My daughter recently celebrated her 6th birthday and she was thrilled to receive books as presents. She is such an AVID reader that when she got birthday money from Grandma and Grandpa, she bought, yup, you guessed it, more books. This love of reading is a great thing and something I want to encourage. She was getting a little frustrated since whenever she stopped reading, she could never find her place again. I noticed that she was sticking tissues in her books to hold her spot, and I knew this kid needed a bookmark. Rather than just giving her a post-it or piece of paper to hold her place, I thought she would have a better time making her own bookmark. So we got out some watercolor paint and stickers for this Easy Kid Made Bookmark. We used a similar technique when we made Watercolor Art You Can't Resist.
We love playing with contact paper and crafting with q-tips so I thought why not combine the two. I love using this Contact Paper Crafts with Q-Tips activity when I am preparing dinner and need to keep my daughter occupied for a little while. By having her create art on the refrigerator, I can easily keep and eye on her. I always keep a roll of contact paper handy because I never know when we will want to use it to get creative like we did with this Contact Paper Shape Art. If you have contact paper and are looking for ideas on what to do with it, check out 20 Ways to Use Contact Paper with Kids.
My twins recently turned 6 and since they love drawing, painting, and creating, it was only natural to have an art themed birthday party. We had lots of fun art activities such a self portrait area, painting station and painting on canvas. But if you ask me, an art party really needs art themed snacks. I had seen paint palette cookies on the internet and some are quite elaborate. I am no expert baker but I did want to make some cute paint palette cookies for an art party. Though these can be a bit time consuming to make, they are actually much simpler than you might think.