Posts tagged children’s art

The Importance of Creative Play

The Importance of Creative Play

Earlier this week, a friend of mine posted a New York Times article on Facebook titled, “Let the Kids Learn Through Play.” I was excited to read the article and want to share it with my readers. One of the learning objectives that you will see consistently repeated in the lessons and projects I create […]

Color Wheel Cupcakes (art you can eat! yummy!)

colowheel finished closeup_April 26, 2015

An art project that you can eat? Oh yeah, baby! Learning about color mixing can be both fun, educational, and delicious! This project gives a whole new meaning to, “Taste the Rainbow.” 😀 My sister and her two boys were in town this past week, visiting my parents, so I traveled home for some family […]

Collagraph Printmaking for All Ages

Collagraph Printmaking for All Ages!

What is a collagraph you say? It’s a very fun and simple method of printmaking that involves adhering materials to a plate (board) to build up a surface that will then be rolled with ink and printed. Collagraphy is accessible to everyone and doesn’t involve using dangerous or sharp carving tools like many other printmaking […]

Paper Marbling with Shaving Cream!

Paper Marbling with Shaving Cream!

Shaving cream paper marbling has been an art project circulating the web for awhile now, and rightfully so…it is super fun! Kids “ooh and ahh” at the incredibly beautiful results they achieve. The project is easy enough for children to do almost entirely on their own, it is tactile, creative, and messy in a really […]

Springtime Spray Paint Garden Silhouettes

Springtime Spray Paint Garden Silhouettes

Spring is in the air! The bees are buzzing, the butterflies are fluttering, and flowers are blossoming! Today’s project get us outside enjoying nature and inspiring our art. I’ll take you step-by-step how to make a beautiful layered painting using liquid watercolors as spray paint. For a more in depth description, visit here to see […]