Señor Don Gato the Printable Paper Doll Craft

Have room for a fun character to hang with? It’s my pleasure to show you how to create and color your Señor Don Gato printable paper doll craft. So who is Don Gato? Well, when I was in elementary school I learned a song about this cat, Señor Don Gato, who is from Spanish and Mexican folklore. I always imagined him as an elegant Renaissance cat prince from the 16th century whose clothing need plenty of sparkle, metallic hues and gemstone colors…so download the free printable to get started with your own Don Gato.

Make Your Own Halloween DIY Trick or Treat Bags

My favorite holiday is coming up, and I cannot wait!! I absolutely love Halloween because it’s a time of year when you can be as creative as you want.  These midnight DIY trick or treat bags are easy to make and fun to decorate for kids of any age. I call them “midnight” because they require creating art on a black as night background. Or if you’re like me, you might find yourself crafting at the stroke of midnight to finish a project!

Creative Learning to Help Prevent the Summer Slide

At the end of every school year I try to help our kids avoid the infamous summer slide by spending a little time each day working on math, reading, and writing. But I also recognize that they’ve worked so hard all year and I aim to make it at least a little more playful, and OOLY has the perfect colorful school supplies to do just that! We do a variety of activities, but I always find workbooks to be a good supplement to the other games and projects we have planned for the summer.

How to Make a Planet Paper Mache Project

OOLY’s Lil’ Poster Paint Pods offer a fantastic palette of colors fit for a cosmic space theme! I loved the neon colors in this set, they’ve made it possible to create fantastical, “galactical” planets as a great paper mache project. These brightly colored planets would make great props for a school project, a space themed birthday party or just to hang in a child’s bedroom! And the perfect accompaniment to the D.I.Y Alien and Spacecraft from my previous blog.

Alien and Spaceship Tube Paper Craft for Kids

Do you ever wish you can take a ride in a far-out spaceship through a galaxy filled with magnificent stars and colorful Milky Ways? Go on a space adventure with this alien and his little spacecraft. The alien tube craft printable fits nicely into his toilet tube vehicle made with some of OOLY’s fantastic art supplies such as their Lil’ Poster Paint Pods and Chalk-O-Rama chalk crayons.