Elements & Principles of Art, For Teachers, Printable Art Prompts January 18, 2017

Printable Color Wheel – an Intro to Color Theory for Kids

Color.  It doesn’t get any more basic than that, right? Identifying colors is one of the first things we teach our little ones.  Some of the first sight words learned are the color words.   Color is a language even the smallest people understand.  This free color wheel printable and color theory worksheet is a natural place to start.

For Mamas, Homeschool January 2, 2017

Best Homeschool Supplies

Although we are only on our second year of homeschooling we are on our third homeschool writing curriculum.  I’m not sure that we’ve found the perfect fit even yet.  History programs; we’ve seen two.  You get the idea….what we do is fluid.  (That’s fancy talk for I change my mind.  A lot.)

For Mamas, Homeschool December 27, 2016

Strewing in Your Homeschool

As a homeschool mom I get the chance to know my kids pretty well and I love being able to present them with opportunities to learn that really mesh with their passions.  Seeing their appreciation and enthusiasm about their educational choices is so affirming.  Ha, ha, ha.

Homeschool Art Class December 20, 2016

Gingerbread Ornaments made with Cork

We’ve made and decorated real ginger bread cookies in past years.  We’ve tried faux gingerbread art clay recipes.  The boxed gingerbread house has even made an appearance at our house a time or two.  But this year we decided to try something new.  Gingerbread ornaments made with cork!

For Kids, Three Dimensions December 12, 2016

Bead Crafts with Pony Beads

Pony beads are cheap an can be found about anywhere.  Couple that with their bright colors and perfect for little finger size and you’ve got a winning art material!  Bead crafts here we come! 

My kiddos and I started making ornaments (or sun catchers depending on the time of the year.)  We quickly realized there was plenty of fun ways to manipulate these little boogers and turn them into something unrecognizable.

Homeschool Art Class December 9, 2016

Candy Crafts with Peppermint Candies

So, I have to be honest here.  I have seen ornament made out of peppermint candy here and there on the world wide web.  Easy.  Simple.  Not really, as it turns out.  Because, cracking.  We had a lot of cracking, some serious stickiness, and maybe a few tears.  But, trial and error led us to some really pretty pieces that my kids are excited to give as gifts this Christmas.  So to save you all some peppermints and tears I will share our tricks!

For Teachers, Printable Art Prompts December 6, 2016

The Christmas Book- Free Christmas Printables

Christmas can be unbearably exciting when you’re a kid.  The presents, the traditions, the food, the parties can cause a near painful amount of anticipation.  How about channeling some of that excitement in a positive way and making something?  This little printable Christmas book is the perfect answer!  These free Christmas printables make memory making easy!

For Kids, Printmaking December 6, 2016

Printmaking with Legos- a Simple Lego Craft

Printmaking is one of my favorite processes with kids because its just so simple and fun.  Since Lego’s come in so many shapes and sizes they lend themselves perfectly to printmaking!  This Lego craft is a natural   Prep work is slim since all you have to do is head over to the Lego bin and grab some black paint!

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