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Posts from the category: Art

BIG Art for Kids on a Dollar Store ‘Canvas’

Big Art for Kids on an Improvised Dollar Store Canvas

Take one sunny day, three children who LOVE painting and one BIG improvised canvas from the dollar store and what do you have? Lots of fun creating BIG art! This project is great for toddlers and preschoolers and works well with small groups of children so it's perfect for playgroups, home … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Store Art Supplies

10 Art and Craft Storage Ideas

How you store your child's art materials will be influenced by many things including the amount of space you have available, whether the space is a dedicated art space where supplies can be left out on display or if they need to be packed away after each use, the quantity and types of art mediums … [Read more...]

Scratch Art Spider Webs

Scratch art spider webs

Scratch art is such a fun and classic art making technique for kids. We decided to experiment with using our own DIY scratch art sheets to create spiders' webs and we love the results! Making your own scratch art sheets is really simple. You just need oil pastels and paper - we used Micador … [Read more...]

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...]