20 Kid Made Mother’s Day Gifts She’ll Love

20 Kid Made Mother’s Day Gifts She’ll Love

Mother’s Day is right around the corner.  This year I am taking matters into my own hands.  I am instructing my husband as to what gift I want my girls to make me and I may even decide to make it with them.  This way when Mother’s Day comes around I am guaranteed to be(…)

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Family Portraits with 3-5 Year Olds – Beautiful Keepsakes to Frame

Family Portraits with 3-5 Year Olds – Beautiful Keepsakes to Frame

Lately, for art class, I’ve been trying to think of what I might want my child to come home with and a family portrait would be top of my list.  It’s so much fun to see a kid’s perspective through their art, especially when it comes to family.  I’ve been begging my almost 4 year old to(…)

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Let Them Paint – Join Me – Here’s Why

Let Them Paint – Join Me – Here’s Why

We spend a lot of time doing art in my house. A LOT.  We’re blessed to have an art playhouse in our backyard where my kids can get messy and create till their heart’s content.  We also live in Southern California, so the weather is definitely on our side.  Those are my two disclaimers right(…)

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Simple Circle Art for Kids

Simple Circle Art for Kids

Sometimes the most simple art projects are the best.  Actually, I think that’s pretty much always the case.  I’ve been teaching art to kids for a long time and the simple projects, like tissue paper flower art and recycled rainbows are always great hits with the kids and with their parents.  These circle paintings are a great(…)

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Creating an Art Studio for Kids

Creating an Art Studio for Kids

I definitely have art spaces on the brain.  Yesterday I shared 10 of my favorite art studios for kids and today I am so so excited to share one of the most incredible resources on this ol’ world wide web for creating an art space for kids.  Megan, the author of The Art Pantry, has(…)

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10 Inspiring Art Studios for Kids

10 Inspiring Art Studios for Kids

Yesterday my husband and I cruised the streets of San Fernando Valley in search of an art studio space to lease. We are looking for a beautiful slice of heaven tucked in some sweet unexpected spot with high ceilings, an inexpensive price tag and some crazy amazing natural light!  (positive thinking people!!!)  Just a place I can make into(…)

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15 Easy Activities You Can Do With an Egg Carton

15 Easy Activities You Can Do With an Egg Carton

I love egg cartons.  There are so many things you can do with them.  We’ve been painting the same ones for about two weeks in the art studio I work at and the kids still haven’t tired of them.  Here are 15 of my favorite art ideas for egg cartons.  Have fun! *This post contains(…)

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Sand Art with Kids

Sand Art with Kids

I love process art.  I love it in the way that some people love puppies or stamps or something like that.  I really love it.  I watch kids as they create and I feel like all is right in the world.  Is that weird?  Maybe so but who cares.  My name is Meri Cherry and I(…)

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100% Kid Made Neon Lampshade

100% Kid Made Neon Lampshade

Have I mentioned lately how much I love working in a reggio inspired preschool?  It’s just so incredible to watch the children learn and grow and share their creativity in such an organic way.  This project in particular makes me so happy.  We have our silent auction coming up and this 100% Kid Made Neon(…)

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All About Tinker Trays + 10 Ways to Use Them

All About Tinker Trays + 10 Ways to Use Them

Over the past year I’ve become a huge fan of tinker trays.  I am a firm believer in open ended art for young children, older children too.  Tinker trays are the perfect jumping off point for limitless possibilities and creativity.  I know for a lot of moms, one look and you just think of a(…)

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