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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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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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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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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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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Top 25 Nature and Earth Day Books for Children

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! That is our jam. We love nature and get crafty with recyclables as much as possible…that’s why we are The Art Garden! I wanted to share with you this resource of nature and Earth Day related books that we love and use with many of our projects. We own about half of […]

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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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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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