The Caldecott Award-winning book The House in the Night is illustrated with scratch art as it tells a story with the feel of “This is the House That Jack Built.” As we poured over the textured images, we were impressed with the ways that lines created texture to look like birds’ wings or tree leaves. After being inspired by this picture book, we decided to try our own hand at in a scratch board art project.Continue Reading
I wanted to make something simple for friends and family, and so I turned to my massive clip art collection and my jar of Mod Podge! These simple DIY Christmas ornaments were such a nice thing to give to friends this holiday season. Scroll down to find out how I put them together and to get instant access to the free printable.
My son has been learning to play the piano of his own volition using an online program. Sometimes, though, we do an activity or game together to practice notes recognition. I’m delighted! Our super easy DIY staff to practice reading notes is a staple next to the piano bench.
This is a complete reversal of his attitude toward the piano. A few years ago, I wanted to sign my son up for piano lessons, but he said no.
“I won’t practice so it will be a waste of your money!” he declared. Ok, then.
But now that he is interested, I thought I’d make a staff to practice with together, for those times he was in the mood for my help. Continue Reading