Favorite Arts and Crafts for Kids from the After School Team

It’s school vacation week! In order to focus on spending time with our families, the other After School cohosts and I decided to take this Monday and next (12/30) off from hosting the After School linky – but we will leave last week’s linky open, so you can continue to add your activities!  We want […]

Encouraging Creativity with High Quality Art Materials

Nothing inspires creativity like new art supplies! Artterro recently sent us their gorgeous art journal kits, and the kids have been drawing every since – even fourteen-month-old Anna – special thanks to Artterro for including her in our package! There is something incredibly inviting about blank sheets of white paper, especially art-quality paper! My kids […]

Gifts Kids can Make: Spin Art

I’m always looking for simple gifts my kids can make. Spin Art is a perfect gift-able kid craft – it looks neat, and it is simple and fun enough that kids will happily mass-produce art in this way for, say, thank you cards! I also like to take multiple cards and frame them as a […]

Creative Play Dough Art and Best Play Dough Recipe

Mixing Media for Creativity, and the BEST Play Dough Recipe! I adore the creativity that comes out with regular play dough play, and adding in a few extra materials opens the door to so may new options! I fell in love with these little guys that Johnny made using play dough, paper, and googley eyes! […]

Art for Kids: Seeking Inspiration

My five-year-old son loves to draw – and he spends several hours engaged in drawing. Most of his drawings come from inside his head somewhere, but I’ve noticed that he really craves examples of drawing to imitate. The problem is, I never took art (not even at school, apart from one very cool sculpture class in […]