Making Potions: Imaginary Play and Color Exploration

The days are long right now and many of us are struggling to keep our kids entertained and safe during this uncertain time. I typically spend summer days with my kids at the pool, zoo, art museum, library, splash pad, parks, etc…but now we have been mostly hunkered down at home. The pandemic has certainly […]

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3 Methods for Creating Your Own Liquid Watercolors

Out of watercolor or don’t have it in the budget for the coveted liquid watercolor?  No problem. I have a few methods below for making your own watercolor on the cheap! We LOVE watercolor projects but LIQUID watercolor is really superb for creating vibrant art and for using with a variety of fun processes. Some […]

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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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Landscape with Layered Mountains

One of my favorite art processes is using watercolor and coarse salt. The results are magical! I have done this method with my girls at home and knew my students at school would be amazed as well. We used our beautiful textured papers to make a Mountain Landscape. Our steps and supplies can be found […]

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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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Marbled Paper with Shaving Cream!

Here is an EASY activity that creates the most awesome results. Make your own marbled paper using liquid color and shaving cream! I have been seeing this process done by others on Pinterest for quite some time but I didn’t do it until just recently. I wish I had tried it sooner! I was so […]

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Create Beautiful Texture Using This Watercolor Technique

Watercolor round 2! I showed my girls several different techniques to do with watercolor the other day and they all turned out beautiful! I wrote about this one and wanted to share another one with you that we did. This technique uses salt to create beautiful effects and it is a must try when using watercolors. It […]

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Try This Easy Watercolor Resist

Oil and water don’t mix, right? That is the premise of doing a resist painting using watercolor and oil pastels. When you draw with an oily substance and paint over it, the liquid will resist the oil and soak into the paper around it. The results are beautiful and children of all ages love it. […]

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