Ghosts 👻, Goblins 👺, and Ghouls 👹! OH MY 😱! Halloween is a BIG deal in our house. We go all out with costumes, parties, treats, and decorations! These painted rock faces are the perfect front porch pumpkin companion or non-candy treat for your little tricksters.
Now that you’re smooth sailing through the back to school routine (Hah! We all wish!), and still recovering from the long Labor Day weekend, it’s time to think of the next craft holiday – Grandparent’s Day! Oh, you didn’t realize it was this weekend? Don’t you worry, these fingerprint magnets are the perfect personalized craft […]
It’s back to school season! 😱 While everyone is prepping with fresh supplies, backpacks and new kicks, I’m over here trying to remind my preschooler how to write her name with something other than sidewalk chalk. This paper plate pizza craft is a fun and easy way to brush up on a few basic motor […]
Summer is in full swing! We hope you are enjoying the heat and spending time in the water, whether at home in the kiddie pool or with your toes in the sand at the ocean! Either way, these magical mermaid necklaces are a fun way to display your beach found or store bought seashells.
Father’s Day is right around the corner, how do you show extra appreciation to those special men in your life? Tell them they “Rock” by giving them hand lettered and painted rocks! This fun Mommy & Me craft is the perfect gift for Dad, Papa, Uncle or whoever is that stable rock in your life.
What do you give that special Mom or Grandma in your life? Chocolate, jewelry, and especially wine, are good ideas. But a homemade gift on top of that is always appreciated. These Mother’s Day painted wood pieces are sure to remind Mom just how much you care. <3
Spring is in the air and if you’re anything like me, you’re trying to get excited about spring cleaning (yay). While you’re pitching and purging, save a few empty milk cartons and don’t toss those take-out forks just yet! Grab a few twigs from the front yard and let’s celebrate Earth Day by crafting up […]
With spring around the corner (woo hoo!), it’s time for some Easter themed crafts! It’s been a long winter stuck inside with kids, and we have done every craft and activity available on the internet – OK, not really, but it feels like it. These marker dyed Easter eggs are a fun twist on the […]
I love a parade! And king cakes… and jambalaya… and powder sugar covered pączkis (delicious Polish donuts)… I’m getting hungry over here! Mardi Gras is one of the biggest parties around, so why not celebrate in a family-friendly way at home! These colorful paper plate masks are a fun and easy way to craft up […]
The Heart Collage Art Project is a LOVEly project for Valentine’s Day! In this mixed-media project, kids will learn how to create collages using different and unique combinations of materials. When finished, they can give the heart collages as homemade gifts. ART AT HOME Fostering a creative foundation in your child with art. Imagine, create, […]
This Art Lesson teaches Perspective to students by drawing an adorable and funny llama. Objective: Students draw a llama in traditional Latin American garb, and explore the concept of perspective and warm and cool colors. Grade Level: 2nd – 3rd grade Time Required: 2 45-min. class periods National Core Arts Standards Creating: #2, 3 Presenting/Producing: […]
Now that the holidays are behind us and packed away in the basement, it’s time to think about the next holiday – the holiday of love. Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays for not only my husband and I to celebrate our love, but also to show the kids a little extra love […]
‘Tis the season to be jolly! Let’s celebrate the season with this fun and festive Santa Art Project for Kids based on the book “Jingle Bells”. Vocabulary: Oval Color mixing Tint Dimension Texture Depth Materials: Faber-Castell Tempera paint Faber-Castell Construction paper Faber-Castell 9 x 12 white drawing paper Paper plate (for palette) Round soft paint […]
Let kids personalize their Thanksgiving with this “How to Draw a Turkey” art project. Our turkey is based on the book,“The Very Stuffed Turkey” by Katharine Kenah. We encourage you to read it first and then start drawing! Imagine, create, experiment and discover. Art is where children learn to express ideas and feelings, solve problems, and develop […]
In this lesson plan, students make a Day of the Dead skeleton box, or “nicho.” Nichos are traditionally used to decorate alters which are constructed to honour the souls of the dead friends and relatives. These nichos are handmade wooden boxes containing cute little skeleton or “calaca” scenes relevant to El Dia de los Muertos […]
Create vibrant acorns and leaves in this Fall art lesson based on the book “Hocus Pocus, It’s Fall”. ART AT HOME – Fostering a creative foundation in your child with art Imagine, create, experiment and discover. Art is where children learn to express ideas and feelings, solve problems, and develop self confidence and self discipline. You can […]
We know that the ancient art of origami is fun to do and pretty to look at. But can the actual folding process be beneficial to your health? The research says yes! Here are five reasons why I recently incorporated origami into our routine: More Quality Time Together Origami, the ancient and traditional Japanese […]
Objective: Students learn painting and mixed media techniques to create a magical tree. “As he came to his favorite tree, Fletcher saw a magical sight; the tree was hung with a thousand icicles shinning silver in the early light. ‘You are more beautiful than ever,’ whispered Fletcher.” FLETCHER AND THE FALLING LEAVES, by Julia Rawlinson, illustrated by Tiphanie Beeke National […]
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