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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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What Wikipedia Can’t Tell You About Wordless Picture Books

WHY WORDLESS PICTURE BOOKS? Wordless picture books are a creative addition to any library. These are books which have only a few or no words. Here is why they are important for you and your child: They help with oral language development. They teach, through the use of illustration, how having one image after another…… Continue reading What Wikipedia Can’t Tell You About Wordless Picture Books

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Easy Paper Making Activity: An Artsy Way to Encourage Picky Eaters or Inspire Kids to Recycle

Did you know that trees do NOT need to be cut in order to make paper? For example, there is a company in Thailand that makes paper out of elephant poo!! This is possible because elephants are vegetarian and their dung is full of fiber which is what you need to produce paper. But you…… Continue reading Easy Paper Making Activity: An Artsy Way to Encourage Picky Eaters or Inspire Kids to Recycle