Written on April 11, 2018 at 1:04 pm, by Megan
Ava is three and a half right now and stays home with me during the day, so this year we started on a preschool routine. Most of our day is spent playing, but we always try to get some direct learning activities in there. She likes to do “homework” (filling … Continue
Written on February 14, 2018 at 5:43 pm, by Megan
In 2014, Eliza decided she’d rather have valentines with her art (and her fandoms) than store bought ones. Rather than hand-make 30 odd valentines (we’re way too procrastinatey for that), I scanned her art, added words, and printed them in school valentine sizes.
Jonas jumped in on the tradition last … Continue
Written on January 12, 2016 at 8:48 am, by Megan
Jonas’s only request for his fifth birthday party with his friends was a piñata.
I was all set to buy one, but then an artist friend inspired me–she told me about how easy and cheap it is to DIY (though she made a very involved Tie Fighter that sounded amazing … Continue
Written on July 10, 2015 at 1:03 pm, by Megan
Lately I haven’t had a ton of extra time for projects, but I still sneak in small bits of crafting where I can. I’m always on the lookout for fun things I can do with supplies I already have or projects I can do with my kids. These four projects … Continue
Written on March 6, 2015 at 9:43 am, by Megan
Written on February 18, 2015 at 5:00 am, by Megan
Written on February 6, 2015 at 5:00 am, by Megan
I generally have tons of craft projects going on at one time, and right now is no exception. I feel like I didn’t finish much in January outside of the work / memory keeping realm (which is no small feat), but if I keep to my guns, February is going … Continue
Written on December 4, 2014 at 8:05 am, by Megan
I wanted a little holiday festivity around here, but I’m not ready to drag up the tubs of decorations from the basement until we buy a tree this weekend. So I went for a quick craft project instead: glittered pinecones!
This project, like many projects around here, was the answer … Continue
Written on December 2, 2014 at 5:00 am, by Megan
I love when Eliza comes home from art class at school armed with a new technique she can’t wait to teach me. Last week, she showed me how to make Rorschach Test / inkblot looking things with paint.
All you do is fold a piece of paper (we used heavy … Continue
Written on August 14, 2014 at 10:17 am, by Megan
This week I’ve been playing around with watercolor crayon resisting. In one of my elementary school art classes, we did this project: you color on white paper with neon or white crayons, watercolor over it, and the wax from the crayon works as a resistor so the colored parts remain … Continue