Fine Arts (Page 3)

The other day on Facebook I shared a link to a posting for handmade Christmas cards on Back to the Drawing Board. The designer made a landscape using tissue paper trees, had them reduced and photo coped, then used them to make some awesome Christmas cards. Do check out her project. I thought theRead More →

  EDIT: One of our readers just contacted Casey’s Wood Products where I put the wood parts for the products. They suggested buy the pot #7 which is Premium Wood Bean Pot Candle Cup – 1-9/16″ , (not #7C) . Just should fit nicer than the one I used and you shouldn’tRead More →

Preschoolers will love sorting and matching colors with our Wooden Sorting Bowls and Wooden Acorns Craft. These pretty little acorns will help young children in color recognition, counting and sorting abilities. It also encourages agility and dexterity in wee hands. And, because they are beautiful, they add to the warmth and charm to any room! WoodenRead More →

    These colorful eggs and cups are wonderful and safe for the smallest hands. Wee ones will enjoy placing the eggs in the cups encouraging agility, dexterity and small muscle development. As babies turn into toddlers they will begin matching the colors. The eggs and cups can then be used for color recognition, counting and sorting. A wonderful early toy and beautiful addition to anyRead More →

Memory games of all types have long been a favorite of children. This version has children matching acorns of the same color. Besides enhancing memory skills, color recognition, counting and sorting abilities, it also encourages agility and dexterity in wee hands. And, because they are beautiful, they add to the warmth and charm to any room! To make your own you will need:Read More →

EDIT: Oops… I forgot to add flour to the ingredients' list. A lovely reader caught my mistake, and the recipe my includes 2 cups of flour. Thank you, Laura 🙂 I have a confession to make. Actually, not really a confession because that would imply that I am apologizing, and I'm not 🙂 I guess this is more of an admission. Sometimes,Read More →

  Have you ever been to Art Projects for Kids? If not, run there, right now, but be prepared to stay for a long, long time. Kathy Barbro is an experienced and gifted art teacher, and she shares over 600 projects on her blog. Whenever I need inspiration for kid crafts, she’s one of the first places I turn. SheRead More →

Back in early November, I had my idea for Bug’s Christmas gift. He LOVES to draw, and I thought it was high time he had his own supplies. So, I got him a sketch book, a couple of “how to draw” books, and a nice set of pencils and erasers. Read More →

First off, we’d like to thank ALL our readers for indulging our silliness, but sometimes silliness over rides sensibilities! Then, let me say, Tim, Michelle and I were floored by how many people entered this giveaway, and how humorous many of the answers were! We had a blast reading eachRead More →

When I was working on the Paperclay Leaves last week, I was absent-mindedly rolling some of the cut-away clay in my hands. Before I knew it, the blob was shaped into a peg form. Well, it took me about 3 seconds to decide to make some gnomes. What a shocker,Read More →

Last week I shared Paperclay Leaves – Part 1. Today, we are going to finish the project by painting and sealing the leaves. After that, you’ll just have to decide where they should fall! I made 12 leaves, and put them on my Harvest Cupboard. They look so beautiful IRead More →

  Using just PaperClay and paint, you can create an autumn scene that will last for years! The clay has a natural white color, air dries, can be painted, and is non-toxic and acid free. Something that the wee ones can use with supervision. Before beginning, collect some leaves. You need toRead More →

Just 2 short weeks ago I shared my plans to turn a give-away chair into a “funky” master piece. I had a vision, but knew I tend to procrastinate on these types of projects. I decided if I announced my intentions here, I’d feel compelled to complete the project inRead More →

I’ve had a very busy week and Michelle has been doing a great job of holding down the fort. I do have a couple of things to share this week. First, a couple of weeks ago, one of our readers shared an Etsy shop with us on Facebook, specifically the artist’s littleRead More →

Wander back a few days and read the first couple of paragraphs of the post I had on reusing craft designs. Here, is yet another way to use our little gnome. Follow the basic directions there except use the pattern found HERE. The biggest difference, is you will be placing the pattern on aRead More →

Anyone who knows me well, knows I NEVER make “just enough” food for dinner. When I make chicken soup, you would think I planned to feed the villagers… and, in fact, sometimes I do 🙂 But here is my philosophy… it really doesn’t take that much more time to makeRead More →

All the Waldorf art talk on the blog recently has inspired me to pull out the art supplies a bit more this week. My older two kiddos have been enrolled in an art program at our co-op this year and I will admit that we haven’t done as many familyRead More →