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Art Stop: Spool Racers

ART STOP SPOOL RACERS Ladies and Gentleman wind your engines! Many times at family gatherings  a bunch of adults are sitting around talking  leaving the kids aching for constructive entertainment at Grandmas. If the Grandma in your life is anything like our GG and Granny, she’s sure to have these ART STOP supplies in her arsenal! This is also an easy one to pack in a suitcase if your’re traveling. Cousins have fun building, decorating and racing them together and often times an uncle or two can’t resist getting in on the action. WHAT YOU NEED: An empty thread...

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Art Stop: Solid As A Rock

ART STOP SOLID AS A ROCK When we think about love, two words come to mind: sweet and solid. This month’s ART STOP is a tribute to both! Rock candy: an artful kitchen-science project. The whole process takes about 3 weeks. As your creations are forming, your rock-candy will look beautiful lined up in a window — or any place that keeps them out of potential harm’s way while the delicate crystals are forming, but makes it easy for daily check-ins.) A sure-fire way to win the hearts of any kiddo. WHAT YOU NEED: saucepan 1 cup water 3 cups...

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I Spy: Art Museum Adventure

I SPY: ART MUSEUM ADVENTURE By Kim Allen Niesen Kiddos exploring Huguette Caland at the MADE IN LA exhibit at the Los Angeles Hammer Museum Art is the perfect catalyst for thinking and conversing about all kinds of topics. Young or old, art speaks to us, but how can we hear what it has to say? Here are a few tips to start any art excursion on the right foot. No Experience Required. You don’t have to look at art accompanied by an expert to explain it to you, nor become one yourself. There are all types of ways...

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A Yogic Tool for Self-Regeneration.

A YOGIC TOOL FOR SELF-REGENERATION By Libby Hudson Lydecker Photo by: Cathryn Farnsworth ALL WE NEED IS: “Three seconds of self-control before ruining a relationship with one ill-chosen word or with a litany of ill-chosen words.” We all know the feeling when we have just hit our wall. That brake screeching, slow motion, out of control roll into that wall of chaos is a metaphor for that moment when we are done. Just done. It may come in the form of a clenched jaw and a firm no. It may take a more expressive form of a total meltdown...

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Art Stop: RECYCLED TOYS

ART STOP Want a fun way to honor the toys the kids have outgrown, lost most of the pieces to? This project is a dynamic family activity that looks great hanging just about anywhere! WHAT YOU NEED: Your band of misfit toys (the more textures the better) An old door or piece of plywood Strong adhesive glue (Liquid Nails, Weldbond). Do not use Gorilla Glue it can expand too much making a mess) Spray paint (we used a flat finish instead of a satin finish to eliminate the reflective glare) DIRECTIONS: Cover your surface by gluing on the items....

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