Willowday Artwork

It’s Autumn, but, it’s as though Spring has sprung. Willowday seeds are blooming around me and I’m feeling the rush of Spring-love.  I’m counting willowday buds that are about to bloom and can’t wait to share something new:  I’ll soon have prints available in my shop: Willowday Art Prints.  (I’m so excited.)

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Printable Halloween Popcorn Bags

What started as a Halloween doodle, began to then double as Halloween placemats; and before I knew it, multiplied into many different fun Halloween items that I wanted to share with you today. These are Printable Halloween Popcorn Bags that can be coloured or left plain. They are also Halloween doodles, Halloween Placemats, Halloween Playmats, Halloween Wrapping

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Halloween Google-Eye Cupcake Toppers

I can find balls in every shape and color in the corners of my house. This provides me plenty of time to study, everyday objects. Last week, as if by magic, I looked at a new box of ping pong balls and saw Halloween Google-Eye Cupcake Toppers.  Come with me below and I’ll share the hokus pokus behind these

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Dala Horse Banks

No ticket to Sweden required, to make this classic, oh-so-Swedish, souvenir for you in the comfort of your own home with your kids. (You’ll want to make one, too. I promise.) These are simple + functional; decorative, but, can also be used for imaginative play, groups of young creatives and, at the end of it all: a bank: Make Dala

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Make an Apple Chain

Apple Rescue. Bird Buffet. Nature Craft. I call these Apple Chains. I’ve been out rescuing apples this week. Every time I see one in the grass, I feel a small pang but, no more: I have a solution: We’ve made Apple Chains. These little beauties make me happy every time I pass them and wonder

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How to Monogram a Pie

Happy Summer. Happy School Year. Happy Willowday. If you can bake a pie, you can Monogram a Pie. I can think up endless reasons why everyone should and could Monogram a Pie. Monogram a Pie for a party. Monogram a Pie as a fun project with your kids.  Follow me below for what you need to know to Monogram a Pie, too.

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Where to eat in Stockholm with kids

Where to eat in Stockholm with kids? Food is such a fun way to get to know a city or a culture.   Visiting Stocholm with kids? Here’s an updated list of our favorite places to eat in Stockholm as a family. Where to eat in Stockholm with kids.

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Printable Ice Cream Cone Wrappers

Do you have plans for the 4th of July and will it include ice cream?  There’s nothing like cool, melty, ice cream on a sweltering day. This year, I created Printable Ice Cream Cone Wrappers that are perfect for ice cream gatherings all summer long but inspired by red, white and blue!  Print these Printable Ice Cream Cone Wrappers

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Stockholm with kids

With summer vacation here, I’ve received a lot of mails from people requesting my favorite things to do with kids in Stockholm. I wanted to take a little extra time to put together an updated list with things we do and places I return to time and time again with visitors.  

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Watermelon Fairies

Does watermelon spell s-u-m-m-e-r  for you, too? If it’s summer near you, then, it’s almost guaranteed that you’ll have watermelon in your home at some point this summer. Right? Flowers? Check!  This is why I can’t get these Watermelon Faries into your hands quick enough! Make Watermelon Fairies!

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Flower Straw Toppers

Flower Straw Toppers are blooms for you to have inside or out! This time of the year, isn’t there always a reason to add a flower detail. These details also need to be quick and easy. After crowning our Maypole Cupcakes with Flower Toppers, we couldn’t stop cutting paper flowers and realised that these would make the perfect

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Father’s Day: 10 things to make for Dad

Father’s Day: 10 things to make for Dad: 1 Super Dad Pillowcase |  2. Hamburger Cupcakes | 3. Printable SUPERDAD 3D Cards | 4. Handprint Father’s Day Card |  5. Father’s Day Etched Grill Set | 6. DIY ALPHABET CONTAINER | 7. Mustache Stencil Card | 8. Bow Tie Napkin | 9 D-A-D Muffins | 10  Secret Storage Book Father’s Day: 10 things to make for Dad: I’ve rounded up 10  kid- tested and approved projects to make for Dad

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Journal Sparks

I dare you to make it through this book without lifting a pencil. This is book is perfect for your kids. It’s perfect for you. It’s perfect as a gift.

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5 Handmade Gifts for Mom

5 Handmade Gifts for Mom. Flowers and handmade gifts from the kids are a match made in the stars for me.  On the brink of Mother’s Day Weekend in the US,  I’m asking myself, ”so, which handmade Mother’s Day projects have been my personal favorites?” Here are  5 Handmade Gifts for Mom for you to make, too. I

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How to make Flower Mandalas

Happy Friday. Why not Make Flower Mandala this weekend? Mandalas are blooming everywhere: coloring books, coloring apps, tear sheets in magazines and as a part of the doodle-craze. My, go-to mandala, is the Flower Mandala (or Flower Portraits). As the weekend kicks off, I’d like to invite you to make Flower Mandala, too. (In fact, join me and others.

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DIY Melted Bead Magnetic Frames

Make Magnetic Melted Bead Frames. Let your junior product designers built functional design! Product engineering starts in the most elemental of ways: beads + imagination. Make Magnetic Melted Bead Frames to hold their photos or artwork. They’re pretty enough to stand on their own.

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Eggspiration

I’m just waiting for our oldest to finish his school day and our long, Easter, holiday weekend officially starts.  Tomorrow, we should have trick or treating witches knocking at our door. Last night, the kids and I have added feathers to our Easter Bouquets and as I added a few eggs that were coloured with my

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Emoji Eggs

Who hasn’t fallen for the charm of the smiley face Emoji? With smiley emojis in more forms than I’ve ever imagined, of course, it was only natural for the idea for Egg Emoji to show up in my Kid’s Art Studio last week.  My student, Kirra, made emoji eggs for all of here nearest and

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Write and Erase Emoji Cards

Looking for a fun project to make with the kids on break? Who can resist an emoji? Make Emoji Cards. These Emoji Cards are stand out fun because you can reuse them or create new faces, again and again. I’ll show you how to make them and how to use these again and again in today’s Write and Erase Emoji

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FREE PRINTABLE VALENTINE BINGO

Hi Friends, Looking for last minute Valentine Day fun with kids? I have a gift for you to solve this: PRINTABLE VALENTINE BINGO. Print and play at home. Print and play in a group Print and play at school. PRINTABLE VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT  just for you.

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12 Paper Valentines Projects

If I can’t hand each and every one of you a dozen roses, I CAN hand you a dozen, super-simple, PAPER VALENTINE Projects from willowday! (If I could, I would wrap them like #7. You could count on that!)   Join me below for your dozen, 12 Paper Valentines Projects from willowday.

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Unicorn Valentine’s Day Cards and Unicorn Bookmarks

Is L O V E in the air around your, too?  Are you ready with your Valentine Cards? Do your kids made handmade cards or are you looking for a special Valentine’s Day project to make with your kids? These are so simple that they’re almost magic. These are Unicorn Valentine Cards that are also Unicorn Bookmarks!  These require minimum prep and

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Make Cottonball Snowmen | A Kid Lit Project for “The Snowman”

On this wintery day, it feels natural in my surrounding to look at a cotton ball and think, snowman! Let’s make Cotton ball Snowmen today.  Today, I want to share a wonderful,  story hour, kid’s literature project, with you that’s easy on budgets, great for a large group and simply adorable: snowballs and snowmen that don’t  require mittens.

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DIY HELLO NECKLACES

Hej, Hi, Bonjour, to you! Hej, Hi, Bonjour,  to your kids! Make “Hej, Hi, Bonjour ” Necklaces with us! If accessories make an outfit,  then what can I say about a handmade, personalised, glittery, super-cool Hello Necklace?  My 9 year old art students made these Hello Necklaces and I’ve been so excited to finally get the chance to share these with you and your

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Make Paper Cut Hearts

Gently, gently easing into January with snowflakes. This week I’m sharing a new type of snowflake for the coming season and young and old: Paper Cut Hearts from snowflakes.  I think they’re magical every time these unfold. The past month has brought a lot of practice with traditional (and not so traditional) snowflakes.  Starting the year with the purity

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DIY Painted Candles for Adults + Kids

In the hustle and bustle of the season, there are project that always truly stand out as the ones that you make again and again. DIY PAINTED CANDLE STICKS for both BIG and SMALL Makers are this project to me. 

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