How to cut a heart out of paper

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This may be obvious to some of you, but given what people search for this time of year, I know there are many of you who want to know how to cut a heart out of paper.  The other day my three-year old and I were making a gazillion Valentine's cards and I snapped a few photos of our heart-cutting process. She's at that age where she gets a thrill from practicing her cutting … [Read more...]

Creative Table: Valentine’s Day Cards

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With Valentine's Day right around the corner, this Creative Table invites children to make Valentine's Day Cards that are sure to delight not only the children in your home. One of our favorite ways to engage children at the art table is by setting up invitations to create. Toward this end, we started the Creative Table series as a way to capture easy set-ups and … [Read more...]

How to Make Felt Ornaments with Kids

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I made these sweet ornaments with my three-year old and five-year old. Our original plan was to hot glue them together, but when our hot glue gun went missing we took the opportunity to turn this into a sewing party. My preschooler surprised me and rose to the sewing challenge (I'll share a photo of that in a moment), while my kindergartener was able to thread her own needle … [Read more...]

DIY Activity Advent Calendar

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{This post was first shared in November, 2010...and we've updated it for 2013!} When the winter holidays come around, our family gets into a deep DIY groove. How about you? In that spirit, making an advent calendar is a great way to introduce children to the less commercial side of Christmas through hands-on making. Although my kids adore their chocolate-filled advent … [Read more...]

Easy Valentine Bookmarks

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Today I'm joined by my real-life friend Susan, amazing mom to a 2-year old and a 4-year old, who I've known since our blanket baby days. She made this simple Valentine Bookmark with her 4-year old last week and I invited her to share it as a last-minute Valentine's Day gift. Welcome, Susan! My daughter’s preschool loves to celebrate Valentine’s Day with homemade … [Read more...]