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Why I Don’t Make Edible Art Supplies
I’ve noticed a new fad in the world of kids crafting – “edible” art supplies. Often this refers to a variety of paints, but can also include things like sidewalk chalk or play dough. And this new fad? I hate it. Truly. Every time I see a new post come out with an edible…

Why I Don’t Make Edible Art Supplies

I’ve noticed a new fad in the world of kids crafting – “edible” art supplies. Often this refers to a variety of paints, but can also include things like sidewalk chalk or play dough. And this new fad? I hate it. Truly. Every time I see a new post come out with an edible…

Create, Don’t ReCreate
Just a handful of weeks ago my eldest son and I did a little making for Sparkle Stories – a puppet theater. To be perfectly honest, the project wasn’t anything super special. The theater, a repurposed cardboard box. The puppets, simple wooden spoons with faces painted in the bo…

Create, Don’t ReCreate

Just a handful of weeks ago my eldest son and I did a little making for Sparkle Stories – a puppet theater. To be perfectly honest, the project wasn’t anything super special. The theater, a repurposed cardboard box. The puppets, simple wooden spoons with faces painted in the bo…

It’s a Summer Sale
For many of us the summer is halfway over – we’re in the hot, dog days now with the buzzing cicadas, steamy nights and slow afternoons. It’s lovely – this time in between – no longer the bright green beginning of summer, but also not yet the cool gold of autumn….

It’s a Summer Sale

For many of us the summer is halfway over – we’re in the hot, dog days now with the buzzing cicadas, steamy nights and slow afternoons. It’s lovely – this time in between – no longer the bright green beginning of summer, but also not yet the cool gold of autumn….

Making Creative Magic
I’m pretty terrible at following instructions. Give me just about any project or DIY – from fermenting kombucha to building a bench – and I’ll look at the instructions, skim them even. And then promptly ignore half of what they say.
Not because I don’t want to make the finished item …

Making Creative Magic

I’m pretty terrible at following instructions. Give me just about any project or DIY – from fermenting kombucha to building a bench – and I’ll look at the instructions, skim them even. And then promptly ignore half of what they say. Not because I don’t want to make the finished item …

9 Summer Crafts for Kids Ages 2-6It’s summertime where we live and boy, it’s been beautiful! After a seemingly never-ending winter that still hasn’t faded from memory, we’ve been enjoying lots of time outdoors before the real heat of the summer descends upon us. There have been popsicles and swimming,…

9 Summer Crafts for Kids Ages 2-6

It’s summertime where we live and boy, it’s been beautiful! After a seemingly never-ending winter that still hasn’t faded from memory, we’ve been enjoying lots of time outdoors before the real heat of the summer descends upon us. There have been popsicles and swimming,…

Colorful Rainbow Popsicles
There are a few things that are natural partners. Things that are better together than alone. Peanut butter and chocolate. Bacon and eggs. Summer and popsicles.
Well, you might not have heard that last one, but we think it fits. I mean seriously, isn’t a summer day better with a little…

Colorful Rainbow Popsicles

There are a few things that are natural partners. Things that are better together than alone. Peanut butter and chocolate. Bacon and eggs. Summer and popsicles. Well, you might not have heard that last one, but we think it fits. I mean seriously, isn’t a summer day better with a little…

What Does “Authentic Art” Mean to You?
Recently we had an interesting discussion over on our Facebook Page about the idea of authentic art (you can read it here). It was specifically in response to an article we posted, but our thoughts on the topic ran deep, as they did with fellow readers, parents and creatives alike.
I shared my…

What Does “Authentic Art” Mean to You?

Recently we had an interesting discussion over on our Facebook Page about the idea of authentic art (you can read it here). It was specifically in response to an article we posted, but our thoughts on the topic ran deep, as they did with fellow readers, parents and creatives alike. I shared my…

Inside Explore Sight
 
Have you wondered what’s inside our latest issue? Well, let’s satisfy your curiosity, shall we?

Take a minute, sit back, relax and enjoy for a little virtual flip through our most recent issue!

“This issue is particularly stunning!” – JWH (subscriber)
And…

Inside Explore Sight

  Have you wondered what’s inside our latest issue? Well, let’s satisfy your curiosity, shall we? Take a minute, sit back, relax and enjoy for a little virtual flip through our most recent issue! “This issue is particularly stunning!” – JWH (subscriber) And…

Crafting the Perfect Summer Road Trip
It’s that long-awaited favorite time of year – Road Trip Season! And we like to usher it in, like we like to usher in most things, with a little creative making to prepare our families for epic adventures.


1. Everyone needs a travel pillow, to make things just a touch cozier on…

Crafting the Perfect Summer Road Trip

It’s that long-awaited favorite time of year – Road Trip Season! And we like to usher it in, like we like to usher in most things, with a little creative making to prepare our families for epic adventures. 1. Everyone needs a travel pillow, to make things just a touch cozier on…

Nature Art Inspiration
With the weather warming, you are hopefully finding yourself outdoors a lot more. As we’ve talked about before, just because you’re outdoors doesn’t mean that you have to stop creating. Just as fall and winter lend themselves to cozy crafting, spring and summer lend themselves…

Nature Art Inspiration

With the weather warming, you are hopefully finding yourself outdoors a lot more. As we’ve talked about before, just because you’re outdoors doesn’t mean that you have to stop creating. Just as fall and winter lend themselves to cozy crafting, spring and summer lend themselves…