Here's a video of Daphne painting and singing at the easel, taken this morning. It was such a happy painting experience, I had to try to capture it on video! (Pretty sure this is the first video I've shared here...)
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Daphne has started drawing her first faces and people! I find this developmental stage SO exciting!! Of course, she's still doing lots of scribbling and abstract art as well, which is completely normal. And I have to say I LOVE those, too. But seeing a few of those first faces and realism drawings peep out here and there is just so much fun.
Get your pinning hats on, folks! It's time for a children's arts and crafts Pinterest contest!
Yes. I am inviting you to create a Pinterest board of children's art and crafts activities and giving you an excuse to pin, pin, pin! As if you needed one...
(And if have yet to delve into the wonderful world of Pinterest, perhaps it's time to give it a try.)
To enter the contest, follow the instructions in the image above. You'll be pinning your favorite children's arts and crafts activities from around the web. Here are a few tips if you need some help getting started:
Happy Easter! I hope that you are your family are enjoying a lovely Easter holiday. My daughters were surprised and excited to find that the Easter bunny hid their eggs inside the house today (a first for them) due to the rain.
Anyway, I wanted to share one last Easter egg decorating idea while it's still somewhat relevant—image transfers on Easter eggs. I know it's too late for you to try it this year, but I'm very excited about this one. So pin it for next year! It is one of my new favorites and I'll definitely be experimenting more with image transfers.
We dyed Easter eggs with Kool-Aid the other day when we did the egg frame drawing. Then we took the Kool-Aid a step further and marbled Easter eggs with it! I just love how these look! Fancy and subtle at the same time.
Here's how we decorated these eggs. This is an easy and quick method—so give it a try today if you have yet to dye your eggs! (Otherwise pin for next year...)