Does your child draw a blank when you place an empty piece of paper in front of them? Banish the fear of the blank page with these free printable sketchbook prompts perfect for celebrating the spring season just around the corner!
When you think of art supplies does aluminum foil pop right into your head? No? Well then, you’re pretty normal. Knowing me and my penchant for making art from household supplies this weird foil print idea shouldn’t surprise you at all!
For kids learning the elements of art is kind of like learning their ABC’s. The elements are simple little ideas, pieces that work together to make something bigger. Teaching the elements of art for kids doesn’t need to be intimidating.
Almost all kids are familiar with the process of putting a pencil to paper and drawing. But drawing over those pencil lines with glue, or maybe even skipping the pencil altogether, can get really exciting! Glue drawing adds a third dimension to drawing with a pencil.
You know that lovely smell that happens when you crack open a new box of crayons? And then not too may days after that those crayons are peeled, and broken, and have lost that new crayon sparkle? Enter this super simple DIY crayon recycling idea.
Ever feel a little weird around the edges? Or maybe you’ve come to terms with your quirky self as a grown up but that can be tough to do when you’re a kid. Especially these days when the compare/contrast game is at our fingertips all the time. Check out these nine pretty printable quotes about being different to encourage your little people (okay, and you too) to celebrate the weird little things that make them them!
Color mixing is one of the things that can be explored at any age, any intensity, and over and over without getting stale. This quick color mixing exercise can be done with just a couple of supplies that are easy to find at the local dollar store- so you can try it today!
String pull art is about as process oriented as art gets. You get to make a few choices then it’s all action and a bit of chance. These fun little creatures start by pulling a string but take it a bit further by adding some details to create some funky looking creatures.
Color is one of my favorite topics to focus on when teaching little people. Everyone can relate to color! If identifying primary colors is an obvious place to start then mixing secondary colors is an obvious next step!
Growth mindset has kind of become the mantra of our little homeschool and my grown up decision of starting a blog. Growth mindset celebrates the process, the effort of learning new things, rather than the outcome. Do we want a positive outcome? Yes, ma’am. But sometimes trying weird, new things, requires taking a risk, maybe even failing.
My kids adore giving gifts. Sometimes being the giver is almost more fun than getting a present yourself. Wrapping it up in homemade wrapping paper is extra special touch for that just right gift your kiddo has picked out!
As I write this it’s the middle of January. Good intentioned resolutions have already been made and broken all over the place. But new beginnings can happen at any time of the year. Check out this collection of nine pretty (free) watercolor quotes about new beginnings to remind yourself of the possibilities of each day!