Valentine Garland + Some Other Stuff

It’s February! And you know what that means? Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and we get to geek out on hearts, pink, and glitter. I’m over at the Kiwi Crate blog today, sharing this Valentine garland that my three year old and I made together. It’s so simple and turned into an excellent activity for practicing hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, and home decorating. Home decorating is a life skill, right?!

Are you getting ready for the Paper Bag Creative Challenge (February 6-29)? If you need an excuse to get all DIY crafty, look no further! Jen from Paint Cut Paste and Cathy from The Nurture Store shared these mysterious work-in-progress shots of their kids in action. I love the paper bag hat, although Cathy says that’s not even the project, and it looks like there’s some painting going on over at Jen’s house. You don’t have to be a blogger to play…this invitation is open to parents, teachers, grandparents…anyone, really, with some sort of paper bag and an enthusiastic, imaginative child.

There’s also a big prize attached to this challenge, which promises to make it a lot of fun. Interested? Click here for more details.

AsSeenIn-Feb2010 And finally, I just got the official word that Tinkerlab has been selected as a Top Mom (and Dad!) Craft Blog for Kids. If you’re looking for inspiration, I discovered some fab new-to-me blogs like this one and many of my favorites like this one!

What are your Valentines plans? Will I see you at the Creative Challenge next week? And what fun plans do you have this month?

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Camouflage Coloring Pages | A Creative Table Prompt

My older daughter and I gathered up crayons and colored pencils to play around with camouflage designs the other morning. I shared an image of our progress on Instagram and Facebook, and asked if anyone would like to play with some camo images. The answer was “yes,” so I  pulled a printable together for those who are interested. Coloring…

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  1. Cathy @ NurtureStore says

    Oh you made me laugh! I click through to you and what do I find? My funny girl in her fabulous hat! Wait ’til you see what she really made for the challenge!