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Posts from the category: Art

That’s Not a Rainbow! 15 Totally Rainbow Art Projects for Kids

That's Not A Rainbow! 15 Totally Rainbow Art Projects for Kids

My girls have both been fascinated by rainbows from a young age, and that fascination has lead to rainbows being a subject of many of their artworks, especially their drawings and paintings. I believe for children the allure of rainbows lies in their mystery, after all the appearance of a rainbow in … [Read more...]

Star In Your Own Art: 3 Ways to Draw With Photos

Kids Art Ideas_Put Yourself in the Picture_Creating Art with Your Own Photos

Using photos of the individual child is a great way to inspire art making and today I am sharing three simple ways to use photos in drawing experiences at home or in the classroom. For the first idea you will need to cut the child out of a photo and stick it onto the drawing page. I knew this … [Read more...]

Learning about Colour Mixing with Mix it Up

Toddler art: Learning About Colour Mixing with Mix It Up and Press Here

I recently discovered the brilliance of the book Mix it Up by Herve Tullet when my (almost) 3 year old chose to borrow it from our local library. It is the most engaging and interactive, beautiful and educational book I’ve come across in a long time. Little fingers are invited to tap, press and rub … [Read more...]

Pop Up Christmas Tree Cards

Fun Christmas Projects for Kids: Pop Up Christmas Tree Card

Christmas is by far my favourite holiday on the calendar and it seems that Immy is inheriting my passion for all things festive and Christmas! If it was up to her I am sure that our tree would be up in September (after all, isn't that about when it hits the shops!) and we'd be singing carols well … [Read more...]

Kids Art Ideas: Name Snowflakes

Cool Ideas for Kids: Name Snowflakes

When I first had the crazy idea to make Name Snowflakes, I honestly wasn't sure how it would go but Immy and I actually found it very addictive! Once both of our names were done, she insisted we work on making a collection for her school friends too!   I just love how individual they are. I love … [Read more...]

Christmas Scratch Art & DIY Scratch Art Sheet Experiments

Kids Art Ideas: Christmas scratch art and experimenting with DIY scratch art sheets

Immy and I have had fun making our own scratch art sheets with oil pastels many times, however in the past we have stuck with the more traditional black scratching surface over a coloured background. When we decided to create some Christmas art using the scratch art technique we started out the same … [Read more...]

Christmas Stocking Stuffers for Creative Kids

Christmas stocking stuffer ideas for creative kids

As long time readers of Childhood 101 will know, the value of children creating is close to my heart (so much so that I wrote a book about it that you can see here). Every Christmas and birthday my girls receive art materials to encourage them to express their ideas creatively. If you know a … [Read more...]

15 Simple Spider Activities

15 Fun Spider Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Looking for some last minute Halloween inspired fun? These fifteen spider activities are sure to fit the bill - toddlers, preschoolers and kindergartners will love them, and I am pretty sure that bigger kids will too, though they might not admit it! Be sure to let me know which one is your … [Read more...]