Category Archives for Random art activities

Embroidery for kids: Embroider on paper for a mixed media project

I just saw a post on Childhood101.com all about Embroidery for children and it reminded me that we had done an activity in our summer camp with embroidery that I had  not posted about.

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Aluminum foil, yarn and markers…a perfect art activity

I originall thought this was the perfect art activity for what I needed to do.I saw it on Pinterest and you can find it  at kids-finelines.blogspot . It turned

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Don’t know what to do with old magazines? Use some cut out pictures and then draw to finish the picture

If you have old magazines and want to use them in some way for an art project for your kids, here is the perfect idea. A few weeks ago I posted a finish the picture

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Use the kids names for a tape painting activity with acrylic paints

I saw this great idea on Pinterest with tape and acrylic paints. (pictured below) I wanted to something similar in our art camp with little kids as that activity

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Make your own memory games ( with colored tape), keep kids busy for hours

This activity is truly amazing. (I got this idea from the blog Meri Cherry but, changed it around a bit) It’s easy Takes lots of time (can even be done on a car trip) Makes no mess Can go on endlessly

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8 art storage ideas for kids art materials

Here you go: 8 great art storage ideas for your kids art supplies. No commentary needed, the pictures say it all Buckets for storage portable art studio

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Abstract oil pastels and watercolor art

So I must admit that this is going to be an unfinished activity post for you here. That is simply because someone messed up but, I still want you to see this activity

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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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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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Got some junk or recyclable materials around? Give kids some construction art

I was recently reading a wonderful book called  The Art of Teaching Art to Children: In School and at Home. One of the art projects the authors talk about is doing

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7 stained glass window ideas to let the light shine through your kids art

Stained glass is a beautiful style of art through the ages as seen below, that many teachers, art teachers and parents have tried to modify for their children’s art projects. Terence Faircloth

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More than one way to make a mosaic

  qthomasbower via Compfight Mosaics are a beautiful art form. You can have beautiful recycled art can mosaics  and you have sparking subway art mosaics. What if you want to do mosaics with your

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Why don’t so many teachers and adults get what small children are about?

This is not the typical kind of post that I do. I don’t have the kind of life that enough interesting things happen to me to blog about on a daily basis. BUT, I am so frustrated about something

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Art book portfolios to keep and showcase your children’s artwork

The best way to make art book portfolios I’ve always had the problem of what to do with the children’s artwork when they are done. I always feel bad sending

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Scrapbooking for kids: A great way for young children to join in the scrapbooking craze

Scrapbooking for kids is not as huge as it is with the Moms which has truly become a national obsession. Stay at home moms

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