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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Bubble Wrap Wall Hangings

Bubble wrap is a favorite material of mine for art making because 1) it’s FREE! (save that trash from your packages!) and 2) it makes amazing texture or design when printed! But, it can also be the MAIN FEATURE of your art rather than your tool! Check out the steps below for these wall hangings […]

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Holiday Craft Round-up

Raise your hand if the month of December was busy…(hand raised). Last year, I vowed to simplify the holiday season but for some reason it seemed a little more chaotic than usual. I did, however, manage to squeeze in several holiday crafts for my kiddos but I never got around to sharing them so here […]

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Milk Jug Faces

Create some fun masks or mythical creatures using a mix of recycled and various decorative items. These milk jugs are a perfect canvas for some 3-dimensional creativity! This post contains affiliate links. Supplies: Spray primer will help the paint adhere and not flake off. I use this a lot for plastic (and some cardboard projects) so […]

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Fall Crow Collages

Making collages, or the arranging and pasting of a variety of materials, has always been a love of mine. Collages can be made with paper scraps, stickers, fabric, buttons, tape, 3-D objects, nature items, or any found material. The possibilities are endless and the act of gluing and arranging these materials is a great process […]

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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 […]

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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. Our old house […]

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I Scream, You Scream!

Summer is coming to an end (although here in the South, we will continue to have sweltering 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 cream to make the ice cream scoops. […]

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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 […]

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