painting Archive

Glow-in-the-Dark Creeper Shirts: Minecraft Party Favor

I didn’t want to get a bunch of junky toys or candy for the party favors for my son’s Minecraft party … instead we made the  guests Glow-in-the-Dark Creeper Shirts. After nailing down the easiest and best way

Making & Painting Ice Rocks!

My fingers are finally thawing out, so I can finally write a post about one of the fun activities I did with the kids when the Polar Vortex hit here in Michigan. The kids had already been

Paper Heart Doily Banner

With all the snow, chilly temps, and grey skies around here I wanted something to brighten up our window and bring warmth inside the house.  Doing so was very simple!  All that was needed was some paper

Pour Paint Pumpkins

These are so easy and SO much fun to make.  All you need is a pumpkin and lots of paint.  And all you have to do is pour the paint on the pumpkin … and let it

Learning about SPIDERS!!!: Love Books Summer Exchange

When the ladies from The Educators’ Spin On It stated they would be running the “Love Books” Summer Book Exchange again, I quickly signed up. The kids I and I had a great time exchanging book and

Little Yellow Chicks

I saw this post from Happy Hooligans and we just had to try out our own version.  All you need to make these cute little yellow chicks are a few toilet paper rolls (cut in half), yellow paint

St Paddy’s Day Ideas

Looking for some ways to celebrate St Patrick’s Day with children? Here are some ideas: Be sure to check out my post from last year with fun ideas such as making a leprechaun trap, an indoor gardening

Bring it Inside! – exploring snow indoors

Snow starting falling where we live right on the Winter Solstice (December 21).  It melted but made a beautiful return on Christmas Eve … and we’ve had snow on the ground ever since.  My kids were SO

Snowmen Thank-You Notes

‘Tis the Season … to make sure you send out your Thank-you notes!  And having your kids take part is very important.  Since my kids were old enough to scribble I made sure that they had a

Using Spin Art in Play Therapy

SPIN ART and PLAY THERAPY are two of my favorite things.  I was so happy when I started using spin art in session and realized what a great technique it could be therapeutically.  Originally I just thought

Painting ROCKS!

One early evening my kids and the neighborhood kids (we’re very lucky to have 2 families with kids around the same age right next door and behind us) were all playing in our combined backyards.  The seemed

“You are My Work of Art” – Love Books Summer Exchange

When I heard about The Educator’s Spin on It’s Love Books Exchange I just KNEW we had to be a part of it. The gals over at The Educator’s Spin on It organized and matched up 20