Process Art for Kids Meet Face Painting

Process Art for Kids Meet Face Painting

I have to admit I was totally freaked out by my girls using face paint themselves the first time they did it.  They begged and begged and eventually I couldn’t think of a good enough reason why they shouldn’t be able to try it themselves.  That was about a month ago. Now, we’re addicted.  Turns(…)

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10 Getting to Know You Easy Art Activities for Back to School

10 Getting to Know You Easy Art Activities for Back to School

I love this time of year.  It’s Back to School season which means teachers and students are busy getting to know each other as they transition into their classrooms.  Kids, teachers, and parents alike are often having some pretty big feelings and everyone is doing their best to make back to school a smooth transition.(…)

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Birthday Cake Coloring Pages Printable and Banner

Birthday Cake Coloring Pages Printable and Banner

Ahhh, I’ve been working on this post forever and I’m so excited to share it with you.  If you work with kids or have your own, you know what a big deal birthdays are.  My almost 3 year old has been counting down to her birthday for 5 months.  It’s been a long five months.(…)

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DIY Traveling Art Kits for Kids

DIY Traveling Art Kits for Kids

I few weeks ago I taught an amazing art camp for 9-12 year olds here in Los Angeles.  I spend most of my time teaching art to the 3-5 age group so this was something really different and super fun.  I’ve known a lot of these girls since they were in kindergarten so it was(…)

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Chalk Nature Painting

Chalk Nature Painting

I love sharing the super simple art activities we do.  Chalk Nature Painting with wet and dry chalk requires two things and it’s so much fun for kids.  This was a very popular activity for a long time in the Reggio inspired preschool I teach at.  If you have young children, I highly recommend you(…)

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Dot to Dot Art Challenge for Kids

Dot to Dot Art Challenge for Kids

Did you ever do a painting with your child and  before you knew it, it was one big brown moosh?  Yup, I’m familiar with that too.  The Dot to Dot Art Challenge is a great art activity that is a perfect way to build concentration, fine motor skills and focus while creating something beautiful.  Head(…)

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How to Make Paper Tassels

How to Make Paper Tassels

If you follow me on instagram you know that we’ve become pretty obsessed with paper tassel making around here.  It’s totally addicting and gorgeous, with the added bonus of using up all that kid art you have laying around that you have no idea what to do with.  Plus, it’s super easy.  Just click on the(…)

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GO BANANAS! Super Fun Paper Mache Tutorial for Kids

GO BANANAS! Super Fun Paper Mache Tutorial for Kids

Every few weeks I give the kids in my art classes free choice as to what we will make.  Each student gets to pick the project for the following week.  They really love it.  For this week, the request was bananas.  Yes, bananas.  “Okkkkkk,” I said.  “Let’s make some bananas.” So we did.  And they were(…)

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Confessions of a Ladies Craft Night Host

Confessions of a Ladies Craft Night Host

Last summer I was asked to host a craft night for a bunch of great moms here in Los Angeles.  It was my first craft night and I was really excited to hit it out of the park.  I wanted it to be the best craft night ever.  I wanted fireworks to go off and everyone to(…)

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Make a Ribbon Fun House for Toddlers

Make a Ribbon Fun House for Toddlers

Check it out! Last week I cleared out the playhouse and turned it into a ribbon fun house.  I swear, this took me maybe 20 minutes to do.  It’s so easy! And obviously you don’t have to have a playhouse to do this.  Any doorway or entryway will work just fine.  See the how to below(…)

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