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10 Art Secrets Every Parent Should Know

10 Art Secrets Every Parent Should Know

I was recently hired to help convert a family garage into an art space for 3 children ages 4 to 10.  It got me thinking about why every parent doesn’t just dive right into art activities with their children.  After all, it’s so much fun.  Here’s what I came up with.  A lot of parents don’t want(…)

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Pom Pom Wooden Peg Dolls

Pom Pom Wooden Peg Dolls

Hey guys.  I’m over at MollyMoo today sharing how to make these super cute pom pom peg dolls.  Aren’t they the cutest?  Check out the full tutorial here and then pop on over here to see how we used them in our amazing wood structures.

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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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Temporary Mosaic Art

Temporary Mosaic Art

Oh my gosh.  Temporary mosaic art is so easy and happy and fun I had to post it immediately! I am a huge fan of mosaic art.  It was the first after school class I ever taught, fresh out of college and I fell in love.  There are so many ways to do mosaic art(…)

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Hand Painted Beaded Key Chains

Hand Painted Beaded Key Chains

A few weeks ago I taught an art camp for girls ages 8-12.  It was two days of craftastic amazingness including Design your own Canvas Sneakers and Pom Pom Parachute Cord Vases.  We also made these beautiful hand painted  beaded key chains that I am slightly obsessed with.  They are just so pretty and there(…)

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Printmaking for Preschoolers

Printmaking for Preschoolers

Have you ever done printmaking with young children before?  From experience I can say it’s super fun, slightly crazy and a fantastic hands on art process for kids.  We did printmaking this week at art class with the 3-5 year olds.  I love the whole process, though it definitely veered in a different direction than(…)

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Pom Pom Flower Pops

Pom Pom Flower Pops

A few weeks ago I taught an art camp to 9 year olds and up.  It was one of the most gratifying experiences I’ve ever had.  I absolutely adored working with such an amazing group of young but old girls, while they created, challenged themselves, laughed, made decisions about their work and just had a(…)

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Reggio Inspired Splatter Paint Self Portraits with 3-5 Year Olds

Reggio Inspired Splatter Paint Self Portraits with 3-5 Year Olds

Last week was the first Meri Cherry Art Class for 3-5 years olds of the summer.  We made Reggio Inspired Splatter Paint Self-Portraits and it was so much fun! These are 100% kid made from paint to beaded wire.  I love working with this age group.  Exposing young children to the process of art is(…)

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Make Your Own Parachute Cord Vases

Make Your Own Parachute Cord Vases

More amazingness from art camp this week with the 9 and up set.  How cool are these parachute cord vases?!  They were inspired by these African Vases I saw on Polkaros.  I thought I’d try my own twist with the kids from craft camp.  Once again, they totally amazed me.  I thought the Vans they(…)

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Design Your Own Canvas Sneakers

Design Your Own Canvas Sneakers

I’ve been in a bit of a creative funk lately, feeling like every thing’s been done before and nothing feels new or fresh.  Leave it to a group of amazing 9-18 year olds to totally pump me up and get me so excited about pretty much everything!  I taught an art camp for the past(…)

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