Sculpey

Back to School Sculpey Necklaces Part 1

Back to School Sculpey Necklaces Part 1

I think I mentioned that art camp for the older kids totally rocked this past summer.  We made all sorts of awesome things, like parachute cord vases and embroidered Vans.  We also made these super cool sculpey necklaces that would be so perfect for a back to school art project or play date.  This little(…)

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Building Clay Structures with Young Children

Building Clay Structures with Young Children

Every once in a while an art activity comes along that totally blows my mind and literally makes me high.  Building with clay logs and bits of nature is one of those activities.  If you have young children and want to introduce them to a great, open ended, easy to manipulate, engaging activity, please oh(…)

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Who Deserves a Medal in Your Life?

Who Deserves a Medal in Your Life?

I have been waiting and waiting to launch this post introducing you to a new fantastic company I am working with called Animal Jam by National Geographic Kids.  In their own words, “Animal Jam is a safe and exciting online playground for kids who love animals and the outdoors.”  In my words, Animal Jam is(…)

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The Ultimate Summer Art Supply List

The Ultimate Summer Art Supply List

I’ve been an arts and crafts teacher for a loooong time.  Over the years I’ve come across art supplies that I love and art supplies that I don’t love all that much.  Parents ask me all the time for my very favorite art supplies for kids, so I thought I’d do a mega round up(…)

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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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Make a Spring Flower Headband from Sculpey

Make a Spring Flower Headband from Sculpey

How gorgeous is this flower headband made entirely from sculpey?!?!  I wish I could take credit for it, but it was actually the inspired creation of an amazing nine year old student in my sculpey class.  I know! Kids are amazing and I am totally in love with this headband.  It definitely took some time(…)

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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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Hanukkah Dreidel Necklaces and the Top 5 Reasons Why Sculpey Makes the Best Holiday Gift for Kids

Hanukkah Dreidel Necklaces and the Top 5 Reasons Why Sculpey Makes the Best Holiday Gift for Kids

I know I’ve mentioned my sculpey art enrichment class before and how awesome it is, but I don’t think I’ve explained why I think the kids in my class love it so much.  With the holidays coming up, I thought it would be a good time for an Ode to Sculpey post.  Here are the(…)

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Funky Sculpey Finger Puppets

Funky Sculpey Finger Puppets

About five years ago I started teaching a Sculpey art enrichment class at the school I work at.  Out of the countless art classes I’ve taught over the years, this is by far the most popular.  The kids LOVE this class.  I give them a lot of freedom, which I think is part of the(…)

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