For Nannies, Parents, and Teachers – A collection of favorite projects and reads. This week: Planning ahead for Mother’s Day! May 10th is around the corner. You’ll need inspiration, supplies, and time to create. Have fun! Head over to Martha Stewart for directions on creating a unique Mother’s Day Newspaper. Adorable toddler-friendly “You are my Sunshine” Noodle […]
Some of my favorite childhood memories were of building cardboard forts! In fact, I recently helped engineer a cardboard pirate ship. Not only was it a great bonding experience, but it provided hours of imaginative play! With that in mind, don’t throw away that box! Why not turn it into something amazing instead? If you […]
The Educator’s Spin On It has a great post about how to host an after school winter play date. This is an excellent game plan for parents or nannies out there looking for some creative inspiration. Make sure to visit their site for more great ideas! Excerpt from The Educator’s Spin On It: How to […]
I’m always looking for simple and engaging holiday crafts. Last year we made Buggy and Buddy’s adorable felt christmas tree. It was so easy and it completely won the kids over! We’ll use the same tree base this year, but design different felt ornaments for a fresh experience. Hopefully your kids will love it too! For more great craft ideas […]
Who says your gingerbread house has to be a “cookie-cutter” model? This year we’re going to try making this non-traditional Mid-century Modern Gingerbread House! Make sure to visit Oh Happy Day for the complete instructions and templates. Have fun! Excerpt from Oh Happy Day: Materials Needed: Ingredients for recipes, candy for decoration, template, frosting bag and tip, Step […]
I love watercolor artwork created by kids! I especially love helping kids create painterly cards for their loved ones. With Mother’s and Father’s Day approaching, what better time to create a beautiful card. Using high-quality watercolor paper makes all the difference in the world! You can find watercolor paper at your local art store (I […]
Lately I’ve been in love with the idea of layering photos with children’s art work. With Photoshop and a few directions, you can have your own personalized photo. I’ve include two options for step-by-step directions here: The first from smART Class and another from AliBrownStudios. Enjoy! Return to Starling.