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. 

Making Learning Fun For Everyone: Tips From a Teacher

New Year means back to school! Whether your child is schooling in-person or virtual, a good schedule and rewards system can help the transition back to school. OOLY has great supplies to make distance learning from home more fun and engaging! Make the back to school season easier with these ideas.

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. 

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.