Making Chocolate Lollipops

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Welcome Spring and Hellooooo Rain. This past weekend it poured. All weekend long. So we stayed in and made the best of it by inventing all sorts of rainy day activities like playing with our new chocolate lollipop molds. Recipe 1/3 cup chocolate chips 1 heaping tablespoon of butterscotch chips. (N isn't super fond of chocolate, and we hoped that the butterscotch … [Read more...]

Coffee Filter Flowers

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We recently started using a Chemex coffee pot (next to Blue Bottle, it makes the BEST coffee ever -- anyone else with me?) and we had a stack of old filters collecting dust, waiting to be repurposed into watercolor coffee filter flowers! I mixed a little water to liquid watercolors, and added droppers. You could also use food coloring and scavenge droppers from old … [Read more...]

The Creative Life with Kids

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There's never been an art material that I didn't like. When my husband and I recently teased out our family values in order to better focus on our priorities, it was no surprise when we each identified living a creative life as a guiding principle for our family. We both love to tinker with projects, we each work in creative fields, and we enjoy spending our free time in art … [Read more...]

Creative Experiment #4: Rubber Bands

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Make something with Rubber bands. (Or binders, laggy bands, elastics, elastic band, lackey bands, and laggy bands...what do YOU call them?). Rubber bands are generally used to hold objects together, but what else have you or your children used them for? Have you wrapped them around Easter eggs, cinched them together to make a paintbrush, added them to a catapult, used them … [Read more...]

Traveling Magnets

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While we make a lot of art in our home, I cherish any project that develops creative and critical thinking skills. I'm attracted to fun activities with an experiential twist, and I've noticed lately that we've been dabbling in the worlds of science, literature, and dramatic play, as much as we have in that of art. For this simple experiment, we explored how magnets can travel … [Read more...]