Archive for April 20, 2016

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DIY Vegetable Garden Stone Markers

DIY Vegetable Garden Stone Markers

With spring finally settling in, visions of flourishing gardens dance in our heads. All this sunshine and rain has me plotting out my vegetable garden, amending the soil with compost, and tilling the dirt. Here in Pennsylvania, I have began sowing the first of the seeds. In past years, we have simply marked our rows of vegetables with Sharpie-labeled popsicle sticks. This year I decided to up my garden marker game by painting some colorful stones and adding cheerful looking...

Color Mixing Fish Art Lesson

This color mixing lesson is a perfect introduction to color theory for preschool and early elementary school children.  It teaches the primary colors and allows them to mix their very OWN secondary colors. Children also get to explore mixing a variety of blue tints for the water, which is something I find they really enjoy.   The cheerful fish are a very forgiving subject to draw, and templates can be used to make this even easier for learning artists. The textured,...

DIY Raw Honey-Orange Lip Balm Recipe

I recently experimented with some new lip balm recipes and this honey-orange lip balm has been getting rave reviews from my friends who have tried it. I combined a few unexpected ingredients to achieve results that are glossy and great tasting! Read on to learn about the key ingredients that make this lip balm mother and toddler approved.  Local Beeswax As with most lip balm recipes, this one contains beeswax. I like to use local beeswax whenever possible, as I...