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How to Make a Painted Doily Garland

I have seen lots of painted doilies around the blogosphere the last couple of weeks, and I wanted to make a painted doily garland for the girls’ room. One of my favorite techniques is to color with washable markers and then spray the paper with water, so that was my plan for the activity. Allie and Grace both had other plans, so I went with what they wanted to do. In the end, we discovered the very best way to make a doily garland was to simply paint the doily with watercolors. They really were too fragile for much of … Read more

Making a Colored Pasta Garland with a Preschooler


Grace has a Christmas tree in her bedroom, and my goal is for that tree to be decorated solely by ornaments Grace and her father have made for it. It’s become a significant project for Grace and her dad.  I love seeing them work together. Even when one or the other of them throws a big fit. It’s still a worthwhile project. It’s good for them. Using many of the tutorials I featured in Ornaments to Make With a Preschooler, Joe and Grace have been crafting almost every day. Earlier, I shared the beaded candy canes that they made. Today, … Read more