Archive Monthly Archives: July 2013

How to marbleize paper with acrylic paint (video)

Marbling Acrylic Paint : Art & Painting Tutorials – YouTube. I spent a lot of time looking at videos that teach how to marble paper with oil paints. Most of them were quite long videos. I then

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Marker art: Move over hearts and rainbows

When you give a bunch of little girls some markers for marker art, what do they do? Hearts and rainbows of course. Let’s try to move them on to more exciting art with markers. Below are a number

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3 different methods for creating your own collage papers

There are times when you might want to create your own papers to use for collages. We were actually doing these paper designing activities to make papers for an Eric Carle activity but, they can be done

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Have you ever tried finger knitting? (video)

Finger_Knitting – YouTube. What a great activity to do with kids with a minimum of materials. All you need is some yarn, some patience to learn the technique so you can teach it to your child and

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Monet for Kids & by Kids

Many teachers and parents want to give children some culture. The way they do that is often by having the children learn about famous painters and then giving them

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How creative can kids get with one variable plus crayons?

I must admit that I got this idea from one of Debbie Clements posts and just added more to it. It was in one of her posts that I saw that she gave the children a few black circles and had them finish

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Looking for your kids to decorate your home? Want to try this? (video)

TateShots: Kusama’s Obliteration Room – YouTube. In a recent post I showed a picture of a room completely covered in colorful dots. Here is how they did it. When your kids get bored now you

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Some summer art activities to make your time outdoors that much more fun

What makes Summer art different from other kinds of art aside from the fact that it’s done in the summer? I would say it’s when the activities can be done outdoors OR you use materials from

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Collages of the Western Wall (Kotel collages)

  The Western Wall is one of the holiest places ¬†for Jews and is in Jerusalem, Israel. If you want to see it live you can check out this webcam of it here. Next week is a day called Tisha Be’av

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A more advanced style of dot art, aboriginal dot art (video)

dot art – YouTube. I just did a post the other day on all kinds of dot art activities. As I was looking through videos I found this one and am really excited to try it with our kids in our art camp.

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Try these many dot art activities, not all dot art are collages

  As we get into full swing at our summer art camp, we are making art that mimics children’s books and their illustrations. A book on dots is next up so I did my research looking for some good

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Make your own stamps to use with paint, out of pieces of cardboard from a box

There are so many ways to do stamping with kids. There are of course, the many pre cut stamps that you find in the crafts stores and catalogs and then there are the homemade ones . These stamps were made

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One of the best, shortest videos on creativity around (video)

I found this video on Joe Bowers site For the love of learning. (He had gotten it from You tube) It is probably one of the best, most succinct, shortest videos that encapsulates what creativity is all

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Small art for small kids (or big ones for that matter)

Small art is not really for small kids. It just sounded like a good title. However, if they are not too small, kids that are not toooo small do get a kick out of making art that is small. Some people call

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