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August 31, 2017

Straw Sculptures for Kids Building Up & Out

Building structures is something kids innately enjoy.   Think of the hours spent on Lego’s, blocks, and Lincoln logs.  Building is fun and satisfying.  Now we’re going to replace the blocks with straws, yes, straws. These fun, sculptures for kids come together super quickly due to their construction with just pipe cleaners and straws.  That’s all ya’ need!

August 28, 2017

Magic Marker Leaf Prints

Being creative is perhaps the most calming thing to my personality.  I had such a grumpy day the other day.  It was a day of  grown up temper tantrums (mine) that left me feeling deflated.   Out came the markers, in came some leaves.  A little creative brainstorming and my littles and I were absorbed in making these sweet and easy leaf prints with washable markers.  

August 21, 2017

Leaf Mandala Printing with Watercolor Paints

I believe in making art out of what’s available, using what you have.  In Ohio right now we have an abundance of leaves.  It’s green everywhere.  Although this lushness won’t last forever while it’s here it’s pretty awesome and using the greenery to make more beautiful art just seems natural.  All you need for these leaf mandala prints is some pretty little leaves and some watercolor paints! 

August 14, 2017

Recycled Sculpture- Building Up with Cardboard Tubes

If you read Kitchen Table Classroom often you know I adore turning trash into treasure.  I love the idea of showing kids that anything can be art and I love not spending money to make stuff.  Free art experiences are hard to beat.  Using empty toilet paper and paper towel cardboard tubes to create a recycled sculpture is a fun and easy way to learn about building up.

August 7, 2017

Making a Monoprint- Printmaking with Crayons

This monoprint process creates prints that are full of texture and color are brought to you by the starring players crayon and sandpaper.  Crayon and sandpaper you say?  That’s a weird combination.  It may be but they team up to make an awesome monoprint.

August 1, 2017

Learning Patterns Through Printmaking

A pattern is simply a repeated or recurring design.   Little kids begin to learn patterns early in as a way to understand relationships between objects and make predictions about what comes next.  Once kids really understand what pattern are they will begin to see them everywhere- in life and art!  This collograph printmaking project is a great way for kids to begin playing with and making their own patterns!

July 25, 2017

Foil Printing- Easy Monoprints on Foil

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 printing idea shouldn’t surprise you at all!

July 20, 2017

Found Object Printmaking From Trash to Treasure

Do you encourage digging through the recycling at your house?  How about the trash?  Both are fair game here and if they’re not at your house you may change your mind soon.  Found object printmaking literally turns your trash into treasure.

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