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DIY Art Books for Kids

DIY Art Books for Kids

As an art teacher, I am constantly introducing young children to new process based art techniques, like salt painting, printmaking, and collage.  Sometimes we have piles of art that needs a home.  Making art books with young children is like an active art portfolio you can enjoy over and over again.  It’s a great coffee table book(…)

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Make Robot Puppets

Make Robot Puppets

I think I’ve said before that every once in a while a project comes around that totally rocks and all the kids I teach love as well as my own kids.  Well, this is that project.  If you have kids age 3-6, making robot puppets with tinker trays is a total home run.  They loved this! I(…)

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Paint Dot Mural

Paint Dot Mural

I’d like to go on record saying that paint dots might be one of the most underrated art supply for kids ever.  It’s true! I think the problem is that we all just assume they are for dot making and that’s it.  Check out this paint dot mural.  It’s made with paint dots and paint(…)

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Water Bead Play for Kids

Water Bead Play for Kids

About a week or so ago I made this video about salt painting and the great response from people all over the world really surprised me.  It’s been incredible getting all these messages from different families showing their children’s salt painting art work, saying thanks for such a simple activity.  It got me thinking that(…)

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Repainting Thrift Store Canvases for Kid Made Art

Repainting Thrift Store Canvases for Kid Made Art

A few months back I went to a local thrift store and found this gigantic framed canvas for 5.95.  Yes, 5.95! I know. It’s insane.  I snatched it right up and hauled that baby home and look what happened!  Art. Big, fabulous, kid made art that lead to dancing, leaps of joy and some hardcore focus(…)

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Salt Painting Process Art for Kids

Salt Painting Process Art for Kids

Salt Painting!! It’s so much fun.  For real.  Kids seriously love salt painting.  It’s one of those process art activities that never fails and you can do it so many different ways.  Check it out in the vid and keep reading for the easy 3 step process.  Once you have the materials you can do this(…)

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No Sew Kid Made Vegetable Print Pillows

No Sew Kid Made Vegetable Print Pillows

We have been on a pillow making bender lately.  First we did these no sew vegetable print pillows at the preschool I work at and then we made sewn painted pillows at art class.  (post coming soon!) These pillows make the best gift for family members and friends and the best part is they are(…)

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20 Kid Made Mother’s Day Gifts She’ll Love

20 Kid Made Mother’s Day Gifts She’ll Love

Mother’s Day is right around the corner.  This year I am taking matters into my own hands.  I am instructing my husband as to what gift I want my girls to make me and I may even decide to make it with them.  This way when Mother’s Day comes around I am guaranteed to be(…)

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Family Portraits with 3-5 Year Olds – Beautiful Keepsakes to Frame

Family Portraits with 3-5 Year Olds – Beautiful Keepsakes to Frame

Lately, for art class, I’ve been trying to think of what I might want my child to come home with and a family portrait would be top of my list.  It’s so much fun to see a kid’s perspective through their art, especially when it comes to family.  I’ve been begging my almost 4 year old to(…)

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Let Them Paint – Here’s Why

Let Them Paint – Here’s Why

We spend a lot of time doing art in my house. A LOT.  We’re blessed to have an art playhouse in our backyard where my kids can get messy and create till their heart’s content.  We also live in Southern California, so the weather is definitely on our side.  Those are my two disclaimers right(…)

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