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.  

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. 

How To: DIY Hand Painted Rainbow Garland

This adorable hand painted rainbow garland is an awesome little project to do with kids. It translates to endless possibilities of creating happy while making decorations for parties, bedroom, classrooms and more. Follow along to learn how to create this DIY painted happy garland yourself.

DIY Halloween Trick-or-Treat Bags

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.