Process Art

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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Art Cart Care – Tips for Making it Work

Art Cart Care – Tips for Making it Work

Lately I’ve had the privilege of seeing how some of my posts and instagram pics have influenced other families that I know.  I went to a friends house and saw she had set up a fantastic new art cart for her three girls.  My sister in law told me she got one for her two kids(…)

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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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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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15 Easy Activities You Can Do With an Egg Carton

15 Easy Activities You Can Do With an Egg Carton

I love egg cartons.  There are so many things you can do with them.  We’ve been painting the same ones for about two weeks in the art studio I work at and the kids still haven’t tired of them.  Here are 15 of my favorite art ideas for egg cartons.  Have fun! *This post contains(…)

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Sand Art with Kids

Sand Art with Kids

I love process art.  I love it in the way that some people love puppies or stamps or something like that.  I really love it.  I watch kids as they create and I feel like all is right in the world.  Is that weird?  Maybe so but who cares.  My name is Meri Cherry and I(…)

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100% Kid Made Neon Lampshade

100% Kid Made Neon Lampshade

Have I mentioned lately how much I love working in a reggio inspired preschool?  It’s just so incredible to watch the children learn and grow and share their creativity in such an organic way.  This project in particular makes me so happy.  We have our silent auction coming up and this 100% Kid Made Neon(…)

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Happy Cereal Box Art with Tinker Trays

Happy Cereal Box Art with Tinker Trays

Do your kids eat a lot of cereal?  Mine are semi obsessed.  I regretfully taught them what a buffet is and now they request a cereal buffet  almost every morning.  Oh well, at least I figured out that they can pour their own milk if I leave a small pitcher of milk on the table.(…)

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Spring Garden Glyph – Introducing Code to Young Children

Spring Garden Glyph – Introducing Code to Young Children

Have you ever made a glyph before?  It’s a great way to introduce young children to coding.  Basically, a glyph is a pictograph or symbol for something else.  We made Spring Garden Glyphs to share information about ourselves through a picture.  Keep reading to see what I mean. *This post contains affiliate links.  Thank you(…)

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