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Category Archives: Toddler Activities

Painting on Cardboard {Art Experiments}

painting cardboard

For her birthday, the girl got a cool set of dinosaurs to paint. We spent the morning after her party painting them (she let me do one; isn’t that sweet?) and kept coming back to the paint through the day. She painted some on paper, but she really wanted to paint something else that wasn’t paper. So I grabbed some ... Read More »

Give a Mailbox to Show Encouragement

toy mailbox

If you have a kid or know a kid with a birthday coming up or who just needs some encouragement for the new school year, I’ve got a great idea for you. Not too long ago I helped spread the word about a design contest for Uncommon Goods, and they asked if I’d like to review something as a thank ... Read More »

Sparkly Purple Playdough {Iron Craft Challenge}

homemade purple playdough

This week’s Iron Craft challenge was about glitter and sparkle, which anyone who knows me will tell you is not my thing. The girl is a little bit girlier than I am and has been known to sport some sparkle from time to time. I made her a pink and purple sensory tub in honor of her birthday (which I’ll ... Read More »

Finishing Felt Letters {Iron Craft Challenge}

felt board letters

It’s funny that the Iron Craft challenge for this week was about finishing something, since I’m finishing up a year of my life this week! I’ve been thinking a lot about the unfinished projects that are all over my life — and there are LOTS of them — and trying to make progress on some of them. But this is ... Read More »

Painting with Paint Drops {Art Experiments}

paint drop painting

If you’re one of those people who lives on Pinterest like I do (and if you are, won’t you follow me?) you’ve probably seen the pin for the Easy Abstract Painting DIY from Craft Pond a few hundred times. It’s a really cute and easy idea: just take a canvas, put little dots of paint all over it, swirl them ... Read More »

The Best Dollar I’ve Spent in a Long Time

big bubble solution

Because the Bit is home from school this week, I’ve been stockpiling a few new/different things for her to play with that will keep her entertained without having to be out of the house all day long. I took a trip to Deals (which is sort of a dollar store, but they have stuff that’s more than a dollar, too) ... Read More »

The How and Why of Sensory Bins

sensory bin sample

This is just the week of looking back at crafty, sensory things we used to love, I guess. Following my report on getting back into water beads (they’ve been out all week in the playroom; we’ve been observing how they plump up more when sitting in water) an online colleague announced she’d just written an ebook about sensory bins (affiliate ... Read More »

An Oldie But a Goodie

water beads light

Looking back at the archives, it looks like I first wrote about water beads last February. We had a package from the dollar store and they stayed in somewhat good shape for at least a few months. (They tend to get broken, dried out and lost over time.) The Bit loved them back then, and I thought they were a ... Read More »

Crazy About Containers

container play

This isn’t really a project, or even an activity that you can necessarily do with your kids, but it’s something you might want to look out for or try and observe what your kid does. The Bit is almost 4, and she’s obsessed with putting things in containers. Not putting things away, exactly, but moving things around from one container ... Read More »

Using Subscription Boxes in Unprescribed Ways

bird

Today my awesome online colleague and friend Amanda is visiting, offering tips about how to use subscription craft/activity boxes in different ways. Amanda is the Guide to Kids’ Learning Activities at About.com, runs the educational activity website The Learning Treehouse and is the author of the forthcoming book The Everything Kids’ Learning Activities Book (preorder now!). So clearly she knows ... Read More »

Have an Indoor Treasure Hunt with Help from Energizer Beam Headlights

indoor treasure hunt

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and their client. Summer may have only just started by the calendar’s estimation, but here in Arkansas we’ve been sweltering for a few weeks now and we parents are already looking for ways ... Read More »

Summer Crafting Fun on the Cheap

I should be writing about the skirt I’m sewing today, but instead I wanted to let you know that I have a new post up on Not Consumed that should help all you crafty mams looking to save on craft supplies this summer. This list of supplies to buy at the dollar store only scratches the surface of the great ... Read More »