School’s out for summer! Now what?!? While we are super excited to be outside and not be on a strict schedule, we still need some indoor activities for when it rains, or for the older kids while the littles nap, or while mom works… It’s going to be a long (but fun!) summer. These adorable […]
We enjoyed exploring and testing the Faber-Castell World Colors pencils that we received to review and were interested to see how their skin tone colored pencils compared with other multicultural colored pencils out there. So we tested two sets side by side. Faber-Castell’s World Colors and Crayola’s Multicultural Colored Pencils And by we, I mean […]
Father’s Day is coming! What do you get that dad, grandpa, and/or father figure in your life? These clay change trays are the perfect handmade gift for any guy’s desk, dresser, or nightstand.
Mother’s Day is right around the corner! What do you give that special lady in your life (besides wine)? Something handmade from the kids, of course! These Mother’s Day Painted Coasters are not only cute and guaranteed to make mom cry, they are actually useful, and best of all, a rainy day afternoon time-filler!
It’s been a long, cold winter…. While we wait for spring to come, here’s an egg-cellent Easter activity for the kids. These Paint Splatter Easter Eggs are fun, festive, and best of all – mess-free! 🙌
Love is in the air! And all over our craft room… Thanks to these adorable Valentine’s Day tie dyed doilies!
1 more week til Christmas! 🎅😱🎄 Hoping that sentence brings excitement and a sigh of relief that you feel prepared… but I’m sure it also brings a slight feeling of panic as there are always last minute things to do! Either way, take a few minutes with the kids to make this adorable watercolor craft […]
Ghosts 👻, Goblins 👺, and Ghouls 👹! OH MY 😱! Halloween is a BIG deal in our house. We go all out with costumes, parties, treats, and decorations! These painted rock faces are the perfect front porch pumpkin companion or non-candy treat for your little tricksters.
Now that you’re smooth sailing through the back to school routine (Hah! We all wish!), and still recovering from the long Labor Day weekend, it’s time to think of the next craft holiday – Grandparent’s Day! Oh, you didn’t realize it was this weekend? Don’t you worry, these fingerprint magnets are the perfect personalized craft […]
Summer is in full swing! We hope you are enjoying the heat and spending time in the water, whether at home in the kiddie pool or with your toes in the sand at the ocean! Either way, these magical mermaid necklaces are a fun way to display your beach found or store bought seashells.
Father’s Day is right around the corner, how do you show extra appreciation to those special men in your life? Tell them they “Rock” by giving them hand lettered and painted rocks! This fun Mommy & Me craft is the perfect gift for Dad, Papa, Uncle or whoever is that stable rock in your life.
What do you give that special Mom or Grandma in your life? Chocolate, jewelry, and especially wine, are good ideas. But a homemade gift on top of that is always appreciated. These Mother’s Day painted wood wall art pieces are sure to remind Mom just how much you care. <3
Spring is in the air and if you’re anything like me, you’re trying to get excited about spring cleaning (yay). While you’re pitching and purging, save a few empty milk cartons and don’t toss those take-out forks just yet! Grab a few twigs from the front yard and let’s celebrate Earth Day by crafting up […]
With spring around the corner (woo hoo!), it’s time for some Easter themed crafts! It’s been a long winter stuck inside with kids, and we have done every craft and activity available on the internet – OK, not really, but it feels like it. These marker dyed Easter eggs are a fun twist on the […]
Now that the holidays are behind us and packed away in the basement, it’s time to think about the next holiday – the holiday of love. Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays for not only my husband and I to celebrate our love, but also to show the kids a little extra love […]
Hide and Seek Rock Painting There’s a new trend hiding around every corner of the world, and it ROCKS-literally! People are taking the classic activity of rock painting a step further by hiding these inspiring works of art in public places for others to find. See how this easy and fun activity is making landslides […]
An interview with Franz Spohn, artist extraordinaire: 1. You are the “Artist Extraordinaire” at Faber-Castell. What is the best part about being the Artist Extraordinaire? To begin, I consider it quite an honor. To have the opportunity to work with lots of kids, families, educators and of course, the many wonderful folks at Faber–Castell. This […]
Written by Robert Cambria, Executive Director of LilySarahGrace As an organization committed to bringing the arts and creativity back into classrooms, it should come as no surprise that there are few events we look forward to more each year than our annual Los Angeles Craft Fair. This event not only offers more than a […]
Grade Level: Kinder – 6th grade Time Required: 1-1/2 45-min. class periods Objective: Students identify the people, moments, memories, places and things that are important to them. They then create artwork expressing their ideas in a heart painting. Materials: Connector Paint Box/brush DuoTip Black Marker Watercolor Pad 9 x12 […]
It’s the throes of summer and we are thinking today of the SEA! Can’t get to the ocean? Well, neither can we. But we CAN make a fun jellyfish craft using recycled materials. Most of the items you’ll need can be found around the house- even in the recycle bin! Just make sure all of […]
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