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May 14, 2018

Leaf Bowls with Air Dry Clay

These leaf bowls are deceivingly quick and easy to make.  The air dry clay recipe comes together with only a few household ingredients and the finished bowls are pretty enough for gifting.

March 26, 2018

DIY Finger Puppets- An Introduction to Sewing

This sweet and simple DIY finger puppet project is the perfect first introduction to sewing.  A simple whip stitch is introduced while the little details are simply glued on to prevent frustration.  The fun of these little finger puppets will last long after the making is done. Playing with them may be the best part!

March 19, 2018

Air Dry Clay- An Easy DIY Clay Recipe

You know the ingredients your kiddos like to stockpile for making slime?  Use this simple DIY recipe to learn how to make air dry clay with everyday, household ingredients.  This DIY clay is silky smooth and pure white; a super sensory activity no matter what you choose to make with it!

September 7, 2017

Making A Thaumatrope-A Simple Animation Toy with a Fancy Name

Thaumatrope; what a deceptively simple name for such a simple little toy.  Say it with me “thaw -ma-trope.”  These toys are super simple two sided precursors to modern animation.  A thaumatrope has a different image on each side.  When spun rapidly the two images give the impression of blending into one.  It’s kind of like ice age animation.  It’s simple but also a little magic.

August 31, 2017

Straw Sculptures for Kids Building Up & Out

Building structures is something kids innately enjoy.   Think of the hours spent on Lego’s, blocks, and Lincoln logs.  Building is fun and satisfying.  Now we’re going to replace the blocks with straws, yes, straws. These fun, sculptures for kids come together super quickly due to their construction with just pipe cleaners and straws.  That’s all ya’ need!

August 14, 2017

Recycled Sculpture- Building Up with Cardboard Tubes

If you read Kitchen Table Classroom often you know I adore turning trash into treasure.  I love the idea of showing kids that anything can be art and I love not spending money to make stuff.  Free art experiences are hard to beat.  Using empty toilet paper and paper towel cardboard tubes to create a recycled sculpture is a fun and easy way to learn about building up.

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