Art Projects

Birthday Cake Coloring Pages Printable and Banner

Birthday Cake Coloring Pages Printable and Banner

Ahhh, I’ve been working on this post forever and I’m so excited to share it with you.  If you work with kids or have your own, you know what a big deal birthdays are.  My almost 3 year old has been counting down to her birthday for 5 months.  It’s been a long five months.(…)

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Dot to Dot Art Challenge for Kids

Dot to Dot Art Challenge for Kids

Did you ever do a painting with your child and  before you knew it, it was one big brown moosh?  Yup, I’m familiar with that too.  The Dot to Dot Art Challenge is a great art activity that is a perfect way to build concentration, fine motor skills and focus while creating something beautiful.  Head(…)

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GO BANANAS! Super Fun Paper Mache Tutorial for Kids

GO BANANAS! Super Fun Paper Mache Tutorial for Kids

Every few weeks I give the kids in my art classes free choice as to what we will make.  Each student gets to pick the project for the following week.  They really love it.  For this week, the request was bananas.  Yes, bananas.  “Okkkkkk,” I said.  “Let’s make some bananas.” So we did.  And they were(…)

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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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