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Posts from the category: Art

Creating a Discovery Area with Tinkerlab

Discovery area

I was so excited to recently receive a copy of the wonderful Rachelle Doorley of Tinkerlab's brand new book, Tinkerlab: A Hands-On Guide for Little Inventors. This book is filled with activities that encourage young children to tinker, explore and think creatively, and I love that the hands-on … [Read more...]

Drawing for Kids: 12 Fun Drawing Ideas

Drawing for Kids_12 Kids Drawing Ideas

I am pretty sure drawing is akin to breathing for Immy! This kid would be happy to draw all day every day. Over the years we have explored lots of different drawing techniques and mediums and these are some of our favourites.... 12 Really, Really Fun Ideas for Drawing with Kids 1. Ice + Ink = … [Read more...]

Art Projects for Kids: Rug Painting

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This post is by Carrie George of A Little Learning For Two. Recently I overhauled our girl’s play area which we also use as a therapy room for their occupational and speech therapy exercises. I try to keep their space organised and not too overwhelming, but also fun and vibrant. When it came … [Read more...]

Sewing Projects for Kids: Lavender-Scented Softies

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This post is by regular contributor Kate Gribble of An Everyday Story. Did you ever make a doll when you were little? I sure did, although I think my first one might have been a monster. Either way, making a special little someone is so much fun. Depending on your child's fine motor skills, … [Read more...]

Kids Art: How to Make Chalk Paint

How to make chalk paint

When Immy recently asked if she could paint the whitewashed walls of our cubby house I wasn't quite ready to hand over the tins of leftover house paint just yet. I did however see it as a great opportunity to try out an art project that has been on our to-do list for a while - making and painting … [Read more...]

Drawing Games for Kids: One Line Drawing Challenge

Drawing games: One Line Drawings via Childhood 101

Immy and I recently had lots of fun with this simple drawing challenge - the challenge being to choose a subject and draw it with one continuous line, without taking your pencil or marker off the page. The game encourages children to think about the form of their drawing and to problem solve as they … [Read more...]

Kids Create: Paper Mache Pots

Paper mache for kids

I love paper mache as a creative technique as there are so many ways to sculpt with what is essentially just paper and glue. These paper mache pots make a great first project for kids new to paper mache as a technique as they are so simple to make, and using recycled magazine pages makes this a … [Read more...]

Art for Kids: Modelling Clay Pictures

Art for Kids: Modelling Clay Pictures via Childhood 101

One of the things I love about process based art projects is that it is so simple to involve children of all different ages. Toddlers will most often respond with a more basic sensory exploration of the materials whilst preschoolers and school aged children can be challenged to represent their … [Read more...]