Exploring Patterns and Stamping with Cinnamon Play Dough

Four-year-old Lily has really been enjoying exploring textures and patterns with play dough recently! Simple tools like forks and knives make really neat designs, and she loves that she can make a design, squish it, and start all over with a brand new idea!   This week we made cinnamon play dough, which added a […]

Creative Play with Play Dough and Squinkies

My kids made this little squinky car out of play dough, along with a gazillion other accessories that are a little harder to identify! They dried this ship out, and now it’s a regular feature in their squinky play (which, for whatever reason also often features squinkies having to wait in line). Here is our […]

No-Mess Finger Paint for Kids!

This no-mess finger paint solution is a favorite in my house, as longtime readers know! I decided to introduce the other moms in my town to it through the craft series I’ve been running at our library instead of cleaning my house. Lily picked yellow and red, which turned out to be my favorite color […]

Kids Art Activities: Art Inspired by Great Artists

Mike’s notes from dad have evolved into “notes from dad and kids”, and most Sunday afternoons you’ll find Mike and the kids drawing together. Since my kids love to draw, we’re always looking for fun kids art activities, and this version – making drawing inspired by great works of arts – has become a favorite […]

Learning Laboratory: Creative Sensory Play

Combining play dough with rocks for creative sensory play is always popular in our house, and this week there was an extra special component because we made pumpkin pie scented play dough using Tinkerlab’s play dough recipe! It made a LOT of gorgeous play dough – plenty to send most of it off for Johnny’s […]