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Reggio Inspired Butterfly Art for Kids

Reggio Inspired Butterfly Art for Kids

I love creating butterfly art this time of year.  This Reggio inspired butterfly art project for kids is great for ages 4 and up.  In case your unfamiliar with the Reggio approach to learning, here is a good Reggio starting point.  We used an old box frame found at a thrift store and paint markers to(…)

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Easy Shape Painting for Toddlers

Easy Shape Painting for Toddlers

It’s always the most simple ideas that are the best.  This was so easy and yet so effective.  I picked up some 3D shapes at Michaels recently (yes, I have a problem #cantstopbuyingartsuppliespleasehelp) with my 40% off coupon and have been waiting for inspiration to strike.  We had a play date this weekend and Gigi(…)

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Spring Watercolor Flower Art for Toddlers

Spring Watercolor Flower Art for Toddlers

Spring is almost here and even though we live in LA where it’s been 80 degrees for the past month, we’re super excited.  I’m also really excited because today launches a great art series called Easy Art Projects for Kids I’m doing with some really special kid art bloggers.  Each month we are going to(…)

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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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Hanukkah Dreidel Wall Art

Hanukkah Dreidel Wall Art

Hanukkah is right around the corner.  We are very excited about this in our house.  Recently, I came across a stack of Gigi’s old paintings and thought the colors were so pretty, it might be fun to make something out of them.  We have piles and piles of art so I didn’t feel bad cutting(…)

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