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Vacation Fun :: mixed media collage

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

 

For many families, this is vacation week, which means different things for different families.  It can translate to trips to the slopes and flights to warm oceans or it might mean slow days at home with crafts, toys, and movies.   If you happen to be home and are still in your pajamas (ahem!), why not take the opportunity to encourage your children to get creative?!

Pieces of scrap wood are perfect blank canvases for mixed media collages.  If you happen to have a few hanging around, sand the edges a bit, and place them on the table.  Break out your markers, watercolor paints, paper, magazines, buttons, and other bits and bobbles like tiny pasta, beans, and sea shells, etc.  You’ll want to offer some brushes,  a little bowl of glue, and a cup of water (for the watercolors).  Ask children to consider painting or drawing on the wood before they begin gluing.

I love this project because the layering of colors and textures is captivating and so satisfying!

xo emily

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5 Bright Spots :: Valentine’s Day

Friday, February 8th, 2013

1. Melanie of You Are My Fave developed this adorable Valentine pin project.  I love the colors, the shapes, the imperfection of the hearts, and the packaging.  So sweet!

2. Jessica’s Glowing Cupid Arrows look SO FUN!

3. This simple, hand drawn hearts  project is a lovely, independent activity for wee hands.

4. My children are making these watercolor Valentines for their classroom parties.  (Project by Bar Rucci on You Are My Fave)

5. Oh! Stitched Heart Bookmarks!

 

xo emily

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Valentine’s Day :: sew-a-heart

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.

xo emily

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