Kindergarten

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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Happy Cereal Box Art with Tinker Trays

Happy Cereal Box Art with Tinker Trays

Do your kids eat a lot of cereal?  Mine are semi obsessed.  I regretfully taught them what a buffet is and now they request a cereal buffet  almost every morning.  Oh well, at least I figured out that they can pour their own milk if I leave a small pitcher of milk on the table.(…)

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Spring Garden Glyph – Introducing Code to Young Children

Spring Garden Glyph – Introducing Code to Young Children

Have you ever made a glyph before?  It’s a great way to introduce young children to coding.  Basically, a glyph is a pictograph or symbol for something else.  We made Spring Garden Glyphs to share information about ourselves through a picture.  Keep reading to see what I mean. *This post contains affiliate links.  Thank you(…)

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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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Design Thinking and Building Empathy for Kids

Design Thinking and Building Empathy for Kids

Have you ever heard of Design Thinking?  It’s a creative way of solving problems in business and in the classroom.  I was lucky to learn about it last year along with some pretty fantastic 5 and 6 year olds.  We tasked the first graders with discovering a school wide problem from the perspective of the kindergarteners. Then(…)

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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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