Beach Art

  There is something special about going to the beach.  I love the fact that most beach activities are simple and yet fun for all ages.  I have seen fathers carefully finishing beautiful sand castles, which they started to construct with their toddlers!  I wonder who enjoyed playing with the sand more in the end, […]

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Finding Faces in Everyday Places

If you have ever taken care of children, at one point or another you must have run out of ideas for keeping them entertained and wondered what you could do.  Here is a very easy, can-be-done-anywhere kind of activity. While strolling around town, you can look for faces in everyday places!  A stone, a wall, […]

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Woodblock Printmaking

  I have fond memories of working on woodblock printmaking at school.  The usually noisy classroom would become soothingly quiet during art class, while everyone concentrated on their carving.  I think it was in third grade that we first made woodblock prints. So, recently I decided that my daughter was old enough to work with […]

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Princess Crowns

  My daughter’s class celebrated the end of this academic year with a theater production.  It was especially exciting for my daughter because she was chosen for the role of Cinderella.  The play itself was a mix of classic fairy tales with plenty of modern twists, and her character had a snobbish personality.  But that […]

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The Comfy Frog Prince has Joined the Muumade Family!

  The patterns and tutorial for the Comfy Frog Prince are now available from my online shop, Muumade.etsy.com! For more information and some cute photos of the Frog Prince, please visit my blog page that describes this product. All of the prince’s friends and family in the above photo are also available from Muumade.etsy.com.

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What’s hiding in the shadows?

  Searching for the invisible creatures that hide in the shadows is a fun art project for kids and grown-ups.  You simply need a piece of paper, a pencil and an object with an interesting shadow.  But most of all, this detective work requires your keen imagination! The first key to finding worthy invisible creatures […]

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How much can an eye express?

  Sharp piercing eyes, warm eyes, absent eyes, angry eyes…. Our eyes express emotion and convey personality. But how about the eyes of stuffed animals?  Can a pair of eyes made of felt express anything? Indeed, I think that they can!  Below are some examples of the effects you can achieve using the same exact […]

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Celebrating Mother’s Day!

  Mothers and motherhood are honored in different ways and on different days around the world.  However, in many places, Mother’s Day is celebrated in May. So, to applaud mothers everywhere,  all of the items from my online shop, Muumade.etsy.com, are 10% OFF during this month. HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!!    

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