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Posted on 09/24/2014

Savvy Review: Creating With Kiwi Crate

Art Time/ Big Kid/ Birthing/ DIY/ Preschooler

I’ve seen Kiwi Crate ads for years, but never really knew what the box was like except for the fact that it had crafts for kids to do and my daughter, S,  wasn’t old enough to do them. Until now, that is. She’s older and just about in the age bracket for the regular Kiwi box meant for ages 4-8 so Kiwi Crate sent me a box to try out. When the box arrived I had no idea what to expect, but I’m definitely happy with what was inside. I think my box was from August because it’s the Amusement Park box — complete with a silly squirter game craft and build your own bumper cars. Read more

Posted on 07/17/2014

Tinkering With Tinkerlab: Making a Naked Egg

Art Time/ Birthing/ DIY/ Family/ Preschooler/ Toddler

tinkerlab_bookAfter looking through Tinkerlab: A Hands-On Guide For Little Inventors I’d like to feature all of the neat experiments and craft ideas on Savvy Every Day. but I only have permission to share one with you, so I’m sharing the Naked Egg experiment from page 164. By covering an egg in vinegar and letting it sit for 24-72 hours, the egg peels itself and becomes almost rubber-like to the touch to the point that it can bounce a little bit!

This experiment is a great way to introduce to scientific experimentation, study discussion, creating a hypothesis, and drawing a conclusion with your little one. Because it’s a simple experiment with very visual and textile results it’s a fantastic first project for toddlers and preschoolers who want to participate in the experiment process. Read more

Posted on 07/16/2014

Tinkering With Tinkerlab: Turning My Dining Table Into Art Central

Art Time/ Birthing/ Family/ Home

tinkerlab_brushesIt’s been quite a while since my daughter and I sat down to do an art activity together so I was very excited to have a copy of Tinkerlab: A Hands-On Guide For Little Inventors by Rachelle Doorley sent to me and work on our shared art space. Before opening the book, I didn’t really know what Tinkerlab stood for. I knew that it always had fantastic experiments for kids to do, and cute art activities but didn’t understand it more than that. The book is broken up into five main areas: Prepare, Experience, Build, Concoct, and Discover. It’s perfect for my daughter, S, at age 3, and I think kids up to age 8 or 9 would really enjoy the activities too since it covers art, exploration, tinkering, and science. Read more

Posted on 05/31/2014

A Mom’s Journey Into Woven Wrap Art

Art Time/ Baby/ DIY/ Family/ Kiddo Carries/ Parent Life

Whether it’s drawings about what baby’s dreaming of, or beautiful wrap art, baby art scenes are irresistibly adorable. Bay Area artist, JoyLynn Wong discovered her love of babywearing and passion for art could be combined when her son was just 3 months old. Since then, she’s been creating detailed scenes using her large assortment of woven wraps, and little super star. On her blog, Carried Away, she shares a new wrap art scene every week or so, along with a list of all the wraps used to create the scene. With so many wraps, the list can be long, and if you’re unfamiliar with the world of woven wraps, it also may seem a bit technical, but these lists help families find any wraps in the scene that may be love at first sight. Personally, I am fawning over JoyLynn’s Natibaby Delin Sky” href=”http://www.marsupial-mamas.com/products/natibaby-delin-sky-hemp-blend” target=”_blank”>Natibaby Delin Sky used in her Laundry Day art scene. These masterpieces are of course a fun way to chart the growth of her little one, and see how not only her wrap art has evolved, but how her son has grown and changed since the first piece was created. Savvy every Day looks forward to more of JoyLynn’s heartwarming work, and possibly sharing more with you here in the future. Read more

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