Valentine Sensory Bin

Do your little/big ones like sensory bins? Mine LOVE them! We have done a variety including our Spring Sensory Bin, Farm Corn and Straw Bin, and our Birdseed Sensory Bin… and even my big 6 1/2 year loves them. Each time I introduce a new style of bin they immediately flock to it and spend […]

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Monochromatic Collage: Red Study

Love is in the air! Valentine’s Day is around the corner so we have moved on from winter themed projects and are getting arty with all things pink and red. My girls, especially my youngest, love to cut and glue so we have had a lot of fun projects involving collage materials. You all may […]

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Landscape with Layered Mountains

One of my favorite art processes is using watercolor and coarse salt. The results are magical! I have done this method with my girls at home and knew my students at school would be amazed as well. We used our beautiful textured papers to make a Mountain Landscape. Our steps and supplies can be found […]

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Winter Paper Bag Art

Out of art paper? No, problem! Save a few recyclables and you have some easy materials for this winter art project. We used some of our favorite processes such as printing with bubble wrap and gluing fun items like sequins, beads, and cut up straws. Make these for beautiful holiday gifts or to display with […]

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Miniature Walnut Ornaments: Craftmas 2018

Happy Holidays and Happy Craftmas! We are participating in Craftmas again this year hosted by Cara from Raising Kinley and Laura and Tia from Little Button Diaries. Craftmas is a group of crafty bloggers showcasing fun, festive crafts for families to create during the holiday season. This year the Craftmas gang consists of 12 days […]

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Peg Doll Turkeys

Happy Thanksgiving, my friends! We made some cute little turkeys this week with some wooden peg dolls and just a few simple materials. We love using these pegs for some fun, imaginary play like we did for our Milk Carton Bunny Habitat. See the easy steps and supplies for these turkeys below: This post contains affiliate […]

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Giant Cardboard Feathers

I love using cardboard for creating because it is a FREE canvas that is readily available.

We have used cardboard for many past projects including our Funky Chickens, Monochromatic Collage, and our Upcycled Owls. There are many more so just take a look under my Create page and you can find a lot of inspiration with recycled materials.

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New Gig and International Dot Day 2018

With the exception of my last post on our Funky Chickens, it has been a while since I posted on The Art Garden. I have still been occasionally active on my Instagram page, but other than that I have been hitting the floor running with my new gig…I’m back to teaching art!

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Make These Funky Chickens With 5 Common Recyclables!

Did you know that September is National Chicken Month? Yeah, me either. Once I heard it was, though, I had to dig through our crafty archives to share these Funky Chickens with you all before the month was over. We made these last fall and they are proudly hanging in our art space, paying homage […]

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How to Make a Bird Softie: Sew A Softie 2018

July has been filled with several simple-to-sew ideas by craft bloggers around the world for #sewasoftie. Sew-A-Softie is a month long extravaganza that was organized by Trixi from Coloured Buttons. Be sure to visit Trixi’s Sew A Softie Facebook page for fun softie ideas that have been shared daily. Our contribution to Sew A Softie are these simple […]

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