AKA HOW TO STOP EVERYTHING TURNING KHAKI GREEN
We generally operate off the principle of Process over Product here.
When it comes to painting, it’s all about Little Miss having fun. Let her create and explore as she pleases.
Every once in awhile though, I do like to guide the process to prevent the seemingly inevitable khaki green/ brown puddle.
Let the record show that I am not an Art Expert. These are just some of my tried and true tips for painting with a toddler that I have gleaned from many a paint session.
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Picture books are perfect conversation starters.
They provide a safe and comforting way for children to discuss some of the big issues and emotions filling their worlds.
Here are 8 books that deal with anxiety and worrying in beautifully sensitive ways.
This post was initially titled “9 Rhyming Books for Toddlers and Preschoolers.”
I quickly realised that I could not narrow the list down to 9.
Every home library needs to contain a variety of rhyming books. Why?
Excuse me while I put on my Teacher Hat. Read More
Trixi from Coloured Buttons is no stranger round here.
She is one Oh Creative Lady and has shared how to sew this cute magnet.
I have dubbed her my “Sewing Yoda.”
She is passionate about passing on the skills of hand-sewing and has created Sew-a-Softie Day.
Over 20 bloggers, crafters and makers around the world are creating tutorials for simple sewing projects that will be posted between 1st and 16th July.
I’ve often lamented my lack of sewing confidence.
AND HERE I AM POSTING A SEWING TUTORIAL!
That’s how GOOD Trixi is at inspiring people to sew.
What do you do with the picture books that are beyond being well-loved?
You know the ones- often not attached to their covers, pages missing, battered and torn…
My book-loving heart can’t bear to throw them out.
Here’s a way to extend their life by turning them into paper beads.
The reports have been sent home.
Parent-Teacher Interviews have been held.
School holidays are upon us.
If you’ve ever wondered how to reinforce your child’s learning over the holiday break, I’ve written a post just for you. Read More
Ah, school holidays.
When life isn’t at the behest of the school bell.
When school uniforms don’t need to be ironed, library bags found or lunchboxes packed.
“You need your sports uniform? I thought you had sport on Thursdays?”
How do you do school holidays at yours?
Do you have all activities planned with military precision?
Or do you fully embrace the letting go of routine?
Here are 12 fabulous crafts and activities to fill some of those long days.
Through blogging and Instagramming, I’ve been introduced to an amazing Virtual Sisterhood of Creative Ladies.
The Oh Creative Lady series is your chance to meet these incredible, kind-hearted, inspiring <insert ALL the happy, positive adjectives HERE> women.
Susie from Handy with Scissors is the Queen of turning things from your recycling pile into masterpieces. I am continuously marveling at, and being inspired by, the creations in her Instagram feed. The creative streak runs strong in this one! Best of all, Susie only lives a suburb away from me so we get to hang out in Real Life. I am super stoked to report that she is as fabulous in Real Life as she is in the Online World. Introducing the wonderful Susie!
A wall hanging inspired by Eric Carle’s ‘Draw Me a Star.’
Over on his website, Eric Carle has an instruction sheet on how to paint tissue paper to create collages in the style of his work.
So we’ve been channeling our inner-Carles and painting lots of tissue paper here.
Inspired by his gorgeous book “Draw Me a Star” we then created tissue paper stars to make a wall hanging.