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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Free Egg Template For Your Favorite Art Process

It’s our Spring Break over here and we have enjoyed a nice little “Staycation” and just taking it easy. I was looking forward to staying home and not being on a schedule but I knew there would be times that would get a little hairy and my girls would need something to keep them busy. […]

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Floating Chalk Prints

Have you ever tried Floating Chalk Prints? If not, you are missing out! I am late to the game on this process and fell in love when I first saw these beautiful prints by Arielle from Art Camp. We gave it a try the other day and we were amazed at the results. So beautiful […]

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Rubber Cement Easter Eggs

We love resist methods when painting such as the classic oil pastel and watercolor method. One of our favorites is Watercolor Resist with Rubber Cement so we used this process to make some really cool eggs for Easter. All you need are a few simple materials. See the steps and video below for the easy directions. You will need: […]

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Process Art: Using Feathers for Art Making

We love making art on unusual or unconventional surfaces. Have you seen our Coffee Filter Butterflies or our plastic Milk Jug Faces? We also love using unconventional materials to use as a tool for art making! Want to know what I mean? See below how our feathers transformed from one process to another. Using a unique material to […]

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Mixed Media Rainbow Art Inspired By Children’s Literature

Children’s literature is a great source of inspiration for many of our projects. Check out our latest Art/Lit project below and then see some more book based art ideas at the end of this post. This post contains affiliate links. Our Mixed Media Rainbow Art inspired by the book, How the Crayons Saved the Rainbow by […]

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