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The Rainbow Tree- what a great art project for Winter!

Dilly-Dali Art: The Rainbow Tree, soak chalk in water for a few hours, draw on the tree, then spread it around with a brush dipped in water.

Lovely and safe, this tree is colored with wet chalk, as I learned in my Humanities class that  it indeed lasts longer that way. I would also recommend spraying a light layer of aerosol hairspray once you finish decorating the tree trunk. Then the color will last a few days, even If (and most likely will) rain. Good luck!

Craft, Interrupted: Fun Jar Friday Rainbow trees - Use softened sidewalk chalk…washes right off

{New Recipe} Foaming Dough you can use to make Magic Foaming Snowmen that "melt" into an icy puddle of frothy foam!  From Fun at Home with Kids

Foaming Dough Recipe: Magic Foaming Snowman

Here's a fun activity. Foaming Dough you can use to make Magic Foaming Snowmen that "melt" into an icy puddle of frothy foam! IG partners can work together to make the snow, build the snowmen, decorate them, and watch them melt!

This process art is fun to create and gives the artist a gross-motor workout! Partially fill the foot of a knee-high stocking with uncooked rice or dry beans; then tie a knot in the stocking just above the filling. To make a print, hold the loose end of the stocking and dip the stuffed end in a shallow container of white paint. Gently bounce the stocking on a sheet of paper to make snowball-like prints. Then sprinkle glitter on the wet paint. For added fun, fill the toe of a stocking with…

Dip a knee high stocking filled with beans, rice, beads or jingle bells into white paint, then bounce onto paper. Shake on glitter for snowball like prints.

ice sculptures with kids - Google Search

How to Make Beautiful Colored Ice Sculptures with Kids

A collection of earth day activities (with a working link this time:)

A collection of earth day ideas for preschool

Cardboard Tube Children and Snowmen- perfect winter craft for children to learn how to reuse household items!

Cardboard Tube Children and Snowmen

Plenty of fun construction paper crafts for kids! Holidays, birthdays, or just any day, grab a pad of construction paper and get crafting with your little ones. We have plenty of construction paper crafts for you to browse.

Artsy tent for a fun summer project! Read my article on making art with grandchildren

Art & Grandmother Wisdom

love the creative spaces you discover at festivals . this teepee play space was seen at Wilderness Festival in the UK

repurpose an old board book.  This is brilliant.  Would also make a great craft for long car trips!!

How-To: Chalkboard Book

Beat-up board book + chalkboard paint = Portable Mini-chalkboard. What an awesome idea. I have some board books I was going to give away.

Painted plate activity to help you fill your garden with bright flowers before spring even arrives!

Painted Garden Flowers {create memories with kids

Painted Garden Flowers using clear plastic plates - love, love, love this! Valerie this would be a fun thing the daycare kids could make : )

PIL's outdoor car track!  All you need is the bricks and some little cars.  Keeps children busy for hours!

All you need is the bricks and some little cars. Keeps children busy for hours!

Easy steps for making paper with kids (with a printable "recipe" card to file away for later), from Tinkerlab.com

How to Make Paper with Kids

Easy steps for making paper with kids (with a printable "recipe" card to file away for later), For when the kiddos ask about how paper is made, this is a cool thing too for Earth Day