kids art

For quite a few years, my girls have been keeping journals. They write about family activities, make lists of favorites, compose poems, and try creative writing techniques for home school projects. This school year, we decided to start new art journals to keep things fresh and interesting. So far, the art journaling has been a […]

Mix and Match Monster Flip Book

by Amy on October 14, 2013

We keep our Halloween fun on the silly side around our house. My girls are not into scary! We had a great time drawing a stack of silly monsters together, then putting them together into a mix and match monster flip book. Wait till you see some of our creative and crazy monsters! To make […]

Underwater Silhouette Paintings

by Amy on September 9, 2013

Here’s a fun art project that has a little of everything – some painting, a little experimenting with a new technique, cutting, gluing, and drawing. These underwater silhouette paintings start with a watercolored background, plus a little rubbing alcohol to make a bubbly effect. Then, paper and marker silhouette shapes are added to complete the […]

Here is a fun watercolor painting invitation you can set-up for your kids – create your own painted paper popsicles! Sometimes, just a simple change of paper shape makes painting even more interesting. My girls loved experimenting with swirls, stripes, dots, and speckles, then creating fun names for all their popsicle “flavors.” Let’s get painting! […]

Guest post by Whitney of Rookie Moms My daughter Scarlett, age five, got into making friendship trees after watching a DVD of Ruby’s Studio in which the children on that program make them. It is an exercise in thinking about a special person and honoring what you like about him or her. Our take on […]

I love a good kids craft book and I’m so excited about this one from Jean of The Artful Parent. I’ve been following her blog since I started blogging and her site is filled with so many fabulous ideas. It’s all about being creative and bringing art back into our kids lives. So I was […]

Colored Sand and Glue Drawings

by Amy on February 18, 2013

Here is a fun and tactile project for your little artists – colorful drawings made with glue and sand. Drawing with a glue bottle takes patience and control, then you get to go a little crazy and cover your design with brightly colored sand. Supplies for Colored Sand & Glue Drawings: bottle of white glue […]

Chalk Pastel Hearts

by Amy on February 11, 2013

I recently picked up a box of chalk pastels at the craft store, and we finally decided it was time to break them in with some Valentine-inspired art. Using a simple stencil and chalk pastels, we created these fun pictures with a random design of positive and negative heart shapes. All the coloring and smudging […]

Silly Symmetrical Mitten Art

by Amy on January 21, 2013

Brr! We’ve been having some super chilly days around here. But, the sun is shining, so we bundle-up and head outside anyway. Thank goodness for warm hats, scarves, and mittens! When we’ve had enough cold, we come inside, drink something warm, and settle in with a book, a game, or an art project. Here’s one […]

7 Unique Painting Tools for Kids

by Amy on September 17, 2012

We have a good-sized stash of paint brushes, but my girls love the novelty of painting with various gadgets and objects from around the house. Whether we’re raiding the office supplies or the kitchen drawers, there are always interesting items that can be turned into painting tools. Here are 7 of our favorite unusual and […]

All About Me Wordle for Kids

by Amy on September 10, 2012

Have you ever played with Wordle? It is a fun way to create an interesting graphic or word cloud using text of your choice. I didn’t have much experience with Wordle until recently, and now my girls and I are hooked! We love to start the school year with self-portraits, interviews, and fresh photographs. For […]

How often do you join in when your kids are creating? Doodle Names is a drawing project that parents and kids can enjoy working on side-by-side. I find that my girls and I always have interesting conversations while we sit and draw together. Plus, doodling is fun and relaxing! To get started, write your name […]

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