Jurasic Plastic and the Makerspace Workshop

Jurasic Plastic and the Makerspace Workshop

“Wow, it looks just like my living room,” I quipped, as we approached the “mountain of toys” that opens the Jurasic Plastic art space. I immediately feel certain the volunteers have heard this joke a hundred times today. It’s a...
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The Funatorium: Captain Hook’s Pirate Party at the Sydney Opera House

The Funatorium: Captain Hook’s Pirate Party at the Sydney Opera House

“The pirate is a lady!”. My 4 year old girl lit up when she saw the art for The Funatorium: Captain Hook’s Pirate Party in the Sydney Opera House’s season brochure. And so it was that this show became a...
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Listening Ears On!: Review of Angie Who’s Littlefolk

Listening Ears On!: Review of Angie Who’s Littlefolk

When the Mini Artsplorer was born, a good friend sent me a couple of children’s CDs with a note that said, “you’re going to need some music that you can stand to listen to!” I loved her selections, but I...
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Team Artsplorers’ 10 Greatest Family Arts Adventures of 2017

Team Artsplorers’ 10 Greatest Family Arts Adventures of 2017

What a year, what a year! As the wild world swirled and whirled around us, my little family hunkered down even more than usual, as we welcomed our second baby in April (and, oh my goodness, was I tired and...
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Baby, It’s Hot Outside!: Thong Wreath For an Australian Christmas

Baby, It’s Hot Outside!: Thong Wreath For an Australian Christmas

When I moved to Australia seven years ago, one of the hardest things to adjust to was having Christmas in the summer. It didn’t help that the David Jones windows were full of jumpered up revelers sitting in front of...
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Holiday Crafting With 12 Oh Creative Days of Christmas

Holiday Crafting With 12 Oh Creative Days of Christmas

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas … and, if you have a young child at home, the candy canes are undoubtedly made of pipe cleaners and the holiday bells cut out of salt dough. It’s Christmas craft season,...
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Tours for Tots at the Art Gallery of New South Wales

Tours for Tots at the Art Gallery of New South Wales

Pre-children, Mr. Artsplorer and I used to enjoy going to the Art Gallery of New South Wales for sophisticated afternoons looking at oh-so mature mature works in gilded frames. But, while we have taken the Mini Artsplorer for a wander...
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Pipilotti Rist at the MCA: Can I Take the Kids?

Pipilotti Rist at the MCA: Can I Take the Kids?

Pipilotti Rist at the MCA with Kids… It’s no secret how much my family and I love the Museum of Contemporary Art, but seriously you guys, they have outdone themselves with the current exhibition, Pipilotti Rist: Sip My Ocean. It’s...
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Pointy Pembleton: A Children’s Book That’s Doing Good

Pointy Pembleton: A Children’s Book That’s Doing Good

  How delighted we were when Pointy Pembleton appeared on our doorstep. If you’ve been around this blog for awhile, you already know how clever Nat Panzarino is from her Book Advent Calendar and Bauble Wreath craft. Now she, with...
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What Your Arts Teacher *Really* Wants You to Learn

What Your Arts Teacher *Really* Wants You to Learn

It’s Artsplorers’ birthday! I went live with this post – “Your Kids Don’t Need the Arts,” which sums up my reason for doing this page – one year ago today. I may not be the craftiest mama on the block,...
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