Nature Craft Wall Hangings

Nature Craft Wall Hangings

Hi Everyone!  I feel so out of touch.  It’s been ages since my last blog post and I miss it so much.  I love this blog and I love sharing all the wonderful artsy fartsy things we do all the time.  My challenge, like pretty much every mom, is time.  My art classes have taken(…)

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Pumpkin Suncatchers

Pumpkin Suncatchers

Happy Halloween everybody! Last week I shared a simple pumpkin decorating activity that my kids loved.  I have another one this week that is also really simple with limitless possibilities, my favorite.  We’ve been having a blast making pumpkin suncatchers.  They don’t have to be pumpkins.  In fact, my  girls have requested that I have(…)

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No Paint No Carve Pumpkin Decorating for Kids

No Paint No Carve Pumpkin Decorating for Kids

I’ve never really been a big fan of Halloween.  I know, I know. Halloween is so much fun you say.  But, it’s true. Until I had kids I was happy to put a big bowl of snickers on the porch, turn out the lights and watch 3 hours of Sex and the City reruns hiding in(…)

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50 Process Art Activities for Kids

50 Process Art Activities for Kids

I’ve been wanting to write this post for ages.  Process art is so important to me and at the route of pretty much all the work that I do.  I am the art teacher at a Reggio Inspired Preschool in addition to teaching process based art to over 50 children a week here in Los(…)

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Salt Painting Art Work – Process Art for Kids

Salt Painting Art Work – Process Art for Kids

I know I’ve shared about our all time favorite process art for kids before, salt painting, but this one was a first for us, salt painting over your art work.  It’s so so cool and the kids loved it.  Not to mention the results were pretty outstanding, don’t you think?  I’ll walk you through the process(…)

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30 Invitations to Play Challenge – Join Me

30 Invitations to Play Challenge – Join Me

It’s challenge time and I invite you all to come along with me.  Are you familiar with Invitations to Play? Basically, an invitation to play is an engaging activity of any kind, set up for your children ahead of time, that they can explore and create with. I’ve challenged myself to come up with 30 awesome(…)

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Process Art for Kids Meet Face Painting

Process Art for Kids Meet Face Painting

I have to admit I was totally freaked out by my girls using face paint themselves the first time they did it.  They begged and begged and eventually I couldn’t think of a good enough reason why they shouldn’t be able to try it themselves.  That was about a month ago. Now, we’re addicted.  Turns(…)

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10 Getting to Know You Easy Art Activities for Back to School

10 Getting to Know You Easy Art Activities for Back to School

I love this time of year.  It’s Back to School season which means teachers and students are busy getting to know each other as they transition into their classrooms.  Kids, teachers, and parents alike are often having some pretty big feelings and everyone is doing their best to make back to school a smooth transition.(…)

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Birthday Cake Coloring Pages Printable and Banner

Birthday Cake Coloring Pages Printable and Banner

Ahhh, I’ve been working on this post forever and I’m so excited to share it with you.  If you work with kids or have your own, you know what a big deal birthdays are.  My almost 3 year old has been counting down to her birthday for 5 months.  It’s been a long five months.(…)

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DIY Traveling Art Kits for Kids

DIY Traveling Art Kits for Kids

I few weeks ago I taught an amazing art camp for 9-12 year olds here in Los Angeles.  I spend most of my time teaching art to the 3-5 age group so this was something really different and super fun.  I’ve known a lot of these girls since they were in kindergarten so it was(…)

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