Painting Birdhouses

toddler painting birdhouse

The last time my in-laws visited, they left my girls with these cute little wooden birdhouses. I tucked them away to paint on their next visit, but my 3 year old couldn't wait that long. In fact, about a month after I stored these, and an hour before leaving the house to meet friends in the park, my daughter suddenly remembered the birdhouses that were, as far as I could tell, … [Read more...]

Spring Art: How to Make a Bunny Garland

spring art bunny garland

Yesterday I shared how to make watercolor paintings with kids. And from those paintings, I cut out these cute little bunnies. This was all my daughter's idea. She mapped out a plan for Spring decorating, and one of the things on her list was "a bunny garland, with bunnies that are the same shapes as the ones in in the mobile in your bedroom." She tends to cut right to … [Read more...]

How to Watercolor Bunnies with Kids

how to watercolor with kids

Watercolor is a medium that can be as demanding and temperamental as those who choose to paint with it. But it is a colorful and exciting medium all the same – well suited to describing the many moods of the subject, as well as those of the artist wielding the brush. --Jean Burman Do your kids like to paint? Have you had success with watercolors? Traditional dry paint … [Read more...]

Eggs Dyed with Vegetables

naturally decorated eggs the chocolate muffin tree

I thought I'd wrap Egg Week up with a favorite egg project from last year: Decorating Eggs with Natural Dyes. In case you're just popping in, my friend Melissa over at The Chocolate Muffin Tree and I are posting unique egg-related activities or experiments each day this week, and here's what we've covered so far: Bleeding Tissue Easter Eggs Walking on Raw … [Read more...]

Egg Geodes Experiment

clean membranes from eggs

Today we're experimenting with egg geodes. This experiment is set up to engage children in the steps of the scientific method, which could easily make this a fun and successful science fair project. Not only is the process of making these beautiful geodes engaging for kids, but the end-result has a huge wow-factor. Give yourself at least two-three days to achieve the greatest … [Read more...]