Kindergarten

Working with Pastels – Easy Process Art for Kids

Working with Pastels – Easy Process Art for Kids

PASTELS.  Simple, beautiful, and easy art for kids. I love this gorgeous art supply that can be used with even the youngest child.  If you are a parent, teacher or caretake, looking to fill your child’s day with more meaningful art, pastels are a fantastic artful process to start.  Just follow these simple tips and you’re(…)

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Love Catchers are the New Dream Catchers

Love Catchers are the New Dream Catchers

I’ve wanted to make dream catchers forever so in honor of Valentine’s Day we switched it up a little bit and made Love Catchers.  I thought it was kind of nicer to bring on love dreams than ward off bad dreams.  Know what I mean?  These are pretty easy to make too and can be(…)

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Salt Painting Collage – Process Art for Kids

Salt Painting Collage – Process Art for Kids

Am I weird for thinking this Salt Painting Collage belongs in a museum?  Because I seriously do.  I mean, look at those colors!  Kids are just amazing and this process art activity is a fantastic, multi layered experience that they just love.  I highly recommend it.  The kids in this post are all 3, which is(…)

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Winter Scene Shadow Boxes

Winter Scene Shadow Boxes

I guess this is the year of the shadow box because we can’t seem to stop making them.  First, it was self portrait shadow boxes.  Then we went to family photo shadow boxes.  And now, winter scene shadow boxes.  I just think it’s so much fun to create this little worlds of wonder and these(…)

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Bleeding Hearts – Art Project for Kids

Bleeding Hearts – Art Project for Kids

Valentine’s Day is officially a month out, which means pink and red in every super market and 99 cents store as far as the eye can see.  Does it mean much more than that?  For me, it’s an excuse to do fun arts and crafts like these milk painting valentine’s books. Beyond that, I like to(…)

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Self Portrait Shadow Boxes

Self Portrait Shadow Boxes

I know I promised I’d be doing a lot more crafting for the non crafty moms out there, which I will! But I’ll also be sharing some crafty favorites like these self-portrait shadow boxes because they are just so cool I can’t resist.  Plus, if you read my last post about paint mixing, I said(…)

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How to Mix Paints with Kids – A Step by Step Tutorial

How to Mix Paints with Kids – A Step by Step Tutorial

Teachers, parents, caretakers, non crafty moms, or anyone who works with kids, this is for you.  Paint mixing is one of my all time favorite things to do with kids.  Not only is it fun, but this basic activity exposes kids to math, science and art all in one go.  It introduces color theory, cause and(…)

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Recycled Art Portfolios – An Easy Way to Store Your Child’s Artwork

Recycled Art Portfolios – An Easy Way to Store Your Child’s Artwork

Happy 2015 everyone! It’s a new year and it’s time to get organized.  I am committed to living differently, healthier, cleaner this year and I’m starting with organization.  Probably the number one question I get asked is “What do I do with all my kid’s artwork?”  I must admit that until recently, we were accumulating(…)

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Recycled Hanging Rainbows

Recycled Hanging Rainbows

Somewhere over the rainbow…it’s almost 2015 and I’m so happy to be over at Hello, Wonderful again sharing this super happy art project for kids.  What’s better than battling the winter blues than making recycled hanging rainbows? Aren’t they just beautiful?  In one of my art classes the kids take turns choosing the projects from week(…)

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Make Hanukkiahs from Recycled Materials

Make Hanukkiahs from Recycled Materials

For years I’ve been wanting to make meaningful Hanukkiahs with my students.  Something beyond the classic mosaic tiles with nuts on them or clay with nuts and candles.  This year, thanks to the beauty that is the Reggio Emelia approach to learning and the amazing school I work at, I got a chance.  We made A LOT(…)

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