Nature Bundles: 3 Festive Uses During the Holiday Season

Today is Day 2 of the 3rd annual CRAFTMAS collaboration on Instagram with the lovely ladies of craft. If you haven’t been following along in the past years, then get ready for a week of festive art and craft ideas for your family. See our past Craftmas shares: Miniature Walnut Ornaments: Craftmas 2018 and Kid Made Wrapping […]

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Nature Art: Painting Magnolia Seed Pods

Do you have magnolia trees where you are? We are in the deep south and these large, glorious smelling trees are abundant. The giant leaves make awesome canvases and they drop these interesting little seed pods, resembling pine cones. We love using nature‘s free art materials and decided to collect a few dozen of these […]

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Spooky Spider Art

This post contains affiliate links. This spider art is a perfect project for little ones during the Halloween season and only requires a few simple materials. Read the book, The Very Busy Spider, by Eric Carle for a literacy connection then follow the easy steps below! Materials: Old book pages (second hand stores or yard […]

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Babushka Doll Softie

Today we are sharing a softie that is part of a month long softie blog hop, coordinated by Trixi from Coloured Buttons. We had so much fun participating last year and my girls were excited to take part again. See our contribution this year below and then be sure to visit the hashtag #sewasoftie on […]

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Drama Llamas: Mixed Media Art for the Llama Lover

Llamas are pretty fun animals and have become pretty popular right now in most kid departments. Llamas have been seen in everything from birthday party decorations to home decor and even bed sheets. We happened to run into a live one during an excursion at a local animal safari near my hometown. I snapped a […]

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Recycled Summer Project: Water Bottle Fish

I posted about making this Water Bottle Fish Wall Hanging a couple years ago with my girls featuring a fun water bottle fish.  I thought I would give an updated version since I brought this project back out for one final lesson with my students as the year was coming to an end. It was simple […]

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Color Theory Flowers inspired by the book, The Tiny Seed

April showers bring May flowers! The end of the school year is here but my 1st graders have been working on these COLOR THEORY FLOWERS since early spring! We explored color mixing with the primary colors using a variety of different paint processes. We used those papers to make flowers inspired by the book, The […]

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Mixed Media Salt Dough Nests

We made mixed media nests several weeks ago and my girls REALLY enjoyed making them.  It was a perfect nature prompt for the spring season. My oldest kept saying how much fun she was having. Some of my projects are big flops with her so this was an art win!! This art invitation is a […]

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Upcycled Flower Garden

Spring, my favorite season, is finally here in my neck of the woods and I am loving the warmer days and sunshine. We’ve been gearing up for spring with our Paper Plate Nature Collages, Painted Feathers, and Mixed Media Rainbow Art. Now, Easter is around the corner and I have teamed up with a group of creative ladies […]

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