Cardboard Crafting for Kids: Cardboard Robot

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Meet Robota! Seven-year-old Emma designed this cardboard robot on her own. You may recognize the string of IKEA battery-operated lights that LiEr (if you haven’t seen her blog, drop by immediately, it’s awesome!) sent us that we used to create our cardboard space shuttle with a couple years ago. Add in a nose from our […]

Fabric Crafting for Kids

Kids love fabric, and it makes an excellent craft medium – and you can get them started with a few scraps – you may recognize most of the ones in the bin above from Johnny’s king costume and the girls’ butterfly costumes! Four-year-old Lily plays with this little bin of scraps several times a week […]

Fun with Pom-Poms!

An embarrassingly long time ago, Quirk Books sent us a review copy of Pom-Poms!: 25 Awesomely Fluffy Projects (affiliate link). I had agreed to review the book because I thought craft-loving seven-year-old Emma would enjoy it, and I was right! So right, in fact, that she ran off with it as soon as it came […]

Gifts Kids Can Make: Handmade Jewelry

Artterro sent us their wool felt wearables kit when we sent over some of their gorgeous art journals for my four kids, and Emma has enjoyed using the kit to explore the world of handmade jewelry – although I realized, putting together this post, that she has hardly touched the wool portion of the kit […]

After School Fun: Tie Dye with Kids!

Tie dying was definitely the after school high light last week! One thing I have loved about moving to Silicon Valley is that we have been able to go to a few of my long-time bloggy friend Katherine’s Friday Art Groups! Katherine does really cool stuff with tie dye, but we stuck to basics – […]