Art Projects

Make Your Own Milk Jar Vase

Make Your Own Milk Jar Vase

Sometimes mama’s gotta make some really easy art just to chill.  You know what I mean?  Since most excursions with kids are usually crazy and constant and overall exhausting, I needed something mindless to just help me relax.  This hand painted milk jar vase definitely did the trick.  I used paint markers to color the(…)

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Reggio Inspired Butterfly Art for Kids

Reggio Inspired Butterfly Art for Kids

I love creating butterfly art this time of year.  This Reggio inspired butterfly art project for kids is great for ages 4 and up.  In case your unfamiliar with the Reggio approach to learning, here is a good Reggio starting point.  We used an old box frame found at a thrift store and paint markers to(…)

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Dying Wood Beads (with your Toddler)

Dying Wood Beads (with your Toddler)

Ever since Asia at Fun at home Kids made these hand dyed rainbow blocks I’ve wanted to dye some wood.  Basically any and all wood I could get my hands on, but I resisted and settled on these wood beads.  There are tons of ways to dye wood beads.  I wanted one that my girls(…)

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Make a Spring Flower Headband from Sculpey

Make a Spring Flower Headband from Sculpey

How gorgeous is this flower headband made entirely from sculpey?!?!  I wish I could take credit for it, but it was actually the inspired creation of an amazing nine year old student in my sculpey class.  I know! Kids are amazing and I am totally in love with this headband.  It definitely took some time(…)

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Family Process Art

Family Process Art

We do process art pretty often around here.  With two toddlers, process art feels like the perfect introduction to art and materials.  My girls are used to creating freely with little or no expectations besides being safe and not eating the materials.  It was so nice to bring my husband into the mix this time! It(…)

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Crayon Art Sculpture

Crayon Art Sculpture

Every two weeks some blogger friends of mine get together for an art series that explores a different art material or art process.  Last month we tried fabric resist art and this month we are working with crayons.  I’m so excited by this crayon art sculpture.  It is such an easy art project for kids.(…)

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Fabric Resist Art Pillows

Fabric Resist Art Pillows

I had so much making these fabric resist art pillows with my girls.  This art project was a collaborative effort since my girls are only toddlers.  I think the ideal age for a resist art project like this would be 7 and up.  You can skip the pillow making part all together and just create(…)

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How to Make a Seven Layer Cake from Sculpey

How to Make a Seven Layer Cake from Sculpey

I can’t say enough about how much I love sculpey.  It’s just the most awesome polymer clay for kids and adults. (Check out this collection of Alien Army figures I made one summer pre kids)  It’s one of my absolute favorite art materials and though on the pricey side, I find it to be well(…)

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