Kids

Nature Craft Wall Hangings

Nature Craft Wall Hangings

Hi Everyone!  I feel so out of touch.  It’s been ages since my last blog post and I miss it so much.  I love this blog and I love sharing all the wonderful artsy fartsy things we do all the time.  My challenge, like pretty much every mom, is time.  My art classes have taken(…)

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Pumpkin Suncatchers

Pumpkin Suncatchers

Happy Halloween everybody! Last week I shared a simple pumpkin decorating activity that my kids loved.  I have another one this week that is also really simple with limitless possibilities, my favorite.  We’ve been having a blast making pumpkin suncatchers.  They don’t have to be pumpkins.  In fact, my  girls have requested that I have(…)

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No Paint No Carve Pumpkin Decorating for Kids

No Paint No Carve Pumpkin Decorating for Kids

I’ve never really been a big fan of Halloween.  I know, I know. Halloween is so much fun you say.  But, it’s true. Until I had kids I was happy to put a big bowl of snickers on the porch, turn out the lights and watch 3 hours of Sex and the City reruns hiding in(…)

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Salt Painting Art Work – Process Art for Kids

Salt Painting Art Work – Process Art for Kids

I know I’ve shared about our all time favorite process art for kids before, salt painting, but this one was a first for us, salt painting over your art work.  It’s so so cool and the kids loved it.  Not to mention the results were pretty outstanding, don’t you think?  I’ll walk you through the process(…)

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10 Getting to Know You Easy Art Activities for Back to School

10 Getting to Know You Easy Art Activities for Back to School

I love this time of year.  It’s Back to School season which means teachers and students are busy getting to know each other as they transition into their classrooms.  Kids, teachers, and parents alike are often having some pretty big feelings and everyone is doing their best to make back to school a smooth transition.(…)

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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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How to Make Paper Tassels

How to Make Paper Tassels

If you follow me on instagram you know that we’ve become pretty obsessed with paper tassel making around here.  It’s totally addicting and gorgeous, with the added bonus of using up all that kid art you have laying around that you have no idea what to do with.  Plus, it’s super easy.  Just click on the(…)

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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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Toddler Art Play Group 101

Toddler Art Play Group 101

I get asked about toddler art play group a lot and thought it was high time I let you in on all or at least some of the messy details so maybe you can start one in your neck of the woods.  Play group is awesome! It’s a great way to give kids a messy, sensory, artful(…)

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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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