All Blog Posts Tagged 'arts' (28)

Keeping my kids busy, while one's fighting a fever!

My 4 year old is still fighting his fever, my 6 year old is full of energy and I'm fighting a cough, sore throat and swollen glands. There were a few St Patty's Day events I wanted to check out today, but from the neck up, I don't feel well at all. Usually, I would type in my symptoms, but I don't event want to know what a Google search would say could be wrong with me (I'm staying away from WebMD). Damn it! Being sick really…

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Added by Ronda on March 17, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Hayden's Valentine Hugs

One of the things I miss most about working in a first grade classroom is the arts and crafts projects.  There’s nothing quite like a child’s piece of artwork to bring a smile to the face of a teacher or parent.  Whether we were celebrating a holiday like Halloween or Christmas or creating a memorable display for Veteran’s Day or President’s Day, arts and crafts creations were wildly popular with the kids.  We traced, colored, cut and glued our way through the entire school year and had a…

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Added by Penny Roach on February 6, 2013 at 9:40am — No Comments

Homemade Christmas Gift

Homemade Christmas Gift

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Added by Angelique Lorence on December 18, 2012 at 11:57am — No Comments

Addicted to Playdates

Is there a playdate addiction group somewhere?  If so, then I'm totally sending these kids of mine.  I'm tellin' you, these two short people are beyond obsessed with playdates all day, every day.  Now some days, that can be a good thing (like when the playdate's at someone else's house, for example), but there are other days when I wanna kick the inventor of the playdate right…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on October 6, 2011 at 9:36am — No Comments

New Children's Book Invites Kids into the World of the Arts

Dare to follow your dreams!

Dare to be yourself!

Dare to be free!

This is the premise of Liesel Soley's inspiring children's picture book, Can You Be an Artist?

Freddie, Honey and Bae are so different culturally speaking, yet they're so alike at the same time.…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on August 3, 2011 at 5:34am — No Comments

Make A Little Summer Magic

Cheers! Summer is officially here. And based on the weather here, summer didn't want anyone to forget it.



It was H-O-T all week.



After weeks of back and forth warm-and-then-cold-rainy-days, summer is here full throttle. And I'm excited that our tall, seeding grass will die back soon, so I can perhaps breathe clearly again. Sniff sniff.



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Added by Jeanine Ertl on June 27, 2011 at 3:43am — No Comments

Because Kids Can Be Crabby

 As my kids grow older, I'm becoming a sucker for anything that measures how little they are at this stage in their lives.  I love crafts that use their finger or handprints, like here and here.  I have their infant footprints framed in my bedroom.  I imagine that twenty years from now I will cherish all things that…

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Added by Rebecca Whitney on June 20, 2011 at 10:18pm — No Comments

In Which I Ruin A Perfectly Good Craft

 I've become a big fan of upcycling projects and crafts: turning something in my house that I would normally throw away into something new…

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Added by Rebecca Whitney on June 9, 2011 at 10:17pm — No Comments

Re-Gifting

How is it that we went to a double birthday party this week and I felt like I left with a gift?

 

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Added by Rebecca Whitney on May 26, 2011 at 11:16pm — No Comments

Cocktails & Crafts, May Edition!

The sunshine arrived just in time for one of my favorite monthly reasons to celebrate:  Cocktails and Crafts, May Edition!  If you're not familiar with Cocktails and Crafts, head up to the tab above or just click here to learn more about it, but I'll give you the short version.  Cocktails and Crafts,

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Added by Rebecca Whitney on May 24, 2011 at 10:49pm — No Comments

Fingerpaint Flowering Trees

I had big plans to make the decorations for Em's Easter birthday party.  They were all crafts that came from toilet paper or paper towel rolls, and  I thought they would be an easy touch to her party, something homemade by her brother and me.  But as the date approached and I had more and more things on my plate, the crafts were pushed to the wayside.  It was all well and good because her party was beautiful just the way it was, with…

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Added by Rebecca Whitney on May 16, 2011 at 2:32pm — No Comments

Same Old Eggs, New Twist

Easter has come and gone and after a wonderful celebration with family and friends, I am left storing my baby chicks and tucking away my Easter books until next year.  But what about those stupid plastic eggs?

 

 

 As far as I…

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Added by Rebecca Whitney on May 3, 2011 at 2:45pm — No Comments

The Artist

Being a parent in the Upper Valley requires me to think outside the typical activities box. There are certainly several places to take my kids on a potentially daily, weekly, or monthly basis, but everyone knows about those places: Billings Farm, VINS, the Montshire Museum, the train exhibit at Quechee Gorge Museum. Those places are packed during school vacation and on the weekends, and are at times expensive to frequent. To truly take full advantage of…

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Added by Rebecca Whitney on April 29, 2011 at 3:51pm — No Comments

Cocktails & Crafts, Take Three!

Last night was the third edition of my monthly get-together with my girlfriends and our kids to craft and enjoy a beverage or two: Cocktails and Crafts!

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Added by Rebecca Whitney on April 29, 2011 at 3:49pm — No Comments

Easter Thumbprint Art

With all my craft catastrophes lately, you may be surprised to hear that this morning I hosted a get-together for my friends and our kids with the sole purpose of…

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Added by Rebecca Whitney on April 15, 2011 at 7:16am — No Comments

A Crafty Conclusion

This is a story of a happy little craft that was relatively painless to make and resulted in a very pretty flower arrangement that perhaps will adorn our table at Easter.  But in order to fully understand how these flowers rose from the ashes of crafty destruction, you'll have to go back one post (or click here) and read about their humble beginnings.  Plus, you won't know how to make the egg-shaped…

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Added by Rebecca Whitney on April 6, 2011 at 9:23pm — No Comments

A Crafty Train Wreck

Note:  Feel free to use this tutorial as a lesson on how not-to-craft.  This is the anti-craft.

 

As my kids have grown older I have found an inner craftician that I never knew I had.  This should give all of you with craft anxiety hope because I am truly as creative as a wet sock.  I have now spent more time (and money) in craft stores in 2011 than I had spent in the past 30 years of my life…

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Added by Rebecca Whitney on April 6, 2011 at 9:12pm — No Comments

A Simple Spring Celebration

Yesterday was the first day of spring!  Hooray!  Are you ready to celebrate spring with your children?  I know I am, even though it is snowing as we speak (another 4" or so...oh, bother).  But snowstorm or no, it is officially spring and that deserves a celebration!  And what better why to celebrate than with a craft?  Well, a party would be fun, too, but we're fresh out of cupcakes.  This craft took about 15 minutes and it only required materials I'm sure you…

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Added by Rebecca Whitney on March 22, 2011 at 8:15pm — No Comments

Cocktails and Crafts #2

Come on over to "Rub Some Dirt On It" and learn how you can organize your own Cocktails and Crafts event!

 

On St. Patrick's Day my friends and I got our kids together for our second go-round of Cocktails and Crafts!  And I couldn't have planned out a better time.

 

It was my great…

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Added by Rebecca Whitney on March 20, 2011 at 2:08pm — No Comments

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