The Calming Power of Art

Art can provide families with an incredible way to slow down and find calm in the chaos of day-to-day life. As a mom of three and a former preschool teacher, I have had so many opportunities to witness the power of art with my own family at home and in my classroom. Beyond just helping your child develop creativity, art has numerous other benefits including strengthening fine motor skills, providing your child with calming, sensory input, encouraging independence, and promoting problem-solving and resilience. 

Three Ways to Make Holiday Ornaments

OOLY has you  covered on how to creatively bring the family together this holiday season with holiday ornaments. While spending more time inside, it’s a great opportunity to get crafty to decorate around the house. Today we are focusing on  three fun and easy ways to make holiday ornaments for every age (because who doesn’t  want their tree to be adorned with the magic of moments well spent?). Let’s get into it!  

Winter Crafts to Make Your Home Sparkle and Shine

Winter crafts are a great way to ring in the season, whether your child is schooling from home or in the classroom, this year has changed young schedules everywhere. It is important to include some arts and crafts in your family’s day! Get in the holiday spirit by creating winter themed crafts to display all around the house. This will be a step-by-step guide all about how to create each of these winter crafts. 

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.  

Making Meal Planning Fun For All Ages With Everyday Art Supplies

With school coming back into session right around the corner, meal planning can be challenging with kiddos. The more you can get them involved in the kitchen or the meal planning process, the more engaged they are in what is going into their bellies. It allows children to have a hands-on approach to food and they’re more likely to try things when they are proud of what was cooked.