25 Bird Art Projects and Activities

Many of our art projects revolve around nature’s free materials and diverse subject matter. Nature is such a great jumping off point for creating. There are so many areas to use for inspiration and learning! One of those areas I love is BIRDS. All things birds. Feathers, Nests, Eggs. So many things to use as […]

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Mixed Media Birds Using Upcycled Materials

It is officially SPRING and these mixed media birds are perfect to add to your lessons this season. I also love a good upcycle project that uses what you have on hand. In this case we used old denim and vintage maps. Dig around and see what materials you could reuse! This post contains affiliate […]

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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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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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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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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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Art Inspired by the Book, Where Oliver Fits

Children’s books has always been one of my favorite sources of inspiration for art projects and was a big part of my art curriculum when I used to teach. This post contains affiliate links. We recently picked up the book, Where Oliver Fits by Cale Atkinson, from our local library and I fell in love […]

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Hop Fest: 20 Easter and Spring Crafts for Kids

If you missed our craft EGG-stravaganza, #hop_fest, this week on Instagram, no problem! Here is a round-up of the cutest Easter and spring craft ideas for kids and families by 20 creatives. Click on the links below for the full tutorials. On Day 1 we had: 1) Brainy Beginnings Network: Bunny Pillow 2) Handy With Scissors: Carrot Garland 3) Teach Investigate Play: Daffodil […]

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