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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
Today was Monday after nice a nice long week off.I hate to say I dreaded this Monday. But, I dreaded it. I wasn’t ready to resume “the struggle” of the previous week.
Homemade Watercolors. Who knew this was even a thing? Turns out it is and its awesome fun. You’ve got all the stuff in your kitchen so get out your measuring cups and get ready!
Matisse is one of my favorite artists to introduce to young kids. Bright colors and exciting shapes make his work easy for kids to relate to and fun to use as inspiration!! Cut paper is a medium that Matisse is well known for so these Matisse collage’s are a natural.