For Mamas, Homeschool February 23, 2017

Books Featuring Homeschoolers for Elementary Students

When we first started homeschooling and people asked which school my four kids attended I would kind of mumble the words “We’re homeschoolers”  under my breath.  Saying they didn’t go to school and sit in a classroom all day just seemed weird.  Two years later and I’ve come to adore the label of “weird homeschooler.”  As proud as I am of our families educational choices it is nice when my kids can see our lifestyle reflected in the books they read.  I set out on a mission to uncover some children’s books that feature homeschoolers.

For Kids, Printmaking February 14, 2017

Potato Prints- An Intro to the Art of Printmaking

Printmaking is hands down my favorite art activity.  Little kids, big kids, professionals, and non artists can all find something they enjoy in the super varied world of printmaking.  It is the least intimidating of art media (at least to me) because no drawing skill is required! It can be as simple as these potato prints; carve, paint, and print!

Homeschool Art Class February 9, 2017

DIY Edible Play Dough Recipe

Play dough is a classic first art material.  This two ingredient edible play dough improves on the classic simply because it is homemade!  And let’s face it store bough play dough already gets stuck in every crevice of your kitchen floor.  If things are gonna get a little messy anyways your kids might as well make a memory along the way!

We’ve done lots of recipes for flubber, putty, slime, and play dough at my house.  This one for two ingredient edible play dough is a favorite that we have made over and over.

Two ingredients, that’s it.

For Mamas, Homeschool January 31, 2017

My No Plan Homeschool Plan

When we began homeschooling the idea of planning the entire education for four little people was a little overwhelming.  Okay, overwhelming may be an understatement in my case.  My public school trained brain was having a hard time believing that one person could be in charge of such an undertaking.  I set off in search of a “homeschool plan” that was achievable and would give my kids what they needed.

Elements & Principles of Art, For Teachers, Printable Art Prompts January 26, 2017

Types of Lines in Art- A Free Element of Line Printable

Lines are basic.  Lines are easy.  Even people that think that they can’t draw are known to say they can only draw stick figures; which are of course lines!  Line is an essential element of art and a great place to start with kids, no matter their age, because it is so un-intimidating.  Pointing out the element of line, types of lines in art,and uses of line in art is an easy place to start!

For Kids, Painting, Printmaking January 24, 2017

Paper Marbling with Shaving Cream

Paper marbling is an art that has been around for centuries.  Years ago there were fancy chemical cocktails and extensive processes to get those beautiful colors to float on a medium, swirl together, and then stick to paper.  Today were going to explore the ancient art of paper marbling and you’re not even going to have to open your craft cupboard.

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