My Little Valentine – Marbled Milk Paper Book

We love it! We added extra pages to keep drawings and write notes in ours 🙂 -Marker and Crayon


My Little Valentine Book with Marbled Milk Paper and Tissue PaperMy husband never ceases to amaze me.  Just when I think I’ve got him down, he busts out some spontaneous idea that makes me fall in love with him all over again.  This time, we were all sitting on the couch relaxing, planning out the day, when Ev says “I’m going to do an art project with the girls.”  Next thing I know he’s set up an entire art station for marble milk printing.  I mean, is this guy for real?  How did this even happen?  Apparently he watched some show that did a little milk printing tutorial and he was inspired.  I’ve done this a few times with my kindergarten class years ago, but if you want to read an amazing tutorial on how to make marble milk paper go see my friend Ana, over at Babble Dabble Do.  She’s amazing.  Anyway, we did a basic version with…

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Homemade Bubbles

Homemade Bubbles

Yes, we know it’s the middle of the winter, but we miss blowing bubbles! Here’s a great homemade bubble mix you can save for the warm weather 🙂


1 cup water
2 tbsp glycerin
4 tbsp dishwashing soap


Mix together and enjoy!

Picture from and recipe from
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Happy Creationalizing,
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Tissue Paper Flowers

We have these flowers in our room! -Marker and Crayon

Maggie May's

My favorite plants are those that you don’t have to water. So rather than fill my house with cacti, I thought I’d play around with these paper flowers.

Tissue Paper Flowers

They are really easy and cheap to make and would also make great party or wedding decorations. Or just a way to decorate a bedroom.

Tissue Paper Flowers

All you need is tissue paper, scissors, and a stapler or piece of string.

Stack about six sheets of tissue paper.

Tissue Paper Flowers

Then begin folding the tissue paper in one inch segments.

Tissue Paper Flowers

After one fold, flip the papers over and do the same fold on the other side.

Tissue Paper Flowers

The point is to make an accordion. Make sure you flip after each fold.

Tissue Paper Flowers

Once it is all folded, it will look like this…

Tissue Paper Flowers

Try to slide it under a stapler to staple it right in the middle. If you can’t get it lined up so the staple is straight, you…

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