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. 

Paper Snow Globe Craft: Easy and Mess Free

Create a beautiful, mess-free snow globe art project using some of your favorite OOLY products! This project is the perfect way to welcome the winter season. With sparkly gel crayons, glitter glue and pearly paints this snow globe project will bring a bit of winter wonderland magic into your home! When you’re finished, you can display your snow globe on a bookshelf or add a little hanger on the back to hang it on the wall. Read below for the full tutorial and learn to make your own snow globe art. 

Use Your Noodle: DIY Noodle Craft Ideas for Kids

Noodle Crafts for kids are easy and fun. Dry pasta, paint, paper & (glitter) paste; becomes a novel way to make art! Using noodles & art supplies that are usually readily available you can create easy afternoon art projects that kids will love. They make great handmade gifts too!

Easy Paper Crafts for Kids: Puppets and Pinwheels

Are you ready to celebrate the summer season? We are too! That is why, we are going to show you how to make not one but two, easy paper crafts for kids that are both colorful and fun to make. First, let’s start with a DIY pinwheel, made from your favorite OOLY supplies.

Brighten Up Homework Space with DIY School Decor

Students of all ages could use a boost of fun going back to classes. Whether you are at home, in a classroom or a dorm room a bit of  encouraging diy school decor goes a long way.  That sense of belonging that encompasses learning, independence and self-expression is invaluable.  It is the perfect opportunity to sport school colors, mascots and trends.  These two diy school décor ideas are simple and adaptable which makes them perfect for crafters of all ages and levels.