Make your own set of gender-neutral, diverse peg dolls! An easy DIY for inclusive small world play.

Make: A DIY Diverse Peg Doll Set

My ever-growing library of small world play accessories received a huge upgrade this week in the form of a DIY’ed community of multicultural peg doll friends. Though the project was a quick one for me to make on my own,…

A set of DIY gender-neutral, multicultural peg dolls
Make a lovely watercolor flower garden card! Perfect for kids to make as a Father's Day or Mother's Day card and a great gift card holder!

Make: A DIY Watercolor Flower Garden Card

Spring’s arrival brings the loveliest changes to our garden, and also a parade of holidays that stretch right into summer. Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Teacher Appreciation Day…coming up with unique gift ideas year after year can feel a bit overwhelming…

Make a lovely watercolor flower garden card! Perfect for kids to make as a Father's Day or Mother's Day card and a great gift card holder
Make a set of process art play tiles for composition, color and design exploration! A fun reusable invitation to create that helps kids explore art concepts through play. | via barley & birch

Make: Process Art Play Tiles for ART CAMP

Move over awards season, better luck next year March Madness, St. Patrick’s Day what?…this month’s hottest event is Womens’ Week Collective over at ART CAMP and it’s happening NOW! Every year my friend Arielle hosts a fabulous celebration of noteworthy…

Make a set of process art play tiles for composition, color and design exploration! A fun reusable invitation to create that helps kids explore art concepts through play. | via barley & birch
Send handmade art with a secret message this Valentine's Day! A wonderful activity for kids with printable morse code and nautical flag printable templates available. | via barley & birch

Make: Morse Code Valentine’s Day Cards

Happy Valentine’s Day love-lovers! This year, we made a set of artful cards featuring my own love language – geometric shapes. But hidden in plain sight is a mystery for little visual detectives to solve….can you crack the code?? Using…

Make coded secret messages with our morse code and nautical flag alphabet printables! | via barley & birch
Kids will love cutting apart rainbows to make this beautiful abstract art project that can also be used to celebrate small joys throughout the week! | via barley & birch

Make: Rainbow Road Abstract Art for Kids

Deep in the heart of winter, I typically find myself turning to rainbows for cheery, bright art inspiration. A few years ago I shared a Frank Stella deconstructed rainbow project, and it’s been a site favorite ever since. This year…

Kids will love cutting apart rainbows to make this beautiful abstract art project that can also be used to celebrate small joys throughout the week! | via barley & birch
Find your zen and relax by making your own meditative scribble art collage for stress relief. | via barley & birch

Make: Scribble Art Collages for Stress Relief

We are having the rare week of November 70-degree weather up here in the north, and I’ve committed to soaking up every last second of it with some alfresco art-making. Grab a blanket or big piece of cardboard, a little…

Find your zen and relax by making your own meditative scribble art collage for stress relief. | via barley & birch
These stand-up surfboard scrape paintings are a fun way way to experiment with art processes and the perfect summer kids craft! | via barley & birch

Make: Surf’s Up Paint Scrape Surfboards

“Let’s go surfin’ now, everybody’s learnin’ how, come on and safari with me…” It’s an endless summer with this fun scrape painting project you can make and stand to create your own gnarly 3-D mini surf gallery! Fire up one…

These stand-up surfboard scrape paintings are a fun way way to experiment with art processes and the perfect summer kids craft! | via barley & birch
Recycle some cardboard and explore simple building with these little love shack art projects for kids | via barley & birch

Make: Recycled Cardboard Love Shacks

‘Tis the season of luuuuv and have I got a sweetly spontaneous recycled art project for you today! These little recycled cardboard love shacks are an artful way to celebrate Valentine’s Day and don’t require more than a few ordinary…

Recycle some cardboard and explore simple building with these little love shack art projects for kids | via barley & birch