Kids Arts and Crafts Activities

The Artful Parent Best of 2011



As we near the end of the year, I thought I'd do the obligatory blog "best of" list (for the first time, I believe). These are the top posts of 2011 based on number of readers:

  1. Flower petal stained glass door
  2. 10 simple art activities to set up for after school
  3. How to make a heart doily T-shirt
  4. Ice sculptures with salt and liquid watercolors
  5. Forget crayons: 11 great art materials for toddlers
  6. Flower petal art box
  7. Giving my children wings
  8. Stamped salt dough ornaments
  9. Making marshmallow and toothpick sculptures
  10. Spider webs from coffee filters
  11. Spin, spin, spin painting
  12. Painted daisies: another artful science experiment

What a wonderful year it has been! Thank you so much for sharing it with me!


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    Sophie - The Joy of Farming
    December 30, 2011 at 10:58 am

    This is a wonderfully inspiring round-up of crafts! Thank you for taking the time to put together all of these tutorials. Happy New Year!

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    December 30, 2011 at 11:01 am

    Wow what a great list. I realized I miss two of these posts, so thank you for making a roundup. The girls are precious.

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    December 30, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Well, Jean, I love all of these……..I thought I had everything but now I must go out and buy a salad spinner! I really like the print out of art activities, that will definitely keep us going for a while.

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    December 30, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    Jean,what a great idea to make “A best of”. I´ve got inspired and prepared a similar post on our blog for coming days. Happy New Year to you!

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    Classy Essay
    December 15, 2017 at 5:46 am

    Absolutely great reading. I am totally impressed by this post and I just wanted to let you know that I am definitely coming back for updates. Thank you for posting!

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