.…… Continue reading SAFE Art-making: Non-toxic, Natural & Organic Art Supplies for Kids

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Simple, Beautiful, Handmade Paperweights Even a Baby can Make

HOW TO MAKE SIMPLE, BEAUTIFUL, HANDMADE PAPERWEIGHTS This is 100% Adèle’s idea which she stumbled upon while playing. One day she asked me to help her make playdough. We mixed the following ingredients together: 1 cup flour 1/4 cup salt 1 tbsp olive oil water until the paste became dough-like and non-sticky ***Disclaimer: This post…… Continue reading Simple, Beautiful, Handmade Paperweights Even a Baby can Make

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Help Your Pre-Schooler be Themselves Through Fashion!

EDUCATIONAL FASHION DESIGN ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS Your children wear clothes from the day they are born, so it's important to discuss fashion with them as soon as they are developmentally ready. Here are some simple, educational ways in which you can start incorporating fashion into your child's daily lives: ***Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links,… Continue reading Help Your Pre-Schooler be Themselves Through Fashion!

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Fantastic Beasts and How to Fold Them: The INCREDIBLE Art of Origami Master, Dr. Robert J. Lang

I am so honored and excited to present to you this week’s article. It contains an interview with the UNBELIEVABLE master origami artist and a pioneer in this field, Dr. Rober J. Lang! Origami is the art of folding paper which originated in Japan in the 17th century. In Japanese, “ori” means “fold” and “kami” means “paper,”…… Continue reading Fantastic Beasts and How to Fold Them: The INCREDIBLE Art of Origami Master, Dr. Robert J. Lang

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GET OUTSIDE, GET MOVING, GET DRAWING

Hi friends, I’m so excited to bring you a new guest post this week! It’s written by Jessica with whom we have so many things in common. She is also an artist, a former Art Professor and loves photography and the outdoors. Her blog http://www.collectmakeexplore.com is centred around nature-based play and creativity and is a true inspiration to…… Continue reading GET OUTSIDE, GET MOVING, GET DRAWING

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Why We Use Only Natural Crayons (and You Should, too!)

ARE CRAYONS SAFE? Crayons are probably the most used art materials for kids, but are they safe? The answer is NO! Mainstream crayons are full of harmful products like paraffin  wax (petroleum), plastic (glitter), chemical pigments and even carcinogens like phthalates (fragrances), lead and asbestos (in 2015)! Asbestos is deadly both if ingested and inhaled (even in…… Continue reading Why We Use Only Natural Crayons (and You Should, too!)

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HOW TO GROW YOUR CHILD’S BRAIN WITH MUSIC

WHY IS MUSIC IMPORTANT FOR YOUR CHILD’S DEVELOPING BRAIN? Music helps your child’s brain grow as they learn how to recognize new sounds. Making music is a creative act. Playing music involves multiple senses. Playing music helps with both gross and fine motor skills. Music can be used in therapeutic ways. Playing music encourages independence.…… Continue reading HOW TO GROW YOUR CHILD’S BRAIN WITH MUSIC