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October 7, 2018

Color Mixing Chart- Six Printable Pages for Learning About Colors

I love introducing kids to the world of color.  The names of colors are just the beginning.  I’m talking how to mix colors to make new colors, the relationships between colors, and even the idea that color can induce an emotional response.  These color mixing charts are an easy way to introduce lots of color concepts in an easy, hands on way.

September 13, 2018

Fall Art Projects-Fall Crafts from Nature

When I think of traditional fall art projects I think of handprint trees, pumpkins on a fence, and a limited palette of warm “fall” colors.  The fall crafts below aren’t traditional in that sense but they do celebrate the best the season has to offer!

September 7, 2018

Leaf Rubbing Crayon Resist- Leaf Art for Any Season

Remember making an old fashioned leaf rubbing?  We all did them when we were kids, right?  Turning the crayon on it’s side, rubbing it over paper with a leaf under it, and watching the details of the leaf “magically” appear was a staple of fall arts and crafts time.  This simple leaf art project is a new twist on an old favorite.  Short materials list and an easy process make this an ideal project for any age or skill level.

August 12, 2018

Abstract Watercolor Painting-Easy Abstract Art for KIds

 I just love this easy abstract art idea for kids.  No pressure to make a piece of art look “real” or like a neighbor’s artwork.  Creating a piece of art that doesn’t have to look like anything in particular is a joy at any age!  This super simple abstract watercolor painting process produces can’t fail, brilliant results!

July 21, 2018

Color in Art-12 Creative Learning Activities

Teaching color in art is a basic elementary feat, right?  Learning colors is done in pre-school, kindergarten, and of course, art class.  What if we took it a step further and didn’t just teach the colors but also the color families, and how to make secondary and primary colors, and how the colors relate to one another?

June 10, 2018

Paper Towel Painting and Patterning

I adore art projects that use household materials in new ways.  This paper towel painting lesson does just that.  A little marker and a few watercolors and you won’t even recognize that paper towel!

June 3, 2018

Spaghetti Paintbrushes- Process Painting Fun

Creating a paintbrush out of an unusual material, such as pasta, brings an element of fun to this process art activity.   Spaghetti paintbrushes and some food coloring paint make for a super fun art project straight out of the pantry.

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