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  • Make endless faces with a few simple shapes! A creative activity + free printable templates for kids via barley and birch Make: Paper Faces from Simple Shapes

    Drawing faces is something kids (and the rest of us doodlers) love to do, but sometimes find challenging when staring at a blank piece of paper or drawing prompt. Today we’re making faces a little easier by taking out the drawing piece and using some simple cutout shapes to make paper faces! Minimal prep and supplies make this an […]

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  • Temporary Tattoo Valentine Printables for Kids via barley & birch Freebie: Temporary Tattoo Valentine Printable

    Looking for a super cute, but super simple (candy-free) Valentine? Your in luck, loves! These temporary tattoo Valentine printables are the perfect solution for a classroom full of kids who have already had too much candy – ha! You’ll Need:  Temporary tattoo paper (like the one we used here) or sticker paper (like the one here) 2 […]

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  • With some DIY spray chalk paint, a stencil template and an idea, your kids can create their own (washable!) guerrilla art! This isn't just outdoor fun - its a great lesson in activism! Change: Share Messages of Love with Chalk Art Paint

    In the grand tradition of all those activists and artists who have challenged, changed and inspired before us, we decided to LITERALLY take our messages to the street today! We have been guerilla-arting love and equality all morning with washable spray chalk paint and stenciled messages. I can’t think of an easier and more immediate […]

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  • 2017 DIY Art Calendar - a free printable via barley & birch Freebie: DIY 2017 Art Calendar Printable

    Happy 2017! With a New Year, comes a new art calendar printable – this freebie was such a hit last year, we decided to update it for 2017. Instructions:  This mini calendar only requires 6 sheets of card stock or thicker paper, scissors, art supplies of your choice and some creativity! Once you’ve printed out the calendar, simply cut […]

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  • Our Santagram free printable has arrived just in time for some holiday fun! | via barley & birch Freebie: Santagram Printable!

    OK, don't tell anyone, but we've got a birthday in the house...its mine! I'm not the only one celebrating today though, because its December 6th - St. Nicholas Day! Legend has it, the jolly old elf himself was born on this day in 280 A.D. near modern-day Turkey. So in honor of our dual birthdays (!!!) [...] Continue Reading
  • Discover: 10 Creative Websites for Modern Mini-Makers

    The temperature is (slowwww-ly) dropping, the days are getting shorter, and everything seems to be a reminder that winter is coming (full disclosure: I don’t even watch Game of Thrones).  So in preparation for the indoor season, we thought we would share a quick list of of our favorite websites for kids who like to create. […]

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