Nurturing Creativity

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Disney Interactive teamed up with Google to launch charming short film called Blank: A Vinylmation Love Story that you can watch for free. We watched it with the kids when it first came out on Valentine’s Day, and it’s a delightful story about Blank, an unpainted Vinylmation (Disney collectible), who goes on an epic journey […]

Loom Band Literacy

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Have your kids joined the loom band craze yet? My kids had to wait until 2014 to get their looms and bands, so we were a little late joining this trend, but seven-year-old Emma, six-year-old Johnny, and four-year-old Lily all enjoy making loom band bracelets! We also recently found another use or our loom boards: […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]