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Easel Painting with Preschoolers

What do you enjoy in the art center? What do your preschoolers enjoy? An indispensable part of my classroom has become my easel. We usually just paint there, but easel painting is anything but “just” an activity for preschoolers. They can develop some great skills by regularly painting at the easel. Easel Painting and Preschoolers […]

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The Virtual Book Tour for The New Artful Parent Book (Art Activities! Giveaways! Interviews!)

The revised edition of The Artful Parent book is here! Follow along with us on a virtual book tour. Each day we have an amazing lineup of art projects, giveaways, and interviews celebrating the newly updated book.  I am so incredibly excited to be kicking off a virtual book tour for the new Artful Parent […]

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The Virtual Book Tour for The Artful Parent Book (Revised Edition)

The Artful Parent book tour is here! Follow along each day for projects, giveaways, & interviews celebrating the completely updated & revised edition. I am so incredibly excited to be kicking off a virtual book tour for the new Artful Parent book today! The Artful Parent: Simple Ways to Fill Your Family’s Life with Art […]

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August Preschool Themes

August may be the kick-off of your school year. Consider curriculum themes and concepts that are familiar to preschoolers and will develop beginning skills. These August preschool themes can help you begin the year on the right foot and have some fun learning times, too. August Preschool Themes ALL ABOUT ME Lead the children to […]

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Pablo Picasso Collages Inspire Kids to Explore Identity With Self-Portraits

Create Picasso collages inspired by the famous artist who co-founded Cubism. A great way for kids to explore identity through this self-portrait activity. Project & post by Catalina Gutierrez of Redviolet Studio. What is it about Picasso’s art that makes it so attractive to children (as well as adults, of course)? Maybe it is his […]

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5 Nature Based Play Ideas for Toddlers & Preschoolers

 Rachael of Tiddler’s Toolbox shares five nature based play ideas for young children. Create small worlds, nature ice blocks, play with mud cupcakes, or use natural materials for sorting, counting and matching activities. I hope you enjoyed my first post containing 5 Nature Based Art Ideas for Toddlers & Preschoolers. Today, I’ll share five of […]

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5 Nature Based Art Ideas for Toddlers & Preschoolers

 Rachael of Tiddler’s Toolbox shares five nature based art ideas for young children. Paint with mud, print with leaves, create a nature weaving or petal playdough! Our natural environment can provide us with the majority of the tools to teach and entertain our little ones, we just need to be resourceful and understand how to […]

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5 Nature Based Art Ideas for Toddlers & Preschoolers

 Rachael of Tiddler’s Toolbox shares five nature based art ideas for young children. Paint with mud, print with leaves, create a nature weaving or petal playdough! Our natural environment can provide us with the majority of the tools to teach and entertain our little ones, we just need to be resourceful and understand how to […]

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Create These Awesome Sculptures with Cardboard Building Discs

 Kids can create their own building material by transforming a box into cardboard building discs. Stack the discs to make these awesome sculptures! This art activity provides open-ended creative exploration for kids. Project & post by Samara Caughey of Purple Twig  A few years ago, I put together this project for our Architecture week of […]

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Announcing The NEW Artful Parent Book (+6 Awesome Preorder Bonuses!)

The completely revised and updated edition of The Artful Parent book by Jean Van’t Hul is being released June 11th! This book will help you raise creative kids and fill your family’s life with fun art activities. Preorder now to receive 6 awesome bonuses! I have some super exciting news to share! I created a […]

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How to Make a Wooly Yarn Wall Hanging for Kids

 Create a bright, colorful yarn wall hanging OR a wooly wall monster–your choice with this engaging textile activity! Project & post by Laura & Emily of MAKE Art School.  Have you ever noticed how busy hands make for chatty times? Connectedness comes so much more easily when we have a shared activity to engage in. […]

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Paint and Assemble Your Very Own Nature Diorama!

 Gather pinecones, leaves and seed pods on a nature walk. Then paint and assemble these materials with this fun nature diorama project for kids. Project and post by Kiera Gladstone of ArtClassPDX. Anytime of year is a great time for a nature walk! I find it’s more fun to take a walk when I have […]

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Create Colorful Clay Relief Tiles for Kids (with Air Drying Clay!)

Create gorgeous decorative tiles with air drying clay and a surprising method for adding color. This is a fool-proof project for novice potters. And best of all – no firing required! Post by Danielle Falk of Little Ginger Studio This easy clay project is inspired by the work of Scottish artist Hilke MacIntyre, and her […]

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Celebrate Earth Day with 30 Nature + Recycled Art Projects for Kids

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Check out our list of nature art ideas and recycled art projects for kids that are fun to make AND more friendly for our Earth.  To celebrate Earth Day next week, our team gathered together a list of 30 nature based art activities and recycled art projects for kids. Through art, there […]

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