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wet chalk octopus

Time to add to the ocean wall! Jackson asked for an octopus project and this is what we came up with. First, we googled images of octopuses (octopuses? octopi?) and Jackson picked out one he liked. Then I drew something nothing like it (hey, I tried!) on watercolor paper. J colored the other side of… Continue reading wet chalk octopus

crafts · movement · process art · sensory

bubble wrap jellyfish

Oh bubble wrap. I love you. The boys and I decided to add jellyfish to our ocean, and I wanted them to be AWESOME. Lots of texture and pattern and color and movement. These things are all that and more. To start, I cut a bunch of paper plates in half. Jackson decided he didn’t… Continue reading bubble wrap jellyfish

crafts · movement · process art · sensory

marble shake painting

Ok folks, there’s no sugarcoating this one. It gets messy. But it’s a BLAST! And there are a few things you can do to contain the paintornado (see what I did there?). Let’s do this. My kids are at very different places right now – developmentally, emotionally, physically. They got very different experiences out of this… Continue reading marble shake painting

crafts · process art

crayon rubbings

There is just something about the smell of crayons. And don’t even get me started on the COLORS. Swoon.  My boys love drawing with crayons. I originally planned this project to focus on found items from our walks outside. We collected pine needles, leaves, and blades of grass.  Jackson has been all about letters and… Continue reading crayon rubbings

crafts · science

spring grass haircuts

There is just something about spring. Color and growth and life. Hooray! Jackson and I recently started this gardening project I spotted on Red Ted Art, and it has been a blast! Materials you’ll need: potting soil, grass seed, a pair of nylon tights or socks, a scoop, cups or small pots, decorations for the… Continue reading spring grass haircuts

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name caterpillars

This project was a born from a major obsession with Eric Carle. LOVE his work. I’ve been trying to think of a fun way to display the boys’ names in the playroom, and our Very Hungry Caterpillar magnets (I told you I was obsessed) showed me the way. For this (and many other) projects, I used… Continue reading name caterpillars

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spring tree blossoms 

It’s SPRING! I want to plant ALL THE THINGS! Because this can’t happen, we’re going to do the next best thing… add to our playroom tree. When last we left our tree (it really should have a name, shouldn’t it?) it was a good, sturdy trunk with the beginnings of leaves. But now it’s spring (most days),… Continue reading spring tree blossoms