Category: Arts and Crafts

I wish I may . . . I wish I might . . . get a great deal on kid's craft classes at Wishcraft !

A special offer for Chicago readers brought to you by A Hen and Two (Now Three) Chicks and Self-Made Mom! We are always looking out for our readers, and we know our local friends cannot possibly miss a deal as good as this. What kiddie class isn’t made better with a friend? If you have... Read more »

Color Wheel Studio: For Chicago's petite artists

If you have a little artist at home, you’ll want to check out the brand new Color Wheel Studio (2016 W Concord Place, Chicago). This Bucktown space isn’t just home to kiddie art classes — it is an actual art studio where owner Donald Jackson works and teaches. My six year-old daughter Eleanor just finished... Read more »

Summer Links

Are you having a good summer so far? Me too. We’ve been doing all sorts of fun activities around town — and then I’ve been busy blogging about it all. I am writing another blog for the months of June and July called School’s Out!. I’ve been posting about family-friendly activities in and around Chicago... Read more »

The Wee Weekender (May 14th-16th)

A Family Workshop at the Lurie Garden in Millennium Park. Looking for something fun do to? How about a hands-on gardening workshop, yoga for toddlers, making creative critters out of rocks, or a storytelling event for the whole family?Lurie Garden Family Workshop: Plant Power. Families with kids over age 6 can spend an afternoon in... Read more »

Don't Forget about the Kids and Kites Festival this Saturday

A few weeks ago, I posted about Mayor Daley’s Kids’ and Kites Festival and why I thought that it was the best, free family event of the whole year for us Chicagoans. I just wanted to remind you that the festival is coming up this Saturday. You are planning on going, right? When we’ve attended... Read more »

Naturally Inspired: Family Day at the Smart Museum of Art

Children making art in the Smart Museum of Art’s outdoor sculpture garden. So you think you’ve taken your kids to all of the best museums in Chicago? I bet you haven’t. Have you been to the Smart Museum of Art yet? The Smart Museum of Art is located on the University of Chicago campus in... Read more »

The Wee Weekender (March 12th-14th)

A young artist hard at work at the Lillstreet Art Center. Looking for something fun for the whole family to do this weekend? I’ve got an idea or two for you. Family Farmed Expo. This is an event that has a little bit for everyone in the family. The Family Farmed Expo takes places from... Read more »

My Little Valentine: A smattering of the upcoming Valentine's Day activities for kids

Now that I have kids, Valentine’s Day is more about making paper Valentine’s and eating heart-shaped pancakes than romantic dinners for two. But I like it that way. For families with young children, Valentine’s Day is a time to focus on love, friendship and affection — all good things that you want your kids to... Read more »

Art & soul event at the Chicago Children's Museum

In recognition of National Child Health Month, Andersonville art-based counseling center art & soul has partnered with the Chicago Children’s Museum to highlight the social and emotional benefits of art for children. I was at the Children’s Museum this morning and saw the display featuring artwork from kids ages 1 through 15. I admire this... Read more »

Make more than a mess at Make-A-Messterpiece

Kids are just naturally creative and curious (frankly, adults could learn a thing or two from our little ones in this department). But as any parent can tell you, all of this creative exploration can get a bit messy. That’s where Make-A-Messterpiece comes in. Make-A-Messterpiece is a new creative kid’s studio sponsored by Bounty and... Read more »