Raised salt painting is awesome. I mean, AWESOME. We’ve done this so many times over the years, starting when Maia and her toddler art group buddies were still in diapers. And now, at 11, she still enjoys it. (As do I, and I’m 39!) If you haven’t tried raised salt painting yet, now’s your chance! […]
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We made glue resist paintings a couple of months ago—spiderwebs for Halloween—and loved the process and the product. So now that winter is here, I thought we could give the glue resist art idea another try, this time with snow as the theme. Here’s how we did it… Winter Art for Kids :: Glue Resist […]
Looking for painting activities for your preschoolers? Here are 11 of our all-time favorites that are process-oriented and developmentally appropriate yet super fun. Everything from spin painting and puffy paint to watercolor resist and shaving cream marbling. And, bonus! The results are usually pretty cool, too. First, a quick note about paints. We use and love […]
I’ve been trying to come up with more fun, age-appropriate Halloween art ideas for kids and I think I hit on a really great one. Tape resist skeleton paintings! Maia and I made full-sized tape resist skeletons a couple weeks ago and have been LOVING them as spooky cool Halloween decor. The process was fun […]
Whip up this simple bathtub paint recipe and combine kid art with playtime in the tub.
We've continued to experiment with doodled autumn leaves in combination with other fall arts and crafts ideas just because they are so fun and beautiful. These fall paintings were recently made by Maia and Daphne on canvas with paints, leaves, and metallic sharpies. The sharpie drawings were more of an afterthought on this particular project, […]
Pumpkin painting is a great way to get little kids involved in Halloween decorations and an age appropriate alternative to carving Jack-O-Lanterns.
Maia and I painted with yarn dipped in liquid watercolors yesterday. So fun! It’s one of the projects from MaryAnn Kohl’s new Art with Anything: 52 Weeks of Fun Using Everyday Stuff. Each two page spread in the book has five different activities using one everyday material such as salt, sand, egg cartons, cotton swaps, […]