Artful Ideas Around the Web

Artful Ideas Around the Web

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Artful Ideas Around the Web

It’s been a bit of a crazy week here — a sick kid, a toddler who has molars coming in on the top AND bottom, and a writing deadline. Boy am I looking forward to the weekend! The weather is gorgeous and I’d like head outside and enjoy it with my family (maybe sneak in a hike!) before we get another cold spell.

First though, here’s a quick post to share some of my favorite artful ideas that I’ve come across recently.

Have you seen Google’s Art Project? Chalk in My Pocket has a great post about this seriously awesome virtual tour of the world’s great art museums and artworks. Check it out!

I LOVE the sunny yellow frames that Christie at Childhood 101 painted to display her daughter’s art! She also has the adjustable Ikea table in her art space that I’m planning to get for our studio as soon as I make the trek to our nearest Ikea (3 hours away).

Rachelle has a post at TinkerLab about excavating animal figures from jello that I think would be a super fun sensory experience for toddlers and preschoolers. And she has another post about defrosting animals frozen in cubes of water.

Enjoy! I hope you have a great weekend!

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    Amanda
    February 18, 2011 at 11:37 am

    Thanks for the links. Here’s to wishing much rest, health and peace to your family!
    ~Amanda

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    Gianne
    February 18, 2011 at 11:40 am

    I love the jello idea! How much fun! Done that with ice but jello is a whole new tactile experience.

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    Regina @ Chalk In My Pocket
    February 18, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    What a great round up. I just love the idea of unearthing things in Jello, how cool! Thanks for linking to my article on Google’s Art Project, I adore that site!

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    Steph at Modern Parents Messy Kids
    February 18, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    I love all these links! I even featured Childhood 101’s art space in my series on honoring kids’ artwork here:
    http://www.modernparentsmessykids.com/2001/01/honoring-kids-artwork-part-5-hang-it-up.html
    I hope your little one is feeling better soon – all 4 at once, ouch!

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    Christie
    February 18, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    Thank you for including our art space in your list, we love it and the Sansad table is great :)

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    Rachelle
    February 18, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    I’m sorry to hear about the crazies, and hope your weekend brings sunshine and relaxation to all of you. Thanks so much for sharing links to the Jello and Ice posts — they are both toddler-approved!

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    Leigh @ Toasted
    February 19, 2011 at 12:31 am

    Great bunch of links – thanks. That week sounded like an ‘okay- I’ll just take one step after another’ kind of week. Congratulations on making it through!

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    Lacey
    February 20, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    love the links! thanks…

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    Melissa @ the chocolate muffin tree
    February 23, 2011 at 7:18 am

    Love the Google Art project!

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