Treasure Baskets For Babies & Toddlers - from Muse of the Morning

Treasure Baskets For Babies & Toddlers

The way babies learn about the world is directly through their senses- by picking things up and looking at them, feeling them, listening to them, mouthing them, smelling them. The treasure basket, also called a sensory basket is a Montessori concept, it’s a low round basket that is filled up with various items to stimulate […]

Learn About Artist Trading Cards

Artist Trading Cards

Back in my Nervousness days (anyone remember Nervousness?), I made a lot of ATCs and mail art. They’re probably out there buried in a bunch of ATC or mail art collections (my username was wundergirl back then if anyone has one). Now that I have a studio, time and artistic energy again, I’ve been making […]

Activities & Materials For The Lightbox - from Muse of the Morning

Activities & Materials For The Lightbox

We love our lightbox! Yesterday, I shared a tutorial on how to make your own lightbox for about $20. Today I’m going to share some fun things that we’ve found or bought inexpensively to play with on our lightbox. I like really open-ended play, so I basically put some materials out on the box and […]

How To Teach A Baby To Paint from Muse of the Morning

How To Teach A Baby To Paint

A lot of art projects at our house end up being more like pretty science experiments. Really really messy, pretty science experiments. Which is fine with me, I don’t mind a mess. I’d rather the kids have lots of fun and maybe even learn something (like how colors mix together… in their hand). Mr.Man is […]