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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...]

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 that … [Read more...]

9 Cool Things to Do With Kids Artwork

9 Cool Things to Do With Kids Artwork

If your children are anything like mine they are prolific artists! While I sort through and save many of my girls' artworks (and this post explains my sorting and saving process), I am always on the lookout for other ideas of what to do with these precious gems. Here are 9 really cool ideas for … [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...]

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...]

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...]

Invitation to Create: Sticker Drawings

Art for Kids Sticker Drawings | Childhood 101

An invitation to create is just what it sounds like - a simple collection of art making materials arranged in a thoughtful manner as an invitation for children to discover and create with. They take just moments to set up and encourage open ended exploration and art making. To set up this … [Read more...]

Best of 2013: Kid’s Art Ideas

art project ideas for kids

The most exciting event of 2013 would have to have been the launch of my book, Time to Create: Hands On Explorations in Process Art for Young Children. Who would have thought that I would write a book?!? Certainly not me! The role of art and creativity as a vehicle for children to use to communicate … [Read more...]