OOLY is excited to introduce #addhappy, a community centered call to action to spread joy and happiness and make connections through creative expression! The simple act of giving and adding color is our small way of helping spread happiness in our world.
This year, in addition to clothes and lunchboxes and folders, we are also setting up a homework station. Organization is key in getting homework done a little more easily and as stress free as possible. Here are our tips for setting up your own homework station.
Looking for a fun way to feature flowers in your home, or give flowers as a gift in a unique way? Here’s an easy (and giftable!) recycled flower planter craft that you or your child can make from things you have at home. Using flowers from your garden and simple paper drawings, you can add color to a kitchen window, or brighten up someone’s day. (These would be great as gifts from your child to their new teacher for the first day of school too!)
Hi there, I’m Marcy, from Project Artwork at Home. The project I want to share with you today takes its inspiration from The Paper Works Sketchbook to create a DIY boho wall hanging. Ordinarily, I use my sketchbooks at home for…well, sketching! But this sketchbook is unique in that it contains four different types of paper: white, black, graph, AND kraft. Every page is perforated, so I pulled out one of each and had fun creating a project that utilizes them all. The best part of this project is adding color, pattern, and texture to each of these high-quality papers.
I know its hard to believe, but Valentine’s Day is coming up! I love to do something small but special for our kids every year to let them know we love them, but they can be really funny when it comes to treats. Our son has a huge sweet tooth, but our daughter doesn’t like things that are too sweet. It makes for a ton of fun when they have to pick a dessert to split. (NOT!) But a few years ago I started making them Italian Sodas at home and they both LOVE them. Our daughter is a big fan of sparkling water and I think the club soda helps tone down the sweetness just enough for her. Plus I like that I can control the sugar amount for each of them — I always put less sweet syrup in her glass.