So, I have to be honest here. I have seen ornament made out of peppermint candy here and there on the world wide web. Easy. Simple. Not really, as it turns out. Because, cracking. We had a lot of cracking, some serious stickiness, and maybe a few tears. But, trial and error led us to some really pretty pieces that my kids are excited to give as gifts this Christmas. So to save you all some peppermints and tears I will share our tricks!
Christmas can be unbearably exciting when you’re a kid. The presents, the traditions, the food, the parties can cause a near painful amount of anticipation. How about channeling some of that excitement in a positive way and making something? This little printable Christmas book is the perfect answer! These free Christmas printables make memory making easy!
Printmaking is one of my favorite processes with kids because its just so simple and fun. Since Lego’s come in so many shapes and sizes they lend themselves perfectly to printmaking! This Lego craft is a natural Prep work is slim since all you have to do is head over to the Lego bin and grab some black paint!
Today was Monday after nice a nice long week off.I hate to say I dreaded this Monday. But, I dreaded it. I wasn’t ready to resume “the struggle” of the previous week.
Homemade Watercolors. Who knew this was even a thing? Turns out it is and its awesome fun. You’ve got all the stuff in your kitchen so get out your measuring cups and get ready!
Matisse is one of my favorite artists to introduce to young kids. Bright colors and exciting shapes make his work easy for kids to relate to and fun to use as inspiration!! Cut paper is a medium that Matisse is well known for so these Matisse collage’s are a natural.
Marker prints are one of those projects that would make an innocent bystander think that you, the teacher, really know what you’re doing. Don’t worry- no technical skill or extensive knowledge required. Marker prints are easy and the kids think they are magical. Chances are you have everything you need to do these with your child, they require little prep work and the results are awesome!!
The “yes mom.” I’m afraid I may have morphed into her at some point. I’m not entirely sure how or when it happened but it left me a little unrecognizable. Yes, yes, yes…..I can do that! I can get you there and give you that and accommodate that.
Every year a few months before Christmas rolls around I start brainstorming unique gift ideas for our four kids. Christmas gifts to remember (and that get used…a lot!) are what we’re shooting for!