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
Written on June 13, 2014 at 8:39 am, by Megan
I’ve been working on some big, time consuming projects, so I’ve been looking for something simple for a cheap, quick artistic release. Eliza came to the rescue with something I’ve never heard of before: shaving cream marbling.
Her school has an awesome summer program, and she came home from art … Continue
Written on April 30, 2014 at 8:21 am, by Megan
Last week Eliza went to work with Jake for Take Your Child to Work Day. She absolutely looks forward to this day each year and is still talking about this year’s round constantly. Jake’s company makes a big deal of it: she did some group activities with other kids, got … Continue