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Jul26
Burning Daylight: Vive La Ice Cream! (or, making ice cream with kids)

Burning Daylight: Vive La Ice Cream! (or, making ice cream with kids)

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Isabel sent along the Play and Freeze Ice Cream Ball for the kids and I to play with assuming this would give us at least a few hours of burnt daylight. She was right. I love how the site is called ‘Ice Cream Revolution’ which is by definition accurate (2 a : a sudden, radical, […]

Jul24
Treasured: “Rosa” &  “Pomar”

Treasured: “Rosa” & “Pomar”

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These one-of-a-kind cloth dolls are by Portuguese designer Rosa Pomar. I gifted my son with these last year hoping he would take to them over those plastic licensed characters that make the toy economy go round. No luck, but he does appreciate them and I get a small thrill each time he calls the left […]

Jul24
Burning Daylight: Thumbprint Art Ideas for Kids

Burning Daylight: Thumbprint Art Ideas for Kids

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I decided to do thumbprint art with the kids this week because I have a lot of boxes in my house and not a lot of time and this project is really pretty simple. Paper, ink pads (which we had to buy because I packed ours up) and inspiration. The best source of inspiration are […]

Jul19
Burning Daylight: Mixing It Up Edition (homemade: bubbles, playdough, sidewalk chalk)

Burning Daylight: Mixing It Up Edition (homemade: bubbles, playdough, sidewalk chalk)

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We spent a lot of time mixing this week. First we made bubbles. This particular recipe calls for glycerin which is “commonly available at drugstores”. Not at my drugstore but after furtively browsing the laxative aisle I remembered baby laxatives are often glycerin suppositories. I’m not going to lie and tell you I didn’t feel […]

Jul17

Homemade Playdough: Burning Daylight– Going back to mixing up fun.

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This week we’re going to go back to an older series of activities I shared with the intent of actually completing them and then, my good intentions were lost somewhere in the beginning of July. Remember a few weeks ago I shared recipes for bubbles, play dough and sidewalk paint and chalk? This is the […]

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Jul12
Painting Projects for Children: Burning Daylight– The activity to end all activities.

Painting Projects for Children: Burning Daylight– The activity to end all activities.

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I decided to suck it up, stop being as anally retentive and try painting with my kids this week. Even though I believe painting is against my religion, even though I believe painting is why God invented preschool, even though I am actually incredibly anally retentive. I sucked it up, covered the kitchen bar in […]

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