Thanksgiving Mini Brownies

Thanksgiving Mini Brownies

Ingredients: ¼ cup butter, softened ½ cup white sugar 1 egg ½ teaspoon vanilla extract ¼ cup all-purpose flour 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder ⅛ teaspoon baking powder ⅛ teaspoon salt Frosting: 3 tablespoons butter, softened 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa...
Halloween Candy Bark

Halloween Candy Bark

  Ingredients 1 pound vanilla candy bark, candy melts or white chocolate Mini pretzel twists Chocolate sandwich cookies with orange filling Candy corn Assorted sprinkles Additional candies of your choice Directions Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with a...
Creating A Family Time Capsule

Creating A Family Time Capsule

  All families will agree, 2020 has changed everything about our day-to-day existence. This is a year to be remembered, and what better way than a time capsule? Suggested items to include: Newspaper or printed articles from internet of pandemic Family photo,...
Shaving Cream Art

Shaving Cream Art

Shaving cream art is a wonderful indoor craft for your little ones. It’s very versatile and kids can let their creativity run wild! Making beautiful art pieces doesn’t get much easier.   Materials needed: shaving cream • food coloring • card stock • piece of...
How To Make Sidewalk Chalk Paint

How To Make Sidewalk Chalk Paint

  1/2 cup Cornstarch 2/3 cup Water Food Coloring   Mix together the water and cornstarch, and stir until the cornstarch dissolves. Divide the paint mixture into the wells of a muffin tin or similar painting tray, and add food coloring to achieve the desired...
In Plain Sight

In Plain Sight

“In Plain Sight” is the name of the game!   Groups can have fun with this simple memory game using interesting items from around the house.   Instructions:   Pick out 10-15 random small items from different parts of your home. These can be anything from...
Art at Home

Art at Home

Are you suddenly standing in as an art teacher while kids are at home? Here is our short list of tips that will help you navigate the waters.   Don’t sweat the supplies Turn old newsprint, junk mail, snack boxes, or note pads into canvases for little budding...
Leaf Rubbings

Leaf Rubbings

This month we celebrate Earth Day! What better way to celebrate the earth than to learn about native Texas trees? In this craft we will identify different trees native to Texas and learn how to create a leaf rubbing. You can create your own collection of leaves from...
Make a Pan Flute

Make a Pan Flute

It’s officially springtime! Austin is a very special place around this time of year. There are thousands of new visitors in town and lots of music playing on the streets. That’s why we’re celebrating all things music and arts this month. Gather your art supplies and...
The Art of Origami Hearts

The Art of Origami Hearts

Origami is the Japanese art of folding paper into representational art pieces. Turning a simple piece of paper into a beautiful sculpture can be fun and engage your precision art skills. Making a cute origami heart is as simple as six steps! See the diagram for...
Confetti Poppers

Confetti Poppers

Children love a good celebration, and here’s a way they can feel included in the fun. Introduce them to the concept of ringing in the new year with an easy confetti popper craft. It’s also great for birthdays, graduations, and other special occasions. Supplies: Empty...
Advent Calendar

Advent Calendar

This December make a cute Advent calendar you and your loved ones can use to count down the days to Christmas by reading sweet messages hidden behind paper. You can also adapt this project for other favorite holidays. Materials: Glue or tape Two sheets of card stock...
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