Great Gifts for any Kids on Your List

The holidays are right around the corner and OOLY and I are excited to put together this list for you to make it easy to shop these gifts for any kids on your list! Between teaching for over 10 years and parenting for 5, I have a pretty good grasp on what kids love. Plus, art is so fun for all ages! These items have been tried and true by my own two kiddos and they are some of our favorites! 

Black Paper Crafts That Sparkle and Shine

We are going to show you how to make our favorite black paper crafts that sparkle and shine! With a new season comes new opportunities to get creative. Black paper is one of our favorite materials to make colors pop and stand out. It’s a great way to think outside of the box for your typical arts and crafts. These activities are perfect for all ages and can be adjusted to any skill level.  

Planner Embellishments: Expert Tips and Tricks

The one thing that makes me feel confident about the week ahead is planning it out and journaling it before it even starts. This might sound a little counterintuitive but I promise you you will be thanking me after your first journaling experience. 

Sophisticated Art With Children’s Art Supplies

One of the best ways to connect with your kiddos is to be creative with them and find your inner child when painting and drawing. I have always enjoyed sitting down with my children and students and doodling with them. I love finding ways to connect with children and art does just that! OOLY has such a variety of products and it has been fun to get creative with them! No matter what age you are, finding a way to express your creativity has so many benefits! While there are many benefits of drawing and painting, the ones that impacted me the most are that it made me happier and it reduced stress. Continue reading on to see how my husband and I have created more sophisticated pieces using our children’s art supplies. 

Productive Morning Routine With Children Using Art Supplies

Establishing a productive morning routine is important and sets the tone for the rest of the day. With distant learning coming soon for many in the next few weeks, I wanted to share with you my tips & tricks for how our family gets through busy mornings with OOLY art supplies! It’s important to remember to be flexible with scheduling and young children. Keeping things light and fun will help keep the children happy!