Activities & Crafts

  • Yogurt Finger Paint

    I am always looking for/thinking about things to do with baby. Just because they are little doesn’t mean that they should miss out on all the fun! Recently while hanging out with #MyLittleSweetPotatoPie, I tried out a little nanny hack I had learned from a fellow nanny friend– finger painting with yogurt. It was golden. Not only did my little buddy’s artwork turn out lovely, but it didn’t matter if she licked because it it’s totally edible. She loved it and so did I! If you want a project that is baby friendly, cheap and totally easy to make… this is the project for you!

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  • 15 Fun Spring Crafts & Activities for Kids

    Spring has sprung! Unless you live in Colorado like Sprinkles and I do… in that case you have been experiencing 70 degree days followed blizzards (and repeat). But that’s ok- spring is still here and since it is Sprinkles favorite part of the year, we are celebrating! You see, unicorns are allergic to fall because that’s when things die and lose their vibrant colors- which unicorns need to keep their immune systems up. Spring is when everything re-blooms and is full of color. So while I am off with itchy eyes and sneezing my little human head off, she is thriving.  Allergies are the pits.

    So in honor of spring, why not celebrate with this fun list of spring themed crafts and activities? Your kids will be sure to love them (and you will as well)!

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  • Easter Crayons

      If you have read my Melt My Heart(s) post, then you are familiar with my childhood story of “the art cupboard” :) If not, let me brief you. Growing up my mother made my brother and I had an art cupboard. I loved that art cupboard. Seriously. When I opened it, I may as well of been opening the door to Narnia. It was always full of fun treasure– markers, crayons, construction paper, stickers, paints, and various other knick-knacks. Every so often while cleaning the house, my mother would tidy the art cupboard. She has her own cleaning service– so she our house was always ship shape. I loathed those days… they were literally the worst. She would get out a blank sheet of paper and test the markers. If they had dried out they would go into the trash can. I guess that was understandable since they no longer worked. It was the crayons that were the hardest to part with. She would throw out the little nubs of crayon that where floating around our giant box. Maybe it was because I was over dramatic… or maybe it was because I was an artistic child– with every coloring device thrown in the the garbage bin was also an opportunity to create some great. Whatever the reason… I was not a fan of “clean the art cupboard day”. Until one fine day my mother suggested that we make giant tie dye crayons out of all my broken pieces instead of throwing them away. Brilliant. I was totally onboard.

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  • Peeps Easter Dough

    You guys… it’s March. When did that happen?! Things have been a whirlwind here with Sprinkles and I, so this weekend we decided to head to her hometown in the Cotton Candy Kingdom. If you are new to this blog, Sprinkles is my pet unicorn. Her parents are the King and Queen of a magical kingdom and sometimes when we need to take a little break, we head over there to chill out.

    On Friday night after arriving we ran into our old friend the Easter Bunny (you run into all of holiday icons when you visit the Cotton Candy Kingdom). It’s not uncommon to find the Easter Bunny chilling out before Easter. I mean, it’s an incredibly big job to get all of those baskets distributed and eggs hidden. Santa has elves to help him, but the Easter Bunny rides solo. Anyway, he knows how much we love to create things and decided to give us a recipe for some fun Easter themed dough made from… Peeps!

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  • Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

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    Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! 

    Today, since it is Dr. Seuss’s birthday, I thought it only appropriate to do a post in his honor. I mean, he was responsible for making my childhood more magical… and I am sure you could probably say the same thing! To get things kicked off let’s start with some fun Seuss facts that you may not have known before…

    :)

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  • Unicorn Dough

    Growing up as a young unicorn in the Cotton Candy Kingdom was epic. Most of it is made of candy. It’s magical. Everything is crazy loud colors. I guess interning with Nickey at Colors Are Magic just made sense… and made the USA feel more like home.

    I know it is probably not easy to grasp this concept as a human… but I actually find ordinary things more exciting than magical ones. I mean, I can zap anything into existence with my horn… but humans make things out of their hands. I find t much more impressive. Nickey knows how much I love play dough, so this week we made a new batch of it and she suggested it be unicorn themed! I love it! It even smells like root beer (which is totally fitting, as that is what our rivers are made of)!

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  • Creating with Candy

    Hi! It’s me, Sprinkles! I am Nickey’s pet unicorn, and the intern here at, Colors Are Magic.

    Today I want to talk about…CANDY! I am sure that you have been seeing more of it than you wish to around your house due to Valentine’s Day… and guess what? Easter is just around the corner! So I thought it would be great to put together a little post about some fun ways you can use up that candy with your kids without having to consume all of it. Don’t be embarrassed, you’re not the only parent who sneaks a taste of their kid’s candy when they are sleeping. I know many of them!

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  • Nerds Garden

    On Valentines Day Sprinkles received a giant box of Nerds. Nerds are not her favorite candy… but it’s the thought that counts. We decided that since we have been really into creating with candy the past few weeks, that we would do the same with the Nerds. If you would like to create a sweet smelling garden with Nerds… keep reading!

      Here’s what you’ll need:

    Nerds

    Spray Bottle (with water)

    Watercolor Paper

    Colored Pencils

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  • Laffy Taffy Finger Paints

    I am not going to lie… I love banana Laffy Taffy. It’s delicious… and smells amazing. It’s even my favorite color… yellow. So while walking up and down the Valentine’s aisle,  with Sprinkles, I decided to pick up a bag of Laffy Taffy. While painting Sprinkle’s hooves and munching on a piece, I got an idea. Why not try making finger paints out of them? Seriously, why not? We have been painting with a lot of candy lately. It’s been better for our teeth and adds more fun colors to hang on our refrigerator.

    They turned out great and smelled amazing. If you would like to try creating with your candy instead of eating it, you should really try out this recipe!

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  • Pixy Stix Watercolors

    My pet unicorn, Sprinkles, is a big fan of Pixy Stix. I am not crazy about them… I am not huge on sour things and let’s face it– its like drinking straight up sugar. Unicorns, unlike humans, require a lot of unrefined sugar in their diets to stay healthy… so we keep them on hand. The orange ones are like vitamin C to unicorns. Last week I made Sprinkles a big bowl of mixed Pixy Stix powders. As I was pouring them into her bowl, I had an idea. I wonder if I mixed water into one of the colors I could make a paint. Well… it totally worked. So I made paints out of all the colors! Sprinkles was happy and so was I. Perfect.

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