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Dinosaur Sensory Play for Toddlers – Rainbow Shampoo

Dinosaur Sensory Play for Toddlers – Rainbow Shampoo

Seriously, I love art play group.  The kids have so much freaking fun! This week we had a dinosaur carwash of sorts, fully equipped with rainbow shampoo made from Fun at Home with Kids rainbow soap foam recipe.  We didn’t follow directions that well so ours didn’t foam up so much but it still worked(…)

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New Logo, New Blog, New Giveaway!!!

New Logo, New Blog, New Giveaway!!!

Woo hoo!!! Meri Cherry got a new makeover and I am soooo excited about it!  I’ve been wanting a redesign of my blog forever and finally put one foot in front of the other and made it happen.  That’s the trick right?  Action steps are everything.   Thanks to the incredible graphic designer and fellow(…)

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Crayon Art Sculpture

Crayon Art Sculpture

Every two weeks some blogger friends of mine get together for an art series that explores a different art material or art process.  Last month we tried fabric resist art and this month we are working with crayons.  I’m so excited by this crayon art sculpture.  It is such an easy art project for kids.(…)

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How to Make a Seven Layer Cake from Sculpey

How to Make a Seven Layer Cake from Sculpey

I can’t say enough about how much I love sculpey.  It’s just the most awesome polymer clay for kids and adults. (Check out this collection of Alien Army figures I made one summer pre kids)  It’s one of my absolute favorite art materials and though on the pricey side, I find it to be well(…)

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Glow in the Dark Dancing Ballerina Tutu

Glow in the Dark Dancing Ballerina Tutu

I don’t know about you but I was totally blown away by the opening ceremony at Sochi last week.  Granted there were a few technical problems, but overall it was bursting with creativity and just so cool.  My daughter is obsessed with being a ballerina these days so when the dancers came out wearing twirling(…)

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School Wide Bottle Cap Mural Project

School Wide Bottle Cap Mural Project

I am so excited to share the culmination and process behind 5 months of hard work to create this Bottle Cap Mural!  This mural project is an amazing example of how capable children are given the opportunity to express themselves in new and innovative ways.  I am so proud of the 208 students who collected(…)

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Process Art For Kids – It’s No Mess!

Process Art For Kids – It’s No Mess!

I’ve worked with kids for almost 20 years and there are certain experiences that stick in my mind as truly magical.  The common thread between all of them is some kind of process art that is almost always lead by the kids.  I am a firm believer in process art, especially for young children.  It’s(…)

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Art Adventures in Outer Space – Spin Art Murals on Tin Foil

Art  Adventures in Outer Space – Spin Art Murals on Tin Foil

Forgive me upfront for including a million and one photos but I couldn’t help myself.  This project was so beautiful from start to finish.  Our Art Adventures Class took us to outer space this week and we had a blast! Each child was given a different size cardboard rectangle wrapped in heavy duty tinfoil.  I(…)

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Here Comes Hanukkah – Recycled Dreidel Garland and More Hanukkah Craft Ideas

Here Comes Hanukkah – Recycled Dreidel Garland and More Hanukkah Craft Ideas

With Hanukkah fast approaching, I busted out the Hanukkah Dreidel Garland I made with my kindergarten class a few years ago.  It’s a little banged up but still going strong.  I gave the kids templates of a dreidel and they traced them onto recycled shopping bags.  It fees so good to reuse these paper bags.  They(…)

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