Take a look behind-the-scenes at this Think.Make.Share workshop where Hallmark artists learned four watercolor techniques. Try them for yourself at home to design and create your own works of art with your children!

Watercolor lettering: Four techniques to try

Make Crazy Pasta Sculptures! A fun art and building project for kids that also helps with fine motor skills.

Wih straws instead of pasta Make Crazy Pasta Sculptures! A fun art and building project for kids that also helps with fine motor skills.

Coding projects for kids: Set up challenges like programming Dot and Dash to knock down bowling pins

We've put together 9 super cool coding projects for kids using Wonder Workshop robots Dot and Dash, all shared by other kids, clubs, and teachers.

mini Makerie in Boulder, Colorado. Great studio space---love those big industrial windows.

The Altered Page: Living With Art: 1 Fran meneley - wow, this should be my studio, yessss

When my kiddos wake up from a bad dream, we usually tell them to flip the pillow to erase that bad dream. That trick can wear out pretty quickly, so it was time for them to make their own. With a quick trip to your local craft store, you can gather up some supplies for a fun day of crafting all while beating boredom. Plus, you can also throw in some color sorting and fine motor skills, all while opening up their creative minds.

Start Catching Dreams with this Whimsical DIY

Rebecca, of Petite Party Studio, shares this fun craft project for kids that will pull double duty at keeping away bad dreams—a whimsical DIY dreamcatcher.

Free Printable Olympic Medals - The CreativiDee Workshop

Who's excited to watch the Winter Olympic Games? With nearly 10 days to the Winter Olympics, I've updated the free printable collection to share with you today.

10 Free & Low-Cost Kids Workshops and Clinics for Summer Fun - fun ways to keep the kids creative, exploring and learning this summer!

Free Kids Summer Programs & Workshops

There are a number of FREE and low-cost workshops & clinics where the kids can explore some great hands-on activities, master a skill and create something beautiful! And many of these workshops have some great informal learning included too!

Free Christmas Advent for Kids. Names of Jesus Printables. Could let my Sparkies each choose a couple to color, then decorate the room with them.

Free Christmas Advent for Kids. Names of Jesus Printables- find the bible verse where he is called the name

Talking drums are these cool West African percussion instruments where you squeeze the strings around the middle to change the tension on the drum heads and change the pitch. Go look at this amazing video. Do it. Didn't realize a drum could sound like that, huh?I've done a lot of kids' workshops on homemade musical instruments, including rainsticks, ocarinas, and motorized panpipes, made from everyday items, and I thought I'd share this one. Making a nicer talking drum from wood or coconuts…

Make a Talking Drum Out of Funnels

Talking drums are these cool West African percussion instruments where you squeeze the strings around the middle to change the tension on the drum heads and change.

Make Your Own Santa's Workshop is the perfect Christmas activity for kids. Hours of dramatic play fun!

Santa's Workshop

Santa's Workshop - Homegrown Friends Make Your Own Santa's Workshop is the perfect Christmas activity for kids. Hours of dramatic play fun! Want great helpful hints regarding arts and crafts? Head to my amazing info!

Do you have little ones who love to try to spot Santa on Christmas Eve?  If so, they totally need some Santa binoculars.  I found these on Meri Cherry, and thought they would be so fun to give to some of the kids in the neighborhood.  {I’m sure little ones would love to help make …

Easy Kids Christmas Craft - DIY Santa Binoculars

Other ways to say ... Said, Went, Scared, Big, Small, Sad, Happy, Saw, Next, Great, Good, Bad, Positive Character Words, Negative Character Words, Time Transition Words for Narratives and Transition Words for Information and Argument Texts. (16 page digital download)

Synonyms Posters - WOW Words

This file consists of 14 WOW Word Posters, 2 Character Word Posters, one poster for Time Transition Words (for Narratives) and one poster for Transition Words (for Information and Argument Texts).

Paul Klee portrait - Kids LOVE the bleeding art tissue!  Did with 4th grade... could do it with even Kinders, but it was a great, quick project for the older kids!

Grade: Paul Klee portrait - Kids LOVE the bleeding art tissue! could do it with even Kinders, but it was a great, quick project for the older kids!

Get recycling and make a milk bottle elephant  http://thereandbackagainamotherstale.com/craft/toddler-craft/milk-bottle-elephant/

Step by step Milk Bottle Elephant tutorial a really sweet idea for getting toddlers interested in crafting and to start a conversation about recycling too!

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