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Painted Rocks Social Media Craze

By Kim Robson: Remember the Pokémon Go craze in the summer of 2016? Kids and young adults were going outside in the fresh air and sunshine, getting exercise, and meeting new friends and neighbors as they searched for new Pokémons to “capture” on their smartphones. That craze seems to have …

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Budget-Friendly Homemade Kids’ Arts and Crafts Ideas

By Fredrica Syren: We have spent all summer pretty much outdoors and with friends, so the kids have been enjoying lots of play and have needed very little help and very few ideas. But now fall is here, so we have more time at home. They seem to crave for …

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Creativity Without Worries—Nontoxic Art Supplies

By Fredrica Syren: My kids have always loved to produce art. They love everything — painting, drawing, sewing, building and sculpting with playdough or clay. It’s just great to see how creative they get and have so much fun. Especially during our summer break, we spend more time creating art. …

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Chemical Free Arts & Crafts–Natural Earth Paint Giveaway

By Fredrica Syren: If you follow me on Instagram, you probably know that my kids and I love painting and doing all kinds of arts and crafts. Unfortunately, lots of children’s arts and crafts materials contain harmful chemicals, preservatives and synthetics. Children put art materials on their skin, and some …

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5 Ways to Encourage Creativity in Kids

By Alex Soare: No matter what your children are interested in or where their natural abilities lie, it’s important for them to be creative thinkers. Although the word “creativity” often is associated solely with artistic pursuits, it’s clear now that being creative is a critical skill for every discipline and …

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DIY Summer Art & Craft Ideas

 By Larraine Roulston:  Summertime can be a great opportunity to test your ability to create any number of the latest crafts that appeal to warm weather fun.  If you have children who play in a small backyard kiddie pool, they will love your making huge bubbles for them to stand under. For this, your …

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Adult Coloring Books–Lose Yourself In The World Of Art

By Kim Robson: I’ve been hearing a lot of buzz lately about these intricate coloring books for grown-ups. Recently I broke down and got one, and it is just delightful. I had an old box of 48 Prismacolor art pencils, so I was ready to start immediately. It’s a great …

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Art and Child — the Joy of Creativity

By Dawna Matthews My daughter is a super joyful, healthy toddler who is almost three years old. Sometimes when I watch her and see how amazing she is, itʼs hard for me to remember the difficulties we faced when she was born. Chloe was inexplicably born with a brain hemorrhage. …

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Springtime Kids’ Crafts

By Dawna Matthews I am always on the lookout for fun, easy activities to do with Chloé. Springtime gives us many opportunities to go outside and be in nature, but with spring comes changing weather. When it starts to rain or gets blustery, it’s time to head inside and keep …

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Eco-story Time

 By Dawna Matthews From a very young age, I have always been an avid reader, and one of my favorite share times with my daughter Chloé is story time. It’s a wonderful time for us to cuddle up and go to a whole new world. Sometimes I like to read something that …

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