Kindergarten

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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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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Simple Fall Activity – Make Bead Sculptures

Simple Fall Activity – Make Bead Sculptures

Ahhhh… This fall activity was so simple and so much fun! I just love when something totally unplanned comes together in such a beautiful way.  Keep reading to see how you can create something beautiful while doing art, math and imaginative play with easy  bead sculptures. *This post contains affiliate links. You need two things(…)

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Make Robots with Tinker Trays

Make Robots with Tinker Trays

Last week in art class one of the kids requested to make robots.  I had made robots years ago using duct tape and recycled boxes.  They came out really great but I felt like I needed something new.  These tinker tray robots did just the trick.  They were so much fun to make! So much so(…)

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Halloween Art Project – Decorate Pumpkins with Tinker Trays

Halloween Art Project – Decorate Pumpkins with Tinker Trays

This Halloween art project is AMAZING.   Let me preface with I don’t even like Halloween.  Before kids I was game to turn out all the lights and pretend I wasn’t home during trick or treat hours.  Shameful but true.  Now with two little ones totally obsessed with bones, princess costumes and monsters, it’s time(…)

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