I have been working on eLearning lesson ideas for my students at home. My goal is to show them art processes and ideas that are simple and easy for parents to assist them with without being overwhelmed with multiple steps and mess. I also know that many homes may not have an abundance of art […]
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 […]
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 […]
One of my favorite books as a child was The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear. I can still hear my mother reading this to me as a young girl. It has also been a favorite of my girls and after many nights reading this over the years, I decided […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
I love using cardboard for creating because it is a FREE canvas that is readily available.
We have used cardboard for many past projects including our Funky Chickens, Monochromatic Collage, and our Upcycled Owls. There are many more so just take a look under my Create page and you can find a lot of inspiration with recycled materials.
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