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April 3, 2018

Floral Mandalas- the Paint and Fold Method

Spring is coming, I promise.  I live in Ohio so this time of year I have to keep saying that out loud to convince myself as the cold wind whips outside.   These floral mandalas don’t require any help from Mother Nature but will totally brighten your mood just like the real thing.

March 26, 2018

DIY Finger Puppets- An Introduction to Sewing

This sweet and simple DIY finger puppet project is the perfect first introduction to sewing.  A simple whip stitch is introduced while the little details are simply glued on to prevent frustration.  The fun of these little finger puppets will last long after the making is done. Playing with them may be the best part!

March 11, 2018

Oil Pastel Drawing in Reverse

Starting with a page of brilliant oil pastel color allows for some color mixing fun.  Reverse oil pastel drawing with a focus on line exploration makes a pencil drawing go from simple to “Pop!”

February 18, 2018

Recycling Crayons- How to Make Crayons

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.  Learn how to melt crayons in the oven safely and how to make awesome  new crayons shapes!

February 10, 2018

Color Mixing -Dollar Store Style

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!

February 6, 2018

String Pull Art Creatures

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.

January 31, 2018

Mixing Secondary Colors- A Quick & Successful Exercise

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!  What are secondary colors and how to make them is a lesson suitable for any age!

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