Graphic Art

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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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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Rockin’ Records – Easy Art Project for Kids

Rockin’ Records – Easy Art Project for Kids

We’re always looking for new and interesting surfaces to paint on.  When someone donated a box full of old scratched records to my work I knew they’d be a hit with the kids.  Next time you see some records at a yard sale don’t pass them up.  10 cents later you can have a super(…)

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Holiday Mosaics – Easy Art Activity for Kids

Holiday Mosaics – Easy Art Activity for Kids

Hey guys. Has it been a month already?  So happy to be over on Hello, Wonderful for a holiday art project for kids – Holiday Mosaics.  This is so much fun! Check out the full tutorial here.

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Photography Tips – 7 Ideas to Inspire Better Composition

Photography Tips – 7 Ideas to Inspire Better Composition

Oh, I am so excited about this photography series.  It’s been weeks and weeks in the making and it’s finally here.  A bunch of Rockin Art Moms have gotten together to offer up some of our best tips on photography, titles and fonts, composition, backdrops, lighting, and photo editing.  These tips are great for bloggers and(…)

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Spin Art Shadow Box

Spin Art Shadow Box

A few months ago we went on a spin art bender of gargantuan proportions.  We just couldn’t get enough.  It was a spinning frenzy.  One of the coolest things we popped in the salad spinner were rocks.  Lots and lots of rocks.  They were so beautiful I was determined to do right by them.  Finally,(…)

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Collage Process Art for Kids

Collage Process Art for Kids

Oh, collage, how I love thee?  Let me count the ways.  I love you because you are totally open-ended, and great for any age, including adults.  I love collage for so many reasons, but mostly because the process is so therapeutic.  You can do layer after layer and it never gets old.  A few days(…)

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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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