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Use art to awaken joy in your children! You’ll see them flourish and grow as they learn with something as simple as a stroke of a paintbrush. If you’re looking for ways to support your budding artist, enter this week’s giveaway for “First Art,” art experiences for toddlers and twos by author MaryAnn […]

Wire Sculptures for Spring!


With weather the little ones can finally enjoy, we thought we would treat you to an activity both you and the children in your care can do outside to say hello to spring! Are you familiar with Wire Sculptures? If not, author MaryAnn Kohl does a great job of introducing […]

Last-Minute Valentine’s for Kids!


Valentine’s Day is tomorrow. Feeling the love, yet? If you have kids or you’re a teacher who spends the majority of the week in a classroom with students, you know how excited children can get around holidays. While they toss around casual terms like “boyfriend,” “girlfriend” or “special friend,” it’s […]

Fun with Festive Swab Garland

Our featured author MaryAnn Kohl is sharing with us today from her book, “Art with Anything: 52 Weeks of Fun Using Everyday Stuff.” MaryAnn enjoys sharing fun and easy festive art ideas for you and your child to create together. Let’s Get Started! If you turn to page 39 of […]

We Can Make Art with ANYTHING!

Looking for the perfect stocking stuffer for “rookie” parents, “third-time’s-the-charm” parents, or even “been-there-done-that” grandparents?  You’re in luck! Gryphon House is counting down our favorite picks for parents. Whether you’re looking to spice up a holiday road trip, explore some exciting art activities, or bring out your baby’s “baby smarts,” […]

Making Pumpkin Piñatas

Get your classroom in the spooky spirit with this fun arts and crafts activity! Materials: Large balloons (one per child) Newspaper Plain newsprint paper Glue String 4-5 bottles of orange paint 1-2 bottles of green paint Black tissue paper Utility knife (adult use only) Strawberry baskets (one per child) Masking […]


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