Monday, March 3, 2014

Let the fog lift and the creation begin

I'm a busy girl.  I teach preschool, I'm a photographer, I'm a writer, I'm a Damsel in Defense  Independent Pro, and an artist.  You can see that it's really hard to hold all of the balls in the air, especially when I'm also a wife and mother of four daughters.

Winter time is not a time of creation for me.  It's a time of busy family hustle and bustle, short days, cozy hoodies, hot cups of coffee, and catching up on my favorite shows, because by the time the preschool day is over, it's dark.  My creation pretty much revolves around my preschool class and magnitude of sensory bottles that seem to fly off the virtual shelves all winter long.

Then something happens.  The sun peeks out, the clouds are thinner, and the days begin to be longer.  Suddenly all of the things I've hoarded all winter long begin to take form.

Let's all wave a big BYE BYE at winter as spring makes its way through the darkness so we can GET ON WITH THE ART!


Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Multi Sensory Bottles

Sensory investigation is one of the most important parts of learning. The soothing glitter and other sensory items inside of our sensory bottles allows children to explore a sensory experience without any messy results. 

Our sensory bottles are also a wonderful alternative to traditional time-out. Each bottle takes over three minutes to settle and is so beautiful and soothing that children can make a complete attitude 180 without the time-out fight. Just hand your child a bottle and have her sit down and watch the glitter until it's settled. 

Each upcycled sensory bottle is unique in it's color scheme and content, making them all unique sensory experiences. As the glitter settles, different sensory components reveal themselves making Reclaimed Rubbish's upcycled sensory bottles multi-layered sensory experiences that will fire those important brain connections we all want our children to have.

Reclaimed Rubbish continues its mission to spread awareness through ucpycling lost and tossed items into new products and saving them from landfills. This education piece is also very important to teach children environmental responsibility, so talk about how important it is that your child's multi-sensory bottle is made from something that many people throw away.

Order today at Reclaimed Rubbish's Etsy shop!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

How to catch a leprechaun

How do you catch a leprechaun?  By building a trap from recycled materials, to start.  Better get your clever on, because this one got away from us, but we're trying again tonight!  Follow A Sunny Place Learning Center's journey as they try to figure out How to Catch a Leprechaun