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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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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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Kid Made Personalized Planters – Best Teacher Gift

Kid Made Personalized Planters – Best Teacher Gift

Ok, I know I kind of missed the boat on this one since school is out already, at least here in the states, but now you can be super prepared for next year because this planter is such a great teacher gift!   It’s also great for grandparents and play dates too though so let’s just(…)

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Kid Made Painted Pillows

Kid Made Painted Pillows

How fantastic are these kid made pillows?  Can you believe they were made by five year olds. For real, 5 year olds.  Each one is sweeter than the next.  I just love them.  I’ve made a few pillows with kids before, like these fabric resist pillows that are perfect for Father’s Day, and these no sew veggie(…)

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Kid Made Clay Catch All Bowls

Kid Made Clay Catch All Bowls

Ahh, this was so much fun!  I know I’ve posted about sculpey a million times before, like these Random Acts of Kindness Hearts and these 7 Layer Birthday Cakes.  I have been working with kids and Sculpey for years and years.  It’s by far one of my favorite art supplies.  But these bowls! These catch(…)

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Wet and Dry Chalk Painting

Wet and Dry Chalk Painting

Happy Summer!  We made it to summer break and everyone is really really happy about it over here.  Man, mama and children needed a major break.  I’ve been feeling so burnt out.  What a relief to sleep in late, not have so many responsibilities and let things unfold at a slower pace than the hustle(…)

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Make Beaded Wire Sculptures

Make Beaded Wire Sculptures

Wire is one of those art supplies that is filled with possibilities.  Kids really respond to it and can figure out all kinds of things to do with it.  Last week I introduced wire to my 3 and 4 year old art class.  We kept it simple since this was our first time using this(…)

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Water Bead Play for Kids

Water Bead Play for Kids

About a week or so ago I made this video about salt painting and the great response from people all over the world really surprised me.  It’s been incredible getting all these messages from different families showing their children’s salt painting art work, saying thanks for such a simple activity.  It got me thinking that(…)

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The Macaroni Necklace

The Macaroni Necklace

It’s hard for me to believe that after all these years of crafting, I have never made a macaroni necklace before.  I guess it took motherhood to kick into full gear for pasta art to fully seep into my life.  Regardless, I’m so glad it did because macaroni necklaces totally rock.  I haven’t taken these(…)

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Repainting Thrift Store Canvases for Kid Made Art

Repainting Thrift Store Canvases for Kid Made Art

A few months back I went to a local thrift store and found this gigantic framed canvas for 5.95.  Yes, 5.95! I know. It’s insane.  I snatched it right up and hauled that baby home and look what happened!  Art. Big, fabulous, kid made art that lead to dancing, leaps of joy and some hardcore focus(…)

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