Art Projects

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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Happy Cereal Box Art with Tinker Trays

Happy Cereal Box Art with Tinker Trays

Do your kids eat a lot of cereal?  Mine are semi obsessed.  I regretfully taught them what a buffet is and now they request a cereal buffet  almost every morning.  Oh well, at least I figured out that they can pour their own milk if I leave a small pitcher of milk on the table.(…)

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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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Recycled Art Garlands

Recycled Art Garlands

Hi everyone.  I’m over over at Hello, Wonderful today sharing how to make this easy and really pretty art garland.  We’re pretty obsessed with pastels these days.  Head over to Hello, Wonderful for more pics and the how to. If you want to read more about how to use pastels with kids check out this how(…)

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Create Mini Art Books for Kids

Create Mini Art Books for Kids

I’ve been so excited to share these mini art books I made with my art classes this week.  The kids had so much fun with them.  Last week I shared some ideas on using pastels with kids.  We’ve been working with pastels almost daily in our home and with the kids in our art studio at(…)

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Beaded Fairy Wands and Fairy Crowns

Beaded Fairy Wands and Fairy Crowns

I live in a world of fairies, tutus, and costume changes.  I have two daughters, ages 3 and 2, and they are committed to everything “girly girl.”  I know this can change at any moment and I’m looking forward to the day that one of my daughters wants to kick around a ball, but for(…)

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Make Your Own Zip Line – STEAM Activity for Kids

Make Your Own Zip Line – STEAM Activity for Kids

Every once in a while I do an activity with my kids that is so super awesome that I want to scream from the rooftops “You must do this immediately!”  Making a zip line with your kids is one of those activities.  This was easy, super fun and a great way for our entire family to create and experiment(…)

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Working with Pastels – Easy Process Art for Kids

Working with Pastels – Easy Process Art for Kids

PASTELS.  Simple, beautiful, and easy art for kids. I love this gorgeous art supply that can be used with even the youngest child.  If you are a parent, teacher or caretake, looking to fill your child’s day with more meaningful art, pastels are a fantastic artful process to start.  Just follow these simple tips and you’re(…)

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The “Non Crafty Moms” Art Supply List – Everything You Need to Know to get Started

The “Non Crafty Moms” Art Supply List – Everything You Need to Know to get Started

I am so happy to share this beginners list of art supplies for all of the self proclaimed “non crafty moms” out there.  I’ve had so many moms ask me where to start, what to buy and how to do get crafty with their kids.  I’ve also heard so many moms say they want to do more arts and(…)

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