For Kids, Painting January 5, 2018

Coffee Filter Snowflakes with Watercolors

This coffee filter snowflake project is perfect for the winter season.  While Santa Claus and Christmas trees are only appropriate in December these snowflakes celebrate the beauty of the entire winter season!  Coffee filters plus watercolors paints or even plain old food coloring will get you started!

For Kids, Paper Arts December 12, 2017

Texture Rubbings with Oil Pastel and Tissue Paper

Texture is an element of art that really speaks to kids because they can feel it with their fingers, literally.  These texture rubbings are going to translate actual textures into bold patterns using oil pastel and tissue paper.  Add in the concept of creating rhythm and contrast within an artwork and you’ve got yourself a winner of a lesson. 

For Kids, Paper Arts November 28, 2017

Winter Collage- MIxed Media Possibilities

   This mixed media winter collage provides experience with watercolor techniques, tearing, cutting, gluing, and printmaking.  Layering all of these processes into one artwork creates a finished artwork that looks more sophisticated than any of the simple parts of which it’s made! 

For Kids, Paper Arts November 25, 2017

Folded Paper Snowflakes Ornament

You guys know that art that must be done precisely is not my jam.  I’m more of a make it up as I go kind of girl.  But some things are worth being precise.  These paper snowflake ornaments fall into that category.  You must follow a few simple directions and you get beautiful intricate amazingness.  Totally worth it.

For Teachers, Printable Art Prompts November 13, 2017

Growth Mindset for Kids Printable Book- Growth Mindset Activities

Growth mindset for kids is kind of a buzzword in the parenting and education world right now.  Four kids and fourteen years of parenting later I don’t get as excited about those parenting buzzwords as I used to.  But this one, this one really hits home.  Whether you’re a kid, an adult, a professional, a parent the growth mindset is one of the most encouraging perspective changes out there!  Use these printable growth mindset activities to jump in!

Art Appreciation, For Teachers November 1, 2017

Best Art Websites for Kids -Museums for Interactive, Online Fun

Nothing can replace going to an art museum and seeing great works of art in person.  In real life, that’s not always an option.  Enter these museums that offer the best art  websites for kids.  They offer interactive, online fun designed to expose and engage your kiddo with the art in their collection.  Safe technology your kid can learn from and be creative at the same time.  That’s a win.

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