Kindergarten

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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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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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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Kindergarten Rocks – 25 Art Projects for 5 Year Olds

Kindergarten Rocks – 25 Art Projects for 5 Year Olds

Kindergarten Rocks! 5 year olds are the best. I was a kindergarten teacher for many years before I became an art teacher.   The kids are so full of wonder and possibility. I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite art activities for 5 year olds. Some are ones I’ve done more recently,(…)

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Make Robot Puppets

Make Robot Puppets

I think I’ve said before that every once in a while a project comes around that totally rocks and all the kids I teach love as well as my own kids.  Well, this is that project.  If you have kids age 3-6, making robot puppets with tinker trays is a total home run.  They loved this! I(…)

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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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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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15 Easy Activities You Can Do With an Egg Carton

15 Easy Activities You Can Do With an Egg Carton

I love egg cartons.  There are so many things you can do with them.  We’ve been painting the same ones for about two weeks in the art studio I work at and the kids still haven’t tired of them.  Here are 15 of my favorite art ideas for egg cartons.  Have fun! *This post contains(…)

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All About Tinker Trays + 10 Ways to Use Them

All About Tinker Trays + 10 Ways to Use Them

Over the past year I’ve become a huge fan of tinker trays.  I am a firm believer in open ended art for young children, older children too.  Tinker trays are the perfect jumping off point for limitless possibilities and creativity.  I know for a lot of moms, one look and you just think of a(…)

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