Fake Piped Frosting

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Grandma and Grandpa, also known in our house as G-Ma and TD, are here for a long visit and we decided to make some tangerine ginger curd-filled cupcakes to welcome them to town. Our grocery store carries this amazing curd, and it looked like the perfect thing to pipe into our vanilla cupcakes. They were SO addictive! After we piped the filling into our cupcakes, N … [Read more...]

Spring Sink Mat Prints

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I spend a lot of time at the hardware store. And last week I spotted this flower mat -- the Blumz Sink Mat! -- I love that exclamation point! -- It's an exciting sink mat! -- and it looked like something that could be fun to print with! In honor of Spring's inevitable arrival (yes, it WILL get warmer) and St. Patty's Day (I married a "Doorley", after all), we used green … [Read more...]

Making Wheatgrass Juice

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After growing a HUGE amount of wheatgrass a couple weeks ago, I wasn't sure what to do with it. Move it into our garden? Eat it? Share it with friends? Carissa, one of our readers, suggested folding some of this vitamin-packed juice into a toddler-friendly smoothie, so I did what any sane person would do and bought a wheatgrass juicer. I also want my children to understand the … [Read more...]

Recycled Sculpture

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How to make a recycled Sculpture with kids What you see here is one of the most successful art projects that's hit our household thus far. And it was free! What was the allure? Working on a large scale Low heat Glue Gun. Piles of imagination-building materials Collecting objects Autonomy with decision-making A novel project. Supplies for Recycled … [Read more...]

Creative Experiment #3: Legos

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Make something with Legos. Legos are great for building, but what else do you or your children use them for? Have they surprised you with a clever repurpose, used them for painting, or pretended they were play money? Or maybe they use them to build, and have really pushed the envelope of Lego possibility?! What can you do with Legos, or what HAVE you done with Legos? The … [Read more...]