Process Art

Tire Painting and Reinventing the Wheel

Tire Painting and Reinventing the Wheel

A lot of times when I do art projects with 3-5 year olds I have a pretty clear plan and I hope that the kids enjoy the direction we take and can add to it as we go.  Other times I really have no idea what we’re going to do. Those tend to be my favorite(…)

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Make Wall Hangings from Your Child’s Artwork

Make Wall Hangings from Your Child’s Artwork

Last week I shared our Collaborative Painting Mural and how we made it.  I asked the kids in art class what we should do with our big mural, since we all wanted to enjoy it.  “I know! We can cut it up and all share it,” said one very sweet little three year old.  And that’s just(…)

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Freestyle Collaborative Painting Mural for Kids

Freestyle Collaborative Painting Mural for Kids

I apologize ahead of time for the photo overload in this post, but this was just so amazing to observe, that I’m  hoping you love it as much as I do.  We set up an amazing freestyle collaborative painting mural for art class last week and it was soooo cool.  Spring is around the corner.(…)

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Recycled Art Garlands

Recycled Art Garlands

Hi everyone.  I’m over over at Hello, Wonderful today sharing how to make this easy and really pretty art garland.  We’re pretty obsessed with pastels these days.  Head over to Hello, Wonderful for more pics and the how to. If you want to read more about how to use pastels with kids check out this how(…)

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Create Mini Art Books for Kids

Create Mini Art Books for Kids

I’ve been so excited to share these mini art books I made with my art classes this week.  The kids had so much fun with them.  Last week I shared some ideas on using pastels with kids.  We’ve been working with pastels almost daily in our home and with the kids in our art studio at(…)

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Rockin’ Records – Easy Art Project for Kids

Rockin’ Records – Easy Art Project for Kids

We’re always looking for new and interesting surfaces to paint on.  When someone donated a box full of old scratched records to my work I knew they’d be a hit with the kids.  Next time you see some records at a yard sale don’t pass them up.  10 cents later you can have a super(…)

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Make a Nature Table – Inspired by The Artful Year Book

Make a Nature Table – Inspired by The Artful Year Book

If you follow my blog or Facebook page, it’s no secret I am a big fan of Jean Van’t Hul, the amazing author, mother and resource behind The Artful Parent.  I wrote a book review here before we even knew each other in real life/the blogosphere.  Now we’re both part of the RAMS (Rockin Art Moms)(…)

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Make A Recycled Sewing Box

Make A Recycled Sewing Box

A little over a year ago I received a message on my Facebook page the very second I hit 1000 likes.  It said something like “Congrats.  The first 1000 are the hardest.”  Asia from Fun at Home with Kids had been reading my blog and watching my page slowly slowly creep to the high hundreds(…)

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Salt Painting Collage – Process Art for Kids

Salt Painting Collage – Process Art for Kids

Am I weird for thinking this Salt Painting Collage belongs in a museum?  Because I seriously do.  I mean, look at those colors!  Kids are just amazing and this process art activity is a fantastic, multi layered experience that they just love.  I highly recommend it.  The kids in this post are all 3, which is(…)

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Winter Scene Shadow Boxes

Winter Scene Shadow Boxes

I guess this is the year of the shadow box because we can’t seem to stop making them.  First, it was self portrait shadow boxes.  Then we went to family photo shadow boxes.  And now, winter scene shadow boxes.  I just think it’s so much fun to create this little worlds of wonder and these(…)

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