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The Artful Parent - Kids Art, Holiday Crafts, & Creative Activities

Kids art activities, holiday crafts, and creative family activities from The Artful Parent blog (ArtfulParent.com). I share ideas, information, and inspiration to encourage you to enjoy and share art with the kids in your life (whether in your home or your classroom). - EASY and FUN kids arts and crafts - Unique art Ideas as well as Tried-and-True Favorites - Hundreds of Kids Art Activities to keep your family happily creating and learning day after day

Stained Glass and Suncatcher Crafts Kids Can Make

Stained Glass & Suncatcher Crafts Kids Can Make

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Wondering what to do with those water beads you keep seeing and hearing about? Here are 10 fun ideas for kids...

What to do with Water Beads - The Artful Parent

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Plaster Casting with DIY Playdough Molds - how fun!

Plaster Casting with Playdough Molds

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Mirror Image String Prints - A fun and easy art activity for kids!

String Painting Ideas :: Mirror Image Prints with Kids

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A paper plate butterfly craft for kids -- a great summer activity and especially beautiful with marbled paper plates!

A Marbled Paper Plate Butterfly Craft - The Artful Parent

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How to dye playsilks with Kool Aid -- These are awesome and much cheaper than buying them!

DiY Playsilks :: Dyeing with Kool Aid - The Artful Parent

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Step-by-step instructions on how to tie dye scarves and playsilks, including how to make tie dye hearts, sunbursts, and other fun designs.

How to Tie Dye Scarves and Playsilks - The Artful Parent

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A Lesson in Mixing Colors for Kids inspired by the Color Dance book (plus paint mixing tips for different ages!)

A Lesson in Mixing Colors for Kids (While Making Heart Art)

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This awesome rainbow milk science experiment is popular for a reason. Super simple & using materials you already have, it is still the most beautiful!

The Awesome Rainbow Milk Science Experiment

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This awesome rainbow milk science experiment is popular for a reason. Super simple & using materials you already have, it is still the most beautiful!

The Awesome Rainbow Milk Science Experiment

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Tools and Toys for Light Exploration -- And for Inspiring Creativity on the Light Table

Light Table Toys and Tools - The Artful Parent

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How to dye playsilks with Kool Aid -- These are awesome and much cheaper than buying them!

DiY Playsilks :: Dyeing with Kool Aid - The Artful Parent

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  • Leigh PF

    This is our go to gift for babies, toddlers, no new friends who did not get any as babies or toddlers.

Our family has been enjoying using this simple pottery wheel for kids at home with regular potters clay. The children use it to throw small bowls and cups.

A Pottery Wheel for Kids (and Getting Over My Clay Hang Up)

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My daughter, a clay lover, uses her kids pottery wheel regularly and lets her little bowls and cups air dry (no household kiln here) before painting them.

Kids Pottery Wheel GIVEAWAY by Craft Project Ideas

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Sculpt It air dry clay is easy to work with for kids and adults alike and dries hard without any cracking or breaking (unlike other air dry clays).

Modeling with Sculpt It Air Dry Clay - The Artful Parent

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A comparison of the pros and cons of homemade model magic (with recipe!) and Crayola Model Magic. Both are good for different reasons and purposes.

Model Magic: Crayola vs Homemade

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Step-by-step instructions on how to tie dye scarves and playsilks, including how to make tie dye hearts, sunbursts, and other fun designs.

How to Tie Dye Scarves and Playsilks - The Artful Parent

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A Lesson in Mixing Colors for Kids inspired by the Color Dance book (plus paint mixing tips for different ages!)

A Lesson in Mixing Colors for Kids (While Making Heart Art)

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Rainbow in a Bag : A Color Mixing Experiment perfect for little kids

Rainbow in a Bag: A Color Mixing Experiment

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