These are sugar skulls that we made when we attended a Day of the Dead class. My children really enjoyed making these. Earlier this week, when we came across the exact same mold on clearance, they were thrilled, as we can make these at home again next year!
Welcome to Attachment Parents Get Real! Today I am featuring Melissa of the Happy Mommy Blog. Attachment Parents Get Real is a series featuring real life attachment parents and caregivers in an effort to help normalize attachment parenting, dispel myths, and help others identify with attachment parenting and gentle discipline. We would love to have... Continue Reading →
Eric Carle's Dragons, Dragons is a wonderful collection of mythical creatures with poems from a myriad of authors, appealing to children (and adults) of all ages. Carle's signature artwork perfectly compliments the beautiful prose, bringing these imaginative words to life and inspiring creativity in both writing and art. Since the November theme for Families Create was rhyme and... Continue Reading →
When we were pendulum painting, some of the paint went off of the paper onto the driveway. After looking at it for a few days, I decided there was really only one thing taht made any sense - paint the driveway! My kids loved the suggestion, and we set to work watering down some more... Continue Reading →
Lovely weather at the end of Septmeber had us spending a lot of time outside. We decided to improvise with a couple of saw horses, an extra board, some string, a water bottle out of the recycling bin, and watered down tempera paint. Walla! Pendulum painting!
Photo by Emily Please join us for a monthly blog carnival focusing on families and creativity. Families, Create! is a blog carnival with a purpose: we want your family to get creative and have fun! Read below for details on the October carnival, and check out the main carnival page for upcoming themes in 2011. (Check... Continue Reading →
Tsuchi dango (Earth dumplings) were invented in the 1950s by a Japanese farmer named Masanobu Fukuoka as a way to store seeds for next season's crops. These seed balls could be planted without tilling and resulted in stronger plants, as the seeds were protected by the balls during germination. Today seed bombs are used to... Continue Reading →
Though our unschooling family doesn't go back to school, we do hit up the back to school sales in order to stock up on various supplies. Composition books, surprisingly, have been one of the most sought after supplies. My children do all sorts of things in their composition books and go through numerous ones each... Continue Reading →
If I could only recommend one book about homeschooling to someone, it would be Laura Grace Weldon's Free Range Learning: How Homeschooling Changes Everything. There is something for everyone in this book, whether a homeschooling veteran or someone who is contemplating whether or not to homeschool their children. While the book is unschooling-lite, families of all styles will... Continue Reading →
Crayons can be recycled into almost any shape. I used the LEGO Minifigure Ice Cube Tray to make these little recycled crayons for my LEGO loving children. I have a lot more put away for when we need a gift for a little friend. While working with melted wax may be something for aparent to do,... Continue Reading →