Wednesday, February 27th, 2013
When you are out and about with your children, encourage them to search for designs and repetition in the world around them. Look for places where the same motif repeats itself and creates a beautiful pattern. Walls, trees, the sky, ceilings, city streets, and parks are all sources of inspiration.
My children feel proud and excited when they discover a naturally occurring pattern. We like to take photographs of our discoveries, and I have plans to make a photo book using our collection.
Categories: Everyday Fun, Fun, Group Activities, Inspired, Nature, Outdoors | Tags: beautiful, children, creative, design, discovery, inspired, motif, nature, patterns, photographs, repetition, searching
Tuesday, February 5th, 2013
Last February, I posted this Sew-A-Heart project on my blog and it was a big hit! My children loved making this sweet and simple project for their friends. It is easily modifiable for children of different ages: parents and teachers can punch the holes for little ones, so they can simply stitch, and older children can punch their own creative designs.
The best part? You can transform stuff that you already have in your house (cereal boxes and random bits of yarn) into cheerful messages of love.
Categories: Crafts, Everyday Fun, Fun, Group Activities, Holiday, Must Read | Tags: craft, creative, design, heart, kids, project, sew, simple, stitch, sweet, valentine's day, yarn