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The Funatorium: Captain Hook's Pirate Party
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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

We Went on Safari!: Art Safari at the Museum of Contemporary Art

We love visiting art galleries with our little lady, but it’s true that the experience can ocassionally feel a bit like taming wild animals (“don’t touch!” “get off the floor!” “doooon’t touch!”), so when I heard about the Museum of…