Why Tinker? – The Art of Tinkering

Why Tinker? – The Art of Tinkering

What the heck is tinkering anyway you might be wondering?  I get it.  Tinker, tinkering, tinker trays, these words keep coming up all over social media.  What does it even mean?  Why tinker?  What’s it all about? Is it just a trend?  Let’s discuss. *This post contains affiliate links.  Thank you for your support! I(…)

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Mixed Media Collage with Tinker Trays

Mixed Media Collage with Tinker Trays

Mixed media collage is one of our favorite process based art projects for kids.  The possibilities are endless and each child’s collage will come out completely unique.  We did this mixed media collage with tinker trays and it was so much fun.  Are you familiar with tinker trays?  I have a bunch of posts on(…)

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Self Portrait Shadow Boxes

Self Portrait Shadow Boxes

Lately I’ve been receiving the most wonderful emails from readers that have tried different projects I’ve posted over the years.  Since our self portrait shadow boxes are perhaps my very favorite art project for kids, I thought I’d share these pics with all of you. Maybe you’ll be inspired to give this idea a try. I(…)

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11 Reasons to Choose Creativity

11 Reasons to Choose Creativity

January 18th is Choose Creativity Day, in honor of two little artistic souls, Lulu and Leo, who lost their lives way to early, in an unthinkable way.  Today we celebrate creativity by being creative in all different kind of ways.  In honor of Lulu and Leo I am sharing … 11 Reasons to Choose Creativity My(…)

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Ebook – Art Secrets Every Teacher Should Know…A Reggio Inspired Approach

Ebook – Art Secrets Every Teacher Should Know…A Reggio Inspired Approach

I am SOOOOO excited to be writing this right now.  My very first ebook/ecourse is complete!!!  I’ve been working on this for so long and talking about it for even longer, that I can’t believe it’s actually complete.  Are you ready for some really valuable and thoughtful… Art Secrets Every Teacher Should Know…A Reggio Inspired Approach  (…)

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Recycled Record Art

Recycled Record Art

It’s Rockin’ Records time part 2.  The first time we tried upcycling old records for art projects we had a blast but I wasn’t so happy with the staying power of some of the materials we used.  Some of the gems fell off with the puffy paint. Since old records are pretty easy to come(…)

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The Best Art Studios for Kids in the U.S.

The Best Art Studios for Kids in the U.S.

There are few things more inspiring to me than an art studio for kids. I love them. They are so full of energy and potential and curiosity.  Each studio is uniquely different based on the artist/educator behind it. I have had the good fortune of getting to know many passionate art educators by following their instagram(…)

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Home Art Studio for Kids

Home Art Studio for Kids

Hi! Welcome to our home art studio for kids! When we recently moved, we said goodbye to this amazing art play house and backyard art studio. This home studio has brought that kind of magic back into our lives. My amazing husband agreed to let me convert our two car garage into an art studio for(…)

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Flower Potions – Outdoor Summer Play

Flower Potions – Outdoor Summer Play

It’s late and I should be sleeping but I just came across these pics of my little one making one of her favorite flower potions and I thought everyone needs to try this.  It’s so easy and fun, especially if you have a little flower girl like I do. Flower potions are great for outdoor(…)

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Handmade Thank You Gifts – Flower Bouquets

Handmade Thank You Gifts – Flower Bouquets

I am so excited to share this simple art project just in time for the end of the school year because these handmade thank you gifts are the perfect gift for teachers, Father’s Day, nannies, grandparents, moms and anyone else you love and want to say thank you to.  We made our handmade vases and(…)

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