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Folded Book Art Tutorial for Kids

FOLDED BOOK ART TUTORIAL FOR KIDS If you have an old book that is not being used, there is a simple, creative activity that will allow you to transform it into a beautiful sculpture. It’s called Folded Book Art and it will help your child: increase focus improve hand-eye coordination and precision learn some math…… Continue reading Folded Book Art Tutorial for Kids

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5 First Steps in Teaching Photography to Your Kid

This week’s guest article is brought to you by Dan Barr – a photographer and the founder of Kids Camera Guide. Those of you who have been reading along know how much I love photography, so I’m very happy to have Dan’s professional advice on how photography can help you connect with your child. 5 FIRST…… Continue reading 5 First Steps in Teaching Photography to Your Kid

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EASY Solar System Activities for Toddlers & Preschoolers

I saw this video installation at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York City years ago and it made me realize how mind boggling the concept and vastness of space really is.  It is difficult enough for an adult to comprehend. So, how do you explain it to a small child without resorting to…… Continue reading EASY Solar System Activities for Toddlers & Preschoolers

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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 Salt Dough Recipe

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 Salt Dough Recipe

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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