Creativity · mixed media

Upcycled Owls: Using Recycled Materials for Crafts

When I first started teaching art, I found very quickly that art budgets can be slim and teachers must get very creative and thrifty. Now that I am a stay-at-home-mom, it is still necessary for me to be frugal and cut costs where I can. A run to the craft store for one project can… Continue reading Upcycled Owls: Using Recycled Materials for Crafts

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Creativity · mixed media · Spaces

CREATE! Our Letter Project

We've been in our new house for a little over a year now and one of the things I was most excited about when we moved in was our garage. Really?? Yep...our house has a detached garage with a large space that the girls and I have designated as our art area (the other half… Continue reading CREATE! Our Letter Project

Creativity · Imagination · mixed media

I Scream, You Scream!

Summer is coming to an end (although here in the South, we will continue to have swelteringΒ heat until October!) so here is a post for a fun, warm weather activity before Fall is here. This post contains affiliate links. We used our paper from our marbling activity with shaving creamΒ to make the ice cream scoops.… Continue reading I Scream, You Scream!

Creativity · Imagination · mixed media

Process Art Boxes

I love setting out "invitations to create", which are just supplies and materials laid out for the girls to stumble upon and get creative in their own way. These creative times usually require little or no assistance from me and they are free to explore the materials as they wish. I am a big advocate… Continue reading Process Art Boxes

Creativity · mixed media · Nature

Water Bottle Fish Mobile

This fun fish mobile is a perfect summer activity that uses recycled materials and items from nature. We created our fish from water bottles and combined them with sea shells from our painted shell activity. This post contains affiliate links Supplies: Water bottles (we used a Coke bottle for one because I liked the shape… Continue reading Water Bottle Fish Mobile