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Make Cardboard Robot Puppets that Move!

Learn how to create fun robot puppets that actually MOVE using cardboard and other recycled materials in this make and play project for kids by Danielle Falk of Little Ginger Studio. Any art teacher will sing the praises of humble ol’ cardboard as a brilliant material for art-making. A cardboard box has endless possibilities for […]

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How to Make Miró Inspired Magic Animal Masks For Kids

Catalina Gutierrez of Redviolet Studio shares how to create cardboard Miró inspired magic animal masks for kids! “I want to see large birds, snakes and creatures of the night in pictures.”– Joan Miró I have a long, and I mean a LONG list of favorite artists that inspire me day after day to do art […]

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Spring Books for Preschoolers

The weather is getting warmer, the birds are singing, the flowers are poking up their heads through the dirt. Springtime is coming! This list of spring books can help your preschoolers think about all the changes that happen as winter turns to spring. Even if changes in your area are more subtle, help preschoolers think […]

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Space Theme Activities for Preschoolers

Do you have preschoolers who gaze up at the moon and stars? Or want to know more about the sun? As preschoolers get older, they begin to think about things beyond their own experiences. They wonder about the sky and what’s in it. You can help preschoolers begin to think about planets and stars and […]

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Create Easy LEGO Prints for Kids (with LEGOs + Stamp Pads)!

Creating LEGO prints is a fun open-ended art activity for kids of all ages. Use LEGOs and stamp pads to create cities, flowers, mandalas, letters and much more! Do you have a child who really likes LEGOs? I do! Daphne’s entire room is pretty much a shrine to LEGOs. They are everywhere. And lately, we’ve […]

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How to Use LEGOs to Make Pictures in Playdough

Creating pictures in playdough is a great sensory art activity for kids of all ages. Just roll out some playdough & press LEGOs in it to create playdough pictures. To make your own pictures in playdough, simply roll a piece of playdough flat then press LEGOs in it to create an image, design, or abstract […]

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Feather Art in a Box – A Nature Drawing & Painting Activity for Kids

Feathers provide a great nature-based opportunity for kids to notice patterns, shapes & lines. Help kids make their own feather art in a lovely DIY shadow box in this easy nature drawing and painting activity by Samara Caughey of Purple Twig. I’m always on the look out for projects using little boxes. Children respond with […]

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Paul Klee Art for Kids – Colorful City Collages

Try this fun Paul Klee art for kids by collaging cities onto a colorful chalk background. A wonderful art activity inspired by Paul Klee’s art by Catalina Gutierrez of Redviolet Studio. You know I love to pair an art activity with a good ol’ children’s book. These always inspire me to try new projects. “The Cat […]

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Valentine’s Day Suncatchers – Easy Valentine Crafts for Kids

One of our favorite Valentine crafts for kids, these Valentine’s Day suncatchers are easy & fun for kids of all ages.  I wanted to share a beautiful Valentine’s Day craft that makes for a great handmade gift for family and teachers, but also, obviously, a lovely Valentine decoration. Plus it uses inexpensive materials that are […]

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