Category Archives: Art

The Science Behind the Fun of Shrinky Dinks

Growing up, I loved when my mom would get out the Shrinky Dinks, let me color them, and watch them bake down in the oven. When I saw a “Jewelry” Shrinky Dinks kit on clearance at a local bookstore, I knew it was time to introduce my daughter to the wonders of shrinking plastic. Shrinky Dinks, for those who may not know, are thin

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HH Update: New Links – Music!

HH Update: New Links – Music We’ve been busy adding some new links and sections to the site as fast and as efficiently as we can find them and screen them. One subject that I personally was not very familiar with and upon the relaunch realized was heavily lacking in the homework helper was artistic education links, especially music related subjects. Since I now work full

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Art Supply Review: Do·A·Dot Art Markers and Coloring Books

My daughter and I were introduced to Do·A·Dot Art markers (we call them “stampers” in our house) at her preschool when she was about two years old.  One of the main reasons I wanted to write a blog post about these markers is that they are one of our very favorite art supplies and they are made in the USA too. Do·A·Dot Art markers

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Kitchen Table Artwork

I haven’t seen my entire kitchen table in weeks, maybe months. Oh, I’m sure it’s there somewhere buried under the kid crafting supplies and finished artwork. The thing is, the chaos of the kitchen table as the arts & crafts area seems like a fair trade off.  At least until dinner time when I’m frantically trying to keep the food from burning while clearing

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