The Artful Year Blog Tour February 2015

The Artful Year Blog Tour 2015

I have an amazing group of bloggers participating in the blog tour for my new book, The Artful Year, over the next couple of months. I welcome and encourage you to follow along! There will be reviews, sneak peeks, activities shared, giveaways, interviews, and more. If you’re not already familiar with the sites on the list…

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DIY Valentines Day Shirts with a Modern Twist

Modern DIY Valentines Day Shirts

We made some heart printed T-shirts this past week that are pretty darn awesome, if I say so myself. They are modern and edgy, rather than girly and frilly. (Not that there’s anything wrong with some good girly-ness sometimes!) And they were so fun to make! The kids all had a blast and worked on…

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Mixed Media Collage Art for Kids

Mixed Media Collage for Kids

Post by Meri Cherry Hi everyone! I’m so excited to be over here on The Artful Parent this week to talk about mixed media collage for kids. I am a huge Artful Parent fan and have learned so much from Jean’s amazing book. Thanks to Chapter 13, I had the courage to start up my…

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Happy Handmade Unicorn Craft for Kids plus a Kids Crafts Ebook

A Happy Handmade Unicorn Craft

Some awesome blogger friends of mine have joined together to offer an eBook full of fun kids’ crafts. It’s called Happy Handmade and is just lovely—beautifully designed and filled with family-friendly craft projects. I want to make almost everything in the book! Even the few ideas we’ve already done in some form or another, such as…

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Kids Art Frames for Displaying and Changing out Childrens Art

Kids Art Frames That Rock

We have some new kids art frames that I’m pretty passionate about. Articulate Gallery is the name of the company that makes them and they sent one to me last year to try out. It’s been up on our wall since October, first holding black and white Halloween art and later glue resist snowmen and snowflakes….

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Free Birthday Party Printables for Kids to Decorate

Happy B-Day to The Artful Parent (plus birthday party printables)

  This not-so-little-anymore blog of mine is seven years old today! I started The Artful Parent in January 2008. Although my post on how to start a childrens art group is from 1999. Just joking! 1999 was the year I graduated from college. It was actually some time in 2008 that I wrote that post, but in…

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Crayon Melt Valentines Day Art for Kids

Valentine Heart Melts

We’ve combined some of our very favorite art techniques (and subjects) into a fun Valentines Day art activity for you! I wrote the post over on my friend Anna Ranson’s site, The Imagination Tree.  You can read it here :: Crayon Melt Valentines Day Art for Kids And while you’re there, make sure to see her…

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Drawing Prompts for Kids with Eye Stickers

Drawing Prompts for Kids with Eye Stickers

We have a roll of eye stickers that is completely awesome in every way. We’ve always been big fans of googly eyes and frankly I didn’t see the point of eye stickers for a long time. I just thought that googly eyes trumped them in every way. But! It’s not true at all. Eye stickers…

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Kids Dioramas and Small World Play

Kids Dioramas and Small World Play Ideas

A couple months ago, we received a review copy of 150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids by Asia Citro of Fun at Home with Kids. I set it on the shelf with a few other review books I had received, fully intending to take a look at it when I had the time. But I started noticing…

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Magazine Pictures as Drawing Prompts for Kids

Magazine Pictures as Drawing Prompts for Kids

I came across a photo on Pinterest recently that has inspired all kinds of creative drawing in our home lately. The photo depicts an artwork that is composed of half a magazine page pasted onto paper and the missing half of the magazine image completed (or made up) through pen and ink drawing. When I…

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5 Ways to Re Ignite Your Creativity

5 ways to (re) ignite YOUR creativity in the new year

Post by Tiffany Dahle I cannot draw my way out of a paper bag. Paint brushes fumble out of my fingers. Yet, I adore every single thing about The Artful Parent because Jean has taught me that it doesn’t have to be perfect—it is the experience of creating with my kids that matters. As a…

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