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little miss crafty pants.

Lex loves to craft and create. She loves to paint, color, bead, sticker, stamp, and paint some more. Here are the crafts we’re currently digging into (on a daily basis).


crafty pants

Glitter Tempera Set Colossal Round Brushes– During our art class they busted out the glitter paint a few times, and lex immediately swooned. I hunted our usual round-up of stores to find glitter paint with no luck. Then i turned to trusty old amazon- and within a few days lex was sparkle painting at home. I seriously can’t order this paint fast enough. She LOVES it. These round brushes are pretty awesome too! They’re nice and big and have help up (so far!) perfectly for us!

easel & Giant Floor Pad– This easel is on lex’s christmas wish list (a little elf told me it already arrived at grandma & grandpas). I CANT WAIT for lex to have an easel. It’ll be a total game changer in the painting department. For now we’re painting on giant pieces of paper. . . and lets just say the fridge is getting a little crowded (and sparkley).

Crayola Hassle Free Water Color Set& crayon gems– I LOVE this watercolor set- its easy to use, washable, and easy to clean. There’s no cup of water sitting around, you just wet the little pad and away you go. Easy and super fun! These crayon gems are lex’s FAVORITE coloring tool (she might also have rock crayons on her christmas wish list). The shape is PERFECT for little hands, and they’re big and just super duper cute!

Jumbo Floor Splat Mat– This baby is my savior. No joke. I LOVE our splat mat- It’ll live under the easel once we get it- but for now it’s what we do ALL our crafting on. It wipes clean ridiculously easily and keeps my OCD in check because the mess stays contained!

B. Pop-Arty Beads– Right now i think lex loves dumping these beads more than snapping them. She also loves ordering me around telling me what colors to snap together to make bracelets, necklaces, and even rings. It’s an insanely fun bead craft to do again, and again, and again.

Pipe Cleaners& All Sparkle Bead Extravaganza Bead Box – Oh sparkle pony beads are yet another favorite thing around here. She loves these beads. We string them on pipe cleaners to make bracelets for us (and all her stuffed animals). I’ll admit our box still looks super organized- and i managed to just barely keep my cool when lex dumped the whole thing over. Let’s just say it was an awesome lesson in sorting for her. . . and staying calm for me.

Some of our other favorite crafts are stickers (especially of the foam variety. or hello kitty. or puppies. or kitties. or princesses) and definitely stamps (with a washable stamp pad. duh). I swear we’re constantly crafting up in here, up in here.





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  • November 19, 2013 - 4:19 am

    EHayes - great… more things to add to Santa’s list ๐Ÿ˜‰ seriously, bout time you posted all your tricks of the trade!

  • November 19, 2013 - 4:33 am

    Jenny - This is awesome!! I was seriously planning to e-mail you to ask for some of your favorite crafts with Lex to add to our Christmas list! Callie has been loving craft time at mock pre-school class so this post is perfectly timed for us! Love how crafty Lex is and thanks for sharing your ideas!!

  • November 19, 2013 - 5:27 am

    Jess - I love the splat mat!! You are so brave to do this with Lex…I am so afraid of Cameron standing up and running around the house with a paint brush!! Hahaha

  • November 19, 2013 - 6:05 am

    julie - I want to come and craft with lex!

  • November 19, 2013 - 6:18 am

    Sara - I want all of these things to do in MY office! Seriously, how fun!!!!

  • November 19, 2013 - 9:57 am

    Kristin - I CANNOT wait for Kenley to be old enough to craft! She sort of likes to color now, but it’s really more about eating the crayons at this point. How old was Lex when she started to “get it”?

  • November 19, 2013 - 11:43 am

    Whitney - You are so crafty with little Lex. Shes so lucky! I just scooped up the glitter paint…can’t wait to watch Berk go bonkers!

  • November 20, 2013 - 1:19 pm

    Sara - We love finger paints, stickers and pipe cleaners at our house too. Will have to check out the Crayon gems. Those look neat.

  • November 21, 2013 - 3:47 pm

    Courtney B - I want to dig into that stuff! How fun! Just another thing I’m looking forward to enjoying with Mia when she gets older ๐Ÿ™‚

  • January 8, 2014 - 9:47 pm

    Jess - Just found your blog and am happy I did! My little girl, Sadie, is 19 months and LOVES the pop arty beads and crayon gems!
    Looking forward to reading through your blog and getting to “know” you ๐Ÿ™‚

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