Recycled Shape Art – Easy Art Projects for Kids

Recycled Shape Art – Easy Art Projects for Kids

Have you heard of London based artist, Marcus Oakley?  I was recently introduced to him by my friend Ana from BabbleDabbleDo via this gorgeous pinterest board.  He often uses simple shapes and color in his work that I thought would really speak to children.  These shape collages, in particular, really inspired me, so I decided to give them a try(…)

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Shredded Paper Ghost Garland

Shredded Paper Ghost Garland

It’s that time of year again.  You know, when you have to prep your children over and over that the things they are about to see are not real!  We’ve had more talks about bones, witches and monsters than I can count.  I’m happy to say  my prep talks have worked for the most part and my(…)

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Make a Clay Bird’s Nest

Make a Clay Bird’s Nest

Hey Everybody.  I’m so excited to be contributing over at Hello, Wonderful this week.  If you’re not familiar with this gorgeous resource for everything creative and crafty, please check them out.   Hello, Wonderful puts together a beautiful space of inspiring arts and crafts projects for all ages.  The pictures are gorgeous and you can save your(…)

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Make Washi Tape Rainsticks

Make Washi Tape Rainsticks

It’s no secret that California is suffering one of the worst droughts in it’s history.  We really need some rain yo!  In an effort to combine art, education and some good ol’ fashioned spiritual magic, we made rain sticks in art class last week.  We even did a rain dance at the end of class(…)

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Make and Play – The Easiest Puppet Theater for Kids

Make and Play – The Easiest Puppet Theater for Kids

A few days ago I told you about our epic Saturday in Santa Monica when we went to the park, saw a puppet show, made a washi tape mural and ate at one of the best deli’s in LA.  I promised I’d share how we used our mural.  Here it is! We made the easiest(…)

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Photography Tips – 7 Ideas to Inspire Better Composition

Photography Tips – 7 Ideas to Inspire Better Composition

Oh, I am so excited about this photography series.  It’s been weeks and weeks in the making and it’s finally here.  A bunch of Rockin Art Moms have gotten together to offer up some of our best tips on photography, titles and fonts, composition, backdrops, lighting, and photo editing.  These tips are great for bloggers and(…)

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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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Balsa Wood Fall Wind Chimes

Balsa Wood Fall Wind Chimes

I am teaching a ton of after school art classes these days and lately we’ve been focusing on wood.  Did you know that balsa wood comes from balsa trees in Guatemala and other South American countries?  I’ve been wanting to work with balsa wood forever and so glad I got the chance this past week.(…)

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Make a Washi Tape Mural – Easy Art Projects for Kids

Make a Washi Tape Mural – Easy Art Projects for Kids

You know those days where you don’t have a plan and somehow you fall into the best thing ever and you and your partner are high fiving all day thinking “Hey, maybe I’m a pretty good parent after all.”  Well, Saturday was like that.  We started out at Peets, aka my lifeline, for my large(…)

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Spin Art Shadow Box

Spin Art Shadow Box

A few months ago we went on a spin art bender of gargantuan proportions.  We just couldn’t get enough.  It was a spinning frenzy.  One of the coolest things we popped in the salad spinner were rocks.  Lots and lots of rocks.  They were so beautiful I was determined to do right by them.  Finally,(…)

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