Daily Painting

Daily Painting

  For most of my life I could neither paint, nor draw.  It didn’t bother me much until I started homeschooling my kids following Waldorf curriculum and my artistic ignorance started to get in the way of good education.  Oh for sure, I have stood in the Louvre in front of Mona Lisa and looked at…

Homemade Sunscreen

Homemade Sunscreen

      I find it ironic that while sunscreen sales are growing and reaching $1 billion a year, skin cancer is on the rise.  Shouldn’t this be an inverse relationship? According to CNN report, 5 million people are treated for skin cancer each year. In fact, in the past three decades more people had skin…

Eyedropper Art

Eyedropper Art

  It’s a quick filler activity that can be used in a wide variety of situation. It works well when our schedule gets disrupted (read: naps don’t happen). Or when the baby is about to wake up from a nap and there is no point in starting a longer craft session/ board game. Or even when…

How to make the Imperial Russian Crown

How to make the Imperial Russian Crown

Crowns have been around since prehistoric times. If you wonder why look at the animal kingdom.  Lion’s mane.     Photo Credit: Kevin Pluck/Wikimedia Commons  Deer’s antlers.     Photo credit: Bill Ebbesen/Wikimedia Commons  Hoopoe’s crown of feathers.     Photo Credit: J. M. Garg/Wikimedia Commons Russian Boyars   Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons  There is something majestic about impressively…