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by Rebecca Mullin
Rebecca Mullin is the mother of four children. The only job that came close to preparing her for motherhood was one summer break from college—dressed as a purple dinosaur and wearing roller skates, Rebecca hosted children’s birthday parties at a rink. Many of the art activities at her house get just as nutty!


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Last-Minute Easter Eggs

April 18, 2014

With four kids and a busy schedule this time of year, I need an easy, fast, and mess-free way to make Easter eggs! The traditional egg dye is fun to use but can be such a disaster when spilled. So, with nothing more than washable markers and a little painter’s tape, we made eggs that look just as nice as the traditional dyed ones!

What You Need:
Hard-boiled eggs
Washable markers
Painter’s tape
Scissors

What to Do:
Cut painter’s tape into strips or shapes and stick to your hard-boiled egg. Gently press on the edges of the tape so that it will hold while you color the egg. Using washable markers, color the entire egg; use as many colors as you wish. Wait a few minutes for the marker to dry, then remove the tape to reveal your pattered Easter egg.

 


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Drawing Lesson: Witch

October 24, 2013

Your kids can learn to draw with this easy art lesson from our archives!


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Drawing Lesson: Owl

October 17, 2013

Your kids can learn to draw with this easy art lesson from our archives!


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Interview with Author and Illustrator Petr Horacek

September 2, 2013

Check out our exclusive interview with Petr Horacek, an award-winning children’s author and illustrator!


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Interview with Artist and Educator Joyce Raimondo

August 26, 2013

Author, illustrator, and educator Joyce Raimondo talks about her work with the Museum of Modern Art, her Imagine That! art program, and judging the U.S. Kids cover contest.


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Interview with Illustrator Sarah Warburton

August 19, 2013

Sarah loves creating art, spending time with her kids, and drinking large cups of tea. Read more in our exclusive interview with the illustrator!


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Interview with Ann Bonwill

August 12, 2013

Check out our exclusive interview with author Ann Bonwill!


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Interview with Author Caryl Hart

July 29, 2013

Check out our exclusive interview with award-winning author Caryl Hart!


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Interview with Author Birgitta Sif

July 22, 2013

Check out our exclusive interview with author and illustrator Birgitta Sif!


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Interview with Author Audrey Penn

July 15, 2013

Read our exclusive interview with Audrey Penn, author of The Kissing Hand!


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