Be Featured !

Holiday Gift
Showcase

Are you overwhelmed by all the fun funky and awesome gifts that are out there? Maybe you are totally underwhelmed and are yet to be impressed… either way I want to help!
If you have a product you love, or better yet something you make, or sell on your own online store I am planning a Holiday Gift Showcase.

Each Sunday from November 15th until Christmas
I will be showcasing things I find and you send in!

Please specify if you are the creator of the product, or if it’s simply something you love and want to give a shout out too.Depending on the number of submissions I may not include everything submitted.

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Reader’s Corner :Look What We Made!

The Cutest Pumpkin!

When Amelia and her mommy Missy checked out our Halloween projects none quite fit with the supplies in their house, so they used the ghost collage idea but made it into the cutest pumpkin ever. Ripped orange paper and a glue stick were huge hits with this adorable 2 year old!

You can see more pictures over at their blog :

Mrs. Rodgers Neighborhood

Sent In By You!

Egg Carton Birds


I thought these were the most adorable and funky birds I’d ever seen when Astrid from
The Lopsided House
sent in this wonderful craft. So simple but so elegant. I love crafts that use up something extra like egg cartons and can also be used to decorate. They remind me of the tiki room at Disneyland! So much character in such a simple craft, love it!


For the how to and more pictures of these crafty creations
check out

The Lopsided House

If you have a craft you did and want to share email me a link to your blog, or send me the pictures and directions , I will happily feature it on in an upcoming ” Sent In By You” . Next week will be a compilation of all the Halloween crafts that have been filling up my inbox, so if you want to get in on that – send it in !

Product Review !

Rollitt!

First impression: Anything that says it’s ” Great Fun! No Mess” is full of it. but we’ll see. I did notice a remark on the side of the box that says ” Easy Clean up” then another that says ” Color can leave stains rinse immediately with warm water.” hmmmm.

So here we go I have a washcloth with warm water ready, a table cloth protecting my ikea table, and my son who isn’t even 2 even though the package says 3+. I’m watching him carefully especially his mouth which often finds it’s way to all sorts of art supplies!

What I liked:

  • The price, well under 10 dollars for a pack of 4.
  • The colors are vivid
  • Not very messy
  • Not made in China ( South Africa)

What I didn’t like:

  • They don’t roll on very consistently, so you get darker spots and little pools of paint.
  • Hard to use as anything other than free art/ abstract .
  • My son didn’t put it in his mouth, shocking!

What my son liked:

  • The colors

What my son didn’t :

  • You can see in this picture that he has the bottle at the wrong angle, I know that the age is 3+ but wanted to mention that this can be frustrating for young kids .
  • It took a long time for the picture to dry so I wouldn’t let him touch it until it was dry and he was not pleased. The stain warning on the box had me a little worried.

Over all I think these make a fun add on to your art supplies but are by no means a must have and I would probably reserve them for older kids.