Friday, April 26th, 2013
1. Jessica at scrumdilly-do posted a simple, creative, fun paint chip plant markers tutorial. Not only does this reuse materials, but it also encourages children to plant some seeds!
2. These egg carton boats are adorable! via crafty crow
3. I’m kind of obsessed with the thought of making these superhero hand cuffs for my daughters. Made using toilet paper tubes, they are simply magnificent!
4. Mmmmmm. Chocolate Flowerpot Cakes! What a sweet way to celebrate the earth and its flowers!
5. Amy offers some artistic inspiration for making homemade wrapping paper out of painted newspaper. Pretty!
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Friday, April 5th, 2013
The Story of The Root Children by Sibylle von Olfers is one of our favorite seasonal books to read at the beginning of spring. It tells a short tale of the root children who live under the earth waiting for spring to arrive so that they can decorate the earth with their colors and spirits. My two love to imagine the tiny root children busily preparing for the green shoots and warm days ahead. If your library doesn’t own a copy, you might want to suggest that they do!
We’re off to warm our cheeks in the sunshine.
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Wednesday, March 20th, 2013
Happy first day of spring, my friends. For those of you lucky to be surrounded by actual green shoots popping out of the earth, feel free to use them as your inspiration for this project. The ground outside of my home is frosty and covered in snow, so I am going to use past spring photographs (see below) as my inspiration.
This project asks that you use your non-dominant hand to capture a bit of spring spirit. On the back of some cereal box, place an art pen in your non-dominant hand and draw from a photograph or actual outside inspiration. Try to keep your pen down the whole time and encourage yourself to draw what you see — not what you think you see.
Once your drawing is complete, fill it in with watercolor, colored pencil or a wash of acrylic paint.
Trim your drawings and make a gallery display of your family’s mini spring showcase.
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