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Cassi
Interests: my kids, my pets, sewing, embroidery, Norah Jones, children's books, crochet, homeschool, bird watching, learning to speak Spanish, historical fiction, Bach, the internet and computers, Buddhism, art history, vintage bird figurines, used bookstores, Mexican food, fabric stores, crafting, vintage linens and dishware, organizing, gardening, weekend trips, David Sedaris, pink and brown, grammar books, Satie, old Czech wall pockets, Jack Johnson, the Sims, holidays, key lime pie, Mexican beer, swanky swigs, blue and green, flea markets, heart rocks, nature journaling, Kwan Yin, scrapbooking
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Make It Your Own shows you how to use real leaves as patterns for this sweet fall felt brooch. Continue reading
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Meri Cherry shares a fun twist on spin art by using it to paint rocks. I love the beautiful colors and designs and I know your kids will love it too! Continue reading
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Are the leaves starting to turn in your area? Use beautiful fall leaves or the last of your garden flowers to make these lovely paper plate sun catchers at The Artful Parent. Continue reading
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Painted Paper shares these amazing giant poppies as part of an art lesson based on Georgia O'Keefe. Continue reading
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This activity is as simple as a box of chalk and a paved area outside! Almost Unschoolers shares how they covered a backyard patio with beautiful chalk fall leaves. Continue reading
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With a little bit of cardboard and paint you can make this easy touch and feel shape game for your kids. Pink Stripey Socks shares this project and more on introducing math concepts to preschoolers. Continue reading
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This color wheel collage flower is a great project to introduce kids to the concept of the color wheel and use up scrap paper. Details are at Deep Space Sparkle. Continue reading
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Krokotak shows you how easy it is to make a colorful bracelet from paper clips. Continue reading
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Have you heard of International Dot Day? It all began with the book, The Dot , by Peter H. Reynolds. It's a story about a little girl who didn't believe she was an artist and an art teacher who inspired... Continue reading
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Mrs. Knight's Smartest Artists shares this wonderful art lesson inspired by Miró. I love the use of bleeding tissue paper to create the background! (read about Joan Miró here) Continue reading
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These homemade LEGO t-shirts are easy to make with the free printable stencils at Plenty of Paprika. Continue reading
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Mood Kids shares a fun way to craft with scrap yarn and random beads by making these pompom pendants. Continue reading
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I just can't get over how pretty this bowl is with the light shining through and illuminating all the colorful feathers! Find out how to make your own feather bowl at And Next Comes L. Continue reading
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What a lovely way to say goodbye to summer with these gorgeous spin art butterflies. I love the metallic paint and stick body details. Get all the directions at Make It Your Own. Continue reading
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You don't have to have any sewing skills to make this sweet quiet book at Powerful Mothering. With free printable templates and simple directions, you'll have a new toy for your child in no time. Continue reading
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These cute pompom bunnies at Ikat Bag are a little bigger than your typical pompom and make a wonderful gift or party favor. Continue reading
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I'm consistently amazed at what can be made from simple cardboard and a little paint. Just take a look at this miniature theater scene at Art Bar created by her daughter! Be sure to click over for more details. Continue reading
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This beautiful little town was made from painted milk cartons - so simple and so sweet! See more at Ukkonooa. Continue reading
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Journey Into Unschooling shares an art lesson for kids using Van Gogh's Sunflowers painting as inspiration. Continue reading
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I love dioramas, I think it's the idea of creating a tiny world in a shoebox that captures my imagination. What's neat about this one is that it catches a small moment versus a larger landscape. Details are at Krokotak. Continue reading
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The Art Room shared an adorable slot cardboard elephant made by her daughter. I think it's charming! To get started making some of your own check out this post at Mr Printables. Continue reading
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Pink Stripey Socks shares an interesting way to explore art materials that can be put together at the last minute with items from around the house. Kids will learn from doing and the results may surprise them! Continue reading
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Kids will love learning how to emboss on aluminum tins and then coloring them with Sharpies. It's easy and the results are really impressive! Get the details at Babble Dabble Do. Continue reading
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This is such a cute and fun way to use washi tape by making a play track for cars. Found at Le Jardin de Juliette. Continue reading
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I love all the paper details on these decorated tin can organizers. Visit Mood Kids for more information. Continue reading