Get Creative with Clay

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Silly Slugs

My kids have always loved creating with clay.  They can stay busy for hours on end punching and rolling those colorful blobs of dough into different shapes and sizes.

You can purchase ready-made clay and play dough from a store, but why spend money on it when you can make it at home with ingredients you probably have on hand in your kitchen pantry already?  Homemade clay and play dough is easy to make, and will get kids using their imaginations to create all kinds of wonderful objects like these slugs my oldest daughter S. created.

Please note:  These slugs were created with clay that came with school supplies and was not made from scratch.  We’re very fortunate to get a lot of clay at the beginning of the school year (shipped to us with our school supplies), which tends to last my kids a very long time.

Here are some recipes for making your own clay and play dough at home.  Enjoy! ;)

Do your kids love to create with clay?  Feel free to leave a comment below. ;)



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Poetry is Life

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This is a journal entry written by my 9 year old daughter, S.  She loves writing, creating lovely works of art, and of course pestering her older brother (of course the feeling is mutual).

Poetry is Life

by S.

Poetry is our life.  Poetry is our dreams.  Poetry should never be forgotten.  We are all poets in our own different ways.  Poetry surrounds us.  Poetry is our guide.

Poetry is a jewel that is precious to us.  Poetry is golden, just like life.  In life and poetry there are things we should never forget, so we should cherish both forever.

Have anything to say?  Feel free to leave a comment below. ;)

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It’s DIY Friday! | Easy DIY Weekend Projects

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DIY All Weekend Long

It’s Friday, and boy was it a beautiful one too!  So beautiful in fact, I’m totally late with my weekly DIY installment.  Here are some fun DIY projects sure to get your creative juices flowing.  Enjoy! ;)

  • Make Your Own Round Art Gallery: This is such a cool project!  I love the end result – a very chic, modern-looking home art gallery – and the best part?  You’re recycling those old paper rolls.  Totally cool, and totally green too!
  • DIY Wall Decals: This is such a fun project – it reminds me of some elementary school art projects I did way back when.  These would be great additions to a child’s room, or anywhere you’d like to add a sentimental, homey touch.
  • Up-cycled Junk Mail Projects: No matter how hard I try, I still get a ton of junk mail every week.  What to do with it?  Make some cool art projects with it.

Have a great DIY project you’d like to share?  Feel free to let us know – I’d love to feature it! ;)

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