Process Art

Gratitude Boxes – Handmade Gifts for Kids

Gratitude Boxes – Handmade Gifts for Kids

There are still a few days before Thanksgiving.  If you are looking for something meaningful for your kids to do this year, gratitude boxes are a wonderful addition to any Thanksgiving feast.  Yesterday I shared about our Reggio Inspired Thanksgiving Feast at the preschool I work at as atelierista.  These gratitude boxes were a gift(…)

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A Reggio Inspired Thanksgiving Feast

A Reggio Inspired Thanksgiving Feast

This past summer I made a big change and got a new job at a Reggio based school in Los Angeles.  I had been learning more and more about the Reggio approach to learning and when I came across a little Reggio preschool in Los Angeles, I knew it was the right place for me.  As(…)

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Christmas Sensory Play – Jingle Bell Noisemakers

Christmas Sensory Play – Jingle Bell Noisemakers

It’s Christmas Sensory Series time again and this week we are focusing on SOUND!  I’m so excited to share these super fun kid-centric jingle bell noise makers! Gigi and I had so much fun making these together.  After last week’s santa binoculars, which were definitely more on the crafty side, it’s nice to share something a(…)

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The Best Art Supplies for Kids and DIY Art Gift Baskets

The Best Art Supplies for Kids and DIY Art Gift Baskets

It’s hard to believe but the holidays are almost upon us.  I am determined to be prepared this year and diy art gift baskets are my solution.  My girls love arts and crafts and so do their friends so I’m going to put together gift baskets in all shapes and sizes, filled with all of(…)

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Make Robots with Tinker Trays

Make Robots with Tinker Trays

Last week in art class one of the kids requested to make robots.  I had made robots years ago using duct tape and recycled boxes.  They came out really great but I felt like I needed something new.  These tinker tray robots did just the trick.  They were so much fun to make! So much so(…)

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Tie Dyed Paper Towel Art You Can Do With Your Toddler

Tie Dyed Paper Towel Art You Can Do With Your Toddler

Tie Dyed Paper Towel art is a classic art process that kids love.  It’s so simple even your toddler can do it.  Mine sure did and even though she’s going through some serious cranky twos at the moment, she managed to have a great time.   We’ve been dying paper towels all week and it’s been great!(…)

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Kid Made Necklaces – Easy Art Project

Kid Made Necklaces – Easy Art Project

I know I talk about sculpey all the time but it’s just so good.  I’ve taught sculpey art classes for years and years and it’s always been the most popular class.  Kids love sculpey.  It’s easy to work with, has endless possibilities and the colors are absolutely fantastic.  Kid made necklaces are so cool no(…)

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Tinkerlab TInkering Space Series – Atelierista Interview

Tinkerlab TInkering Space Series – Atelierista Interview

Hey Guys.  I’m so honored to be over at Tinkerlab this week as part of the Tinkering Spaces Interview Series.  The uber talented and inspiring Rachelle Doorley, creator and author of renown blog Tinkerlab, interviewed me all about my role as Atelierista.  I invite you to pop over to Tinkerlab to read the interview and see some(…)

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Toddler Masterpiece Canvas Art

Toddler Masterpiece Canvas Art

My youngest, D, turned two yesterday.  In ways she’s grown up so fast and in others, she’s still such a little baby.  I was looking through some old pics and found these beautiful shots of some canvas art she made over a few weeks last fall.  I’m sure Gigi helped with it here and there but(…)

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Halloween Art Project – Decorate Pumpkins with Tinker Trays

Halloween Art Project – Decorate Pumpkins with Tinker Trays

This Halloween art project is AMAZING.   Let me preface with I don’t even like Halloween.  Before kids I was game to turn out all the lights and pretend I wasn’t home during trick or treat hours.  Shameful but true.  Now with two little ones totally obsessed with bones, princess costumes and monsters, it’s time(…)

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