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10 Fall Leaf Crafts & Activities

10 Fall Leaf Crafts & Activities

One of the things I love about living in New York is the changing of the seasons. While I don’t enjoy winter so much, without it we could have the beautiful fall colors. Every year we set out to take nature walks that allow us to breathe the crisp fall air and enjoy the colorful(…)

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IDO3D Pens for Kids

IDO3D Pens for Kids

Do you have a crafty art kid in your home? Do you have a kid not so interested in art and crafting? Either way 3D pens might just be the next big thing in your house! This summer we have had the distinct pleasure of working with the IDO3DArt pens in our home! My 10 year old(…)

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Engaging Summer Olympics Activities & Resources

Engaging Summer Olympics Activities & Resources

The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio are set to begin on Friday, August 5, 2016 and end on Sunday, August 21st. With all the Olympic Trials going on right now we are in full Olympic swing here in our house! I have found many great Summer Olympics Activities and Resources that could be used not(…)

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5th Grade Homeschool Curriculum

5th Grade Homeschool Curriculum

This is our 11th of year of homeschooling and we have now gone from homeschooling three, to homeschooling two! We now have a homeschool high school graduate in our house that is attending community college this year. So we have one in college, one in middle school and on in 5th grade. Our 5th Grade(…)

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Mixing with the Masters Art Course for Kids

Mixing with the Masters Art Course for Kids

I am super excited for this new mixed media art course to begin! We have made many projects from the various courses that are offered by Alisha at the Masterpiece Society. What I love about Mixing With The Masters is that it is combining art with the history and knowledge of some of the most(…)

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Art Project Resources for Homeschoolers

Art Project Resources for Homeschoolers

Art is one of those subjects (unless you have an art crazy kid) that can get lost in the mix of things. It can seem daunting to come up with art project resources that are easy to use and simple to implement in your homeschool, especially if you are art challenge liked myself! Throughout the(…)

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8th Grade Homeschool Curriculum

8th Grade Homeschool Curriculum

This will be our last year of middle school with our second child. Our 8th Grade Homeschool Curriculum for him looks slightly different than it did for our oldest when she was in 8th grade. This is our son Jayden’s second and final year of middle school. According to the NYS Homeschool Regulations there are(…)

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Scratch Art Fireworks & The Science of Fireworks

Scratch Art Fireworks & The Science of Fireworks

Want to create fabulous firework art for a special holiday like Memorial Day, the 4th of July, or New Years? Check out this fun and simple way to create fireworks of your own!  Using a few simple supplies your kids can create scratch art fireworks to celebrate anything! These are great for creating around some(…)

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Non Fiction Books – The Whats & Whys For Your Homeschool

Non Fiction Books – The Whats & Whys For Your Homeschool

Homeschooling has given me a valid excuse for indulging in my book loving habits. Whether that be by toting home stacks of books from the library, spending countless hours at used book sales, or by filling the walls of our homeschool room with bookshelves. One of the things I have invested time and money in(…)

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Using Adult Coloring Books for Homeschool Art (or history, or science…)

Using Adult Coloring Books for Homeschool Art (or history, or science…)

Coloring isn’t just for kids anymore! There is a recent trend of adults buying and using coloring books themselves. Coloring is a great way to relax and unwind. And this trend does not just stop at adults, it is a growing and health beneficial trend for teens too! As our teens struggle through their adolescent(…)

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You Are a Masterpiece – Mixed Media Art Workshop

You Are a Masterpiece – Mixed Media Art Workshop

I am so excited for the latest mixed media art workshop from Flourish! Each one has been so creative and engaging. But what makes me most excited about this one is that it is geared towards women, and is meant to help build us up, give us a creative outlet, and help us learn to(…)

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Art for Teens Who Say They Can’t Draw

Art for Teens Who Say They Can’t Draw

Does your teenager say things like, “I can’t draw! I’m no good at art! I draw like a kid!” Are you discouraged to see your teen, who used to love drawing, give up in frustration? Maybe you look at his drawings and say, “Well, they don’t look so horrible. They’re better than they used to(…)

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