Art Projects

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 Vans

Design Your Own Vans

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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Cardboard Cutout Animal Magnets and DIY Magnet Wall

Cardboard Cutout Animal Magnets and DIY Magnet Wall

Last week I introduced you to a new fantastic company I’m working with called Animal Jam.  We made medals to honor all the great things are friends and family members do everyday.  This week I was so inspired by Animal Jam’s fantastic free animal games for kids that we decided to make our own little animals(…)

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Spin Art Rocks for Kids

Spin Art Rocks for Kids

Sometimes when I’m doing a project intended for a post it turns out to be a pretty epic fail.  Other times, when I put little to no thought into it, something magical happens.  That’s what happened here.  My family went to the beach this weekend and had a fantastic day building sand castles, playing in(…)

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Who Deserves a Medal in Your Life?

Who Deserves a Medal in Your Life?

I have been waiting and waiting to launch this post introducing you to a new fantastic company I am working with called Animal Jam by National Geographic Kids.  In their own words, “Animal Jam is a safe and exciting online playground for kids who love animals and the outdoors.”  In my words, Animal Jam is(…)

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Guest Post – Mixed Media Collage for Kids

Guest Post – Mixed Media Collage for Kids

Do you guys know the fantastic craft blog MollyMoo?  Michelle, the woman behind the blog, is a mega talented graphic designer, crafter and mom to Molly, who also crafts on MollyMoo.  I am so excited to be a guest blogger over there today, sharing how to make Mixed Media Collages with kids, even toddlers.  Gigi(…)

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How to Make Sand Candles

How to Make Sand Candles

The other day Ev’s mom mentioned something about making sand candles years ago.  I had never heard of sand candles before and was very intrigued. We decided to make a family craft day out of it and I’m so glad we did! The Cherry clan had such a fantastic time together making sand candles.  Sand(…)

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