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September 11, 2017

Picasso for Kids- Turn Straw Blowing into Your Own Bouquet of Peace

I love process art for kids.  Why?  Because with process art there is no “right answer.” Not only is process art enjoyable it is encouraging!  This fun little project combines some fun straw blowing process art into a artwork loosely based on the infamous “Bouquet of Peace.”  Picasso for kids becomes easy, fun, and ever so pretty.  

September 7, 2017

Making A Thaumatrope-A Simple Animation Toy with a Fancy Name

Thaumatrope; what a deceptively simple name for such a simple little toy.  Say it with me “thaw -ma-trope.”  These toys are super simple two sided precursors to modern animation.  A thaumatrope has a different image on each side.  When spun rapidly the two images give the impression of blending into one.  It’s kind of like ice age animation.  It’s simple but also a little magic.

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 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.

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