Art Projects

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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Make Beaded Wire Sculptures

Make Beaded Wire Sculptures

Wire is one of those art supplies that is filled with possibilities.  Kids really respond to it and can figure out all kinds of things to do with it.  Last week I introduced wire to my 3 and 4 year old art class.  We kept it simple since this was our first time using this(…)

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Repainting Thrift Store Canvases for Kid Made Art

Repainting Thrift Store Canvases for Kid Made Art

A few months back I went to a local thrift store and found this gigantic framed canvas for 5.95.  Yes, 5.95! I know. It’s insane.  I snatched it right up and hauled that baby home and look what happened!  Art. Big, fabulous, kid made art that lead to dancing, leaps of joy and some hardcore focus(…)

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Salt Painting Process Art for Kids

Salt Painting Process Art for Kids

Salt Painting!! It’s so much fun.  For real.  Kids seriously love salt painting.  It’s one of those process art activities that never fails and you can do it so many different ways.  Check it out in the vid and keep reading for the easy 3 step process.  Once you have the materials you can do this(…)

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No Sew Kid Made Vegetable Print Pillows

No Sew Kid Made Vegetable Print Pillows

We have been on a pillow making bender lately.  First we did these no sew vegetable print pillows at the preschool I work at and then we made sewn painted pillows at art class.  (post coming soon!) These pillows make the best gift for family members and friends and the best part is they are(…)

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Family Movie Night and DIY Movie Seats

Family Movie Night and DIY Movie Seats

I love going to the movies but with two little girls under the age of 4, I’ve been waiting for just the right film for their first movie experience.  If you’re in the same boat or just love a good family movie night and want to rock your kid’s world, check out these diy movie seats over(…)

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20 Kid Made Mother’s Day Gifts She’ll Love

20 Kid Made Mother’s Day Gifts She’ll Love

Mother’s Day is right around the corner.  This year I am taking matters into my own hands.  I am instructing my husband as to what gift I want my girls to make me and I may even decide to make it with them.  This way when Mother’s Day comes around I am guaranteed to be(…)

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Family Portraits with 3-5 Year Olds – Beautiful Keepsakes to Frame

Family Portraits with 3-5 Year Olds – Beautiful Keepsakes to Frame

Lately, for art class, I’ve been trying to think of what I might want my child to come home with and a family portrait would be top of my list.  It’s so much fun to see a kid’s perspective through their art, especially when it comes to family.  I’ve been begging my almost 4 year old to(…)

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Let Them Paint – Join Me – Here’s Why

Let Them Paint – Join Me – Here’s Why

We spend a lot of time doing art in my house. A LOT.  We’re blessed to have an art playhouse in our backyard where my kids can get messy and create till their heart’s content.  We also live in Southern California, so the weather is definitely on our side.  Those are my two disclaimers right(…)

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10 Inspiring Art Studios for Kids

10 Inspiring Art Studios for Kids

Yesterday my husband and I cruised the streets of San Fernando Valley in search of an art studio space to lease. We are looking for a beautiful slice of heaven tucked in some sweet unexpected spot with high ceilings, an inexpensive price tag and some crazy amazing natural light!  (positive thinking people!!!)  Just a place I can make into(…)

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