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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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Tire Painting and Reinventing the Wheel

Tire Painting and Reinventing the Wheel

A lot of times when I do art projects with 3-5 year olds I have a pretty clear plan and I hope that the kids enjoy the direction we take and can add to it as we go.  Other times I really have no idea what we’re going to do. Those tend to be my favorite(…)

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Make Wall Hangings from Your Child’s Artwork

Make Wall Hangings from Your Child’s Artwork

Last week I shared our Collaborative Painting Mural and how we made it.  I asked the kids in art class what we should do with our big mural, since we all wanted to enjoy it.  “I know! We can cut it up and all share it,” said one very sweet little three year old.  And that’s just(…)

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Rockin’ Records – Easy Art Project for Kids

Rockin’ Records – Easy Art Project for Kids

We’re always looking for new and interesting surfaces to paint on.  When someone donated a box full of old scratched records to my work I knew they’d be a hit with the kids.  Next time you see some records at a yard sale don’t pass them up.  10 cents later you can have a super(…)

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Recycled Hanging Rainbows

Recycled Hanging Rainbows

Somewhere over the rainbow…it’s almost 2015 and I’m so happy to be over at Hello, Wonderful again sharing this super happy art project for kids.  What’s better than battling the winter blues than making recycled hanging rainbows? Aren’t they just beautiful?  In one of my art classes the kids take turns choosing the projects from week(…)

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Tie Dyed Paper Towel Art You Can Do With Your Toddler

Tie Dyed Paper Towel Art You Can Do With Your Toddler

Tie Dyed Paper Towel art is a classic art process that kids love.  It’s so simple even your toddler can do it.  Mine sure did and even though she’s going through some serious cranky twos at the moment, she managed to have a great time.   We’ve been dying paper towels all week and it’s been great!(…)

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Shredded Paper Ghost Garland

Shredded Paper Ghost Garland

It’s that time of year again.  You know, when you have to prep your children over and over that the things they are about to see are not real!  We’ve had more talks about bones, witches and monsters than I can count.  I’m happy to say  my prep talks have worked for the most part and my(…)

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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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Recycled Cardboard Animal Drop Box

Recycled Cardboard Animal Drop Box

If you follow  my blog regularly you know there is almost nothing I like better than a fresh roll of duct tape.  You also know that I am a huge fan of National Geographic Kid’s awesome website Animal Jam.  I love when two of my favorite things get together.  Such fun can happen.  We made(…)

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Fairy Soup Water Play Activity for Kids

Fairy Soup Water Play Activity for Kids

I don’t know about you, but my girls are way into fairies and ballerinas.  They just can’t get enough of either.  We’re either in tutus or fairy wings every minute, or a combination of the two.  It’s getting really hot here in Southern California so I’m trying to come up with new ways to enjoy(…)

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