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Heart Hedgehog Craft

I love a good holiday craft. Raise your hand if you are one of those moms that decorates for every holiday. GUILTY! I love to see the decorations and feel a little uplifted by the sweet colors and cheery appearance.

 

I especially love it when my kids art crafts are displayed for the holiday season. I love to look at their little crafts and remember the day we made them, how old they were, and see how much they have grown.

 

I try to do crafts with my kids at home. Even if it is only something small. For Valentine’s Day this year I wanted to do something different. Not the routine heart designs. That is when I happened upon this adorable Heart Hedgehog craft. It has the traditional heart and colors of Valentine’s day, but the little hedgehog is just so darling I couldn’t stand it — I just had to have it.

Thank you to Fireflies and Mudpies for such a sweet and out of the box idea for my February craft. Now I have a brand new memory and a brand new craft to display every February.

 

Check out this incredibly cute craft at Fireflies and Mudpies. Be sure to check out the other amazing ideas when you are there. You won’t regret it.

 

Fall Activities: Blow Paint Monsters

Are you looking for the next big fall art project? Look no further, we have found it for you. Blow Paint Monsters. Because who doesn’t love a good monster art project for Halloween? This project is fun, simple, and will blow you away!

Thank you to The Seasoned Mom for the incredible inspiration, and the easiest tutorial. Blair at The Seasoned Mom knows how to occupy some kids, and still get some pretty great art out of it.  Thank you to Blair for this fun masterpiece, I cannot wait to have my kiddos make me some terrifying monsters.

For the full tutorial head on over to The Seasoned Mom. These little monsters make great decorations for Halloween. They also are a great way to show off your kids’ creativity. While the project stays the same, the monsters can look however you want them too. So no two monsters will be the same.

Blow Paint Monster

So get those art supplies ready.

  • Paint
  • Paper or canvas
  • straws
  • googley eyes
  • glue
  • and markers

Then head on over to The Seasoned Mom for a step-by-step. We promise you won’t be disappointed!

Rubbing Art: Leaves, Toys, Names, and MORE!

Fall usually brings  lot of art time in our household. We do a lot of new art activities but my kids’ favorite will always be leaf rubbings. This year I wanted to find something other than just leaves to create what can only be described as my kids favorite art activity. I do not know why it is their favorite activity. It must be the fact that they get to see something appear that wasn’t there before. Or perhaps it is simply that they get to destroy a crayon to create their art? Either way they love making leaf rubbings.

I do not know why I never thought of changing the activity before now. But by simply adding something other than a leaf, an object that still causes a relief image to appear when rubbed with a crayon, my kids are experiencing a brand new activity.

Or course when I finally thought to try this and wanted to look up some new ideas I should have known that I would find some amazing ideas on none other than Frugal Fun 4 Boys. Sarah ALWAYS has amazing ideas for fun for boys, and now she has incredible fun for boys and girls! We have highlighted Sarah and her blog many times here at The Boy’s Store Blog. We love her ideas for crafts and activities. Even though I knew what I wanted to do by replacing leaves in the leaf rubbings Frugal Fun 4 Boys came up with some ideas I never even thought of. So head on over to Sarah’s blog to see some amazing ideas. And enjoy watching as your kids get very excited about finding new and exciting objects in their rubbing art activity. Rubbing art

Some other ideas are:

-sight words

-foam stickers

-cutout superhero silhouettes