Entries Tagged as 'Design'

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Little Architects

Yesterday in my Construction Junction class we read one of my favorite  books  “Iggy Peck Architect”  Then the children all set out to build their own city.  I showed them one simple trick on how to fold paper to make doors; and then they just started creating  Some decided that they would depict the cities […]

Friday, April 29th, 2011


  I know I fell off the blogging wagon but it was for a good reason! So what have I have been doing for the last month or so? I have been spending my time collecting–collecting hundreds and hundreds of LEGO pieces! See I decided I would utilize my model building skills and see if the […]

Monday, March 7th, 2011

Self Portraits

    At last week’s  Eco-Art class, I asked the children to create self portraits that reflected their favorite activity. The only rule is they had to add something three dimensional.  I gave them cardboard; so they could be able to  poke holes and add other materials. I love that they took differently approaches! As […]

Monday, February 21st, 2011

A sleek slipcover

  I won’t get into details, but lets just say after this morning’s mess I wish I had slipcovers on my sofa! Why haven’t I gone this route before; because most look sloppy and don’t fit right. But I think West Elm got it right with their new slipcovered sofa! And it’s on sale now; and […]

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

A sweet Valentine’s Day!

    Valentine’s Day is made for Pre-schoolers! My tainted view of this hallmark holiday was officially restored by my sweet  5 year old boy! It was 100% completely his idea to have a party; have everyone come in their fanciest clothes, enjoy treats and dance to Lady Gaga. How could I not oblige?  It was sweet, […]

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Charlie and Lola

    The favorite show among my kids is Max and Ruby; but mine is Charlie and Lola!  Charlie and Lola doesn’t captivate my children the way Max and Ruby does but I adore the graphics! And I could easily design a twin bedroom based on the quirky drawings. Here’s the plan: Paint the room […]

Friday, February 4th, 2011

makedo is Awesome!

I brought the makedo kit to  my Eco Art class this week and without hesitation the kids declared it AWESOME! With very little instruction they took to  it –sawing, punching holes and connecting cardboard. The kids agreed that a group project would be fun and were very excited to build a city for their first […]

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

I mastered poultry!

  Well one good thing has come about with all this snow; I have mastered poultry! Between the snow and just the basic fact that I am held hostage during nap time; I have been doing a lot of cooking. Up until a year ago I was a  good baker but not really comfortable with meat […]

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

Splat Mats

  With all this creating I have been doing  I have been thinking about the perfect splat mat for our playroom. It seems nothing online is quite big enough to capture a real mess. That’s why I think it’s time to make my own. I love these new laminated fabrics from Amy Butler. The bold, fun […]

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011


  This week’s Eco-Art class was all about Robots.  I think they did a fantastic job! And yes, supposedly they are programed to clean rooms, do homework and what ever else they tell them to do! Now if only they could make one for me to do all the  laundry…..