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Fall Activities: Blow Paint Monsters

Are you looking for the next big fall art project? Look no further, we have found it for you. Monsters. Because who doesn’t love a good monster art project at 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.

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

 

 

Mother’s Day Crafts

Are you looking for a great craft for kids to make this Mother’s Day? This fun little crafts will make an excellent gift for mom, auntie, or grandma this mother’s day. Mom’s love gifts from the heart and crafts make the perfect gift full of love. My mother still pulls out all of our old crafts and displays them during the holidays. She tells each of the grandkids which items their parents made and how old they were. It is one of her favorite parts of being a grandma, sharing her favorite pieces of the past with their next generation. That is why I love to find new and adorable items to help the grandkids make to add to her collection. This year I found an adorable snail craft. I cannot wait for the kids to gift it to her on Mother’s Day.

Adorable button snail:

This adorable craft was created and crafted by Jackie at I Heart Arts n Crafts. Jackie is a mom and a graphic designer, which means she knows arts and crafts. This sweet craft is simple, inexpensive, and will be cherished for years to come. For full tutorial including amazing photos head on over to I Heart Arts n Crafts now. So be sure to check out some of Jackie’s other ideas. She has an arts and crafts arsenal of adorableness.

Mother's Day Crafts

The part I loved the most about this sweet craft? The CD we use to build it. My kids were so worried I was ruining a Bluray. Don’t worry, I didn’t. I still have tons of old cd’s that used to come in the mail as promos for internet companies. Yes I know, I just dated myself. Remember when AOL used to send discs to offer free trial runs? Oh, the days of yore! If you’re like me and never throw anything away that could be used in arts and crafts then I bet you have plenty hanging around for this fun craft. So break them out and get crafty! Happy Mother’s Day!