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The Philadelphia Museum of Art Presents: Art Splash! Great Summer Exhibitions, Festivals and Programs for the Whole Family!

The Philadelphia Museum of Art Presents: Art Splash! Great Summer Exhibitions, Festivals and Programs for the Whole Family!

With my kids home during the day and on the weekends during the summer, it’s hard for me to come up with fun activities and outings to keep them entertained while staying on budget. Parents, does this sound familiar? This summer the Philadelphia Museum of Art is kicking-off Art Splash, a new series of exhibitions, festivals, and programs specifically created with families in mind. Exciting interactive play spaces, daily hands-on art activities, and special events will … Read entire article »

Filed under: Activities, Art, Arts, Contests, Educational, Kindergartners, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children, Summer, Toddlers

Summer Art for Tweens

Summer Art for Tweens

Summer is a great time for enrichment activities. Free from the daily grind of classes and homework, your child can explore his or her creative side. Shop for art supplies on sale at local craft stores, or find wholesale arts and crafts supplies online at DollarDays. Many moms have a craft box (or craft closet) full of supplies to keep their kids occupied during school vacations and on rainy weekends. While some parents splurge on summer art classes … Read entire article »

Filed under: Activities, Art, Books, Books (Activities), Books (School Aged), Crafts, Educational, Featured, Play

Eye Can Create Art…So Can You

Eye Can Create Art…So Can You

I wasn’t bored much growing up. On rainy days and lazy Saturday afternoons, I’d be engaged in some craft project or interesting game. My mother, a teacher, has a gift for finding and organizing fun activities on a moment’s notice. Now that I’m a mom, I appreciate how easy she made it all look. Some organized moms dedicate entire closets to craft supplies and keep file folders full of craft-ideas clipped from magazines and newspapers on-hand. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Activities, Art, Crafts, Developmental Toys, Educational, Featured, Gift Ideas, Hip Find, Learning, Play

Affordable Nursery Art

Affordable Nursery Art

While Candace and I might drool over expensive nursery decor like the $15,000 beds from Kidtropolis, we don’t think you need to have a lot of money to create an imaginative, attractive nursery. You can read some of Candace’s tips on how to create a fabulous and inexpensive nursery at Momformation. She shows how to transform a room using just paint, a few decals or prints and a lot of imagination. One source for imaginative and affordable wall decor is Magic Pumpkin Art. Each 12×12 … Read entire article »

Filed under: Decor and Furniture, Home and Decorating, Nursery Decor