Painted Lady Butterfly Art for Kids

Raising Painted Lady Butterflies from tiny caterpillar to fluttering butterfly is a wonderful learning experience for kids of all ages.  We were inspired by the butterflies we raised to paint some beautiful, open-ended Painted Lady Butterfly art! This is a really easy art project for kids to openly express themselves…

Open-ended rainbow art for learning colors

Open-Ended Rainbow Art for Kids

Springtime always brings rain here in New England and with rain comes rainbows! This open-ended rainbow art activity for kids is an easy to set up project that is a great way for toddlers and preschoolers to learn about all the colors of the rainbow! Open-Ended Rainbow Art Project Supplies:…

Exploring Texture with Clay & Shells

A little known fact about me, I once considered majoring in Art in college. I took art classes all through high school & a few in college. I loved my art courses and did very well in them. But in the end my practicality won out and I decided to…

Melted Crayon Shavings Process Art

Happy Fine Motor Friday! It’s good for toddlers and preschoolers to do a variety of fine motor activities. Having different activities help work different fine motor muscles and hand coordination which is necessary for handwriting. Fine Motor Fridays is all about giving you a bunch of ideas to do with…

Process Art Challenge: Bubble Snake Painting

I wanted to offer my son more opportunities to explore the creating of process art using different techniques and mediums, so I asked some blogger buddies to join me in a Process Art Challenge. The challenge is really on us as parents to provide more time for our kids to explore…

Shaving Cream Marbling Process Art Painting

I’m trying to make more of an effort to include process art in our weekly activities. Process art is different from standard art and crafts in that it’s all about the process and having fun rather than the outcome! A lot of the time process art can involve lots of movement…

Play Dough Invitation with Beekle

Invitation to Create an Imaginary Friend with Play Dough

 This post may contain affiliate links. This play dough activity was inspired by the 2015 Caldecott Medal book The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat. This is an adorable story about an imaginary friend who is real and waiting for a human child to choose him as…

Beehive Craft for Preschoolers

I came up with this really cute craft! So I made it… myself… because Caden had absolutely zero interest in actually doing the craft, only squirting as much glue as possible on to his paper. That’s the way it goes sometimes… But I wanted to share this craft anyway, because…

Watercolor Drip Painted Easter Egg Garland

Happy Fine Motor Friday! It’s good for toddlers and preschooler to do a variety of fine motor activities. Having different activities helps work different fine motor muscles and hand coordination which is necessary for handwriting. Fine Motor Fridays is all about giving you a bunch of ideas to do with…

Read Block City by Robert Louis Stevenson to inspire kids to create a LEGO Print Mural!

Block City LEGO Print Mural

Introducing young children to poetry can be a challenge since most poetry does not have an accompanying picture. But I’ve found a great picture book for boys, that has really colorful pictures that go along with a poem by Robert Louis Stevenson. It’s called Block City and is illustrated by…

These DIY Liquid Watercolor Paints use a common kid's art supply and is so easy to make a preschooler could do it! | Stir the Wonder

DIY Liquid Watercolor Paint

DIY Liquid Watercolor Paint is an inexpensive way to add to your art and craft supplies! There are so many different activities you can use liquid watercolors for, including plain ol’ painting, messy painting, sensory bins and more! I’ve always wanted some liquid watercolor paints, but I never got around to…