Archive Monthly Archives: November 2012

Popsicle craft stick project idea: Homes out of craft sticks

Popsicle crafts stick projects are usually pencil holders or jewelry boxes  made by stacking up crafts sticks on top of each other. I saw this idea on Pinterest, but it had no link back to a site.(just

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How to help children process what they see being advertised

This is really cool. I had just finished writing a post on 6 negative effects of television and I noticed this link I had saved about how  Kate Fairlie of Picklebums wrote a guest post on childhood101.com.

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Two Favorite Watercolor Techniques Combined

If you  like watercolor painting then this activity is for you. Jean from The Artful Parent, had her daughter work with 2 watercolor techniques at the same time. They put rubber cement all over the picture,

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Developing an art curriculum.

There are many different ways to develop an art curriculum. In Deep Space Sparkle, Patty answers some questions in this post about putting together an art curriculum. Even though it is very basic and you

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A Letter to a First Year Art Teacher

If you are a first year art teacher or want to be an art teacher then go read the advice written here to a first years art teacher. It may not be advice in the sense of lesson plans but she tells you things

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Make Your Own Room Art With A Paint Sample Collage

This is actually a great idea of how to match up a child’s room with artwork that matches their linen. In this post they took the blue and green concept from the comforter set and created a pieces

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Make leather coasters with dyes

If you would like a really cool way to make coaster out of leather by dying the leather then here it is. By using dyes in a spray bottle you can get a whole variety of colors. You can use natural scraps

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Five tips for painting with preschoolers

Sleepyhead design studios did a class with some preschoolers making some pretty abstract paintings. In the process she writes about 5 things she learned about when painting with young preschoolers. read

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Gustav Klimt Art Project

Kids, especially girls love working with gold paint. Deep sparkle space has a lovely activity imitiating a Gustav Klimt painting, making trees with gold paint on bro http://www.deepspacesparkle.com/2012/08/23/gustav-klimt-art-project/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+DeepSpaceSparkle+%28Deep+Space+Sparkle%29

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Evaluating Art Standards

  Patty Palmer of Deep Space Sparkle talks about being asked to evaluate standard art standards in the school system.she says she finds the language of the standards verbose an tends not to use them.

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Parenting Bloggers Share Their Favorites

Jean Van’t Hul of The Artful Parent has put together some favorite art activities of some well known parent bloggers. Below are a list of most of the bloggers and the names of their blogs. You will

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An all about me montage for kindergarten & preschool age children

This activity has got to be one of my favorites to do with children. I don’t think you can do this with toddlers but, starting with 4 years olds I think it can be done very successfully. A while

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35 Homemade Art Materials Kids Can Make

  Jim Sneddon via Compfight The artful parent is one of the best blogs out there for process only art activities for young children. If you don’t want to do any kind of crafts or copycat projects

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Watercolor Resist Tropical Fish

Keven Law via Compfight This post for deep space sparkle gives a beautiful lesson for fifth graders on how to make lovely watercolor resist fish. Fish are very easy to draw even for young children 

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