With back to school shopping in full force, these bright page marker flags caught our eyes and we knew they could be turned into something fun.

Start with:

  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Pencil/Pen
  • Assorted Color Page Marker Flags

Create It!

Draw and cut out a feather shape. If needed, fold feather in half, vertically, to have easy middle point of reference. Choose two page marker flags of the same color. Place in “v” shape at the bottom of the feather cut out. Choose two more page marker flags and place in “v” shape above the first pair of page marker flags. Repeat until the paper marker flags reach the tip of the feather. At the tip of the feather, fill in the remainder of the space with three additional paper marker flags to complete the feather. Choose different color combinations and create your own unique and colorful feathers!

We attached ours to use as a gift tag. Do you usually make your own gift tags?

Start with:

  • Paper
  • Pens, Colored Pencils, Markers, and/or Crayons
  • A Favorite Stuffed Animal or Toy

Create It!

Throughout the ages, portraits have captured the attention of artists and art admirers around the world. It is interesting to look back at famous portraits and see a person at a certain place and time. With this in mind, wouldn’t it be fun to capture your little artists’ favorite stuffed animal or toy in a portrait they created?

Two of our little artists created portraits of their favorites.


Why is it that food seems to magically taste better when eaten outside? Simple sandwiches, fruit and salads suddenly become a special occasion when spread out on an old quilt under the leafy shade of a tree.  While we love to change it up with different foods, some staples for our picnics also include a handful of before and after eating activities. Our picnic kit, if you will, includes:

  • Frisbee or soccer ball
  • Sidewalk chalk
  • Doodle Books
  • Colored Pencils or Markers
  • Kite

Along with the food in a cooler, a blanket or quilt and some sunscreen and we are ready for making some summer memories! What are some of your picnic staples?