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My Story Silhouette Art & Writing Project

My Story: Getting to Know You Silhouette Art and Writing Project

When I saw this year's Children's Book Week theme of Australia! Story Country it got me thinking about the importance of each child's individual story and how much their own story influences their life and learning. One activity that was very popular with my students when I was teaching, was … [Read more...]

Kids Craft Idea: Drip Painted Paper Towel Flowers

Kids Craft Ideas: Drip Painted Paper Towel Flowers

This post is sponsored by Maxima. This post has a little something for everyone - a simple process art idea for younger children and a fun craft for tweens or teens – that also makes a great gift. And it’s all thanks to a roll of paper towel! My small girl is in love with dripping liquid … [Read more...]

32 Awesome Art & Craft Projects for Tweens

32 Art & Craft Projects for Tweens

As Kate shared in our first Activities for Tweens post, "(It's a) well-known fact that kids who are engaged in interesting activities are less likely to drive their parents insane," and so today I am sharing a collection of arts and crafts projects perfect for keeping your tween engaged and … [Read more...]

Kids Art Ideas: Name Rainbows

Rainbow Name Art Project for school aged kids. Create colourful, process based art with each child's name.

Given how popular our Name Snowflakes were at Christmas time, today we are excited to share our latest cool kids art project - these super colourful Name Rainbows! I love that this project combines art with a little math, some fine motor work and a good dose of experimentation too. And the … [Read more...]

Games for Kids: Fun Colouring Game

Fun Games for Kids: The Colouring Game

This is such a fun colouring game that my girls have literally been playing it non stop for days now. As a bonus - it was invented somewhat by accident! And if your kids prefer drawing to colouring, it's really easy to adapt too. Let me back up a little and tell you the story behind the game. … [Read more...]

Art History for Kids: Children’s Books About Great Artists

Art History for Kids: Fabulous Childrens Books About Great Artists. 12 fabulous picture books that each explore the life and artwork of a master artist, each with a unique artistic style and view of the world. Children can learn so much about expressing their own thoughts and ideas from these masters.

Included with the 25 awesome activities in my brand ebook, Kaleidoscope: Hands On Explorations in Colour (and Color!), are four inspired by the work of great artists - Klee, Kandinsky, Warhol and Giacometti. I believe that studying the life and art of the masters is a fabulous way to help children … [Read more...]

Make a School of Origami Fish: Easy Folding Instructions

Easy fold orgami fish

Whether you make just one or a while school, you'll have fun folding these origami fish! As origami requires children to slow down, to follow a sequence of instructions carefully and to use their fine motor skills, these origami fish are definitely a great challenge for school aged … [Read more...]

Fun Art Projects: Create Your Own Decorated Tennis Shoes

Fun Crafts for Kids: Create Your Own Decorated Shoes

Miss 8 had decided (at least for this week!) that she wants to be a fashion designer when she grows up! Both my girls are all about sparkles and ruffles and pretty shoes! As I don't want to encourage an expensive shoe fetish (at least not too early), this DIY fashion project is a perfect compromise … [Read more...]