Art Projects

Colored Sand Art Stickers

Colored Sand Art Stickers

I love tinkering around in my art studio and coming up with new projects.  We’ve been doing a lot of sand art lately.  First, we made our own colored sand and then I found some colored sand at the craft store and decided to give it a try.  It had been sitting on the shelf(…)

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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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Kindergarten Rocks – 25 Art Projects for 5 Year Olds

Kindergarten Rocks – 25 Art Projects for 5 Year Olds

Kindergarten Rocks! 5 year olds are the best. I was a kindergarten teacher for many years before I became an art teacher.   The kids are so full of wonder and possibility. I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite art activities for 5 year olds. Some are ones I’ve done more recently,(…)

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DIY Art Books for Kids

DIY Art Books for Kids

As an art teacher, I am constantly introducing young children to new process based art techniques, like salt painting, printmaking, and collage.  Sometimes we have piles of art that needs a home.  Making art books with young children is like an active art portfolio you can enjoy over and over again.  It’s a great coffee table book(…)

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Make Robot Puppets

Make Robot Puppets

I think I’ve said before that every once in a while a project comes around that totally rocks and all the kids I teach love as well as my own kids.  Well, this is that project.  If you have kids age 3-6, making robot puppets with tinker trays is a total home run.  They loved this! I(…)

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Art Cart Care – Tips for Making it Work

Art Cart Care – Tips for Making it Work

Lately I’ve had the privilege of seeing how some of my posts and instagram pics have influenced other families that I know.  I went to a friends house and saw she had set up a fantastic new art cart for her three girls.  My sister in law told me she got one for her two kids(…)

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Paint Dot Mural

Paint Dot Mural

I’d like to go on record saying that paint dots might be one of the most underrated art supply for kids ever.  It’s true! I think the problem is that we all just assume they are for dot making and that’s it.  Check out this paint dot mural.  It’s made with paint dots and paint(…)

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