10 Art Secrets Every Parent Should Know

10 Art Secrets Every Parent Should Know

I recently helped a friend convert her family garage into an art space for her 3 children ages 4 to 10.  It got me thinking about why every parent doesn’t just dive right into art activities with their children.  After all, it’s so much fun.  Here’s what I came up with.  A lot of parents(…)

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Pom Pom Wooden Peg Dolls

Pom Pom Wooden Peg Dolls

Hey guys.  I’m over at MollyMoo today sharing how to make these super cute pom pom peg dolls.  Aren’t they the cutest?  Check out the full tutorial here and then pop on over here to see how we used them in our amazing wood structures.

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Woodworking and Design for Kids

Woodworking and Design for Kids

I’ve been wanting to post about these fantastic wood buildings for weeks and finally got around to it. Why is summer so crazy?  I thought it was time to relax. Anyway, I hosted a mini art camp for kids not too long ago and all the kids made these fantastic building structures that I am(…)

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Veggie Printmaking for Preschoolers

Veggie Printmaking for Preschoolers

I love printmaking with young children.  We’ve been doing a ton of it around here lately.  Check out our styrofoam prints here.   Printmaking is a fun, simple process art activity that kids love.  This week we used veggies for vegetable printmaking and it was a mega hit from toddlers to preschoolers to older kids.(…)

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Temporary Heart Tattoos Inspired by The Kissing Hand

Temporary Heart Tattoos Inspired by The Kissing Hand

Yay! The Preschool Book Club Series is back in full swing for Back to School.  This time around it’s especially meaningful for me because my oldest, Gigi, is starting preschool in a few weeks.  She is super excited and a little nervous as well.  The Kissing Hand, by Audrey Penn, is the perfect book to(…)

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Temporary Mosaic Art

Temporary Mosaic Art

Oh my gosh.  Temporary mosaic art is so easy and happy and fun I had to post it immediately! I am a huge fan of mosaic art.  It was the first after school class I ever taught, fresh out of college and I fell in love.  There are so many ways to do mosaic art(…)

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Hand Painted Beaded Key Chains

Hand Painted Beaded Key Chains

A few weeks ago I taught an art camp for girls ages 8-12.  It was two days of craftastic amazingness including Design your own Canvas Sneakers and Pom Pom Parachute Cord Vases.  We also made these beautiful hand painted  beaded key chains that I am slightly obsessed with.  They are just so pretty and there(…)

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Building Clay Structures with Young Children

Building Clay Structures with Young Children

Every once in a while an art activity comes along that totally blows my mind and literally makes me high.  Building with clay logs and bits of nature is one of those activities.  If you have young children and want to introduce them to a great, open ended, easy to manipulate, engaging activity, please oh(…)

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Painting Shells with Watercolors

Painting Shells with Watercolors

If you are looking for a super simple invitation to create, this is the perfect summer activity for young and older children.  Gather some shells, put on some nature sounds and get painting. *This post contains affiliate links.  Thank you so much for your support! Start with your favorite watercolor set.  We love this one.(…)

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Printmaking for Preschoolers

Printmaking for Preschoolers

Have you ever done printmaking with young children before?  From experience I can say it’s super fun, slightly crazy and a fantastic hands on art process for kids.  We did printmaking this week at art class with the 3-5 year olds.  I love the whole process, though it definitely veered in a different direction than(…)

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