Spring Tulips ~ Tulipanes de la primavera

Spring Tulips ~ Tulipanes de la primavera

  Art and Botany ~ Arte y botánica     Flowers from Bulbs ~ Flores de los bulbos By Connie Goldin, LMFT Tulips are a glorious sign of spring. I remember my mother cooling bulbs in our refrigerator when I was a child. Tulip bulbs need a frost and a winter. In Southern California, the … Continue reading »

Flowers and Books ~ Libros y flores

Flowers and Books ~ Libros y flores

Art and Botany ~ Arte y botánica     Bouquet of Paper Flowers ~ Ramo de flores de papel  By Connie Goldin, LMFT     A Photo Essay ~ Un ensayo fotográfico   Read and Learn ~ Lean y aprendan Lola Plants a Garden Las semillas mágicas

Sunflower Art ~  Arte del girasol

Sunflower Art ~ Arte del girasol

Art and Botany ~ Arte y botánica   Painted Sunflowers ~ Girasoles pintados By Connie Goldin, LMFT Instructions Buy a pretty sunflower. Cut the stem close to the blossom. Get washable kids’ paint. Smear colors on the flower. Use the painted flower as a stamp. Press the flower onto paper. Voila! Instrucciones Compra un bonito … Continue reading »

Spring Art ~ Arte de primavera

Spring Art ~ Arte de primavera

Art and Botany ~ Arte y botánica   Beautiful Blossoms ~ Flores fabulosas By Connie Goldin, LMFT   This spring, we are bringing flowers to families. Our art projects are all about flowers–paper flowers, painting with real flowers, and creating blossoms from whatever we can think of. We think the kids and families will have … Continue reading »

Rainbows ~ Los Arco Iris

Rainbows ~ Los Arco Iris

Rainbows in March Los arco irises en marzo   Find Rainbows at Home ~ Encuentren arco iris en casa   Paint A Rice Rainbow ~ Pinten un arco iris con arroz from The Imagination Tree   I’ve wanted to paint rice for children to play with as a sensory experience for ages. However, the idea of … Continue reading »

Fall Butterflies

Fall Butterflies

Make Paper Butterflies with Kids In the Colors of Fall By Connie Goldin, LMFT   Make these lovely butterflies from large-size coffee filters, wooden clothes pins, using different sorts of markers, watercolors, and tempera paint sticks. Here in San Diego, we still have butterflies flitting about. I have Monarch and yellow Sulphur butterflies in my … Continue reading »

No-Mess Butterflies ~ Mariposas sin lío

No-Mess Butterflies ~ Mariposas sin lío

Easy Butterfly Art ~ El arte fácil de la mariposa   By Connie Goldin, LMFT   Here is an easy, no-mess butterfly paint craft from KidsActivitiesBlog.com that is beautiful and interesting for young children. Simply pour small amounts of three or four colors of children’s poster or tempera paint into a sealable plastic sandwich bag. … Continue reading »

Books to Treasure

Books to Treasure

Exceptional Books for Kids A Gift for Families By Connie Goldin, LMFT Earlier this year, I got a phone call out of the blue from a neighbor I didn’t know asking me if Mom to Madre would like seven boxes of children’s books in “like new” condition. Of course I said, “yes!” and the books … Continue reading »

A is for Awesome

A is for Awesome

Alphabet Books for Everyone! Happy Newsflash! All of these books have been donated to families since this was published.   These books were donated to Mom to Madre as part of a large and generous gift.    A Beautiful Book On Play A Child’s Day–an alphabet of play by Ida Pearle is a collection of design and illustrations … Continue reading »

Amish-Style Painted Eggs

Amish-Style Painted Eggs

  Folk Art Easter Eggs By Connie Goldin, LMFT This adventure in egg dyeing corresponds to the Mom to Madre post, “Roosters, Eggs, and Art.” My first introduction to Pennsylvania Dutch Easter Egg Hunts comes from the charming book, The Egg Tree by Katherine Milhous, 1950. While researching Amish-style Easter Eggs I decided to try … Continue reading »