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Posts from the category: Art

DIY Mini Christmas Card Journals

DIY Mini Notebooks from Christmas Cards

My girls are obsessed with writing and drawing in cute notebooks and journals and these mini journals made from Christmas cards certainly fit the bill. Which got me thinking - why give just a Christmas card when you can gift a Christmas Card Journal?!! :) These would certainly make a lovely gift for … [Read more...]

Creating Transient Art With Young Children

Tips for creating transient art with children

You may have heard the term transient art in relation to activities for kids. Transient art is non-permanent, constantly evolving and process orientated creativity in action. When children work on transient art projects they manipulate, explore and experiment as they work individually or … [Read more...]

12 Fun Picture Books About Colour

12 Fab Picture Books About Colour (and Color!)

Learning to identify colours is a classic milestone of early childhood, and parents and teachers will often use picture books to help young children learn to distinguish between and name colours. In my opinion, the best children’s books to teach colours combine a great story and captivating, … [Read more...]

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...]