Fairy Potions for Kids

Fairy Potions for Kids

Making fairy potions with kids is one of our all time favorite things to do. It’s also the biggest hit at birthday parties in the art studio.  Check out all the steps in this post called Making Perfume with Kids. It’s the same exact process as fairy potions with a different name.  You can also(…)

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Large Scale Collaborative Murals for Kids

Large Scale Collaborative Murals for Kids

I have wanted to write this post forever.  Large Scale Collaborative murals for kids have remained a staple in the studio and in our art classes since I began teaching years ago.  There is something so magical about watching children create something large, over an extended period of time, that has stunning results.  Over the years(…)

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6 Great Art Activities for Kids

6 Great Art Activities for Kids

You may have noticed I haven’t been blogging as often since we opened a brick and mortar art studio for kids here in Los Angeles.  Well, it’s sort of true.  I’m not blogging as much here, but I have been busy blogging over on Oriental Trading Company’s blog for the past year.  So if you(…)

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Fairy Gardens for Kids

Fairy Gardens for Kids

I am so excited to share these fairy gardens from a gorgeous birthday party we did recently.  I have tried making fairy gardens for kids multiple times, in multiple ways, and never felt satisfied with the process or the results.  These fairy gardens are totally different.  They rock from beginning to end.  I really recommend you(…)

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Mother’s Day Trophies

Mother’s Day Trophies

We made trophies for our favorite people in art class a few weeks back.  I’ve been waiting to post about them because I thought they’d make great Mother’s Day Trophies. You can use the materials listed or improvise with recycled materials, like the one below, and then spray paint. Supplies You’ll need… a wood or cardboard(…)

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Temporary Family Photo Paintings

Temporary Family Photo Paintings

If you follow my instagram stories, you may have noticed my semi obsession with acrylic (a clear high grade plastic made primarily from petroleum, also known as lucite.)  I love the stuff and can’t get enough of it.   I basically troll the Rose Bowl Flea Market every month for any and all things acrylic.  We have acrylic(…)

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Making Perfume with Kids

Making Perfume with Kids

Oh my goodness, making perfume with kids is my new favorite thing to do.  This was actually all Didi’s idea, my 4 and half year old.  She has been watching perfume videos on youtube (don’t judge me) and has since, been obsessing over how to make her own perfume in art class. It was a(…)

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Making Pillows with Kids

Making Pillows with Kids

I didn’t realize it until recently, but as it turns out, we have amassed a pretty major handmade pillow collection.  A few weeks ago, I decided I couldn’t stand any of the store bought pillows on my daughter’s bed and went searching around the house for replacements and noticed we’ve been making pillows with our kids(…)

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Puffy Rainbow Clouds

Puffy Rainbow Clouds

I have been wanting to do a puffy cloud project forever.  It wasn’t until recently that it all came together in my mind, after weeks of pouring rain in Los Angeles and lots of amazing rainbows.  It was all about the ribbons! We needed something to represent the rain and the ribbons worked out perfectly. Here’s(…)

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Valentine’s Day Craft Party

Valentine’s Day Craft Party

We celebrated Valentine’s Day with a super sweet Love and Gratitude Valentine’s Day Craft Party this past weekend.  We had three different crafts for kids and the art studio was bustling with creating and connecting, my two favorites.  We made Valentine’s Treasure Boxes with mini valentine’s inside, Valentine’s Day Pop Up Cards, and Valentine’s Day(…)

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