Kindergarten

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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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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Framed Winter Scenes – Easy Art Projects for kids

Framed Winter Scenes – Easy Art Projects for kids

I just realized I better hurry up and post these Framed Winter Scenes before we completely miss winter.  We kind of already did, since it’s been about 80 degrees here in Los Angeles for most of the winter, but still, these are really fun to make, and the techniques can be applied to a lot(…)

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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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