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Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day!

To all the Dads, Papas, Grandpas, and other father-types out there, Happy Father’s Day! Here’s hoping you get lots of hugs, some cute and funny homemade gifts (I know one Daddy whose son thinks his eyes are “red”), and maybe even a little time to yourself to relax (good luck with that)! Here are our 2013 Father’s Day photo montages with the kids spelling out Daddy and Papa… Pin It Pin It … Read entire article »

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Favorite Father’s Day Crafts and Books

Favorite Father’s Day Crafts and Books

I hope that you have a special father, grandfather, or uncle in your children’s lives to celebrate this weekend! Here are some of the gifts the kids have made for their Daddy and Papa in the past and books we like to read to get ready for Father’s Day: Pin It Popsicle Stick Key Boxes Pin It Recycled Mosaic Coasters Pin It Father’s Day Photo Montage Pin It Glue Batik Garden Banner Pin It Tin Can Pencil Holders Pin It 7 Picture Books for Father’s Day Looking for … Read entire article »

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Glue Batik Father’s Day Banner Craft

Glue Batik Father’s Day Banner Craft

Pin It We’ve been eager to try out this kid-friendly glue batik craft technique that I saw a few years ago at  That Artist Woman. Essentially, you create a glue-resist on fabric with the blue glue gel (we used Elmer’s) and then paint over with acrylic paints or fabric paint. We decided to make Father’s Day garden banners to celebrate Daddy and Papa. Materials: fabric (we used canvas bags from Michael’s but almost any white fabric would work) glue gel … Read entire article »

Filed under: 5-6 (Kindergarten), 5-6 (Kindergarten), 6-8 (Early Elementary), 6-8 (Early Elementary), 9-11 (Elementary), 9-11 (Elementary), Art, Featured, Home Arts

Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day

We made these fun Father’s Day photo cards with the kids spelling out “Daddy” and “Papa”.  We got the idea from the very awesome Amy of Crunchy Domestic Goddess! Pin It Pin It The kids even learn how to spell “Daddy” and “Papa”! And if you make this card every year, it will be a fun way to see the children growing and developing. For more great Father’s Day DIY gift ideas from bloggers, including a few you could … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, History and Culture, Interpersonal, Spring, Summer

7 Picture Books for Father’s Day

7 Picture Books for Father’s Day

Pin It Mama Mama/Papa Papa (0-3) is a beautifully illustrated board book for babies about why little animal babies love their parents. One side shows all the helpful and loving things dads do for their tiny offspring. Flip the book over for moms and this is really two-stories-in-one. Human children will recognize all the tender care parents give to babies throughout the animal kingdom. The rhyming text is delightfully evocative of the bond between parents … Read entire article »

Filed under: 0-3 (Babies and Toddlers), 3-5 (Preschool), 5-6 (Kindergartners), 6-8 (Early Elementary), Featured

Father’s Day Craft Gifts

Father’s Day Craft Gifts

Here are some of our crafts that make fun presents for dad or grandpa! Pin It Mosaic Coasters Pin It Photo Pencil Holders Pin It No-Sew Sachet (Guest Post from Jamie of Red Ted Art ) … Read entire article »

Filed under: 3-5 (Preschool), 5-6 (Kindergarten), 6-8 (Early Elementary), Featured, Summer

No-Sew Lavender Sachet (Guest Post)

No-Sew Lavender Sachet (Guest Post)

While I am on a brief “maternity leave”, I am welcoming some of my favorite activity, craft, and education bloggers to share a post on Naturally Educational. Today, Maggie of Red Ted Art shares how to make “no-sew” lavender bags. Personally, lavender is one of my favorites for both its scent and colors. Every summer we enjoy the lavender labyrinth at Garden of Eve and bring fresh lavender into our home! Hello! I am Maggy and … Read entire article »

Filed under: 5-6 (Kindergarten), 6-8 (Early Elementary), Featured, Home Arts, Smell, Summer

Our Handmade Christmas Gifts

Our Handmade Christmas Gifts

My family reads this blog (thank you!) so I did not want to post these until after they had received their gifts.  They would still make lovely Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and other special day gifts so I wanted to share them! For the grandmothers and great-grandmother and aunt, the children made these votive candle lanterns: Pin It Materials: pressed leaves or flowers tissue paper mod podge glitter glass bowl or candle holder (we got ours for $1-2 at Michaels) Directions: Apply a layer of … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1-2 (Toddler), 3-5 (Preschool), 5-6 (Kindergarten), 6-8 (Early Elementary), Featured, Home Arts

Father’s Day Gift: Mosaic Coasters

Father’s Day Gift: Mosaic Coasters

Pin It We like to make homemade, crafty gifts for the family and for this Father’s Day, the kids made mosaic coasters. Materials: metal jar lids plaster of Paris sea glass, seashells, smooth pebbles, mosaic tiles, broken pottery, letter beads or tiles or scrabble tiles to spell names or words felt scissors glue Directions: Mix plaster of Paris Pour into the metal jar lid.  If your “mosaic” pieces are much thinner than the lid is shallow, you might want to allow the plaster of Paris to … Read entire article »

Filed under: All Ages, Art, Ecology, Home Arts, Spring