Graphic Art

Design Your Own Canvas Sneakers

Design Your Own Canvas Sneakers

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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Elmer Face Painting Party

Elmer Face Painting Party

Combining super creative fun with amazing friends is the best combo ever.  Holy cow! This Elmer face painting party was so much fun!  This is the last installment (for now) of the Preschool Book Club Series I’ve had the pleasure of being a part of.  This week we are featuring the beautifully fun children’s picture(…)

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The Ultimate Summer Art Supply List

The Ultimate Summer Art Supply List

I’ve been an arts and crafts teacher for a loooong time.  Over the years I’ve come across art supplies that I love and art supplies that I don’t love all that much.  Parents ask me all the time for my very favorite art supplies for kids, so I thought I’d do a mega round up(…)

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Hanukkah Dreidel Wall Art

Hanukkah Dreidel Wall Art

Hanukkah is right around the corner.  We are very excited about this in our house.  Recently, I came across a stack of Gigi’s old paintings and thought the colors were so pretty, it might be fun to make something out of them.  We have piles and piles of art so I didn’t feel bad cutting(…)

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Art Adventures in Outer Space – Spin Art Murals on Tin Foil

Art  Adventures in Outer Space – Spin Art Murals on Tin Foil

Forgive me upfront for including a million and one photos but I couldn’t help myself.  This project was so beautiful from start to finish.  Our Art Adventures Class took us to outer space this week and we had a blast! Each child was given a different size cardboard rectangle wrapped in heavy duty tinfoil.  I(…)

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Contact Paper Mural – Enjoy the Journey

Contact Paper Mural – Enjoy the Journey

This invitation to play is about enjoying the journey, something my dad often reminds me of after hearing stories, good or bad, about my girls.  On a tray, I set up dreidels cut out from Gigi’s drawings and paintings that we’ve accumulated piles of.  I added some gold tinsel, gems in different shapes and glitter(…)

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Art Adventures – Reggio Inspired Self Portrait Shadow Boxes

Art Adventures – Reggio Inspired Self Portrait Shadow Boxes

There are so many things I love about this project I’m not sure where to begin.  I just love it! I really wanted to do a self-portrait for my art enrichment class called Art Adventures.  When I researched ideas, so much of what I saw didn’t quite capture the essence of the child or it(…)

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Spin Art Sun Catchers

Spin Art Sun Catchers

I am totally in love with these gorgeous spin art sun catchers.  You can do them jack o’ lantern style or plain.  Either way, they are so much fun and so pretty in the window.  My daughter and her sweet friend Sadie, from play group,  just loved making them.  Thanks to Sadie’s amazing nanny, Danielle,(…)

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Crafting Community 2013

Crafting Community 2013

You know those times when everything in your world just lines up and it feels like magic happens?  Some call it synchronicity.  Others call it God’s work.  Some just call it coincidence.  Whatever you want to call it, that’s what I had the pleasure of experiencing this past weekend.  I had heard of Crafting Community(…)

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What to do with Collage? Pencil Toppers, Garlands and Story Sticks

What to do with Collage?  Pencil Toppers, Garlands and Story Sticks

The kids from art camp made these incredible collages the other day from magazine cut outs and tape.  Their original work was so inspiring I thought we had to do more with them.  I asked the kids if they had any ideas and one girl said “We can make pencil toppers!” Ha! Genius. So, I(…)

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