When we abandon books, via Goodreads

When we abandon books, via Goodreads


Easter bunny handprint art!

I’ve gotta say, we rocked out some pretty awesome Easter bunny art this weekend.  Thanks to Pinterest, we were inspired to make some hand print Easter bunnies, and I think they turned out great!

We used regular white craft paint, and painted her hand, minus the thumb.  This may have been her favorite part.

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We used a sponge brush to paint her hand, then a dab of pink craft paint for the ears.  Add some googly eyes and puff balls for the nose (OK, maybe THIS was the new favorite part)…

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We used a sharpie for the finishing touches, including the bunny glass slippers…

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…which turned out to be high heels.  Here’s the final product, which I adore!  Happy Easter!



Making a Portfolio, part 1

A nice visual reference for making a portfolio, from  Click on the image to go to the site and get written instructions.  Jazz it up for kids by using fun colors, stickers, etc.  It’s a great way to keep up with school art, worksheets, etc.  I’ll upload the one we use soon.  Tie a ribbon around to keep everything nice and neat!


Potato Stamps

I love potato soup.  When it’s cold out, I buy bags of potatoes on autopilot, never seeming to realize that I’ve stocked the closet with enough to feed an army, not three people.  So, what’s a girl to with a bag of aging potatoes?


 Raw potatoes make a great stamp, perfect for little hands.  Martha Stewart has a great tutorial online here.

Here’s another great one from